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Issue 9 • Date October 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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    IT WAS ONE OF the first materials to be worked by humans, along with stone, mud and bone. While the Stone, Iron and Bronze Ages came and went, wood was always there for buildings, tools, furniture or art. View full abstract»

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  • World news

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):6 - 7
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    Includes regional focus China View full abstract»

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  • The bigger picture

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 9
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    Wooden scooter. View full abstract»

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 10
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    Includes: UK oilfield first to use low-salt water injection (energy); £1M scholarship for students (education). View full abstract»

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  • The graphic

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 12
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    F-1 engine recovery. Neil Armstrong's passing reminded the world of how the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 fired a passion for science, engineering, and exploration in a generation of young technologists – including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. View full abstract»

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  • News briefing

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):13 - 18
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    Includes: manufacturing ; view from Washington; power: design; view from Brussels; automotive; aviation and ICT. View full abstract»

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  • Number news

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 19
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    Technicians keep Paralympians performing, old vehicles are scrapped and old gadgets aren't . View full abstract»

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  • News briefing

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 24
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    Includes: aviation; built environment; electronics; automotive. View full abstract»

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  • Business focus

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 26
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    A leading wind turbine group struggles with turbulent markets, while a Chinese PC maker finds more solid ground. View full abstract»

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  • Special report

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):28 - 29
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    Paul Dempsey picks some highlights from IBC2012 – the International Broadcasting Convention for media content providers in Amsterdam. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):30 - 31
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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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  • Comment

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 33
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    As the Olympics show the more human face of Britain's armed forces, Nick Everard explains how and why ex-military personnel have much to offer the engineering industry. View full abstract»

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  • For and against

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):34 - 35
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    As Google adds more images of Antarctica to Street View, E&T asks the experts if there are real benefits to be had from public online visual mapping systems. View full abstract»

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  • The 'nerdy engineer' who made history

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):36 - 39
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    While chiefly remembered for being the first man on the Moon, Neil Armstrong preferred to emphasise his technical background once stating: 'I am, and ever will be a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer'. APOLLO 11 crew member Michael Collins once remarked: "The most important qualification for a lunar astronaut was to have been born in 1930." Collins knew that any of a dozen astronauts we... View full abstract»

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  • Renaissance for wood

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):40 - 42
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    FROM MAN'S earliest days wood has been used as an important building material. 'The Epic of Gilgamesh', the oldest surviving written story, talks about the magnificent wooden palaces and temples built in mesopotamia during the early Bronze age of 3000BC. When it comes to traditional houses, timber framing dates back to neolithic times. The shortage of timber and the advent of bricks and mortar cur... View full abstract»

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  • Wood goes high-rise

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):43 - 45
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    "THREE YEARS ago, when I said we could build 30-storey buildings from wood, the head of wood engineering at one of the UK's biggest engineering companies said that wasn't going to be possible, ever," says Michael Green, an architect based in Vancouver, Canada. "People just thought I was crazy." View full abstract»

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  • One2ten

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 47
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    Mark Venables selects ten of the most bizarre items to have been made from wood past, present and future. View full abstract»

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  • Working in wood

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):48 - 50
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    USING TRADITIONAL woodworking skills is still a niche industry, but many areas have seen a recent revival, both through demand from consumers requesting authentic wooden commissions, and also from college-age students who are looking to trades as an alternative to a £9,000-a-year university education. View full abstract»

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  • The wonder of wood

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):51 - 53
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    There is more to wood than meets the eye as researchers looks to its components for next-generation materials. SINCE THE dawn of recorded time, wood has been at the heart of man's endeavours primarily as a fuel and construction material. Wood is an organic material, a natural composite of cellulose fibres held in a matrix of Lignin. cellulose, a crystalline polymer derived from glucose, is its lar... View full abstract»

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  • Photo essay

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):54 - 56
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    This month we look at the work of 12 students from the Royal College of Art who were set a challenge of designing and manufacturing a seat from American hardwood. PRODUCT DESIGN students at the Royal College of Art in London have worked in collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council to produce chairs in an American hardwood of their choice. The designs have been developed in to working... View full abstract»

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  • The sound of fungus

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):57 - 59
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    Improving the tonal quality of wood may allow modern instrument makers to match the legendary quality of violin master Antonio Stradivari. IT IS THE dream of every young violinist to play on a Stradivarius, but for the vast majority that remains an unfulfilled fantasy. The price tag for a Stradivarius starts at about a quarter of a million pounds, making it unaffordable to all but a privileged few... View full abstract»

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  • The fuel that bridges time

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):60 - 63
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    It was the renewable fuel that propelled human evolution, and remains valuable in heating the technological age. MAN'S DISCOVERY of how to make fire is regarded as one of humanity's most important advances. The fuel of choice for Neanderthal man was wood, and over the ensuing millennia very little has changed. View full abstract»

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  • Military branches

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):64 - 67
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    After years of being ignored in favour of metals and plastics, wood is getting a high-tech military makeover. WOOD HAS been a military material longer than there's been an organised military, and in a high-tech world of metals and synthetics, it's making a comeback. since the first time our prehistoric ancestors picked up a log to stake a claim to territory against a rival group or to chase off gi... 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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