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Issue 1 • Date February 2011

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

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  • Table of Contents

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  • Editor's Letter

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    EVERY NEW year around three quarters of the adults in Britain make a resolution to change something in their lives. And every January most of those resolutions will be broken. In this issue we see how technology could help with two of the hardest. View full abstract»

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  • World News

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 6 - 7
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  • Low-drag lorry package could pay back in a year

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    Aerodynamics experts at UK research organisation MIRA are looking for partners to road-test a package of enhancements for lorry trailers which they claim would be relatively simple to fit, yet which could reduce a vehicle??s total drag by as much as 30 per cent. View full abstract»

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  • The graphic [News briefing]

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  • News

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  • Taking stock [News Finance]

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  • Number news [News Statistics]

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  • Europe slams Swedish prisons [News International]

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  • Special report [News Briefing]

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  • Snowbound britain highlights need for resilience [News in Depth]

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    IT'S A FREEZING afternoon in December. At London??s St Pancras station two officiallooking types are examining the doors of a train destined for Luton Airport. The train is packed with passengers desperate to catch a flight before Christmas. Heathrow and Gatwick are snow-bound and Luton offers an alternative escape route. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters [Opinion Feedback]

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  • Comment [Opinion First Person]

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  • For and against

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 24 - 25
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    'DRAGONS' DEN' is the 'X-Factor' of business. The test is the pithy elevator pitch; the prize is the capital to turn a concept into reality. This deceptively simple format has made household names of the Dragons and sold in territories around the world. View full abstract»

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  • The bigger picture

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  • Warning cigarettes may be about to become fashionable again

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 38 - 31
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    E-cigarettes are simple to understand. A plastic tube houses a heating element, battery, control electronics and a cartridge of liquid containing nicotine. When the user inhales at one end, a dose of liquid is vaporised and the user (or 'vaper' as many have come to be known) receives a nicotine hit. View full abstract»

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  • Whiffing and whaffing

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 32 - 34
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    Eating seems so outdated when particle engineering means you can breathe your nutrition instead. A new innovations from Breathable Food company provides consumers a completely new tasting experience by allowing them to breathe in chocolate or coffee through their mouths from a lipstickstyle tube inhaler. Not only is the company selling chocolate and coffee inhalers, but vitamins too that "skip the... View full abstract»

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  • Antiques of the future

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 36 - 37
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    They always said it: computers are the antiques of the future. The sale of Steve Wozniak's Apple 1 means the future really is here, and computing finally has a past. View full abstract»

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  • Public eyes get smart

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 38 - 41
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    The paper discussed the innovation of the latest generation CCTV camera that bringing technological advances across some of the world's most surveilled cities for security surveillance is concerned. View full abstract»

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  • Full speed ahead

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 42 - 44
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    Dynamic positioning (DP) systems are used extensively in the offshore industry and have allowed operators to drill ocean wells at depths of over 3,000m. Holding a vessel in position demands the highest level of seamanship, particularly in hostile waters. So the design of automatic positioning systems has taxed the ingenuity of the control industry. To work effectively they have to take account of ... View full abstract»

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  • Towing sensors

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 44
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    Many of the largest oil fields discovered over the past few years lie under thick layers of salt, deep beneath the seabed. Surveying these geographic formations has presented an intractable problem because of the way that salt distorts acoustic signals. Industry has overcome this problem by distributing the seismic sensors over a wide area and making several passes over the same target area. But t... View full abstract»

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  • Piloting passenger liners

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 45
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    Southampton's Ocean Terminal was famous during the 1930s as the embarkation point for luxurious Blue Riband transatlantic liners such as the RMS Queen Mary, which was regarded as the Concorde of her day. This iconic ship was propelled by steam turbines capable of producing 150,000 shaft horsepower, delivered by shafts to four massive propellers. The Ocean Terminal has more recently played host to ... View full abstract»

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  • Interview

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 46
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    "IF YOU WANT to get anything done here you've got to stop thinking like an American CEO," says Greg Carr, looking out over a small car park where field scientists, engineers and biologists are packing up their Land Rovers in the early morning African sun. View full abstract»

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  • Networks turn to self-help

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 50 - 51
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    The rapid evolution of network technology means operators need to be smarter about how they manage their networks if they are to streamline their processes, cut their operating costs and increase their return on investment. Fixing 3G networks is time-consuming and costly, due to the manual and fragmented processes that many operators use. The introduction of LTE (long-term evolution), often as an ... View full abstract»

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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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