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Issue 18 • December 2010

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  • Engineering & Technology - Front cover

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  • Page plan

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  • Historic exclusive, and a bright future for E&T

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  • News

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  • Briefing latest

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  • STFC joins super-fast software initiative

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  • GE singles out Brazil for $500m investment

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    General Electric is extending its network of global research centres with a new facility in Rio de Janeiro as part of a $500m investment in its Brazilian activities. The high-tech R&D centre, which is due to open at the end of 2012 and employ 200 technologists, will be the company's fifth. Similar labs in India, China and Germany have been established during the past decade, joining GE's origi... View full abstract»

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  • A nudge to patriotic action

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  • Briefing latest

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  • Asia news

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  • Letters

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  • Engineering debate

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  • The engineer behind a bestseller

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):22 - 25
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    Courtesy of best-selling novelist Marina Lewycka, E&T here presents the notes and drawings of her late father, engineer Peter Lewyckyj prototype of Nikolai Mayevsky, the protagonist of her novel 'A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian'. The book is a story of two British-Ukrainian sisters, whose elderly father, a retired engineer, falls under the spells of a buxom thirty-something gold-digge... View full abstract»

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  • Page turner

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):26 - 29
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    The e-reader has been hailed by many as the "next big thing" in consumer electronics, with 2010 supposedly being the year where sales really took off and e-readers were seen everywhere. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January this year, a plethora of manufacturers were showing their wares and expectations were high. But, 12 months on, the market has changed beyond recognition. View full abstract»

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  • Inventors' inbox

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  • Kit with kid gloves

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):32 - 33
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    Consumers want to do more with the products they buy, which puts extra pressure on manufacturers to ensure stringent safety checks are carried out. The issue now is that people will expose themselves to security problems. The software might make it possible to spy on your use of the computer or enable worse things such as identity theft. View full abstract»

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  • Taking a system to the axe

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):34 - 35
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    In the early days of synth-pop, guitars were anethema. The first incarnation of The Human League proudly trumpted its refusal to use them, and Kraftwerk ain't exactly known for their licks. By contrast, the last three years have seen guitars take centrestage at events like the Consumer Electronics Show, and not just because of some or other video game. View full abstract»

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  • Consumer electronics comes bouncing back

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 37
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    US Christmas holiday spending is set for a modest rebound but electronics will take a disproportionately large share, according to the latest data from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Total holiday-related spending is expected to reach $1,412 (£888) per person, 3 per cent ahead of the 2009 number ($1,365) although still a good way below the pre-recession spend of $1,671 in 2007,... View full abstract»

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  • Time team technology

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    This paper describes the time team technology. This technology is used in various applications including searching for debris in sea etc. View full abstract»

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  • Christmas under control!

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):42 - 43
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    Imagine it's Christmas morning and the kids are tearing open their presents. Through the blizzard of shredded wrapper, one gift in particular catches your eye a robot or flying toy, say, its box emblazoned with exhortations to amaze your friends. "Hmm," you think, "I wouldn't mind having a go of that myself." It's a refrain that must date at least from the advent of model train sets. Toy technolog... View full abstract»

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  • A greener dragon

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):44 - 46
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    There was a good deal of finger-pointing after the COP15 meeting in Copenhagen a year ago broke up without a binding agreement on legislation to replace the Kyoto Protocol. The emerging nations of Brazil. Russia. India and. more importantly, China, were blamed for thwarting the drive to curb climate change. View full abstract»

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  • Wind powers ahead

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):47 - 49
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    Even climate change sceptics who bemoan the investment in renewable technologies cannot argue that it has been a good year for wind energy, particularly in the UK. With the commissioning of the Thanet offshore wind farm in September, the installed capacity of wind power topped the 5GW mark in the UK, this just a year after hitting 4GW. The completion of the 180MW Robin Rigg and 173MW Gunfleet Sand... View full abstract»

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  • The new IT crowd

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):50 - 52
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    As the economy picks up, organisations will be looking to recruit new IT personnel but not necessarily for the same jobs left empty. The article presents an exclusive inside guide to some of the expected IT arrivistes namely - chief buzzword officer, data integrity officer, biometrics security specialist, chief information lobbying officer, work-hack prevention officer, director of ethical hacking... View full abstract»

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  • The exascale challenge

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):53 - 55
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    Stanford University, and chief scientist at graphics chipmaker NVIDIA, a company viewed by some as occupying a leadership position in resolving some key issues that exascale computing presents. SGI, manufacturer of mainframes, supercomputers, and high-powered workstations has begun experimenting with low-power processors in supercomputers. It is using the Atom processors Intel developed for handhe... View full abstract»

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  • We're alright jack

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):56 - 59
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    GO BACK 25 years, and every factory had an industrial engineering department busy carrying out time and motion studies together with all those other techniques that were supposed to make manufacturing so much more productive: method study, group technology, activity sampling and ergonomic analysis. View full abstract»

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