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Issue 1 • Date February 2012

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

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  • Page plan

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  • Editor's letter

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  • World news

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  • News

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  • The graphic

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  • Air defence radar orders clear the way for wind development

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 11
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    Serco Group has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence to deploy innovative radar technology at two sites in north-east England to prevent wind farms interfering with the UK's air defences. View full abstract»

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  • Number news

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  • News

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  • Taking stock

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 16
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    Automotive manufacturing in Western Europe has been under pressure from low-cost economies for many years, and there is little sign that this shift in the centre of production is about to change. View full abstract»

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  • News briefing

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  • Your letters

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Debate Apple after Jobs

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  • The bigger picture

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  • Closing in on 2020

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):28 - 31
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    The UK continues to pursue its 2020 target for the use of renewable energy, but how is it faring, and indeed is a legally binding framework the most cost-effective strategy? View full abstract»

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  • New age nuclear

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):32 - 33
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    Since the UK opened its first commercial nuclear power plant at Calder Hall in 1956, nuclear energy has been the cornerstone of the baseload electricity generation. At its peak in 1997 over a quarter of the UK???s electricity came from nuclear power, but since that zenith its contribution has declined to today when it delivers just under a sixth of our requirements. There are currently 19 nuclear ... View full abstract»

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  • Olympics watch

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):34 - 35
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    Surrounded by a retina-filling panorama taking in a loop of the Thames and Canary Wharf, Greenwich Park is a spectacular site for the Olympics. This is where the equestrian, modern pentathlon and Paralympics dressage events will take place. Greenwich was a surprise choice, ahead of locations more often associated with equestrianism such as Badminton or Windsor, but at an estimated cost of ??42m it... View full abstract»

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  • Data law revamp may mean fines

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):36 - 37
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    2011 was not a vintage year for data security, and IT professionals will want to forget its many high-profile data breach incidents. So is 2012 set to improve on that record? Reports suggest that a draft update of European Union privacy legislation is seeking to renew focus on some key issues surrounding data security and information assurance. View full abstract»

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  • Two years to kick-off

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 40
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    If there Is one football tournament that is destined to be something special, it's the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. ever since the competition was first staged in Uruguay in 1930, only eight countries have managed to win it. Brazil is not only the most successful with five titles, but also the nation that springs to mind when fans think about 'the beautiful game'. View full abstract»

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  • The A to Z of fakes

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):41 - 60
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    In july last year, five men were incinerated in an instant, after the Lincolnshire warehouse where they worked exploded. Chemicals found inside the burnt out unit at Broadfield Lane Industrial Estate in Boston indicated alcohol was being produced illegally. Several months earlier, Trading Standards, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and police seized cigarettes and drink, including counterfeit vodka, ... View full abstract»

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  • The inhventors' inbox

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):58 - 59
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  • Fake it to make it

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):60 - 62
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    Dr Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, a musician, a diplomat and more besides. He was also a copyright pirate who reprinted the works of nonamerican 18th Century authors without paying them a penny. When he started his business, almost all of the books printed on US soil were Bibles and basic text books. The rest were shipped expensively from Britain. many of the london booksellers did not want to... View full abstract»

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  • Slow down, stay cool...

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):63 - 67
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    Ask About the best way for power-hungry microprocessors to save energy, and one probably wouldn??t expect to hear the answer: "use more energy". That, however, is happening to the mobile phones, tablets and computers now being designed: every spare square millimetre of space is being filled up with computer processors. View full abstract»

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  • Photo essay

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):68 - 69
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  • Interview

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):70 - 73
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    Terry Morgan and I are sitting in his office high up in the Citibank building in London??s financial district, Canary Wharf. Behind him, there??s a stunning view over the River Thames that takes in the Millennium Dome on the Greenwich peninsula and, way in the misty distance, the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at Dartford. Over the next hour he tells me that the Wharf owes its expansion to the engineer... 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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