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Engineering & Technology

Issue 17 • Date 13 Nov-3 Dec 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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  • If he builds it, will they come? [Editorial]

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

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):5 - 14
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  • Electronica unveiled

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):16 - 17
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    E&T notes that a trade show once dedicated to electronic components is shifting its emphasis towards software and the virtual world. View full abstract»

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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Listen to me [Engineering software]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):20 - 23
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    E&T looks how software can help patients with speech difficulties. Patricia Ruckoff was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) on Christmas Eve, 2009. Her daughter Melissa found JayBee on the Internet and contacted Time Is Ltd. (TIL) to try to secure the speech-generation software it had developed. The local MND Association had a system purchased for a previous patient who had recently die... View full abstract»

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  • Your virtual e-therapist [Engineering medicine]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):24 - 26
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    As the NHS faces a funding gap of £6bn a year by 2015, Sharon Ann Holgate looks at the new technologies for better and less costly medical treatment of the UK's increasingly infirm and ageing population. View full abstract»

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  • An eye on society [Engineering royal society]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):27 - 29
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    To mark the Royal Society's 350th anniversary, E&T talks to its outgoing President, astrophysicist Lord Rees, on a variety of topics from the Society's famous fellows to whether engineering is too low-profile. View full abstract»

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  • Robonaut flies in [Electronics robotics]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):30 - 33
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    Robonaut is the first humanoid robot ever sent into space.It is designed to look and behave much like a space-suited human. Robonaut's grasping skills and sensitivity to touch are markedly finer than those of a space-walking astronaut, because its slender fingers have no need for thick gloves. A set of 14 brushless motors in each forearm drive the hands. Robonaut's gold-plated head is articulated ... View full abstract»

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  • Step out of the light [Electronics lithography]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):34 - 35
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    The paper presents the different techniques in fabricating wafer process and the used of EUV lithography and it would still do a side bet on optical lithography. And to maximise the use of grating-like feature, chipmakers such as Intel and Samsung are using a technique called double patterning. Here. the exposure is performed in two stages using two different masks. View full abstract»

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  • The reality of cyber terrorism

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 38
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    The paper is talking about cyber attacks and its complications to industrial control systems. The Stuxnet threat poses blueprint for attacks on real-world infrastructure, providing generic methods to reprogram industrial control systems. View full abstract»

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  • What's on the wireless?

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):39 - 41
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    Wireless networking is making major inroads into industry, but with it comes the inevitable issue of how to integrate such a 'game changing' technology with existing wired networks. End users who are still undecided over whether to take the plunge into the wireless networks route are looking for assurance in four principal areas standards, implementation, management and security. View full abstract»

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  • Efficiency drive

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):42 - 44
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    This paper discusses the problem of conversion efficiency in photovoltaics cells. Most installations today use a central inverter to deliver AC electricity to the grid. This puts most of the complex electronic control needed to synchronise with the grid into one unit. View full abstract»

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  • Oil field of dreams

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):45 - 47
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    Kevin Costner, a man better known for his acting skills, has invested over $20m developing a technology that can help clean-up oil spills. View full abstract»

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  • Now green IT gets personal

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 51
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    Much effort has gone into making PCs more energyefficient, but it is not just the power used by office desktop computers that places massive burdens on electricity supplies. The networks, servers and storage resources they connect to plus the printers, scanners, photocopiers, phone handsets, and other electronic office equipment that supplement them all contribute toward increasing IT's carbon foo... View full abstract»

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  • Clouding the licensing issues?

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):52 - 53
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    This article is discussing about software licensing. Sourcing enterprise software from the cloud may bring operational and cost benefits, but factoring in licensing complexities can obfuscate cost-of- ownership issues. Cloud enables users to directly procure applications and services that they want, bypassing the IT department. Cloud computing is enveloping the options for enterprise software spec... View full abstract»

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  • Filling time

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):54 - 56
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    Does your production line fill containers? Do you produce any kind of weighed product? The smallest efficiency improvements can translate into major savings. Filling-line efficiencies are very important. There's a lot of capital equipment on them, and the more product that you put through the lines, the greater your revenues and the lower your average costs. A lean manufacturing and continuous imp... View full abstract»

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  • The kindest cut

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):57 - 59
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    If you doubt water's ability to cut hard materials, just think of the Grand Canyon. Granted, it was on a longer turnaround than the average cutting job, but by using a thin high-pressure jet initially of water alone, but then including abrasive powder the process can be made to work rather faster. Cutting machines of this type are now widely used. An inevitable consequence of employing water is of... View full abstract»

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  • Satellites bring broadband home

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):60 - 63
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    This paper presents the problem of extending broadband out to rural communities has had network providers scratching their heads for years but now affordable services are poised for deployment in some of the most remote parts of the world. View full abstract»

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  • Unbundling the future of broadband

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):64 - 65
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    The recent UK comprehensive spending review demonstrated the importance the government attaches to fast Internet access for economic growth, especially in rural areas. Even as Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne was cutting department budgets left and right, he still found £530m to bring next-generation access (NGA) to parts of North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Herefordshire and the Highland... View full abstract»

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  • 20 years ago today - The making of ARM

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):66 - 69
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    The paper is discussing ARM chip (advanced RISC machine) and its innovation. View full abstract»

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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):78 - 79
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  • Software

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):80 - 81
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  • [jack's blog]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 82
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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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