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Issue 12 • Date 07 Aug.-10 Sept. 2010

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

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

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 3
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  • Grand designs [Editorial]

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

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):5 - 15
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  • Letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Think and ride [Engineering EVs]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 21
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    In Europe driving is very difficult. It is required to think and then drive. There is nothing eco-friendly about electrical vehicles unless the power they consume is produced sustainably. In this article the trip of author to western Europe is described. The purpose of this trip was to make a series of radio documentaries for BBC Radio 4, called 'Electric Ride'. View full abstract»

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  • Gussing's quiet revolution [Engineering Renewables]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):22 - 25
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    IT was literally the end of the road the little Austrian village of Gussing, population 4,000, situated up against the rusted barbed wire separating Hungary from Austria the 'Iron Curtain'. In 1988, Gussing was one of the most economically depressed regions of Austria, with no through-transportation and no job base. As much as 70 per cent of its workforce had to commute out of the area to find job... View full abstract»

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  • Olympics watch [Engineering Olympics]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):26 - 27
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    SOME 6,000 officials will be required to adjudicate around 15,000 athletes in all events at the 2012 Olympic Games. But the largest single group at the London Olympiad will be the 20,000 broadcasters, journalists and photographers of the world's media. Without them, the readers, listeners and viewers will not share the elation of the victor, or marvel at the arc of the jumper or hear the grunts of... View full abstract»

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  • Giant steps [Engineering Art]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):28 - 29
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    Artist Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond recently unveiled Temenos, the first Teesside Giant artwork. E&T boarded a helicopter for a closer look from above. As we pull in to the car park of Middlesbrough FC's Riverside Stadium, the E&T cameraman and I are greeted by an unprepossessing vista of abandoned industrial buildings to our left and the rusting hulk of a freight tanker to our ... View full abstract»

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  • The device with brains [Electronics Memristors]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 33
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    The fourth basic element in electronics, the memristor promises a lot. But is it living up to expectations? Memristors represent a new class of nanoscale passive device characterised by a resistance that depends on factors such as the magnitude and polarity of the voltage applied or, in the case of spintronics, the degree of magnetisation. Turn off the voltage or the magnetising source and the mem... View full abstract»

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  • Pile'em high [Electronics MEMS]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):34 - 35
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    This paper discusses about the three-axis gyroscope, how the gyro and accelerometer combination could be used to navigate through the streets and make it possible to pinpoint a user's location inside buildings such as shops and museum. View full abstract»

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  • Beneath the horizon [Control Robotics]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 39
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    The sinking of the Deepwater Horizon is a disaster for the personnel who were killed, for the environment, and for deep-water drilling. However, an array of underwater vehicle technology has benefited. The subsea activities being undertaken in response to the tragic incidents aboard the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible mobile drilling unit (MODU) have been performed by remotely operated vehicles ... View full abstract»

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  • May the power be with you [Power Space]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):40 - 43
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    The concept of beaming power to Earth from orbiting satellites dates back to the 1960s. In 1968, aerospace engineer Peter Glaser proposed collecting power from a 'mile-wide' solar array in geostationary orbit and beaming it down to Earth using microwaves. Space technology was now sufficiently mature to build a satellite capable of delivering 10-20kW of usable power within a five-year timeframe. View full abstract»

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  • Home help [Power Home]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):44 - 45
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    Professor Nick Jennings and his team are interested in optimising energy use within the local neighbourhood of the future. Here, some homes may have local generation, be it a photovoltaic panel or wind turbine, as well as a micro-storage device such as a redox flow battery or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Within such an environment, home-management agents twinned with sensors would interact wit... View full abstract»

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  • Cloud's caveats [IT Strategy]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):46 - 48
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    If you are not directly involved with running IT systems, or setting their strategy, you may be a bit hazy about Cloud Computing "Is it something to do with meteorological monitoring?", a delegate at the recent Internet World exhibition was heard to ask. Even more computer-savvy colleagues may wonder why the ιC word lards so many media headlines and conference agendas, while seasoned comput... View full abstract»

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  • IT shoulders new laws load [IT Legislation Guide]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):49 - 52
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    Electronically stored information (to give it its Federal Rules name) and computer systems shape so much of our lives and our work that IT pervades almost everything we do at a basic level. Economies rely on it; lives rely on it. These realities have come to the attention of politicians and regulators. When all the legislation pertaining to IT is lumped together, it puts a lot of pressure on the e... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis - Hybrid mainframe built to quash skills qualms [IT Host Systems]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 53
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    The headline theme of IBM's newly-announced mainframe computer, the zEnterprise server, is effective use of the whole data centre under the rather ungainly buzzword 'heterogeneous virtualisation'; however, the subtext was that the long-running issue of declining legacy skills has, IBM insists, been laid to rest. View full abstract»

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  • Unplugging the auto [Manufacturing E-vehicles]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):54 - 55
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    Electric mobility is winning fans in major conurbation around the world and should begin to take off within the next five years or so. However, the mass adoption of vehicles powered purely by batteries outside those key markets could be at least 10 years away if indeed it ever happens. View full abstract»

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  • Aggresindustrial ecosystems [Manufacturing Savings]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):56 - 59
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    Environmentally-driven activity and greater resource efficiency is good business, as far as manufacturers are concerned. That's because the pressure on manufacturers to improve their processes and technologies is no longer merely a matter of economics and costs now it comes from environmental legislation and the expectations of society, too. Sustainable manufacture is based on the principle of mee... View full abstract»

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  • Broadbound by bureaucracy [COMMS Investment]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):60 - 63
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    The US Economic stimulus bill set aside $7.2bn to spend on the delivery of broadband connectivity to rural and other 'unserved and under-served' locations. As the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) became law in February 2009, there was talk of a two-fold benefit from its communications provisions. Equipment suppliers, network operators and construction companies would receive the short... View full abstract»

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  • Opening for business [COMMS Investment]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):64 - 65
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    The financial crisis is changing Europe's communications landscape. European regulators are trying to make it easier for communications companies to access each other's fibre-optic networks in a bid to boost broadband access. View full abstract»

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  • Time to lead by example [Management Interview]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):66 - 69
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    Long-term, Bosch, UK, is focusing its efforts on the environment - an effort that is likely to lead to expansion at the company's plant in Worcester, which specialises in gas heating. Bosch in the UK sees domestic renewable energy production as a potential growth driver. Similarly, in automotive, Bosch's major push is into engines that produce less carbon dioxide than traditional designs. A group ... View full abstract»

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  • Looking for leadership [Management Leadership]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):70 - 71
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    The industrial revolution created its own new type of organisation bureaucracy. Now we have the information revolution. Is this leading to another sort of organisation? Are we moving from 'command and control' to collaboration? There are other ideas being tried, but most of them revert back to their old form within a few years. View full abstract»

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  • Events [Network Diary]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 73
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  • Fighting fire with fakes [History Decoys]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):74 - 75
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    Archaeologist Dr Bill Bevan set out survey on Burbage Moor in Derbyshire in 2005, he found more than just the signs of ancient settlement he was expecting. There was also evidence of more recent human activity the remains of what turned out to be one of the decoys set up by the British government during the Second World War in an attempt to divert German bombers away from nearby Sheffield. Apart f... View full abstract»

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Dickon Ross
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