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Engineering & Technology

Issue 6 • Date April 24-14 May 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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  • Pencils at the ready...

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 4
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    Welcome to our Election 2010 special. But there are no party pledges to cut out and keep, no party election broadcasts, absolutely nothing about the leaders?? wives, and definitely no baby kissing. View full abstract»

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):6 - 9
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    'Election hopefuls fail website quality test'; 'Solar Impulse takes to the skies'; 'UK ends space policy fragmentation'; 'Bletchley Park secures grant to fix crumbling huts'; 'Printed-electronics suppliers `need to offer solutions''; 'Nanoclusters clean up propylene oxide production' View full abstract»

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  • The engineering manifesto

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):10 - 11
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    E&T readers have responded to our 'If you were Prime Minister' challenge with ideas ranging from large-scale infrastructure developments to more abstract policy measures to capitalise on the contribution engineering can make to the nation's fortunes. The challenge was linked to the publication by the IET and other technology organisations of 'Engineering the Future of the UK', a five-point pla... View full abstract»

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  • Asia news

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 12
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    Includes: 'Maxis goes for growth'; 'Philippines planes banned from EU'; 'China boosts nuclear energy programme' View full abstract»

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  • Briefing latest

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):13 - 14
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    Includes: 'Climate change scepticism spreads in EU'; 'Windfarm radar break through'; 'Plug-in LED modules imitate light bulbs'; 'Metals specialists join Strathclyde R&D centre' View full abstract»

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  • Electric-car developments raise grid questions

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 15
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    In 2006 the Stern review suggested that countries needed to spend 1 per cent of their GDP to stop greenhouse gases rising to dangerous levels. Failure to do so would lead to damage resulting from climate change that could cost 5 per cent of global GDP. While the emissions from most sectors are falling, transport emissions have continuously risen over the past decade and road transport accounts for... View full abstract»

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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • The state of e-elections

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 22
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    As we consider the general election battle in the UK, are there ways that technology can improve the way we conduct elections? James Oates, a former British Parliamentary candidate, reports from Estonia on how they do things. View full abstract»

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  • A farewell to hanging chads

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):23 - 25
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    Ten years ago, a superpower's future rested on the tenacity of a few tiny flecks of card. Mark Harris looks at the open-source voting technologies being developed in the US to stop such a thing ever happening again. Moving the USA to a secure, verifiable e2e voting system could allow millions more people to have their voices heard. View full abstract»

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  • Innovoting

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):26 - 27
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    The paper is discussing innovations in the field of info badges, vote tokens and scanners inside ballot boxes. View full abstract»

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  • Inside skype

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):28 - 29
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    Skype has a strong Estonian connection. E&T visited the company's state-of-the-art offices in Tallinn and spoke to Skype's director of operations, Sten Tamkivi. View full abstract»

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  • Going up

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 32
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    As onchip features scale down, transistors are running out of room. The answer may be to get them to stand up. The next decade will be a time of unprecedented innovation for the industry, of necessity. It will have to introduce new things. View full abstract»

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  • Renewal programme

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):33 - 35
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    Singapore-based foundry Systems on Silicon Manufacturing (SSMC) celebrated its tenth anniversary of silicon manufacture with the news that it was to spend $30m split roughly 50/50 between research and development (R&D) and manufacturing. The investment is meant to keep SSMC's production lines relevant in a business now dominated by plants that process larger wafers and which should be more cos... View full abstract»

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  • Let battle

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 40
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    This article is discussing the various technologies used to enhance the battle winning strategies. These technologies are highly dependent on network integration, global information grid, network centric warfare, joint tactical radio system, airborne communication. All such techniques are used to share the information of battle field with the forces distributed over the war area and to unify all t... View full abstract»

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  • Forty testing years

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 41
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    Summary form only given. The paper states that Millbrook is one of Europe's leading vehicle test and development locations. The track was dreamed up in the mid 1960s after Vauxhall and Bedford felt a need for a dedicated proving ground. The importance of hills on the test track was already well established and a task force scoured the UK for a site that was both flat and hilly, unfortunately rulin... View full abstract»

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  • An inconvenient maybe

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):42 - 45
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    This paper discusses previous researches regarding the link between childhood leukaemiaand proximity to nuclear power stations. The said research used real data from individual children. This case-control study, dubbed the "KiKK study", was expected to yield more reliable results than past ecological studies that had compared cancer incidence rates in an area 5 km from a reactor to rates in a regi... View full abstract»

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  • End of the road for Yucca Mountain

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):46 - 48
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    After almost 25 years in the planning and almost ??90bn wasted, the United States has abandoned its plans for a high-level nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. There are four types of nuclear waste, ranging from the very low level waste that can be disposed of commercially to the high level waste primarily spent fuel, which is of the greatest concern. This announcement for a... View full abstract»

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  • My way

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):50 - 53
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    The Royal Horticultural Society's enterprise IT has to be very green not always easy when data is growing like Japanese Knotweed, and there's a temptation to throw storage solutions of any hue at the problem. Manager of the RHS's IT Martin Taylor explains to E&T. View full abstract»

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  • Cashing in

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):54 - 56
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    As the British government tries to re-engage with the manufacturing industry, the article discovers just how much financial support is available for those seeking help. Government schemes tend to reward companies that know how to prepare documents and business cases in the right way. Whichever party wins the general election, there must be a recognition of the need for manufacturing to play a lead... View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 57
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  • Amazon voters tally up

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):58 - 61
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    Ten years ago, Brazil became the first country to hold fully electronic national elections. By October 2008, the South American nation was adding a new chapter to its rich history of electoral innovation by using broadband connections over mobile satellite links to transmit the poll results. Using a spacecraft orbiting at 36,000km above the equator might not seem the most obvious method for relayi... View full abstract»

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  • Peer to peer to power

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):62 - 63
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    Can social networking technologies change single-issue and national politics?NOW THAT the British General Election campaign is underway, voters may be expecting a deluge of email spam and browser popups. After all, isn't this supposed to be the election in which the Internet really makes a difference? Hasn't the 2008 American Presidential race whetted candidates' appetites for online opportunities... View full abstract»

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  • Stars in their eyes

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):64 - 65
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    The heavens are getting crowded as three more constellationsof navigation satellites join America's GPS system. This paper reports on how we'll soon be able to get better location data if the receivers can be made to work. View full abstract»

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