By Topic

Engineering & Technology

Issue 14 • Date 25 Sept. - 08 Oct. 25 2010

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 25 of 31
  • Engineering & Technology

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): c1
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1459 KB)

    First Page of the Article
    View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Page plan

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 3
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | PDF file iconPDF (598 KB)
    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 4
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (584 KB)

    On this issue??s cover, Victor Zamora, one of the miners trapped in a a Chilean mine 700m below ground, signs to the world with three fingers. As his note to his mother points out, the number three runs as a strange coincidence through this human story which has grabbed headlines around the world since the men were found to be alive following a tunnel collapse over six weeks ago. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • News

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):5 - 13
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | PDF file iconPDF (1840 KB)
    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Analysis - China's air safety under the spotlight [Briefing in Depth]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):14 - 15
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1064 KB)

    China's Civil aviation safety is under scrutiny following a fatal crash in august and confirmation that 192 pilots had been found to have falsified their work histories. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):16 - 17
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | PDF file iconPDF (972 KB)
    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The race is on [Engineering Rescues]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 20
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1495 KB)

    San Jose isn't the first mining accident to require a complex rescue operation. Still, there are aspects of this case that set it apart from everything the mining world has experienced so far. The technique described in this article, which the whole of Chile is hoping will save the life of 33 miners following at least 12 weeks of confinement 700m underground, has rarely been used. And, in the few ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Preparing for the unknown [Engineering Schools]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):21 - 23
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (946 KB)

    From interactive gaming to Webcams, technology in schools has come a long way over the past few decades. At the start of the new academic year in Europe and the UK, this paper finds out about some of the latest ideas. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Watching the ball [Technology Cricket]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):24 - 27
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1622 KB)

    It's not just Scotland Yard that has been interrogating Pakistan's cricketers this summer. Ball-tracking systems and high-speed infrared cameras have also been gathering evidence that can overthrow an umpire's ruling. This paper reports. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • 2010 gadget census [Consumer Tech Census]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):28 - 29
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (689 KB)

    Every ten years the Government conducts a census, we thought it might be interesting to see what gadgets UK consumers have in their households. Society has become more gadget-obsessed over the last ten years and if you want proof of this, check the stats. Ten years ago, the Web was exploding, clamshell mobile phones were getting smaller, and you could navigate your virtual aircraft airily over the... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A long time in the making [Electronics Mems]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 33
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1423 KB)

    No longer the bridesmaid. Chip foundries believe that MEMS' big day is nearly here and they're playing suitor. The received wisdom about the market for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is that it has been on the cusp of huge profits for more than a decade. However, MEMS is also an extremely fragmented sector that has struggled to achieve economies of scale and to export manufacturing technolo... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Reassuringly expensive [Electronics INTEL]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):34 - 35
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (829 KB)

    As Intel plunders the kitty to the tune of $8bn in cash for security software specialist McAfee, industry watchers ask whether it's worth it - and what it means for the industry. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A simulating experience [Control Simulators]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 40
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1889 KB)

    The technology used in simulators has been turned to reducing the cost and risk of training in aircraft, and even providing thrill-seekers with excitement in fairground rides. The simulators have long been in use for everything from pilot training to fairground pleasure rides. The paper discusses some on the brains behind the latest generation of simulators, and finds a technology on the move. Ele... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Taming of the screw [Control Renewables]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 41
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (814 KB)

    Archimedes screws have been used as a method of raising water for centuries and recent trials have proven that they can also be used for generating electrical power. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Changing the choke [Power supply]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):42 - 45
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2335 KB)

    The head is ready and the heart is willing to replace a vital section of an ageing electrical system housed in the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The trouble is, one could find the part. The author encounters a major problem of equipment refurbishment. The ISIS neutron and muon source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and l... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Watts the difference [Power Energy Saving]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):46 - 47
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (806 KB)

    New legislation that is aimed at boosting the uptake of energy saving devices comes into effect this month and as the author explains it signals the end of the 100 Watt light bulb. The days of selecting 60W. 80W or 100W light bulbs off the supermarket shelf could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new European directive that came into force this month. Consumers will be asked to learn the lum... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The urge to converge [IT Job Changes]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 51
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1736 KB)

    Electronically, the way in which enterprises organise and structure is changing. Old divisions between departments within an organisation are often proving unsuited to the changing nature of business conduct, and also unsuited to the increasing requirements being placed on specific aspects of corporate governance. It is a dynamic that is causing unification between operations that until relatively... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Analysis - The terrors and the errors [IT Change Management]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):52 - 53
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (963 KB)

    According to last month¿s Sophos `Security Threat Report¿, concern is increasing that computer applications running critical national infrastructures are vulnerable to malevolent hacks. Such hacks could in theory switch control of power and gas supplies, say, to the keyboards of hostile entities, enabling them to wreak damage and disruption. Similar threats face crucial financial compute... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Big red hybrids [Manufacturing Buses]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):54 - 57
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1759 KB)

    London's iconic red buses are going green, reports from the author, as the city like many others around the world strives to cut pollution and save fuel. So far the use of hybrid buses on London's roads has been experimental, but the complete hybridisation of its bus fleet is entirely feasible. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • An engineering fellow [Manufacturing Interview]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):58 - 59
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (906 KB)

    One of the original founders of data collection and automated test specialist National Instruments, his many fans call him "the father of LabVIEW", the visual dataflow programming software. Now, Jeff Kodosky is still helping to develop engineering software and still enthusing his fellow engineers with new ideas and concepts. The paper discusess how he was able to manage the company and where he se... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • In the balance [COMMS Cellular]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):60 - 62
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (913 KB)

    The proliferation of mobile standards and frequencies is complicating handset design. Can a programmable approach help, and what are the implications for RF and antenna design? Cellular operators are gearing up for a new round of network upgrades. This year sees continued deployment of an enhancement to third-generation cellular (3G), called HSPA+, which can provide peak data-transfer rates of 21M... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • LTE vs WiMax: the battle continues [COMMS WiMax vs LTE]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):63 - 65
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1229 KB)

    Casual observers of the telecoms sector might be forgiven for thinking that the battle to become the global standard for next-generation (or 4G) mobile networks had already been won, with LTE easily beating WiMax. The reality isn't that simple. Each camp has been busy developing its technical specifications and lobbying the network operators, governments and equipment vendors who will ultimately d... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A new era for HR? [Management HR]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):66 - 67
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (806 KB)

    You've got to feel sorry for the beleaguered Human Resources manager. Never a big favourite with other managers, the HR supremo has a reputation for being a corporate henchman, the slasher of salaries and the harbinger of all things doom-related. But are these stereotypical images out of date? According to Jackie Orme, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD),... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Experience goes straight to e-book [Management E-books]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):68 - 69
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (734 KB)

    When Ross Stuart finished writing his book on turnaround skills for business managers, he decided that the best way to reach his readership was through the emerging e-reader technology platform. Ross Stuart, a professional manager in the manufacturing sector for more than two decades, was convinced that there was a more direct approach, and with the arrival of the e-reader technology platform he s... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • How they made it to the top [Management Review]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):70 - 71
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (837 KB)

    If you've ever wondered what makes the most successful managers so special, then help is at hand. E&T reads a new book on the ups and downs of life at the top of the corporate ladder. You're determined to make it as CEO. You've modelled and managed your career step by step to be an effective leader, delegator, negotiator, risk taker and business builder. You've got the necessary 'get up and go... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.

Aims & Scope

Engineering & Technology is the IET's flagship magazine featuring analysis, news, innovation announcements, job advertisements and careers advice.

Full Aims & Scope

Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Dickon Ross
IET