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Issue 7 • Date August 2012

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  • Engineering & Technology - Front Cover

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  • Table of contents [Page Plan]

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  • Editor's letter

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 4
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    Anyone who has taken one of the bus tours around the Olympic Park will know that the organisers really do love their facts and figures, from the 8.8 million tickets to the 2,000 relocated newts. But the one statistic I will remember concerns the 21 tonnes of cheese that will be consumed at the Games. It was such a pointless fact, that's when I gave up trying to take them in. But I will sidestep so... View full abstract»

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  • World news

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 6
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  • The bigger picture

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 9
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    On 2 July Nasa's Mars Rover Opportunity celebrated its 3,000th Martian Day. That same week the exploration vehicle beamed back this panoramic image of the Red Planet??s craggy surface. View full abstract»

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  • Range rover Evoque wins top engineering prize [News briefing]

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  • The graphic [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 12
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    A pole is a pole is a pole, right? well, not so. competitors in the polevaulting at London 2012 will be sure to keep their bespoke vaulting equipment safe in preparation for the games, as the poles are comprised of some pretty high-tech materials. poles are produced by wrapping pre-cut sheets of wound fibreglass around a metal pole mandrel. this results in a slightly pre-bent pole that flexes more... View full abstract»

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  • News briefing

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  • Number news [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 16
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    London's Shard skyscraper was officially inaugurated on 5 July. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, it stands 310m and 87 floors high, making it the tallest building in western Europe. Prysmian Group supplied around 350km of fire-resistant power distribution cable for the project. View full abstract»

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  • News

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  • Taking stock [News Finance]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 18
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    The global drive for wind energy is reaching a crossroads. Projects on land face ever-longer planning and environmental consent processes while complicated financial incentives dampen the flow of funds. growth in offshore wind is still limited by cost and technological hurdles. it is against this background that Spanish turbine manufacture gamesa presented its first-quarter results. View full abstract»

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  • Large-scale solar power takes off in Japan

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):19 - 21
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    TOSHIBA CORP is entering Japan's burgeoning renewables market with one of the country's largest solar projects, in the tsunami-hit city of Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture. The industrial giant and the city authorities will jointly invest $380m to build mega solar power plants as part of the reconstruction of the city, which was severely damaged by the earthquake-triggered tsunami in March 2011. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):22 - 23
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    David Coles's letter about the use of the term 'craft' in the July 2012 issue of E&T raises two issues: the use of the word and the apparent losses in craftsmanship that he implies. View full abstract»

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  • Comment

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 24
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    In 2009, panIc swept Spain. When pirates in the Indian Ocean hijacked Spanish trawler the Alakrana and its 36-strong crew, then its sister ship the Elai Alai, supplies of tuna were cut by almost two-thirds and there was an uproar in parliament. The Spanish might cope with the Euro crisis, but they can't live without their tuna. View full abstract»

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  • For and against

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):26 - 27
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    The engineering legacy of the Olympics is, i think, not purely a technical one. in this context i am convinced that the real effect that will be handed down to the nation is that the British engineering community has been able to slay the dragon of "we do not do major projects well in this country". The outcome will be that everybody will say: "hasn't this gone well?" To which my response as chair... View full abstract»

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  • Keeping the olympics moving

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):28 - 31
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    IT DOES not carry the glamour that surrounds much of the Olympic Games but the logistics, getting the right things in the right place at the right time, are vital to the success of the event. Concession stands without food and drink, athletes without kit and equipment and even medal ceremonies without the medals; that's the scenario officials would be facing without a logistics strategy that can d... View full abstract»

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  • Terminal velocity

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):32 - 34
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    Will July 2012 become known as the summer of the go slow in london? Olympic athletes may be breaking world speed records, but visitors to the Games could be travelling at a far slower pace. increased crowds and high security alerts at london??s airports means the time taken to get to the taxi rank threatens to be the slowest on record. View full abstract»

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  • Olympics up close and social

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):35 - 37
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    THE LONDON 2012 Olympic Games are upon us, and the hype, hope and expectation has reached its crescendo. It almost goes without saying that those people who were not lucky enough to score tickets to the 100m sprint final will whip up their own frenzy through social media, but those with tickets will also reap the rewards from a Games that has substantially been built on social media foundations. View full abstract»

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  • Feel the burn

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 39
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    AFTER YEARS of dedication, sacrifice and the proverbial blood, sweat and tears that go with it, athletes across the world are gearing up to take part in the 2012 Olympic Games. It's a sporting spectacle without equal and one symbolic of human endeavour of all stripes and colours. View full abstract»

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  • Powering the games

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):40 - 43
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    The buzz phrase for the 2012 Olympics development has been sustainable legacy and in the electrical infrastructure they have certainly delivered on that promise. The landscape of east London has been transformed with the removal of overhead pylons, construction of new, energy efficient energy centres and substations, and above all the infrastructure has been future-proofed by building in flexibili... View full abstract»

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  • Science in search of gold

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):44 - 47
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    THE LENGTHY, arduous training campaign for the Olympics is over, and for the athletes selected for Team GB the time of reckoning is upon them as their quest for medals begins. However, their brief foray at the Games itself is only the tip of their exertion. View full abstract»

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  • Tapping the gene pool

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):48 - 49
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    NEARLY 30 years ago, the UK's top athletes were invited to take part in a survey, with one of the questions being: "Would you be willing to take a drug that would guarantee you a gold medal but also kill you within five years?" View full abstract»

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  • Dressed to win

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):50 - 53
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    IT SEEMS THAT what you wear influences how you behave and even your ability to perform, or as scientists name it, enclothed cognition. In fact a study this year led by Adam D Galinsky, a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University concluded that if you wear a white coat that you believe belongs to a doctor, your ability to pay attention increases sharply. View full abstract»

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  • The greatest show on earth

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):54 - 57
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    It's 27 June at the main Olympic Park, which straddles the London Boroughs of Hackney and stratford. Paul Deighton, chief executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) cuts the ribbon to the main press centre. Within minutes the media begin to arrive with their luggage rollers, cameras and enforced military-grade pelican cases each containing tens of thou... View full abstract»

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  • The great olympics zoom boom

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):58 - 61
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    THE 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will ultimately prove a catalyst for the roll-out of more IP-CCTV systems in London and other UK cities. Public authorities, transport hubs, retail premises and other companies have invested heavily in upgrading their existing analogue systems to boost security and improve their crowd-monitoring capabilities during an event predicted to bring millions of extra... View full abstract»

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