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Issue 3 • Date April 2012

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  • Engineering & Technology - cover

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):c1 - c2
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  • Table of contents [Page Plan]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 3
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  • Editor's letter

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 4
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    What is it about Titanic? Bigger ships and more lives have been lost in other disasters. Titanic was a 'floating city' in its day but today's ocean liners (p34) make it look like a local ferry. In fact the Costa Concordia was bigger. Yet in the century since Morse operators sent the signal on our cover (p32), the story of what happened that night in April has been retold over and over again, the w... View full abstract»

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  • World News

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • The bigger picture (Costa Concordia)

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Graphic news (Titanic's centenary)

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 10
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    Beginning E&T's coverage of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, how the pride of the White Star Line is now being devoured by bacteria. View full abstract»

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):12 - 17
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    On Electronics; Control; Communications; Safety; View from Washington; Robotics and Avionics View full abstract»

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  • Number news

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 18
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    A massive 1,000 tonnes of steel at the new £550m London Kings Cross rail terminal, and 2,000 UK electric-vehicle charging points dominate this issue's number news. View full abstract»

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  • Number news (continued)

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 19
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    On View from Brussels and Electronics View full abstract»

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  • Taking stock

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 20
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    IT IS THE quality brands that, amid the recession that has swept across the globe over the past few years, continue to buck the trends of financial woe. Following solid annual figures from rival car makers Mercedes and BMW, Audi posted some competitive figures at the start of March to coincide with the annual automotive extravaganza that is the Geneva motor show. View full abstract»

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  • News briefing

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):21 - 22
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    on Automation; Aviation and Energy. View full abstract»

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  • Comment ("if you ask me...)

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 23
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    A FALSIFIED attack on entertainment retailer Game earlier this year highlighted the serious damage a fake hack can do to a business. Reports at the time discussed a hack on the entertainment retailer, suggesting its customer database had been compromised and its customer contact details leaked on PasteBin. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):24 - 25
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    Send your letters to The editor, E&T, Michael Faraday House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2AY, UK, or to engtechletters@theiet.org. We reserve the right to edit letters and to use submissions in any other format. View full abstract»

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  • The Raspberry Pi single-board computer will revolutionise computer science teaching [For & Against]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 26
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    The Raspberry Pi's inventors and manufacturers – or at least their PR people – seem to be claiming that this new singleboard device will revolutionise the way pupils learn about computing, programming and technology at school. View full abstract»

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  • The Raspberry Pi single-board computer won't revolutionise computer science teaching [For & Against]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 27
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    THE FUTURE of science teaching can't come down to a consumer product that's just a bunch of components. The real crisis in Britain isn't software. It's manufacturing. Everybody across government and the opposition recognises that young people have little concept of what goes in to making the toughened glass of their iPod screens, or making the polypropylene cases for their computers. View full abstract»

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  • All aboard the Titanic

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):28 - 31
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    RSS TITANIC will never be raised from her resting place two and a half miles down. She can however be raised virtually for all to explore thanks to a new 3D map. April will see the first release of a 'virtual' Titanic, an enormously detailed interactive 3D map that will allow those of us who cannot afford $60,000 for a submersible dive an experience similar to diving down two and a half miles to t... View full abstract»

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  • Titanic legacy

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):32 - 33
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    THE CENTENARY of Titanic's sinking makes for uncomfortable reflection, and it is difficult to consider the disaster in any context other than the tragedy of the 1,517 crew and passengers who perished. Notwithstanding any misgivings about this year's calendar of commemorative theme cruises and period partying (see page 31), it should be remembered also that some important positive developments arou... View full abstract»

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  • Floating cities

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):34 - 37
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    When the RMS Titanic set sail on its ill-fated maiden voyage in April 1912 it set new standards for extravagance and amenities on cruise liners. the ship was designed to be the last word in comfort and luxury, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. She also had a powerful wireless telegraph provided for the convenience of passengers as well... View full abstract»

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  • Way ahead for internet traffic

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 42
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    IT'S AN OLD story with a new twist. The big fret among users was once the idea that the Internet would run out of bandwidth before the end of the 2000s, or that its IP address space was soon to be exhausted. Not every techno-prophet subscribed to these notions, but most agreed that the somewhat haphazard fashion in which the Internet was built-out in the 1990s and 2000s did not take account of the... View full abstract»

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  • Working with waste

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):43 - 45
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    LAST YEAR almost 300 million tonnes of waste were created in the UK, and almost half of that ended up in landfill. With government regulations aiming to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill to zero by the end of the decade, the major challenge facing society is just what to do with it all. View full abstract»

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  • Satellite expertise overhead

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 49
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    THE UK SPACE industry is booming. No sooner did Guildford-based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd unveil its new 3,700m2 satellite clean-room facility, than the European Commission chose the company to assemble the next batch of eight Galileo satellite navigation payloads – adding to the 14 that it is already building. View full abstract»

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  • Solvent from a different planet

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):50 - 51
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    A University of Bristol team has dissolved iron in liquid surfactant to create a soap that can be controlled by magnets. the discovery could be used to create cleaning products that can be removed after application and used in the recovery of oil spills at sea. View full abstract»

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  • Interview (John Cridland)

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):52 - 55
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    WHENEVER YOU switch on Radio 4 in the morning and hear the newscaster delivering a statement on business confidence in the UK, you can be sure that the data presented is more often than not based on a survey conducted by the Confederation of British Industry. The CBI represents almost a quarter of a million businesses in Britain, from FTSE 100 behemoths to the minnows of the SME sector. From autom... View full abstract»

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  • Heritage retrofitting

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):56 - 59
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    RETROFITTED HERITAGE buildings are considered portfolio trophy-pieces for most architects, but for contractors and engineers there is still stigma attached to what they believe to be unnecessarily complex commissions. It's true that undertaking a heritage retrofit can be a formidable task, particularly when considering the integration of renewable energy sources, but should contractors approach li... View full abstract»

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  • Vita's inner curriculum

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):60 - 63
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    Consumer technology giant sony entertainment aims to give its next-generation Vita gaming console a 10-year shelf-life, according to the CTo of its Computer entertainment division, maasaki Tsuruta. This is significantly longer than the market has seen historically, although the Playstation 3 will be at least seven years old by the time its successor appears. It is also, of course, much longer than... 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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