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Issue 1 • Date February 2013

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

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  • Table of Contents

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  • Editor's Letter

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 4
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    HOW DO THEY do that? It's a question asked about everything from movie special effects to the International Space Station. The 'they' usually means engineers View full abstract»

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  • World News

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 6
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  • The Bigger Picture

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):8 - 9
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    Attitudes to health and safety were very different 80 years ago when a photographer captured this picture of 11 men taking a break from work on the RCA Building at New York City's Rockefeller Centre. The ironworkers pictured in the iconic image 'Lunch atop a skyscraper' were seated on a 69th-floor girder more than 250m above the Manhattan streets during the last months prior to completion of the 7... View full abstract»

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  • News [News briefing]

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  • The Graphic [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 14
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    3D printers - driven by simple desktop applications - enable designers to visualise a concept on a PC screen, and turn digital files into a physical prototype as straightforwardly as printing a picture. View full abstract»

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  • News [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):15 - 17
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    LCD suppliers hit with stiff fines in China View full abstract»

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  • Business focus

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 18
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    At the 2013 Consumer electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung gave us a glimpse of a future in which smartphones are made of super-thin foldable plastic. this concept gadget may or may not turn out to be a winner; but the South Korean technology giant can certainly boast of having its finger on the pulse of the buying public. View full abstract»

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  • Where do you read yours? [photo competition]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 19
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    WE ARE VERY happy to report that popularity of your magazine continues to grow. And its geography is expanding too. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters [opinion feedback]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):20 - 21
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    Where are African Jobs? I was quite amazed to read of the Royal Academy of Engineering report saying that there is a shortage of skilled and experienced engineers in Sub Saharan Africa (News, December 2012). I am a mechanical engineer trained at Imperial College London and Loughborough University to masters level. I worked for multinationals for about 15 years, yet I've been at home for the last f... View full abstract»

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  • Comment 'if you ask me" [Opinion]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 22
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    I recently started a company with my wife, Sue. She's a social scientist and I'm an engineer. For her, life is about identities and behaviours. For me it's inputs, outputs and transfer functions. To give me a foundation for people management consulting, I enrolled on a Masters in occupational psychology. Brave at my age, I know. Especially when some bright young lady on the course identified me as... View full abstract»

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  • For and against

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):24 - 25
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    Shale Gas refers to natural gas trapped within sedimentary shale rock formations and is found abundantly in many regions of the world. Recent advances in technology such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing ('fracking') have meant that access to this valuable resource is now viable. View full abstract»

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  • How to ...... reach 100mpg

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):26 - 30
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    While we wait for engineers to develop fuel efficient engines there are steps that drivers can take to save fuel: 1) Limit heavy braking. Take your foot off the accelerator early and slow to a stop or brake early in a smooth, light fashion. Anticipate stops and avoid abrupt braking to decrease fuel consumption and increase the life of your brakes and tyres.; 2) Limit heavy acceleration. Don't acce... View full abstract»

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  • How to ...... solve the energy crisis

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):31 - 35
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    Nuclear fusion seems to have always been '30 years away', but the quest appears to be edging ever closer to an end with the construction of the ITER reactor in the south of France. View full abstract»

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  • How to ...... save a city centre

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):36 - 39
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    With countless high streets being slowly colonised by charity shops and discount stores, the future looks bleak for many UK town centres. Can technology provide the answer? View full abstract»

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  • How to ...... land a human on Mars

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):40 - 42
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    With Curiosity last year becoming the fourth rover to land on Mars, how long will it be before a human walks on the Red Planet? View full abstract»

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  • How to ...... cut traffic jams

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):44 - 47
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    Traffic congestion is the bane of modern motorists, but mobile communications may soon be supplying the answer for the beleaguered commuter. This articles discusses some strategies of managing traffic during jam situation. View full abstract»

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  • How to ...... extract more oil

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):48 - 51
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    With demand for oil continuing to grow, the pressure is onto maximise the reserves. Even 40 years ago doom-mongers were heralding the looming end of oil, but that, and every proclamation since, has fallen well short of the mark. New oil-field discoveries and technologies for extracting more oil from existing fields mean that there is enough oil remaining to last most of this century. View full abstract»

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  • How to ...... defuse a bomb

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):52 - 54
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    The military don't let on about how their operatives defuse bombs. If they did, the people who plant them would simply change their devices. Strategies aren't fixed, either. What bomb disposal operators do will largely depend on the situation, the type of device, the timescale and the equipment available. This paper discusses steps on how to defuse a bomb. View full abstract»

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  • how to ...... go around the world in six hours

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):55 - 57
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    While hypersonic aircraft might not quite consign long-haul flights to the history books, travelling at five times the speed of sound would put almost anywhere in the world on the map for a day trip. Over the past 50 years hypersonic passenger aircraft have been proposed many times, usually accompanied by illustrations of needle-thin spaceplanes soaring gracefully above the curve of the Earth. The... View full abstract»

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  • How to ......print gadgets

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):58 - 60
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    One company, NthDegree, claims to have invented a ground-breaking method of transferring specific semiconductor properties to a chosen substrate using additive printing and inorganic semiconductor inks. These inks are made of microscopic functional devices such as diodes, transistors and other passive components.These are still built using traditional wafer fabrication technology - there's no revo... View full abstract»

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  • Where the innovators and the instigators come together [Event preview]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 61
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    It's the World's leading annual showcase for industrial and related technologies: Hannover Messe 2013 (Hanover, Germany, 8-12 April) will feature 11 flagship fairs taking place under this year's banner theme of 'Integrated Industry' - a theme that signals the fair's key foci on the growing integration of all areas of industry. View full abstract»

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  • Interview

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):62 - 65
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    "I MANAGED to find a career in engineering by luck and opportunity," says Sandi Rhys Jones. We're talking about women in engineering, and she's answering the question about how, at a time when the industry was so dominated by men, she managed to make such a lasting impact on the discipline. "Engineering was seen in those days as rather difficult for women. And I was being channelled during my educ... View full abstract»

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  • All power to the smart phone

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):66 - 69
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    The good news is that smartphones are geared up to crunch through a lot of data in delivering audience-grabbing apps and Internet services; the bad news is all this new funky stuff is more juice-hungry, placing new drains on battery staying-power. Emerging envelope-tracking technologies may be able to help. 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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