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Engineering & Technology

Issue 1 • Date 23 Jan.- 05 Feb. 23 2010

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  • Engineering & Technology - cover

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): c1
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  • Page plan

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 3
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  • Yesterday's tomorrows [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 4
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    There was another gadget we considered for the cover of this 2020 special. The big launch of 2000 was Amstrad's 'e-m@iler', a telephone with a screen on top and a keyboard underneath for writing and receiving emails. View full abstract»

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  • News/Asia News [Briefing Latest]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 6 - 12
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  • Analysis [Briefing in Depth]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 14
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    The consumer electronics business is still facing tough times, but there are some glimmers of light. The US Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) aims to set the tone for the show a couple of days before its official opening by having its analysts offer an overview of trends and a global forecast. Not surprisingly, it is their job to accentuate the positive. At the same time, however, these are s... View full abstract»

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  • Letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 16 - 17
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  • The home of the near future [Consumer Tech Forecasts]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 18 - 19
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    The homes we have to look forward to in 2020 will feature technology in a more discrete way. Ten years ago, if you were lucky enough to have an ADSL connection, you would be able to download at speeds approaching 300kbps. Now this may seem fairly small, but it was a huge leap on the dial-up connections. BT is in the process of upgrading its fibre optic network and, by their reckoning, 40 per cent ... View full abstract»

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  • The world in 2020 [General Forecasts]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 21 - 24
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    At the recent European Futurists Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland, E&T asked some leading futurologists for their prognosis for year 2020. View full abstract»

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  • Preparing for the worst [General Forecasts]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 25 - 26
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    Terrorism will continue to increase and will become more problematic as extremists use IT to exploit our vulnerabilities. The key problem is that technology increasingly dominates both the economy and society, and this domination is the ultimate foundation for cyberwar. Positive feedback in technology development has put us on an accelerating path towards advanced technology that may ultimately be... View full abstract»

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  • The singularity is nigh [General Forecasts]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 27 - 29
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    The technological singularity point when the distinctions between man and machine will disappear is approaching. When Humans Transcend Biology' is a best-selling book published in 2005 by Raymond Kurzweil. The book remained at the top of the charts in science and technology for many months, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wrote: "Ray Kurzweil is the best person I know at predicting the future ... View full abstract»

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  • How low can you go? [Electronics Forecasts]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 30 - 34
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    The paper gives an overview on the limit on the semiconductor device scaling and the impact of this technology scaling on its economics. It tackles the issues in the process development in the nanometer scale and what engineers can do to improve the semiconductor device density. View full abstract»

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  • Deep-sea technology [Robotics Subsea]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 36 - 39
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    As oil companies venture deeper into the oceans, they are having to install production equipment in dark, freezing conditions and under crushing pressures on the seabed. Commercial divers cannot operate in such a hostile environment, so expensive remotely controlled underwater vehicles operated via an umbilical cable that stretches perhaps a couple of kilometres from a support vessel to the sea fl... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent cars [Control Forecasts]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 40 - 41
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    The intelligent car initiative is designed to promote the use of new technologies to make cars safer, cleaner and more efficient. The various technologies like automatic emergency braking system, pedestrian safety, driver support, predictive cruise control, intelligent transportation system, integrated safety management etc. developed by the different car makers like Volvo, Mercedes, Tyota and GM ... View full abstract»

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  • A flexible future [Power Forecasts]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 42 - 46
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    The solar power industry is facing great change with the advent of thin-film technology. Solar cells of tomorrow i.e. thin flexible solar cells will be made using either polymers, a photosensitive dye or organic small-molecule technology and promise cheap, portable solar power. They will be much simpler to manufacture and also will not use toxic, expensive materials. View full abstract»

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  • Renewables forge ahead [Power Renewable Energy]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 47
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    The outlook is still positive for renewable energy despite the failure of the Copenhagen summit to agree binding carbon emissions, E&T E&Tinvestigates. View full abstract»

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  • Profile [IT My Way]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 48 - 50
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    Email has become an essential way for football clubs to keep in contact with their fanbase; but defeating bad email in the form of spam presents a formidable challenge to their IT departments. Everton FC's head of ICT Steve Fell explains tcE&T how 'The Toffees' beat the problem. View full abstract»

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  • Buying into change [IT Procurement]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 51 - 53
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    In the relatively brief span of its existence, IT has proven itself to be a cyclical business: the trend towards the re-centralisation of the 1980s and 1970s raises organisational issues some of whose solutions may be found by studying the lessons of IT history. Parallel to the trend towards server and storage virtualisation using large processing units, there is a drive toward utility computing, ... View full abstract»

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  • Plus ca change...[Manufacturing Forecasts]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 54 - 57
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    Huge changes are coming over the next decade, in materials, technology, processes and organisation. The author discover that one thing is certain we will still have a recognisable manufacturing industry in 2020. UK manufacturing is probably heading in the formula one direction - high value in low volumes, with flexibility and rapid change. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering time [Manufacturing Planning]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 58 - 59
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    When production lines are under pressure, time needed for process improvements is one of the first casualties. But, as Malcolm Wheatley discovers, there are ways to avoid postponing necessary downtime. View full abstract»

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  • The next 25 years of the mobile phone [COMMS Forecasts]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 60 - 61
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    In 25 years, the mobile phone, like many companion electronics devices, has come a long way. But what will the next 25 hold? And how will these changes will affect us? From a market point of view, the mobile phone has become pervasive in both the business world and the consumer marketplace. Those people who have not yet managed to move to one device that can fulfill their needs for their working a... View full abstract»

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  • The UK's next network [COMMS Next Networks]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 62 - 65
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    This article discusses bringing fibre-optic home networks to Britain and deploying a full fibre-to-the home (FTTH) network. It is costly to implement and could have macro-economics effects including job creation. There could be also some environmental benefits through increased teleworking and telemedicine. View full abstract»

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  • How technology will change the way we manage [Management Future]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 66 - 69
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    The paper presents how technology improves and the cultural impact it has on people and workplace. The workforce is changing around the technology that is facilitating mobile working as a mainstream style of employment rather than a side issue for most. View full abstract»

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  • The 2020 visionary manager[Management Future]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 70 - 71
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    According to professional futurologists, in a decade's time our working lives will be unrecognisable. So what are the key trends that will affect our lives in 2020? Nick Smith looks at five key areas where our thinking as managers might be forced to change. View full abstract»

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  • Events [Network Diary]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 75
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    New technologies such as smart grids, plug-in electric hybrid vehicles, carbon capture and storage, wind power nuclear and more will be required to meet the three challenges of climate change, security of supply and affordable energy. In order to optimally plan the future, a masterplan is required that not only explains the role of key stakeholders such as government, customers, utilities, and man... View full abstract»

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  • The eccentric engineer [Network History]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 77
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    Opinions about arms manufacturers tend to fall into one of two camps. Those wielding their products tend to be all in favour of them, while those who find the products pointing at them are less enthusiastic. View full abstract»

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Engineering & Technology is the IET's flagship magazine featuring analysis, news, innovation announcements, job advertisements and careers advice.

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Editor-in-Chief
Dickon Ross
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