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Engineering & Technology

Issue 2 • Date 06 Feb.-19 Feb. 2010

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  • Engineering & Technology - cover

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C1
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  • Page plan [Table of Contents]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 3
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  • Brush with technology [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 4
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    SPORTS LIKE speed skating and the luge will never cross our minds for years at a time. Whatever else we're doing, we won't be wondering how far or fast you have to skate to be in with a chance of a gold, or what the top speed is for a four-man bobsleigh team. And then, once every four years, it seems this casual lack of interest is suspended. Suddenly, everyone is an expert on snow and ice, and wh... View full abstract»

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  • News[Briefing Latest]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):5 - 13
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  • Analysis [Briefing in Depth]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):14 - 15
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    The international response to the Haiti earthquake showed the value of advance preparation. In this paper, E&T explains how fast-response teams set up vital communications services in the days after the disaster. View full abstract»

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  • Letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Time to take control [Consumer Tech]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 19
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    Nothing beats the feeling of coming home after a hard day's work, slumping on the sofa, picking up the remote and turning on your TV, set-top box, music system, DVR, DVD player, Blu-ray player - the choice is yours. View full abstract»

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  • Olympics watch the velodrome [General London 2012]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):20 - 22
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    CYCLING enthusiasts are spoilt for choice in the Olympic Games. Sure there are the BMX circuit, the road cycle pursuit, the mountain bike course - but the main events take place in the Velodrome. For the construction of the Velodrome as for all buildings on the Olympic site - there was a lot of rubbish to be cleared away first. Work began with a 35t recycling machine clearing up a 100-year-old ref... View full abstract»

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  • Canada aims for green games [General Vancouver]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):23 - 25
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    The faint sound of Alpine bells must mean the Winter Olympic Games are set to begin - this year nestling between the city of Vancouver and Whistler mountain in the Canadian West. The whisper is, Canada may just have a surprise up its sleeve with a top secret programme funding a small army of scientists and engineers aiming for the 'greenest' ever Olympics. View full abstract»

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  • Beware the march of ideas [General Interview]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):26 - 29
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    E&T talks to Baroness Susan Greenfield about her books, degrees and insights. Your toe nails have turned green, indicating you have high blood pressure. Meanwhile, your heart-rate is being monitored by your t-shirt and the toilet is screening your waste. This is just a small part of Baroness Susan Greenfield's projected future world, which she outlined in her bookomorrow's People: How 21st cen... View full abstract»

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  • The life of atoms [Electronics Nanotech]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 33
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    The next generation of electronic materials will use nanoscale structures to improve their properties but no one is sure how they will behave. The author talks to the people who are trying to probe the quantum world. View full abstract»

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  • The third dimension can wait [Electronics 3DTV]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):34 - 35
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    The first '3D ready' highdefinition televisions (HDTVs) go on sale this year. At January's Consumer Electronics Show (CES ) in Las Vegas most display makers were vague about launch dates but Matsushita's Panasonic division did commit to getting its VT25 plasma series into US shops during Spring - and content will be available from day one. View full abstract»

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  • Wireless wars [Automation Wireless]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 39
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    Late last autumn, automation end-users in the US were asked in an Internet poll which new technologies they think will have the greatest impact for their businesses in the next few years. Far and away the leading contender cited by about 20 per cent of respondents was the adoption of wireless, with cable-free I/O, Ethernet, control, networking and Fieldbus among the specific examples. This is an e... View full abstract»

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  • The winds of change [Power Offshore Wind]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):40 - 43
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    The winning bidders for nine zones for offshore wind in the UK have been announced and discovers that has changed dramatically for the industry. View full abstract»

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  • Foundations that can take the strain [Power Offshore Wind]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):44 - 47
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    The new breed of offshore wind turbines weigh in at 1,000 tonnes. This paper looks at the race to develop innovative foundations that can take the weight of such massive structures. From their foundations to the top of the nacelle the wind turbines will stretch a stunning 250 m-three times the height of the Statue of Liberty. View full abstract»

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  • Systematic well-being [IT Futures]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 50
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    In 2001 an IBM manifesto called for computers that could regulate their own vital functions just as the human body does. Nearly a decade on, are we any closer to autonomic computing? The human body has given computer scientists a lot of pointers toward the way that computers can be managed, and physiologists' discoveries about the workings of the body continue to inform the way systems are made mo... View full abstract»

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  • Techies on the edge [IT Contracting]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):51 - 53
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    IT contractors are facing tough times as budgets bounce and new projects are parked. Keri Allan details the pressures at play on the jobbing freelancer. After several good years, IT contractors took a hit in 2009. The very nature of being reliant on the fluctuating requirements of other parties meant that they were among the first victims of the economic downturn, and according to figures from the... View full abstract»

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  • Driving blind [Manufacturing Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):54 - 55
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    In the summer of 2009 several young blind people in the United States of America enjoyed an experience previously impossible for them they drove a motor vehicle, retaining full control over speed and manoeuvring. The innovative technologies that made the venture possible included a laser scanner on the front of the vehicle to record details of the surrounding environment, on-board computing power ... View full abstract»

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  • Building helicopters [Manufacturing Aircraft]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):56 - 59
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    Just how do you build something as large and complex as a Black Hawk military helicopter? A 10-tonne Black Hawk helicopter flat-out at almost 180mph is one of the most fearsome sights in modern warfare. View full abstract»

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  • Basestation says 'you're all busted [Comms Femtocell]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):60 - 63
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    Femtocells could extend mobile operators' networks and enable new services such as helping parents keep an eye on tearaway teens. View full abstract»

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  • Iridium reborn [Comms Iridium]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):64 - 65
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    The Iridium satellite communications system has had a chequered history. Conceived when it was still unclear whether cellular telephony would take off, by the time its constellation of low-earthorbiting satellites was in place, the popularity of mobile phones was growing and Iridium's potential market was shrinking. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering your way to the top [Management Careers]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):66 - 69
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    Today's junior and middle engineering managers hoping to make it to chief executive level need a broad portfolio of skills. The author spoke to two leading headhunters to find out more. View full abstract»

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  • It's all about networking [Management Networking]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):70 - 71
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    Organisation is a key ingredient in the mix for the successful networker. And, as if to prove her point, Kay has marshalled her material with military precision, leading us from the starting position of 'What is meant by Business Relationships?' right through to the concluding checklists for success. Along the way she examines why people network, how to make connections, where to make a start, ris... View full abstract»

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  • Events [Network Diary]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 73
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  • The global engineer [Time Out Travel]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 77
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    WHAT'S happened to our spirit of adventure? A few years ago, we'd risk waiting until the last minute before booking our flights and reserving our rooms. We didn't care if we hadn't seen a layout of our hotel accommodation or didn't know the exact route we'd need to take to get to it from the airport. We'd busk it. We'd find out how to navigate a new town on arrival. We'd be pleasantly surprised to... 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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Dickon Ross
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