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Issue 6 • Date July 2012

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

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  • Table of contents [Page Plan]

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  • Editor's letter

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  • World news

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  • The bigger picture

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  • News

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  • The graphic

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  • Can a cyber-attack count as warfare?

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  • Number news

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  • News briefing

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  • Taking stock

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 22
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  • News analysis

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  • Our letters

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  • For and Against

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  • Smart materials

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):31 - 36
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    If you thought materials science was mostly about lifeless lumps of metal, think again. Thanks to the rapid development of smart materials over the past two decades, the discipline has really got moving, literally. From colour-changing materials and shape memory textiles to morphing aircraft wings and drug-delivering polymers, what sets these materials apart from your everyday metal, ceramic or po... View full abstract»

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  • Smart farming

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 40
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    The forces of innovation currently driving smart dairy farming fall into three main areas. The first is robotic milking, the second is automated feeding, and the third is concerned with the overall subject of quality: quality of product and quality of life for the animals. Robotic milking is not a novel concept, it has been prevalent in the industry since the 1990s, but the real innovation is the ... View full abstract»

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  • Smart house

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  • Smart appliances

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):44 - 45
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    Many of us will soon be opening our doors, and indeed our homes, to smart appliances, embracing smart refrigerators, cookers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and other smart technologies in an effort to make our everyday lives a little easier. The `smart?? in smart appliances can refer to one of two aspects of communication with any given appliance; first the interaction with an existing smart d... View full abstract»

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  • Smart home tech

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 47
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    Wireless communication may seem like old news with Wi-Fi and 3G readily available, but competition is heating up between companies that want to offer you wireless streaming of audio, photos and even video directly in your home. Sonos offers its ZonePlayer, which, in league with other ZonePlayers, uses a proprietary system called SonosNet to create a wireless network. Each ZonePlayer can communicat... View full abstract»

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  • Smart meters

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):48 - 49
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    According to the latest government position, 30 million homes and small businesses will have smart meters by 2019, enabling all consumers to have access to accurate information and bringing an end to estimated billing. ??In less than three years energy suppliers will begin the mass rollout of smart meters and I am determined that consumers are at the heart of this,?? Energy and Climate Change mini... View full abstract»

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  • Smart cars

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):50 - 51
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    According TO the latest survey by leading automotive analysts JD Power, car owners have come to expect additional safety features and are now instead turning their attention to 'infotainment' technologies in their vehicles. Parking cameras, assisted lane changing, crash avoidance technology and advanced braking technologies are all welcomed by drivers, but considered almost part of the standard pa... View full abstract»

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  • Smart buildings

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):52 - 54
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    When you consider the data, it is obvious why energy-efficient or smart buildings are very high on the current agenda: worldwide, buildings consume some 42 per cent of all electricity generated and by 2025 they will be the largest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet. 'Smart building' is a term that is very popular among opinion-formers, but what exactly is it, and how can it be employed to ... View full abstract»

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  • Smart warfare

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):56 - 59
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    After the Normandy landings and the Soviet Union??s invasion of Germany, it took the Allies almost a year to get their hands on Nazi leaders and end the Second World War. It cost all sides millions of lives ?? many of them civilian. Ever was it so: the previous century, Napoleon had marched into Russia, lost 70,000 men and hadn??t even got past Moscow??s gates; the USA faced similar problems shutt... View full abstract»

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  • Smart humans

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):60 - 63
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    What happens when you make humans smarter with superior hardware, software and sensors? Judging by the Cybermen in the TV series 'Doctor Who', it causes lack of empathy and a penchant for world-domination. On the other hand, `The Six Million Dollar Man?? (a 1970s TV staple) was a sort of superhero who used his bionic enhancements to fight the baddies. Surgically attaching electronic circuits to li... View full abstract»

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  • Smart factories

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):64 - 67
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    The current global economic meltdown is ramping up the pressure on an already beleaguered manufacturing industry, particularly in terms of the flexibility and efficiency of production processes. This requires production and administrative processes to be meshed with each other via IT systems in order to optimise the use and capacity of machines and lines, while also responding rapidly to wrong dev... 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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