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Issue 5 • Date June 2012

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  • Engineering & Technology - cover

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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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    "I don't believe anyone can put their hand on their heart and say they don't care," wrote Mary Portas in the introduction to her report for the government on the future of the high street. High streets have changed beyond recognition in our lifetimes: local food shops have turned into gadget shops; family-run businesses have been replaced by chains; older names like Woolworth have gone. Beneath al... View full abstract»

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  • World News

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • News

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 12
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  • The Graphic [SpaceX Supply Vehicle]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 14
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  • News

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  • Number news

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • News [MRJ Engine Tested in Flight]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Taking stock

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 27
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    COBHAM has spent much of the past 12 months focusing its activities on its core areas of defence and security, shedding concerns that fall outside those key areas, to great success. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • For

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 30
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    The idea that the use of social networking in the workplace is creating downtime is a complex one. This is not because there is any doubt on the issue. There is always downtime brought about by employees engaging in non-work-related activities. The question is whether or not the effect of social media at work is significant and whether or not it is a bad thing. The answer is, of course, that in mo... View full abstract»

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  • And against

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 31
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    I need to start off by saying that I think that social networking in the context of software and digital devices is probably very important. The real issue is not so much whether it exists as a cultural phenomenon, more how you manage it in the office. There are some basic psychological reasons for why this form of communication talks to our tribal nature. We need to bond and we need to build reci... View full abstract»

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  • Comment ["if you ask me..."]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 32
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    SAY THE WORD `biometrics?? and for many people it will probably conjure up images of high-tech crime dramas and science-fiction thrillers. But the fact is that biometrics technologies ?? for example, automated fingerprintrecognition, iris scanning and voice recognition ?? have reached a level of maturity where viable practical applications are both possible and increasingly available. View full abstract»

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  • Special report: the future of the high street

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):33 - 45
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  • Shops offer the e-tail experience

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 49
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    E-commerce has transformed retail over the last 15 years, but the widely held presumption that online purchasing would spell the demise of bricks-and-mortar shopping has now been supplanted by a more nuanced vision of our shopping future. Recent developments in advanced interactive technology have enabled shrewd retailers to mine the idea that online/offline shopping is not an either/or propositio... View full abstract»

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  • Charge your engines

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):50 - 53
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    The Obama administration has set a goal of one million electric cars on the road by 2015 to reduce air pollution and dependence on fossil fuels. The UK government has similarly ambitious targets, but all of this is dependent on public confidence that the charging infrastructure will be in place. View full abstract»

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  • It's the automatic choice!

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):54 - 57
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    The driving party-lines behind both of London¿¿s Mayoral electoral candidates this year have included a focus on improving London¿¿s ageing underground system. Olympic fever has seen many banks and trading floors encourage their workforces to operate from home during the summer months, fearing congested scenes of commuter carnage. Ambitious changes to the Tube are, of course, far too late for this... View full abstract»

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  • The magic roundabout

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):58 - 60
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    The UK government is keen to hail the success of technology businesses centred around London¿¿s Old Street area, known as `Silicon Roundabout¿¿. Many of these businesses are web 2.0 and social media based ¿¿ with one or two notable exceptions. As such, they have very different experiences obtaining funding. View full abstract»

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  • Going with the flow

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):61 - 63
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    Manufactured nanoparticles are a new class of substance, and can be made from almost any solid material. typical examples include silver particles used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent in water bottles, zinc oxide used to block UVA and UVB sun rays in sunscreen, and the various materials used as pigments in paints and cosmetics. the variety in their chemical compositions, shapes and surfac... View full abstract»

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  • Turning over a new leaf

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):64 - 67
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    If the national media is correct, then UK manufacturing is struggling to be competitive and shedding jobs at an alarming rate. But the nissan factory at Sunderland is not following the plot of any scare stories. View full abstract»

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  • Interview

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):68 - 71
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    It's one of the best selling management books of all time. For two decades, it has consistently appeared in various 'Top 10' lists of best management books ever. The success of 'Shackleton's Way' has been a phenomenon. With sales currently at the 400,000 mark, it has been translated into 10 languages and has topped the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week best-seller lists. The la... View full abstract»

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  • Cloud's broadcast benefits

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):72 - 75
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    Broadcast media is a late convert to cloud computing, but it is proving to be an enthusiastic one. the benefits are especially timely for an industry undergoing a transformation as it embraces the concept of 'TV everywhere' at the same time as migration to iP networks for transmission. View full abstract»

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  • The big 22NM gamble

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):76 - 79
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    "We are going to look back and see 2012 as a breakpoint, "declares Bill McClean, head of analyst firm IC Insights. "The IC industry is changing structurally." View full abstract»

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  • But where do you plug them in?

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):80 - 83
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    The transmission of power from large, offshore wind farms is a considerable technical challenge. It is similar to that faced by oil exploration companies in the 1960s when they first began to exploit offshore oil and gas reserves in the North Sea. 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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