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Issue 8 • Date 05 June-08 June 5 2010

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  • Engineering & Technology

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

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 3
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  • Editorial [It's not just about the Football]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 4
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    IF YOU don??t know it already, you might as well get used to that face on our cover. This is Argentina??s game-changing, explosive striker, Lionel Messi. We toyed with a more patriotic England squad cover, but decided this world superstar of soccer was a safer image for E&T worldwide readership. 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 need to incorporate analogue functions is slowing system-on-chip developments. E&T investigates. View full abstract»

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  • Letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):16 - 17
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    I read with interest that further research is to be carried out concerning the lack of females in science and engineering (News, Vol 5 #7). Surely the reason for this has been clear for the past several decades. First, the culture in the UK has developed so that parents do not see science and engineering as `suitable?? careers for girls and, secondly, our schools reinforce this, as science and eng... View full abstract»

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  • The best laid plans? [Engineering Football]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 20
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    Preparation for 21st century football matches includes a dazzling array of technological aids that would, at first glance, appear to have more in common with a stock market analyst than a traditional football coach. Terabits of data are collected by GPS systems; camera tracking and medical monitoring allow coaches to dissect every part of a player's performance and fitness. The most advanced syste... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering the arena [Engineering Football]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):22 - 23
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    After landing football's premier tournament, the 2010 FIFA World cup, South Africa realised that hosting the first African World Cup meant overcoming a raft of technical challenges. When the planning started, one of the imperatives for the design of the stadium was to make it as environmentally friendly as possible. Of course, energy and water saving are the two most important factors there. So th... View full abstract»

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  • Why spain will win... [Engineering Football]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):24 - 27
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    Predicting football results is a rapidly growing area of academic interest. Economists use models to assess the efficiency of betting markets, operational researchers use models to experiment with the various effects of tournament design, and statisticians showcase their proficiency with advanced statistical techniques by modelling the intricacies of football data. It is not, of course, just acade... View full abstract»

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  • Inventors' inbox [Innovation Football]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):28 - 29
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    Our resident inventors exchange emails on how innovation can help manage and minimise risk in engineering and in everyday life. View full abstract»

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  • Whitespace heats up [Consumer Tech Wireless]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 31
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    WHITESPACE frequencies can cause political ructions -just ask former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The wireless microphone which he unfortunately forgot to turn off in Rochdale last month was licensed to use these frequencies. They are so-called because they are the unused bits between the various digital and analogue terrestrial TV signals on the UHF (ultra high frequency) bands.The new frequencie... View full abstract»

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  • Software can't get hard cash [Electronics Software]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):32 - 35
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    The problem of finding software-related bugs in SoC projects is that, before the SoC returns from the fab, everything has to be run on software simulations or hardware emulators. The emulator is typically faster than a workstation-based simulation but is still orders of magnitude slower than the final, manufactured hardware. View full abstract»

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  • Cheap as chips [Electronics Plastic]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 37
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    This article focuses on Sharp Laboratory of America works to lower the cost of printed electronics of LCD production. View full abstract»

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  • It shoots - it scores! [Control Robotics]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):38 - 40
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    The prime driver for this sporting possibility is the RoboCup international robotics competition. Founded in 1997, its official aim is that, by 2050, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players will play against the winner of the most recent World Cup under the rules of football's governing body FIFA -and win. View full abstract»

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  • A toast to automation [Automation Wine]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):42 - 43
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    Over-the-counter wine sales are far from ideal, from both the seller's and the customer's point of view. Investing in a whole bottle can be quite a commitment in a bar, so wine tends to be dispensed by the glass but this presents a problem. Even properly stoppered, an opened bottle keeps fresh for only a few days, as the air inside gradually oxidises the wine. It is therefore quite usual for wine ... View full abstract»

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  • Deep oil dilemma [Power oil spill]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):44 - 49
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    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has seen BP come under intense scrutiny and unprecedented pressure to assume responsibility for limiting the environmental effects.The investigation should focus on the original incident, but also the failure of the blowout preventor (BOP) as well as the inability of the industry to intervene at the subsea environment at 5,000ft. It must be remembered that the o... View full abstract»

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  • Data on the loose [IT Data Management]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):50 - 54
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    The evolution of inexpensive hard disc drives meant that one of the constraints on unstructured data storage limitation as a restraining force dissipated. These new data types did not interfere with the core enterprise systems but gradually expanded in importance to reach the current situation where, in many cases, they have become just as mission critical as the core transactional systems. View full abstract»

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  • Analysis [IT World Cup 2010]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 55
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    The paper is discussing EMS (event management system) for FIFA World Cup, providing Web-based on-demand management application as well as front-end platforms for online multi-lingual ticketing. View full abstract»

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  • Bringing the factory home [Manufacturing Personal]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):56 - 58
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    Digital technology allows us to manufacture on an ever more local scale. A second industrial revolution could be brewing, with personal fabrication technology enabling people to invent, innovate and learn new skills. Simply teaching people what's possible with advanced digital manufacturing technologies can be a huge enabler for creativity, design and innovation. Digital fabrication is personal fa... View full abstract»

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  • After the factory [Manufacturing renewal]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):59 - 61
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    Recent decades have seen the emergence in much of the developed world of so-called post-industrial nations. These are nations that are making the transition from having manufacturing-based economies to having service based economies, and this transition has brought some big economic and social problems. Economic problems include a big balance of payments deficit, and a major social problem is that... View full abstract»

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  • Great Britain rest of the world [COMMS Digital Broadcasting]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):62 - 65
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    This article discusses DVB-T2 technology that make Englandt and Wales, and Scotland winners at the World Cup in South Africa. The brand new technology (and acronym, which stands for Digital Video Broadcasting Second Generation Terrestrial) was conceived by the DVB Project as the first major upgrade of DVB-T, which is now used in more than 35 countries to transmit digital terrestrial television (DT... View full abstract»

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  • Football's coming to work, it's coming... [Management World Cup]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):66 - 69
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    The World Cup is going to create a major distraction for your workforce precious time and resources will be wasted on what's after all only a game. While the World Cup is taking place there will be an enormous amount of people wanting to be online at the same time. Many IT systems with remote access can provide the home worker with the same level of systems access that is available in the office e... View full abstract»

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  • Events [Network Diary]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 71
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  • Books [Network Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):76 - 77
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  • Software [Consumer Tech Software]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):78 - 79
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    Aesthetics are all important for Mac users. Therefore, even a utility application like a database has to be design-credible. Filemaker??s latest version of its popular Bento database software allows users to choose from 35 pre-designed templates. Additionally, you can download and import templates from other Mac fashion victims ?? or even design your own customised forms. 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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