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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 4 • Date Aug. 1993

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  • Science, engineering, management and competitiveness

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):149 - 152
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    The central theme of the recent Government White Paper 'Realising our potential' is that national prosperity requires better alignment of government-funded science and engineering research in the universities with the needs of industry. The author argues that it would be more immediately rewarding to align the university education of engineers with the product design needs of industry rather than ... View full abstract»

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  • Electric lamps, past and present

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):161 - 170
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    The article traces the story of the electric lamp, which began when, in 1810, Davy demonstrated the now legendary 'bright carbon arc' that led, in 1850, to the production of practical arc lamps. Because of the 'powerful' intensity of the arc lamp, there was a demand for 'the subdivision of light' and this culminated, in 1879, in the invention of the incandescent filament lamp. Gaseous and vapour d... View full abstract»

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  • The destruction of waste and toxic materials using electric discharges

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):171 - 176
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    Arc discharges can be used as a source of high temperature and energy density in the destruction of waste and toxic materials. Glow or corona discharges can also be used for this purpose and provide alternative chemical routes, greater conversion efficiencies and selective chemical transitions. This article outlines some of these processes, which were discussed at an IEE Colloquium in November 199... View full abstract»

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  • Some functions and properties of information

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):177 - 186
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    It can be observed that the essential function of information in nature is to control and thereby operate the organisation of life. Such organisation is recursively defined so that it refers to the operations of life at every scale, microscopic organisms, vital organs, animals, social groups of animals including commercial firms, interdependent species, and the entire biosphere. It follows that th... View full abstract»

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  • NAMAS and European co-operation

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):187 - 191
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    The standards set by the National Measurement Accreditation Service (NAMAS) and its laboratories are followed worldwide. The use of NAMAS experience to develop other countries' accreditation systems is extensive and shows no sign of abating. The article gives a background to NAMAS, its role in the National Measurement System (NMS) and its approach to the accreditation of calibration and testing la... View full abstract»

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  • French-speaking technological unit at the Technical University of Budapest

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):153 - 160
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    At the instigation of the Technical University of Budapest (TUB) and the French Embassy in Hungary, a French-speaking technological unit (Filiere Francophone) has been established at the TUB with the help of the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Rennes and the collaboration of ten higher education institutions in France and three in Belgium. The project has been financially supporte... View full abstract»

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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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