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Issue 10 • Date November 2011

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): c1
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  • Page plan

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  • Editor's letter

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 5
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    In this special ideas issue we look at the future of innovation. It is, as I write, just over a week since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died, and the black and white image of him in his trademark black turtleneck jumper stroking his grey beard is still the Apple homepage. It's firmly on its way to becoming as familiar a portrait as Shepherd Fairey??s posterised image of Barack Obama. All it needs i... 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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  • News briefing

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  • Qinetiq looks to us to offset domestic defence gloom [Taking Stock]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 18
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    With the global financial meltdown showing little sign of easing and, if anything, heading towards a second dip recession, governments around the world are looking for ways to ease their financial burdens. Where sectors such as education and health have been ring-fenced against cuts, the brunt of fiscal pruning has fallen on defence budgets, leaving companies in the defence industry extremely vuln... View full abstract»

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  • News briefing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):19 - 21
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  • Your letters

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

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 26
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    The UK's coalition government was formed in May 2010 on the basis of a common policy platform thrashed out over several politically charged days. That platform, the coalition programme, contains significant commitments to a low-carbon transition. These lie at the heart of the government??s promise to be the `greenest ever?? and should increase the UK??s economic resilience by decreasing our depend... View full abstract»

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  • For and against

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • Profile - Steve Jobs

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):30 - 31
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    Looking back at Steve Job's career from the perspective of today, it is tempting to think of him as the technology guru with the Midas touch. It is easy to overlook the missteps and misjudgments. But without them, it is hard to believe that the man's premature final decade would have seen his original company clamber back from the edge of disaster to move well into the top 10 per cent of the Fortu... View full abstract»

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  • Google world

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):33 - 39
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    The world of Google seems such a fertile place, bursting with creativity in its ever-expanding population of Web tools and services. But this simple, colourful, unassuming hemisphere is backed with a murkier side, crawling with troubled, critical users and vexed regulators, legislators and watchdogs. On closer inspection, and for all its brand perfection, Google's corporate remit is difficult to d... View full abstract»

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  • The inventor's toolbox

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):40 - 41
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  • Profile - Nathan Myhrvold

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):42 - 45
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  • The birth of a robot race

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):46 - 48
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    Easter 2011: A set of videos posted on YouTube by Danish scholar, Professor Henrik Scharfe, attracts an audience of more than 4.3 million viewers. The subject of these viral videos was not celebrity nor politician related, instead they showcased the capabilities of a human android, Geminoid DK, built in Scharfe's likeness. View full abstract»

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  • One2ten

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):50 - 51
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    Who knew inventing was such a dangerous occupation? Erika Burrows discovers ten inventors whose big ideas led to their downfall. View full abstract»

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  • The Korean techno-town

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):52 - 55
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    Korea is well known as a divided nation that has experienced an uneasy truce since the end of the Korean war in 1953. Tension between north and south Korea was heightened in March 2010 by the sinking of the south Korean warship Cheonan, killing 46 sailors. south Korea and the international community blamed the north for the sinking, but Pyongyang has denied the accusations. Then, in november, the ... View full abstract»

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  • Smartphones pay the price

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):56 - 59
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    AdvAnces in mobile technology are redefining commerce by turning smartphones into mobile wallets. The newest development in mobile commerce is contactless payment, which enables customers to pay for lower value goods with a simple wave or tap of their smartphone over a contactless reader rather than swiping a credit card. View full abstract»

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  • Don't wait for the blackout

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):60 - 62
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    The tsunami that devastated Japan's eastern coast may have faded from the headlines, but the impact continues. Damage to several of its nuclear power plants means that simply keeping the lights on has become a daily task for the operators. View full abstract»

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  • High-rise hopes

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):64 - 66
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    When a young Patric Blanc hung plants from his bedroom wall and dangled their roots into his fish tank, he probably didn??t realise the impact his 'vertical gardens' would have on the world. Fifty years on, the Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique botanist and Laureate of the French academy of Sciences, has just unveiled his 156th creation, a ??370,000 indoor garden climbing up the wall of... View full abstract»

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  • Islands with potential

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):67 - 69
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    Architects at Copenhagen based Gottlieb Paludan have long known how to design power stations. For decades the architecture firm has created coal-fired power plants, gas-fired stations and combined heat and power plants.A few years ago though, they wanted to diversify. View full abstract»

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  • A touch of class

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):70 - 73
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    Submarine contruction is in the waters at Barrow-in-Furness, location of the BAE Systems site that launched the Holland One 110 years ago. But the new Astute class of submarines being built for the Royal Navy has challenged that century-long manufacturing proficiency to the full. View full abstract»

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  • Interview - Heinz Wolff

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):74 - 77
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    Walking into Heinz Wolff's office in Brunel University, I can see that there??s an engineering crisis of sorts. "I??m fashioning a new set of spectacles," the 83-year-old professor informs me with a twinkle in his eye. In fact, he??s recycling components from two broken pairs to produce one functioning unit. 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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