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Issue 3 • Date April 2011

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Editor's Letter

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 4
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  • World View

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 6
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  • News

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 8
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  • The Graphic

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 10
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  • GPS users should have back-up plans, academy warns

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):11 - 12
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    The UK is becoming dangerously over-reliant on the GPS satellite navigation system, the Royal Academy of engineering has warned in a new report, and services that depend on it should have contingency plans for outages of varying lengths. View full abstract»

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  • GM beats the bailout blues at home and abroad

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 13
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    AFTER SEVERAL years in the doldrums, General Motors could prepare for the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March with a spring in its step, having unveiled its first annual profit since 2004. View full abstract»

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  • Number news

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 14
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  • News briefing

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  • Rolls-Royce invites customers to try electric motoring

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 17
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    ROLLS-ROyCE Motor Cars has unveiled an experimental luxury electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show. It plans to take the car around the world this year to assess reaction from existing owners and other stakeholders. View full abstract»

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  • Thailand to build high-speed rail line

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 18
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    Thailand??s first high-speed railway project is set to go ahead with Chinese backing at a cost of 150 billion Thai baht (??3bn). View full abstract»

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  • All change at MWC as a new era dawns for mobile industry

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):20 - 21
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    Did February¿¿s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona mark a changing of the guard for the vast mobile communications industry? It certainly felt like it. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Comment "if you ask me..."

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 24
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    THERE HAS been a lot of sadness surrounding the retirement of the Harrier jets and the aircraft carrier, Ark Royal following the government¿¿s defence review. But there is another way to look at this. Since the end of the Cold War, Britain has been safer from conventional military attack than at virtually any other time in its history. So much so that now even a Conservative-led government ¿¿ whic... View full abstract»

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  • For [Debate Airport Expansion]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):26 - 27
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    IF ONE BUILDS 500 miles of high-speed rail track, you commit to 500 miles of continuous noise, irrevocably despoiled countryside and everincreasing maintenance costs. Three miles of runway comes with almost five miles of reducing noise ?? but that is the extent of your investment, and the world is your oyster. View full abstract»

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  • The bigger picture

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • Paving the way to space

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):30 - 33
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    WE LIVE IN an age when the ability to conduct successful and repeated flights into orbit around the Earth is largely taken for granted. The International Space Station has been occupied continuously for more than a decade, and the Russian Soyuz rocket, which launches satellites and ferries astronauts to the station, has made more than 1,760 flights View full abstract»

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  • Life and death of Yuri Gagarin

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):34 - 37
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    Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin was born on 9 March 1934 in the village of Klushino, 160km west of Moscow. His father, Alexei Ivanovich, and his mother, Anna Timofeyevna, worked on a collective farm ¿¿ he as a storesman, she with the dairy herd. Yuri¿¿s brother Valentin was ten years older, and his sister Zoya, seven years his senior. A younger brother, Boris, was born in 1936. Despite hardships, the fam... View full abstract»

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  • One2ten

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):38 - 39
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  • Have spacesuit will travel

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):40 - 43
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    We¿¿ve all been on training courses, possibly to update our management skills, perhaps to study the finer points of a new software system. Some people are trained to work in unusual or hazardous environments ¿¿ as pilots, divers or reactor engineers. View full abstract»

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  • Manufacturing for space

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):44 - 47
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    Large-scaLe, high-tech manufacturing projects are often newsworthy and leave a visible legacy. However, the International space station (Iss) will never be seen by more than a few hundred lucky spacefarers because of its location, some 400km above our heads. View full abstract»

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  • Rovers return

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):48 - 50
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    LESS THAN a decade after Yuri Gagarin began the human spaceflight era, the Soviet Union declared a limit on how far into space humans should go. Reacting to the US Apollo triumph, Soviet leaders indicated that sending people to the Moon was far too risky and expensive for them to compete against the Americans. View full abstract»

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  • Power at the bottom of the sea

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):51 - 53
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    THE OIL AND GAS sector is continuing to stretch the boundaries of economics to extract every last drop of the precious resource from the seabed. The conundrum is that, even with higher oil prices, the cost of extracting the oil is increasing as the remaining resources move into more remote and inhospitable areas. View full abstract»

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  • Photo essay

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):54 - 55
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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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