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Engineering & Technology

Issue 7 • Date August 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): c3
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    Holidays have always been subject to fad and fashion. From the grand tours of classical Europe in the 18th century and the beach resorts of the Victorian age to the Viva Espa??a package holidays of the 1970s or the independent `travellers?? of recent decades, where you choose to go on holiday can say as much about your lifestyle as your choice of clothes, car or kitchen. View full abstract»

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  • World News

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):6 - 7
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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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    The bridge is 42.5km in length, and links the port city of Qingdao with its Huangdao suburb and Hongdao Island, on the other side of the bay. Its construction employed at least 10,000 people, and used 450,000 tons of steel and 2.3 million cubic metres of concrete. The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge was designed by the state-owned Shandong Gaosu Group. It opened on the same day as the Qing-Huang Tunnel to its... View full abstract»

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  • Special Report

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):12 - 13
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    A wet start to this year??s Paris Air Show was good news for parched Parisian gardens, but it was the greening of the aerospace industry that interested exhibitors and visitors alike at Le Bourget??s famous `Salon??. View full abstract»

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  • News briefing

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  • Number news

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 16
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    Scientists at the University of Manchester are using chips based on ARM processor technology to understand and model human brain functions. There are 100 billion neurons with 1,000 million connections in the human brain; the neurons emit spikes that are relayed as tiny electrical signals. View full abstract»

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  • News briefing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):17 - 21
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    An industry group comprising some of the UK??s highest-profile IT and media companies has formed to conduct trials on the use of so-called `White Space?? frequencies ?? unused spectrum between digital TV channels operating between 470MHz and 790MHz ?? to enhanced existing wireless broadband services, such as Wi-Fi. View full abstract»

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  • News analysis

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):22 - 23
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    The death of the domestic manufacturing sector has been greatly exaggerated in the UK, much as it has across the atlantic in the US. Commentators would have us believe that industrial production is in terminal decline, but the facts don??t bear that out. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters

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

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 26
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    This real carbon saving benefit leads to the conclusion that the higher cost of electricity from wind (compared to existing thermal generators such as coal or gas) will offset future fossil fuel rises. The Department of Energy and Climate Change 2010 statement on the future cost of green policies forecasts that by 2020, the net cost to the consumer of green energy measures on an annual energy bill... View full abstract»

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  • For and against [Debate: entrepreneur engineers]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):28 - 29
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    Discusses the question: Are engineers are well suited to becoming successful entrepreneurs? Keith Goffin presents the case 'for' the proposition while Steve Carter presents the case "against." View full abstract»

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  • The biggest picture

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):30 - 31
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  • The age of ECO

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):32 - 35
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    Once we went on holiday to become brown. Now we go to be green. Increasingly, tour companies are claiming not only to offer us a good time, but to make us good people. From a weekend away in a two-room bed and breakfast to a fortnight at a sprawling international resort, holiday websites list ways in which they??ll guarantee our trips are sustainable and low-impact. But what counts as a `green?? h... View full abstract»

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  • Hotels of the future

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):36 - 38
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    You already know what the hotel of the future looks like. It??s a pristine zero-g toroid hovering in orbit. It??s an undersea complex with glass walls facing azure depths. It??s a high-tech pod nestling in the Serengeti or a glamorous boutique B&B run by robots. View full abstract»

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  • How much technology would it take to guarantee a spot of sunshine?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 39
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    The finest minds have conspired to turn your holidays into the most controlled, comfortable and efficient experience possible. Step outside the hotel lobby, though, and you??re nature??s plaything. View full abstract»

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  • Brando's ECO island

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):40 - 42
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    Tetiaroa is a French Polynesian atoll and was the sanctuary of Marlon Brando, who fell in love with the place after filming `Mutiny on the Bounty?? there. It comprises 13 small South Pacific islets surrounding a turquoise lagoon and is situated just 20 minutes by air, or two hours by catamaran, from Tahiti. View full abstract»

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  • Flying start for biofuels

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):43 - 45
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    Air travel is something that modern travellers have taken for granted, but in the age of global warming it is coming under increasing pressure to clean up its act. the industry has been vehement in its defence of its environmental credentials, but despite that assertion it is investing heavily in new technologies that will continue to reduce its carbon emissions. View full abstract»

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  • Photo essay

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):46 - 47
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  • Q&A

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):48 - 50
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    Despite dozens of honorary doctorates and two professorships from the world??s leading scholarly bodies, Lech Walesa does not carry an engineering diploma. The world??s most famous electrician (one of the many clich??s routinely applied to the founder of Solidarity Trade Union and the ex-President of Poland) was educated at a technical school in the town of Lipno and never made it to the universit... View full abstract»

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  • Lessons from the school of hardware knocks

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):51 - 55
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    The thing that all chip designers fear is the $50m paperweight. everything looks good before the design heads off to the fab plant. But they have forgotten to test something important and the chip, when it comes back, barely flickers when the first volts are applied. not only have the designers blown millions of dollars on the mask used to define the features that form the circuits, they have almo... View full abstract»

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  • One2ten

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):56 - 57
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  • Terrorism's 'invisible' propaganda networks

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):58 - 61
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    While the actions of al-Qaeda are widely covered by mainstream media the world over, there is one aspect of its operations that goes largely unreported ?? the digital aspect. This is despite the fact that investigations are uncovering the existence of a digital technology branch of al-Qaeda that exists to research and develop advanced methods of using the latest technology to propagate the organis... 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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Editor-in-Chief
Dickon Ross
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