Engineering & Technology

Issue 10 • 10 Jul-23 Jul 2010

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

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

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 3
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  • Chilling tales [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 4
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  • News [Briefing Latest]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):6 - 15
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  • Letters [Opinion feedback]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Piping cold

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 21
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    Solar energy for heating water has been around for centuries, but solar 'cooling'? There is something counter-intuitive to it a sort of energy alchemy seemingly at odds with physics, but solar thermal cooling is indeed the hottest new twist in the rapidly expanding field of solar energy applications. Worldwide there have been several attempts at solar chillers dating back to the mid-1800s, but the... View full abstract»

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  • Cool comforts

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):22 - 24
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    The author looks at engineering solutions to the age-old problem of cooling the London Underground. London Underground introduced a programme 'Cooling the Tube', which is ongoing. David Waboso, director of London Underground Upgrade, points out that there are two types of lines on the Underground's subsurface averaging about 5m (16ft 5in) below the surface and deep level, about 20m (65ft 7in) they... View full abstract»

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  • Hydrogen for summer

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):25 - 27
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    Hydrogen-powered boats and bikes were among the new eco-friendly products displayed in the Italian seaside town of Viareggio during the recent European Sailing Championship. View full abstract»

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  • You're being monitored

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):28 - 29
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    The EU has mandated that the UK energy suppliers rollout smart meters. A smart meter is an advanced meter (typically an electrical meter) that identifies consumption in more detail than a conventional meter and communicates that information over a wide area network back to the utility company. In this paper, the author investigated the security issues in the deployment of smart meter. View full abstract»

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  • The other cold war

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 33
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    Electronic systems don't like it cold, as the Catlin Arctic Survey 2010 ice team discovered. And it's the batteries that let you down the most, as Nick Smith finds out. View full abstract»

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  • Save energy, turn up the heat

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):34 - 35
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    The efficiency of a machine, whether it is a steam engine or an information processor, rests on the second law of thermodynamics, which is all about entropy: that is, the energy 'lost', usually in the form of heat, whenever one kind of energy is transformed into another. In their analysis, Parker and Walker revisited the heat engine concept which provided the foundation for the second law of therm... View full abstract»

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  • Trapping the stars

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 39
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    Most of these planets have been found using a method called radial velocity, also known as Doppler spectroscopy. This method is independent of distance and is good at finding massive planets close to stars that are relatively nearby, about 160 light-years from Earth. However, it can't determine the planet's physical aspects such as its actual size, orbit and whether it has an atmosphere, so it is ... View full abstract»

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  • Taming the ice

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):40 - 43
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    Huge platforms in the Arctic waters off Russia's east coast are defying the elements to produce vast amounts of valuable oil and gas. The exploration and production offshore of Sakhalin is managed by Sakhalin Energy, a consortium of Gazprom, Shell, Mitsui and Mitsubishi. The company was set up 15 years ago to manage the field. The first resources came from Sakhalin I, which started producing in 19... View full abstract»

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  • Braving the cold

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):44 - 47
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    The Arctic region has long been viewed as a huge resource for oil and gas but harsh conditions and tricky economics have made it unappealing. The author of the paper reveals how that is now changing. View full abstract»

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  • My way

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 52
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    Barts and The London NHS hospitals are undergoing most complex hospital redevelopment project and ICT from Siemens Enterprise Communications and Enterasys play a major role in supporting the new facilities. View full abstract»

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  • Whose software is it, anyway?

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):53 - 55
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    Properly protecting intellectual property (IP) in the form of software is complex, and the question of whether a piece of software can be truly patented has a colourful and controversial history. Many enterprises that develop their own software do not realise that they possess assets that can create revenue. Open source software is software available in source code for which the source code and ce... View full abstract»

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  • Dram technology

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):56 - 58
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    There is a mystique about the distillation of single malt whisky, so E&T sent Mark Venables to the Scottish island of Islay to unlock the secrets. View full abstract»

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  • Beer comes clean

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):59 - 61
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    There's little more summery than a cool pint of ale or a cold lager. New technology in brewing ensures that it doesn't come at the expense of the environment, says Bryan Betts. Like most industries, brewing has come under pressure to improve its sustainability and, in particular, its use of water; energy and transportation. Brewers of all sizes have responded by turning to technologies both old an... View full abstract»

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  • Goodbye celluloid hello data overload

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):62 - 65
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    The film and TV production business has long been a friend to innovation, proving a fertile test-bed and serving as a glamorous marketing tool for technologies ranging from microprocessors to robotics. Torrents of digital film data are proving a problem for communications. This paper finds out how film makers are coping. View full abstract»

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  • Keeping the data flowing

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):66 - 67
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    Computing performance is predicted to increase a thousand-fold and interconnect performance is going to have to do the same. The article details the stepwise shift to optical interconnect necessary to keep supercomputer performance on track. View full abstract»

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  • Man with a mission

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):68 - 71
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    This paper discusses about science and business communities and the opportunity is to harness the immense potential of business to advance science through its funding. View full abstract»

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  • You need hands

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):72 - 73
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    Summary form only given. The paper states that as engineering managers we're all caught on the horns of the same dilemma. We want to climb the slippery corporate pole, but in doing so we get further and further away from why we became engineers in the first place. It's called 'ghost' work, and we all do it. It's that niggling, depressing stuff that we have to get off our desks in order to be perce... View full abstract»

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  • The global engineer

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 75
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  • Software

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):76 - 77
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  • E&TCETERA:

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 81
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