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Issue 2 • Date March 2012

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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  • Page plan [Table of Contents]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 3
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  • Editor's letter [Opinion Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 4
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    THERE ARE many things that make an occupation a profession, from formal qualifications to its governance. One of the most important factors is the ethical dimension; the idea that in a profession you can expect to encounter ethical and moral questions, and those are an important part of your work. Sometimes this shapes a profession with a compulsory or voluntary code of conduct; at other times it ... View full abstract»

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  • World news [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • The bigger picture [Recycling Waste Collection]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • News [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):10 - 13
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  • The graphic US nuclear power [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 14
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  • Abstractions on jobs won't win votes [View From Washington]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 15
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  • Number news [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 16
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  • Number news [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 17
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  • Taking stock [News Finance]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 18
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    Despite the recent economic challenges, texas-based test and instrument company National instruments has broken the $1bn annual revenue mark for the first time in its 36-year history, recording new highs for its landmark products LabView, pXi and CompactRiO. View full abstract»

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  • News [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):19 - 21
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  • News analysis [Transport ITS]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):22 - 23
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    This year will be a critical one for the next generation of intelligent transportation systems in the US. In August, a major federal government backed trial of connected vehicle technology begins in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its results will inform a decision on what role Washington will play, if any, in seeding infrastructure and other future ITS investments by the National Highway Traffic Safety Admi... View full abstract»

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  • Your letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Comment [Opinion First Person]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 26
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    AT A TIME when UK industry is under significant pressure from economic uncertainty, and as demand for raw materials increases across the globe, the search for ways to become more efficient and find cost savings is ever more urgent. Surviving the current economic storm will require an innovative manufacturing sector. Since the end of the recession, growth in the manufacturing sector has been three ... View full abstract»

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  • For & against [Design Innovation]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • Would you sign up to this? [Engineering Ethics]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):30 - 33
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    Written almost 2,500 years ago, the Hippocratic oath is perhaps the most famous and enduring text in all of Western medicine. it is supposed to have been composed by ancient Greek philosopher, and so-called father of medicine, Hippocrates, and lays out a moral framework for the conduct of doctors and other healthcare professionals. View full abstract»

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  • On-site ethics [Engineering Ethics]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):34 - 37
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    PROFESSIONS LOVE poking fun at one another. There's a mean joke, for instance, which goes: How many social scientists does it take to change a lightbulb? None, because it's not a social scientist's job to change lightbulbs; they're there to figure out why the last one went out. Now, don't let anyone tell you that engineers don't have a sense of humour. View full abstract»

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  • Thrill, not kill [Control Automation]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 40
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    What's the greatest thrill you can give hordes of expectant ticket-holders without compromising their safety? that has been the question at the heart of theme-park design for over 100 years. around a decade ago, press rooms were flooded with calls from theme-park visitors claiming to have experienced traumatic brain injury after riding high-g-force theme-park rides. although the claims were deemed... View full abstract»

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  • Supercomputing to go [Information Technology HPC]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):42 - 45
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    SUPERCOMPUTING has long been regarded as a high-end technology for the big users with big applications and big processing needs. However, suppliers of supercomputers - or high-performance computing (HPC) - are now targeting a much wider audience, using a mixture of cheaper and more powerful hardware, sophisticated new system architectures, and software that allows resources to be shared or even re... View full abstract»

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  • The isle of right [Power Built Environment]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 49
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    THE ISLE OF WIGHT is a small island with a big idea. While major cities around the world contemplate the introduction of sustainable transport schemes, green energy projects, zero-waste initiatives or smart grids, the Isle of Wight is doing it all - and more - in one vast project known as 'EcoIsland'. The idea behind EcoIsland is simple: to create the UK's first sustainable region - one that is se... View full abstract»

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  • Android a secure future at last? [Communications Security]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):50 - 54
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    ANDROID, THE SMARTPHONE and tablet operating system of the moment according to some, celebrated its fourth birthday last November. However, it hit the headlines in a big way throughout the year owing to an apparent tidal wave of malware that infected the apps - the software that loads on to the platform - available on the mobile Internet. View full abstract»

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  • 2012 Messe's Eastern promise [Information Technology Partner]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 55
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  • Interview [Highways Agengy Roads]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):56 - 59
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    IT MAY NOT always be immediately obvious to the impatient driver, anxious to get from A to B, late for a meeting, stuck in a traffic jam, but the roads beneath the wheels of the nation??s cars are good for the economy. According to the Highways Agency's new director of major projects, Peter Adams, we need to deliver improvements to the existing network. To do this, the agency requires substantial ... View full abstract»

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  • Coal still king [Energy Coal]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):60 - 61
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    COAL HAS been used as a fuel for more than 2,300 years, since the time of the ancient Greeks. From those humble beginnings it has grown until today in excess of seven billion tonnes are burnt to generate more than 40 per cent of the world's electricity. Despite its less than glowing environmental credentials the use of coal is set to soar over the next decade, driven by the economic growth of the ... 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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