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Issue 4 • Date May 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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    LAST MONTH??s earthquake in Japan was first and foremost a human tragedy on an unimagineable scale: many thousands of lives lost, many more bereaved of close relatives and thousands more still made homeless and dispossesed. The effects of such a vast event will be felt by individuals every day for months and years to come in Japan and far beyond. View full abstract»

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  • World news

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 6
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  • TI's national semiconductor takeover may trigger wider industry shake-up [News]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 8
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    British joBs look safe following texas instruments?? (ti) agreed bid of $6.5bn (4.0bn) for analogue chip specialist National semiconductor. however, the move could trigger a wave of consolidation and upheaval elsewhere in the analogue market. View full abstract»

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  • The graphic life of radioactive material [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 10
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  • Disaster information systems [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 12
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  • Taking stock [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 13
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  • Number news

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

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  • Special report [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 16
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  • News

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  • Analysis

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • The bigger picture

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • For & against

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):28 - 29
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    At it's root, David Cameron??s vision of the Big Society is about two things. As well as empowering communities to take more of the decisions and run more of the activities that affect their lives, it encourages individuals to accept the responsibilities that this new power brings. This is a vision that the professional engineering community should welcome and should play their part in making a re... View full abstract»

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  • Comment

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 31
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    Explaining the importance of the UK Bribery Act when official Government Guidance to the new legislation was published recently, Business Secretary Vince Cable said: ??Bribery has no place in British business, at home or abroad. This new robust law reflects the UK??s leading role in the fight against bribery, updates regulation dating back to 1906 and paves the way for competitive but fair practic... View full abstract»

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  • Fukushima facts

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 32
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  • Fukushima: the facts

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):32 - 36
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    Just as nations worldwide had accepted nuclear power was key to tackling climate change, nuclear disaster struck. What went wrong at the Fukushima Daiichi plant? The crisis was principally a result of flooding. When the earthquake hit, the three nuclear reactors operating at the plant did exactly as they were designed to do: they shut down. With off-site power wiped out, emergency diesel-generator... View full abstract»

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  • Fukushima facts

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 37
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  • What now for nuclear?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):39 - 43
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    The public perception of nuclear energy has taken a battering in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident. It had been a painfully sluggish process, but since the nightmare scenario of a complete meltdown of a nuclear plant 25 years ago at Chernobyl, the public had, inch by inch, been creeping towards a grudging acceptance of a nuclear future. View full abstract»

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  • What can you do?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):44 - 46
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    Some of the world's most extensive sea defences did little to protect Japan's coast from the devastating tsunami so is it time to develop buildings that can withstand the impact when it comes?The Japanese government has invested heavily In seawalls and breakwaters, which stretch along some 40 per cent of the country's 30,000km coastline. The policy reflects a general belief by authorities in tsuna... View full abstract»

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  • Will they ever see it coming?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):47 - 49
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    The earthquake in Japan was one of the biggest on record and came with no warning. Dr Timothy Krantz explains why they are so hard to predict but how studying recent events could help. View full abstract»

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  • The gain and the pain

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):50 - 51
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    Japan's Internet infrastructure withstood quake and tsunami, but was also left working for cyber-criminals to exploit the anguish of survivors desperate for information. View full abstract»

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  • Robots to the rescue?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):52 - 54
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    The use of robots in disaster zones was developed in response to the Hanshin-Awajii Earthquake in Kobe, Japan and the attacks on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in the United States. These events of the mid-1990s encouraged a number of researchers to think about the applications of robots for critical emergency crises. Since that time, search and rescue robots have been used to help t... View full abstract»

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Dickon Ross
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