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Issue 10 • Date November 2012

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  • Engineering & Technology - cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Editor's Letter [Opinion Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 4
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    IF THE SUBJECT OF IT security is ever going to be glamorous it'll be when the latest Bond movie 'Skyfall' arrives this month. 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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  • News [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • The Graphic [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 12
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    One of two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the outer planets, Voyager 1 is now located more than 18.3 billion kilometres from the Earth. Data making the journey from Voyager 1 to the antennas of Nasa's Deep Space Network on Earth details the number of charged particles measured by two high-energy telescopes aboard the spacecraft. These energetic particles were generated when stars i... View full abstract»

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  • Highway security measures 'are hardly ever cost-effective'

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):13 - 14
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    Actions to protect road bridges and tunnels against terrorist attacks are rarely cost-effective, an EU-funded project has concluded, but the researchers have developed a software tool that will help transport operators decide where the spending would be justified. View full abstract»

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  • Number news [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 16
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    The IET's Inspec database of science and engineering research has added its 13 millionth record - a paper looking at the geometric accuracy of rapid prototyping models in medical applications, authored by researchers from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Inspec adds over 700,000 records a year, selected and categorised by subject specialists. Its archive goes back more than a century. View full abstract»

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  • News Briefing

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):18 - 20
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  • Business Focus [News finance]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 21
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    THE AEROSPACE and the health service sectors in the UK and internationally are under tight financial constraints. So you would expect any company specialising in these markets to be feeling the pressure. Not so for Smiths Group. View full abstract»

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  • The red planet still beckons the world's space scientists

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):22 - 23
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    We live in a vicarious world, where the 'like', 'share' and 'follow' of social media often replaces personal experience. While arguably detrimental to our general wellbeing, this fits right in with space exploration, because it allows the engagement of an audience that has no other option. View full abstract»

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  • Your Letters

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):26 - 27
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    Somewhere along the line there has been a misunderstanding of the context in which the figure of 25 per cent for the losses in Network Rail's third-rail DC electrification system mentioned by R Eaton (Letters, October 2012) applies. View full abstract»

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  • Why the BYOD boom is changing how we think about business it

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 28
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    BYOD, or 'bring your own device', is the latest IT buzz acronym. Although the idea's been around for a while, there is a real shift towards allowing employees to use consumer-type devices in the workplace that marks a step change in the way people consume and think of business IT. View full abstract»

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  • For and Against

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):30 - 31
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    Why is going back to the Moon with humans important? To answer this we have to look at why we went there in the first place. it's been 40 years since we last put a foot on another planet and we've not set foot anywhere since. it's well known that the driver for the Apollo programme was a Cold War race, but a lesser-known fact is that there was initially a serious scientific purpose behind it. View full abstract»

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  • Licensed... to use mission-critical software

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):32 - 35
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    JAMES BOND fans know about 007's traditional penchant for gadgets, but there is another layer of technology underpinning the Bond movies that has comes to the fore since Daniel Craig assumed the on-screen mantel of cinema's favourite secret agent, and one that looks set to ramp-up in 'Skyfall', now on release: the pursuit of technological realism. View full abstract»

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  • Bugging Out

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):36 - 38
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    IN A DARKENED ROOM, a sinister buzzing sound begins, and flying mini-robots suddenly emerge from hiding. More and more of them appear, swarming across the room to reach their pre-assigned destinations. As the lights come up, they hover expectantly above their targets on tiny four-way rotors, ready to begin the mission. View full abstract»

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  • For your eyes only?

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):39 - 41
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    Don't look now, but someone's spying on you. Are spooks bugging your conversations? Could secret agents be tailing you in that unmarked car? or is there a minuscule hidden camera in that gentleman's signet ring? View full abstract»

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  • Zero Hour

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):42 - 45
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    "DON'T BOTHER being gentle Krabs," Drexham ordered as his henchman used a swab to scrape saliva and skin cells from the inside of British Secret Service agent Ian Tee's mouth, holding his jaw open with the other hand. View full abstract»

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  • Desktop Deduction

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 49
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    Could Q really accomplish more with a laptop in 10 minutes than James Bond could achieve in the field for an entire year? does the latest forensic technology mean that modern detectives no longer need powers of observation and deduction like Sherlock Holmes? View full abstract»

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  • On the Right Track

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):49 - 51
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    In 'Diamonds are Forever' (1971) James Bond's nemesis Blofeld uses an electronic gadget to synthesise casino owner Willard Whyte's voice to fool our favourite spy. Fast-forward to today and we have technologies that can not only synthesise any voice or accent but that can generate speech by someone glancing at text on a screen. For Tony Nicklinson, suffering from locked-in syndrome after a brain s... View full abstract»

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  • Photo Essay

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):52 - 55
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  • Rising to the Challenge

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):56 - 58
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    IN TODAY'S economic climate, it is crucial for manufacturing plants to run smoothly and with as little disruption as possible. With regular inspections imperative in maintaining the health and safety of workers, this can be difficult. View full abstract»

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  • Technology in a Crisis

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):60 - 63
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    THE CUBAN missile crisis of 16-28 October 1962 was a pivotal point in the Cold War. The close brush with nuclear conflict changed both the nature of the stand-off, the economic and technological strategies behind it, and even the way they used technology to communicate. The Cold War was originally a military stand-off, but it became an economic and technical race. View full abstract»

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  • Car Design for All Ages

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):64 - 66
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    IT IS A PERK of modern living: cars get more comfortable, more efficient, and more technologically advanced as each year rolls by. These days even the most tech-savvy driver might be tempted to open the manual before attempting to push the key into the ignition, because it probably isn't the ignition at all. View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

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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