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Engineering & Technology

Issue 21 • 05 Dec.-15 Jan. 5 2009

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  • Engineering & Technology

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • The big freeze [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 2
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  • News [Briefing Latest]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):3 - 12
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  • Analysis [Briefing in Depth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 13
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  • Letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • If you ask me [Opinion First Person]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 18
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    After years of slow progress in bringing renewable energy into the mainstream, the last 12 months have seen governments and industry worldwide recognise that they must move into top gear if they are to meet carbon reduction targets. The UK wind energy industry is a prime example of how both technology innovation and market reform is needed for deployment of new energy sources. View full abstract»

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  • Breaking the ice at the north pole [Engineering North Pole]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):20 - 23
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    I'm standing on the bridge of the world's largest and most powerful nuclear icebreaker. It's been days since we've seen land, and even longer since we've seen anything approaching darkness. View full abstract»

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  • Good cold country [Engineering Dispatches]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):24 - 27
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    Norway has always been a nation of fishermen, not traders, farmers, or burghers: the Gulf Stream, ice-free ports and the call of the sea made physical exploration more appealing. The country had the most intrepid Vikings and polar explorers, but no scientific geniuses, no Niels Bohrs (Danish) or Alfred Nobels (Swedish). The communities were tiny, roads were poor: there was a small urban middle cla... View full abstract»

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  • What comes FIRST [Engineering Innovation]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):28 - 29
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    E&T hears the iconoclastic engineer Dean Kamen's plans to save the world. Dean Kamen is not happy with you. The inventor of the mobile insulin pump, the Segway Transporter, and an innovative integrated water purifier for developing countries thinks you should be working harder. He might not expect you to work quite as hard as he does Kamen claims that he hasn't taken a holiday in 44 years but he i... View full abstract»

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  • Korea's consumer tech miracle [Consumer Tech Korea]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 31
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    On the first morning of the Korea Electronics Show (KES) this year, a technology journalist would typically attend the morning briefing by the show organiser's, who have helpfully produced a guide to all the major announcements that are likely to be made over the next few days. View full abstract»

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  • Gadget speak [Consumer Technology KIT]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 33
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    ON A RECENT trip to the United States, I took an opportunity to compare two touch-screen smartphones that have recently hit the market across the pond. One of them, the Blackberry Storm 2, is also available in other territories - including the UK. The Motorola Droid is currently only available in the States but will soon be released in Italy and Germany as the Motorola Milestone. There is no word ... View full abstract»

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  • Frozen out of broadband [Electronics COMMS]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 36
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    For each of the past 37 years, geologist Rudy del Valle has embarked on two expeditions to the Antarctic. Even on the Earth's least explored continent, few things surprise him anymore. View full abstract»

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  • Out of cold storage [Electronics Future]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):37 - 39
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    Superconductivity could open up a new generation of low-loss power cables, superpowerful magnets and a whole new class of high-speed electronic circuits. The promise has been there since Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes first described the phenomenon in 1911. But progress is not quick, particularly in materials that can superconduct at temperatures above even those found in the deep Antarcti... View full abstract»

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  • Pole position [Control Astronomy]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):40 - 43
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    The telescope that is the IceCube array is encased in ice up to 2.4km below the surface at the South Pole in a 1km cube, hence the name. When building is complete by the end of January 2010, it will be the largest particle detector in the world. View full abstract»

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  • Carriers underway [Control Marine]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):44 - 45
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    The broad suite of techniques being used to design the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers draws upon a mixture of gaming technology to provide a synthetic environment through to wooden mock-ups that have been used to understand design for decades. View full abstract»

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  • In search of the zero-emission continent [Power Antarctic]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):46 - 49
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    THE ARGUMENTS that are usually made to support the use of clean, renewable energy sources in more 'normal' continents apply also to Antarctica. In fact, when it comes to the coldest, windiest, highest, driest and remotest continent on Earth, the same arguments are considerably amplified. View full abstract»

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  • Welcome to the new ice age [Power Storage]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):50 - 51
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    In every commodity market in the world, except electricity, storage is used to address the periodic imbalance between supply and demand. We store food, water and fuel to dampen price volatility, create efficiency in consumption, and increase reliability in delivery. Only the electricity market meets peaks in demand by overbuilding generation, transmission, and distribution assets, which then sit i... View full abstract»

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  • Thin clients' fat challenge [IT Desktop Computing]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):52 - 53
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    THE GRADUAL advance of the thin client has been one of IT's quieter revolutions, and one that tends to be cast in a subordinate role in debates around the future of Windows, Cloud Computing, and virtual desktops. Despite this it has the potential to radically reshape both the appearance and the economics of IT into the next decade. View full abstract»

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  • Getting a purchase on christmas [IT Ecommerce]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 56
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    If you trust the postal system enough to shop online this year, the chances are that several of the places you go to buy presents will have multiple recommendations on what else to add to your shopping trolley. According to a report issued by analyst Forrester Research last year, at least 30 per cent of larger Internet retailers - etailers - employ some sort of system to recommend related products... View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint [IT Opinion}

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 57
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    In this straitened economic climate, storage managers are interested in expanding storage capacity as data volumes continue to grow; however, the snag is that such initiatives increase the operational cost of the storage infrastructure. Adding storage capacity to cope with data growth is a short-term strategy, which will lead to complexity and management tangles - and, ultimately, higher operation... View full abstract»

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  • A stirling idea [Manufacturing CHP]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):58 - 60
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    Reducing carbon emissions and cutting energy costs is driving a mini-renaissance in many areas of engineering, with new tools and technologies being developed for domestic, commercial and industrial consumers. But a clever idea can only become a great one if it has the potential to be used on a significant scale. View full abstract»

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  • Partners who deliver [Manufacturing Partners]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):61 - 63
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    When Plymouth-based Kawasaki Precision Machinery wanted to optimise the performance of a range of hydraulic radial piston motors, it realised that a mathematical model of the operation of the motor would be needed in order to achieve its goal. View full abstract»

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  • Mighty networks from little decisions grow [COMMS Cellular 25]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):64 - 67
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    The UK wasn't the first country to have a cellular network. The Japanese launched their first network on 1 December 1979, and by 1983 the US had functioning AMPS networks in some cities. In Scandinavia, the NMT system was already offering roaming. But Margaret Thatcher's UK government, with its emphasis on enabling competition and encouraging entrepreneurship, created a febrile atmosphere in which... View full abstract»

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  • 25 years in a flash [COMMS Cellular 25]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):68 - 69
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    Sir David Brown, former chairman of Motorola, talks to E&T about the past, present and future of the cellular industry. 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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