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Engineering & Technology

Issue 5 • Date June 2011

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C1
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  • Page plan [Table of Contents]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 3
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  • Editor's letter [Opinion Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 4
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  • World news [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • News [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 8
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  • The graphic [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 10
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  • View frowm Washington [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 12
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  • Number news [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 14
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  • Special report [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Taking stock [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 18
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  • Appeal launched to open Lord Nuffield's 'time capsule' home [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):20 - 23
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    The National Trust is raising funds to secure the future of the oxfordshire home of a British engineer who was one of the country's greatest ever philanthropists. View full abstract»

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  • News analysis [News in Depth]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):24 - 25
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    Two flight recorders and other parts from an Air france airliner that crashed en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris have been recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic almost two years after the accident, which led to the loss of 228 passengers and crew. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • Comment [Opinion First Person]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 28
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    SINCE THE beginning of this year, we've seen a large number of mass-scale data losses hitting the headlines in the UK, as major brands including Sony and Epsilon admitted to major data breaches. Incidents of this nature put the identity of customers at risk as hackers are able to access their personal data, sometimes including credit card details, email addresses and passwords. View full abstract»

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  • For and against [Debate For And Against]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):30 - 31
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    As someone arguing for this motion, it might seem strange that I start by saying that I disagree with it, at least when it comes to the understanding of science, engineering and technology among politicians. Given the technological age in which we live, the representation of scientists, engineers and those of a technical inclination in Parliament is startlingly low. In particular, there is much wo... View full abstract»

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  • The bigger picture [Engineering In Pictures]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):32 - 33
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  • Talent wars [Workforce Migration]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):34 - 36
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    THERE IS A GLOBAL war being waged for talent. It pits capital against labour, the developed world against the developing, and south against north. But where is this war being fought? Who are its foot-soldiers? And is it right to call it a war at all? One of the battlefronts is lined with Chinese graduates seeking overseas experience. Another features Indian students on their way to MIT or Indian t... View full abstract»

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  • If you build it, will they come? [Workforce Manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):38 - 42
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    LAST NOVEMBER, UK Prime Minister David Cameron used a trip to London's 'Silicon Roundabout', a cluster of Web and media start-ups centred on the Old Street roundabout at the north eastern corner of London's financial district, to roll out his vision for the UK economy. He said: "We're not just going to back the big businesses of today, we're going to back the big businesses of tomorrow. We are fir... View full abstract»

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  • Bold before their time [History Women In Engineering]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):43 - 46
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    When natalie Portman won an oscar for her performance in 'Black Swan' earlier this year, the New York Times published lesser-known details of her career. it turns out that in high school, before studying neuroscience at harvard, Portman reached the semi-final rounds of the prestigious intel Science talent Search research competition with a method for converting waste into energy. Previous winners ... View full abstract»

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  • Auf wiedersehen set? [Workforce Germany]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):47 - 48
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  • One2ten [Top Ten Closet Engineers]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):50 - 51
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  • Power people in short supply [Workforce Power Engineers]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):52 - 54
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    With the oil and gas industry booming and offshore renewable energy on the rise it is no surprise that British subsea companies are reporting strong growth prospects for the next five years. however, there are clear signals that skills shortages could constrain that growth, curtail inward investment and lead to increased use of migrant workers. View full abstract»

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  • Interview [Interview Andy Cohen]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):56 - 58
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  • Sounding off on noise [Manufacturing Noise]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):59 - 60
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    For many Europeans who live near major airports or under flightpaths, last year's Icelandic ash clouds had a welcome silver lining: a few days of peace and quiet. It was a reminder, if any were needed, of just how noisy modern life has become, due in large part to the work of engineers and scientists. Fortunately, though, engineers and scientists are also working just as hard - if not harder - to ... View full abstract»

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  • Moving ice [Technology Simulation]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):62 - 65
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    It's an Idea that seems both impossibly simple and simply impossible. You tow the enormous ready-packed masses of the world's most precious commodity to the places in the world where it is most desperately needed. But surely it's an impossible mission - towing an iceberg? Well, the idea of harnessing icebergs to produce fresh water is not a new one, and one man now thinks he is ready to put the th... 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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