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Issue 8 • September 2012

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  • Engineering & Technology - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Editor's letter

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 4
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    "Shame about the bus stop right outside...". That was the sort of comment I got from visitors seeing my first flat in Hackney. A decade later the typical comment had changed instead to: "Wow, you've got a bus stop right outside - and it's a Routemaster too." View full abstract»

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  • World news

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

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  • News

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  • The graphic

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  • Outdated ICT teaching 'puts UK at risk'

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 13
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    The Teaching of information and communications technology ?? icT ?? in england and Wales is ??20 years out of date??, posing a risk to the UK as a whole and its globally competitive position, ieT president Dr Mike Short cBe has warned. View full abstract»

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  • Number news

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  • Air-driven ups lowers co-op's carbon profile [News]

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    A new data centre for the UK's Co-operative Bank is the first to deploy a 'green' uninterruptable power supply (UPS) that uses compressed air to generate the initial replacement electricity. View full abstract»

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  • UK firm stakes claim for winner's medal [Business Focus]

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    The Olympics afforded pundits an opportunity to celebrate not only high-profile British sporting stars, but also lesser-known unsung heroes. Amid the media hubbub surrounding the london Games, one relatively low-profile company released its half-year figures ?? and confirmed its status as an under-celebrated home-grown manufacturer. View full abstract»

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  • Borehole project takes the heat off tube passengers [News]

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    Station cooling work at two of London??s busiest Tube stations was completed ahead of the London 2012 Games with the installation of air cooling units to reduce platform-level temperatures at Green Park and Oxford Circus. View full abstract»

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  • Asian plane-makers prepare for take-off on regional routes [Analysis]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 21
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    The majority of aircraft passengers don't know, or care, whether they are travelling in an airbus or a Boeing, much less a competing airframe from embraer or Bombardier, but they generally have some expectations regarding size. if they are flying long haul, they expect a wide-body jet, probably with two aisles, and possibly with an 'upstairs' for the suited and the uber-rich. if it's a three to fi... View full abstract»

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  • Your letters

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  • Comment

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 24
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    It hardly needs to be said that intellectual property (IP) is big business. As Professor Ian Hargreaves reported last year in an independent report commissioned by Prime Minister David Cameron on how the IP framework supports growth and innovation: "Every year in the last decade, investment by UK business in intangible assets has outstripped investment in tangible assets: by £137bn to �... View full abstract»

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  • For & against

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):26 - 27
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    I thInk that President Obama is right. It is right and proper that the whole issue of cyber security be brought front and centre, irrespective of political considerations. the reason for this is that the communications infrastructure, of which the Internet is the absolute central component, underlies our way of life in the 21st century. the acceleration that the Internet provides pervades everythi... View full abstract»

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  • Paralympic technology

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    AN ISSUE of fairness has long been a red flag to research teams aligned with privileged first-world Paralympics teams such as Great Britain, Australia and Japan. Initially introduced in 1948 as an initiative to get wounded war veterans back into sport, many argue that the modern-day use of advanced technology in the Paralympics puts teams without multi-million pound commercial partnerships at a di... View full abstract»

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  • The final reel

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):32 - 35
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    In the last century, movies used to be printed on film stock composed of celluloid that could combust in a flash and be gone forever. today, it is rare for movies to be printed on film and transported manually to the local Roxy, electric or Odeon View full abstract»

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  • Sci-fi on a shoestring

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):36 - 37
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    Movies are big business and big business means big bucks. Last year a record three films raked in more than $1bn each in gross revenues: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2', 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: on stranger Tides'. a closer look at these box office record breakers reveals that they have several things in common: they are all franchises, they all... View full abstract»

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  • Holidaying without a hitch

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 40
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    Who do you think caravanners are? Silver-haired retired army types, with two golden retrievers and a drive large enough to park their tourer when not in use? think again. As new technologies pitch up at the caravan park, the profile of those who choose to spend their leisure time towing their own holiday accommodation is changing. one recent survey has revealed that engineers are the second most c... View full abstract»

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  • Hop on for Hollywood

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):41 - 43
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    Los Angeles is well known for its love affair with the car...and the frustrating two-to-three hour drive to leave the city during rush hour. It is less well known for its metro-train system, which plies both underground and overground routes from one end of greater Los Angeles to the other. View full abstract»

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  • Replacing an ICON

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):44 - 46
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    When Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, drove the first new bus for London off the production line at the WrightBus factory in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, late last year it marked the culmination of a campaign that had begun two years earlier View full abstract»

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  • Much more touch

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):48 - 51
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    The explosion of touchscreen-enabled computing devices such as tablet PCs and smartphones have changed the expectations of how people interact with electronics and machines across a spectrum of industries, such as hospitality, automotive, medical, and education; but it is in the retail sector that touchscreen point-of-sale (POS) technology is seeing greatest growth, both in terms of unit shipments... View full abstract»

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  • Transformation technologies

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):52 - 55
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    Climate change is with us. Towards the end of the last century it was largely conjecture, subject to speculation and examination. Endless deliberations by scientists heralded much foot-dragging by politicians around the globe. Now the truth is there for all to see with melting Arctic Ice, lethal storms, floods and fatal heat waves. View full abstract»

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  • Gas rush!

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):56 - 58
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    Back in the early 1970s the world consumed four times as much oil as it did gas. Today that gap has more than halved and the appetite for gas continues to grow. Over the next 20 years gas is expected to continue to develop, but most of that growth is on the back of unconventional or shale gases. 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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