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Issue 16 • Date October 2010

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 3
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  • 20 years of the world wide web

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):6 - 11
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  • Space glamour moves east

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):12 - 13
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    In recent months, the US space industry has been coasting, fully expecting a shuddering halt in the absence of a confirmed budget for NASA. Speaking at a plenary session on the impact on industry of government space policy, Boeing's vice-president for Exploration Launch Systems, James Chilton, confirmed that uncertainty is affecting the way the company does business. While China and Japan back new... View full abstract»

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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Sharing what we know

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):16 - 18
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    It is the 20 th anniversary of the first Web client-server communication over the Internet. The paper looks at how the World Wide Web began and how creator Sir Tim Bemers-Lee plans to get everyone in the world onboard. View full abstract»

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  • The shadownet

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):19 - 22
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    It's a technology that's changed the world, but at a price. The paper delves into darker recesses of the World Wide Web. View full abstract»

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  • Towards a parallel world

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):23 - 25
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    Writer, engineer and futurologist. The paper presents the mixes science with science-fiction to look to a future of the Web. The scope of the current Web will broaden and deepen as it becomes more like a parallel world. Broader, to include more forms of information and interaction and deeper, in its underlying intelligent capabilities well beyond the ontology of the Semantic Web to include the way... View full abstract»

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  • Web everywhere

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):26 - 29
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    This paper discussed how the humble browser can cope with all different devices its content has to work on or if the vested interests in the walled-garden approach always win out. The World Wide Web was originally the name given to the first browser written by Sir Tim Berners Lee and was not, as it exists now, a set of standards that all browser applications are recommended to follow to ensure tha... View full abstract»

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  • Making it big

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 31
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    In this paper, Dr. Morris Chang helped to set up Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company in 1987. It is a classic example of one of those hugely influential companies that few people outside its core business have ever heard of and TSMC rather likes things that way. As a thirdparty manufacturer, it prefers that its customers bask in the spotlight. It is, however, important to acknowledge the ro... View full abstract»

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  • Children of Pandora

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):32 - 35
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    A year after the release of 3D blockbuster 'Avatar', its wider impact on film technology is clear to see. The paper discussed the impact of 3D technology on film making. It has seeded a 3D technology market, funding the R&D needed to develop cameras, motion capture systems and tools that are now being used by other filmmakers for less cost. View full abstract»

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  • Building better Bentleys

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 41
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    Bentley has always been a carmaker with an iconic brand. It set numerous speed and endurance records in the 1920s, with its famous 3-litre, 85bhp engine providing speeds of 80mph and more. It successfully competed at Indianapolis, the Isle of Man and Brooklands and became inextricably linked with the history of the famous 24-hour race at Le Mans.The paper mentions that mixing hand-built and cuttin... View full abstract»

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  • Internet of energy

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):42 - 45
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    The Internet could be the final piece making up the smart grid, but, this paper discovers the solution may bring with it a host of new security problems. View full abstract»

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  • Deep water designs

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):46 - 47
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    The paper reports the design of a new floating wind turbine that promises to slash industry cost and set the sail soon. View full abstract»

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  • My way

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 51
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    Chester Zoo is one of the UK's leading species conservation centres, and a major visitor attraction. This paper discussed about Chester Zoo that must have it's fair share of spammers. IT department were running McAfee anti-spam at one time, which cut out the blatant spam. However, the more sophisticated spammers use certain keywords to get around filters, and they were still getting through. IT de... View full abstract»

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  • Semantic web's hidden meanings

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):52 - 53
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    Can the Semantic Web ideal prevail in the face of critics and rival approaches to organising information on tomorrow's Internet?The paper reports the hidden meanings of semantic Web. View full abstract»

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  • Kicking the landfill habit

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):54 - 56
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    Shoe shops around the world are doing a roaring trade. Sturdy leather boots, frivolous pink stilettos, ultra-trendy trainers and simple summer flip-flops are flying off the shelves, as people hop from fashion to fashion, from school to wedding breakfast to fitness regime to dinner party. So great is the demand for footwear that Selfridges has just opened the world's largest shoe department. The ma... View full abstract»

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  • Full metal loop

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 57
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    Summary form only given. The author visits the LiME centre for liquid metal engineering, where researchers are turning low-grade recycled metal into top quality alloys. View full abstract»

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  • A web of industry

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):58 - 59
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    Most of us know that the Web has revolutionised the selling of manufactured goods, thanks to the likes of eBay and Amazon, but it has also made dramatic changes in how things are made, too. The headlines tend to go to the likes of the 3D manufacturing companies, which allow you to upload a design for jewellery, toys, artworks or whatever and then have the finished one-off or short-run product ship... View full abstract»

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  • Tug of war as apps take off

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):60 - 63
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    The paper presents mobile networks are suffering from smartphone stress. Chris Edwards finds out who's to blame, and what can be done about it. There are two factors that have now become opposing forces in the tug of war that defines how smartphones interact with the mobile network the battery life and network performance. View full abstract»

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  • The net's teen tearawwway

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):64 - 65
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  • Going to work on the web

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):66 - 69
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    The paper investigates the traditional talent-sourcing and job-seeking that have been evolved almost beyond recognition over the past two decades, especially in the SET sector. View full abstract»

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  • Forever blowing bubbles

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):70 - 71
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    The paper presents the World Wide Web when entered the third generation as a simple place were full of people shouting each other and what happened with it, another change in how it operates. View full abstract»

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  • Events

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 73
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