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Issue 9 • Date October 2011

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  • Engineering & Technology - cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Editor's letter

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 4
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    "One of our spacecraft is missing," the Russians admitted last month. There was no Cold War-like fear of covert superpower sabotage as there might have been in the days of the space race, but this mysterious disappearance alarmed a nervous aerospace industry. 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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  • Scanners' moon gravity study [The Graphic]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 10
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  • News briefing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):12 - 16
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  • Taking stock

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 18
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    Summary form only given. British Petroleum Company's (or BP) investors were given their first detailed look at plans tor its post-Gulf of Mexico future as the UK oil and gas giant attempted in move on from the worst year in its history. It will take BP's years to draw a definitive line under the Deepwater Horizon spill. But after a 2010 of unremitting bad news, its shareholders needed to bear thai... View full abstract»

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  • Life after Steve Jobs: however will apple manage without him? [News Analysis]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):20 - 21
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    In the wake of Steve Jobs??s decision to step down as CeO of apple, the question aimed at the executive team has been: ??how will you keep on making such fine products??? It will be a big challenge ?? the company is already on one of the longest winning streaks in consumer electronics history, dating back to Jobs??s return in 1996. View full abstract»

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  • What's online

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Your letters

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Comment "if you ask me..."

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 26
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    Futurologists queue up to give predictions about how innovation will change our lives in the years to come. But a more practical issue for businesses is how approaches and tools for the management of innovation will evolve over the next 10 years. View full abstract»

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  • For and against

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):28 - 29
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    In Mike Leigh's film `Naked??, Johnny is a near-sociopathic loser who doesn??t interact with people so much as harangue them with bizarre theories on everything from barcodes to the meaninglessness of time. In hiding from a crime committed in Manchester, he tours London looking for lost souls to whom he can feel superior. View full abstract»

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  • The bigger picture

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):30 - 31
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  • Gateways to the stars

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):32 - 35
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    It's an extraordinary building. Reminiscent of a prehistoric trilobite or a stingray, and winner of an international architectural competition in 2007, the structure taking shape in the high desert of New Mexico marks the site of the world??s first purpose-built private commercial spaceport. View full abstract»

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  • One small steppe

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):36 - 38
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    As A bright red sun bulges above the clear horizon of the desiccated Kazakh steppe some 200km east of the shrunken Aral sea, it is time to board an air-conditioned bus for the hour-long, bone-shattering ride to the launch pad. View full abstract»

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  • Goodbye speed camera, hello big brother?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):40 - 42
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    In July 2008, Swindon became the first UK town to switch off its speed cameras. Batting off accusations of recklessness, town councillor Peter Greenhalgh declared these fixed-point speeding traps to be a `blatant tax on motorists?? and asserted the revenue raised from speeding fines should be spent on more effective safety measures. View full abstract»

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  • Photo essay

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):44 - 45
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    When prime minister David Cameron visited the BmW mini factory in Oxford in late August to celebrate its two-millionth mini in ten-years of production, he did more than celebrate the rebirth of a brand. he paid tribute to a great British icon of 50 years. View full abstract»

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  • Interview

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):46 - 49
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    The European Institute for Industrial Leadership is breathing new life into management learning, says it executive director, Steve Price. The EIIL is specifically about helping its members in the engineering and technology sector to attract and recruit talented young technologists and to assist them in their journey to reaching senior leadership positions. The aim is to help European industry reta... View full abstract»

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  • Data centres: the next big challenges

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):50 - 53
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    Discusses the questions: How many data centres does government currently own itself ? How many data centres are actually owned by system integrators and service providers to government? View full abstract»

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  • One2ten

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):54 - 55
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  • Blueprint for blackouts?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):56 - 60
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    Electricity plays a part in almost every aspect of modern life and is vital to our economic and social wellbeing. Since privatisation in the 1980s the UK has relied on a competitive market system with independent regulation to deliver reliable electricity. However, the UK energy infrastructure is facing unprecedented challenges over the coming decades. It will lose 20GW of generation as old and hi... View full abstract»

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  • Life begins at forty

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):62 - 65
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    As UK-based independent nuclear engineering consultant and former Brunel university academic, John Large puts it: ??What [the AP article] has indicated is that the inspection regime is failing to keep abreast of the degradation that is going on. The regime is determined by the state and condition of a plant, but in some cases, components start to degrade at a rate that wasn??t expected, so problem... View full abstract»

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  • Vertical city

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):66 - 68
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    AT 310 metres, it??s London??s tallest building and Europe??s, too. In skyscraperrich New York and Hong Kong, it is a struggle for recognition but here its solitary, luminous presence dominates the skyline. Ten years ago property developer Irvine Sellar took the idea to architect Renzo Piano, best known for co-designing the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Piano wanted to create ??a shard of glass, a spi... View full abstract»

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  • Reaping the reward of green conviction

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):69 - 71
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    For the past two decades companies across all industrial sectors have been striving to improve their eco-friendly credentials as they jostle for the hearts and minds of the ever more environmentally aware consumer. For some it has been a simple `greenwash??, business as usual behind a wall of appeasing words and heartening environmentally friendly images. 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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