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Engineering & Technology

Issue 3 • 20 Feb.-05 March 5 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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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 4
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    NEARLY A century ago, the great French chef Escoffier created a menu to celebrate the coronation of George V in 1911: Caviar, Canteloupe melon; Clear turtle soup, Cold chicken veloute soup; Roast chicken George V; Saddle of Welsh lamb, Peas a l'anglaise; Duckling breasts in portwine aspic; Quail with grapes; Salad orientale, Artichoke hearts Grand Duc; Peaches Queen Mary, Petits fours, Fruit. View full abstract»

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):5 - 11
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  • Averting the energy crisis - Analysis [Briefing in Depth]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):12 - 13
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    This paper looks at the options for protecting the security of Britain's energy supplies. View full abstract»

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  • Indonesia plans $16bn power plant programme [Briefing Latest]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 14
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    Indonesia plans to build 93 power plants under the second five-year 10,000MW power generation plan from 2010-14 at a estimated cost of US$16bn. View full abstract»

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  • Chip market bounces back - Analysis [Briefing in Depth]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 15
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    no sooner had it started, than the recession was over for chipmakers. Much like everything else, orders for integrated circuits (ICs) slumped in 2008. But by the middle of last year, recovery was well underway. View full abstract»

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  • Letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Open all hours [Consumer Tech]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 19
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    Imagine if you bought a computer with an operating system that only allowed you to purchase software from one store and carefully vetted suppliers. Imagine, also, that the suppliers had to pay a fee to the original computer company each time a customer purchased software from the store. There would be uproar from consumers and regulators alike. However, when you purchase an iPhone or an iPod Touch... View full abstract»

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  • Fatchance [Engineering Colloids]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):20 - 23
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    The trouble with saturated fat is that it's just so moreish. Christine Evans-Pughe meets the chemists using emulsions and colloids to fool the addiction and sidestep obesity. View full abstract»

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  • Gene genies [Engineering GM]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):24 - 26
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    Nothing has suffered a backlash quite like GM food. But the public's reticence to embrace crops that have been modified artificially has helped spur new approaches to creasing food production. The reticence among the public to embrace GM may help improve its performance, which has been patchy David Dawe, senior food systems economist with the FAO, says one of the problems with technology is that i... View full abstract»

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  • From farm to fork [Technology Food]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):27 - 29
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    Globalisation of the food supply chain has resulted in lower prices, greater choice and for consumers in the wealthiest countries the opportunity to enjoy their favourite meals regardless of season. The downside is that the further food has to travel the greater the chance of it becoming contaminated on the way. Reducing that risk and spotting unsafe products as quickly as possible so they can be ... View full abstract»

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  • Factory-fresh flesh [Electronics Biology]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 32
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    Want to eat meat without the guilt? The author looks at the technology behind in vitro meat, and looks to a time when we will be able to grow only the choicest cuts. View full abstract»

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  • The package deal [Electronics Design]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):33 - 35
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    Reference designs from chipmakers look more and more like finished products. The author investigates what is left for the systems makers to do. View full abstract»

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  • Robots run amuck [Automation Farming]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 40
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    It might sound far-fetched but the technology known as an Automated Voluntary Milking System (AMS) was pioneered by Lely Industries, a family-owned business based in Holland, who first invented the robotic milking machine 17 years ago. They now have over 9,000 robots installed around the world, carrying out over 1.2 million milkings per day. In the UK the latest version of its robot, the Lely Astr... View full abstract»

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  • Going with the flow [Automation Monitoring]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 41
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    Few responsibilities are greater for a control system than the reliable running of a waterworks, as failure to keep the water flowing for 24 hours a day leads to expensive and awkward workarounds. However, one Danish facility has found a way to enable its personnel to monitor water quantity, pressure drops and salinity directly on their PCs. The works in Ballerup, near Copenhagen, is in the middle... View full abstract»

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  • The mighty micro [Power Home Heating]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):42 - 45
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    Massed ranks of gas central heating boilers, serving as mini CHP plants, are being recruited in the battle against global warming. View full abstract»

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  • No sugar rush [Power Biofuels]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):46 - 47
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    The success of biofuels depends on creating a non-food feedstock that produces the right sugar for conversion into fuel. The basic feedstocks for the production of first-generation biofuels are products that would normally enter the animal or human food-chain such as seeds, or grains such as wheat. These crops yield starch that is fermented into bioethanol. The drive is therefore to develop second... View full abstract»

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  • Six sense [IT Internet]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 50
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    The day of migration is nigh. IT strategists should be planning for their organisations' transition to the impending IP version 6, the latest edition of the Internet protocol that connects the world. View full abstract»

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  • Winning the load race [IT Management]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):52 - 53
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    This article looks at how business transaction management can help IT system handle the transaction level monitoring far more efficiently and tune them to full race fitness. Keeping track of IT as it is commissioned and decommissioned is tricky enough, so how can you provide accurate transactional-layer monitoring and problem resolution?. Achieving this ' granular', transaction-level view calls fo... View full abstract»

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  • Two wheels good [Manufacturing Bicycles]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):54 - 59
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    In the teeth of a severe economic downturn, the global bike industry enjoyed an impressive year in 2009, following a spectacular 2008. Retailers in recession-hit Britain have told of record sales, and shortages of their most popular models. "Europe," one London cycle shop owner commented, "is running out of bikes." Brompton, purveyors of folding bikes that are built from scratch somewhat incongruo... View full abstract»

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  • The big squeeze [COMMS Fibre Limits]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):60 - 63
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    The author looks at what can be done about the limit to how much data optical fibres can carry. Digging ditches to bury more optical fibre is expensive, so operators are looking at ways to squeeze extra capacity from the fibres they already have in the ground by borrowing from the modulation schemes used in wireless. These schemes can encode relatively high numbers of bits per second per Hz of ava... View full abstract»

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  • In the thick of it [COMMS Telework]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):64 - 65
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    Electronic whiteboards and video-conferencing equipment are being installed throughout BT's global development organisation to speed up the introduction of new services including the UK's next-generation access network. View full abstract»

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  • Recipe better management [Management Wellbeing]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):66 - 69
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    It won't come as big news to many that engineering managers aren't the fittest, healthiest or most diet conscious people in industry. But, argues Susan Aid ridge, with a few diet modifications we can eat ourselves fitter and offer better performance. View full abstract»

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  • High morale and working wonders [Management Review]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):70 - 71
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    The secret to good morale in the workplace is good leadership. It sounds obvious, but why is it so hard to achieve? High morale provides a strong competitive edge, and makes it easier to support the implementation of new strategies. It helps businesses attract and retain talented people, makes the workplace easier to manage, and increases productivity. It can lead to less absenteeism and stress, c... 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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