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Engineering & Technology

Issue 6 • Date July 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): i
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    The only problem with nuclear power, advocates say, is that it has the word `nuclear?? in it. They worry that the emotive power of that one word, just like the word `radiation??, is all it takes to provoke Joe Public into a kneejerk `I??m agin?? it?? stance. But as you can see on p48, the German version of the famous smiley sun campaign badge substitutes the question `nuclear power??? for the much... View full abstract»

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  • World News

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • Kinect developers win top UK engineering award [News]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 8
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    A team of engineers from microsoft Research in Cambridge has won the 2011 macRobert Award for their work on human motion-capture in the Xbox Kinect. View full abstract»

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  • The graphic [News]

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  • Taking Stock

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 12
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    In the recent return Tata Motors revealed that annual sales of the luxury cars were nearly 244,000 globally and that more than 80 per cent of its bumper ??1.25bn annual profits came from the JLR unit. View full abstract»

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  • News Briefing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • Number News

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 18
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  • News Briefing

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  • Analysis

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

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • Comment

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 28
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    THE QUESTION of whether we should exploit shale gas in the UK can be approached from a range of different perspectives. Is increased gas availability good or bad news for tackling climate change? What are the local environmental impacts? Could shale gas improve UK energy security? View full abstract»

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  • For & Against

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    'Rights' is quite a broad issue. Different animals have different rights. Animals bred for meat have rights. The rats that are looked after in certain university laboratories have rights. We??re looking at rights for machines in a broad context. View full abstract»

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  • The Bigger Picture

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 32
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  • The Data Debate

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):34 - 35
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    Few things have kept data protection regulators worldwide on their toes more in recent years than the advances we??ve seen in technology and the Internet. From the rise of social networking to cloud computing, the way we manage personal information has undergone a transformation in the last decade. We now routinely put information about ourselves and our friends online for others to view; we allow... View full abstract»

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  • Technology versus privacy?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):36 - 37
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    "You have zero privacy; GET OVER IT." So said Scott McNeally, chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems back in 1999. For the greater part of last century we have been worried that expansion of technology will mean by default the extinction of privacy. View full abstract»

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  • Who, What, Why, Where - and When

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):38 - 40
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    The problem of offsetting data security against accessibility has proved a ubiquitous problem of the last decade. As the range of software that users have to work with has broadened and security??s remit has become enlarged, IT administrators have struggled to keep control of system and application access without complicating the login process. Identity access management (IAM) software has emerged... View full abstract»

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  • Economy of the brain

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):41 - 43
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    The credit crunch in 2008 was blamed on bankers?? bonuses, dodgy mortgage derivatives and algorithmic trading, but evidence is stacking up to suggest that at least part of the answer may lie in incorrect assumptions about how people behave. View full abstract»

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  • Photo Essay

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):44 - 45
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  • Nuclear Power? Nein Danke

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):46 - 49
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    It was a move lauded by the political left and supporters of renewable energy, and derided by nuclear advocates. When German chancellor Angela Merkel, in a bout of political pragmatism, announced that all nuclear power plants in Germany would be turned off by 2022 it launchd the world??s fourth-largest economy towards an uncertain energy future. View full abstract»

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  • Moving Stories

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):50 - 54
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    Audiences have become used to computer animation used across a variety of media, from big-screen movies to small-screen documentaries. The vogue has brought into being an industry of digital animation specialists aiming to meet a booming requirement as clients from museums to property planners seek the kind of eyecatching visuals that such systems can create. View full abstract»

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  • Can you tell what it is?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 55
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  • Carry on regardless

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):56 - 57
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    One feature of a disruptive technology is that it should work its magic in ways even its creators did not intend. So much could be said about the increasing use of android, the Google-backed open source operating system (OS), in embedded systems. View full abstract»

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  • Island gains space to grow

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):58 - 59
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    For a while back there, economists?? advice to government ministers of the UK??s need to concentrate on a service-based economy seemed like a sound one. The economy grew quickly on the back of complex bond issues and an increasingly dominant financial services sector. who needs to make things any more? 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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