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Issue 2 • Date March 2013

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of Contents

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  • Editor's Letter

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 4
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    NEXT MONTH in London a group of engineers will meet to discuss what they call the Grand Challenges for Engineering - the greatest problems for the century ahead and how engineering could help to solve them. 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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    Russian driver Vladimir Vasilyev overturns his vehicle in the Nasca desert about 450km south of Lima in Peru during the third stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally on 7 January. The car class in which Vasilyev was competing is one of three major competitive groups in the race, along with motorcycles (including a quadbike subclass) and trucks. View full abstract»

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  • Stumbling blocks emerge for UK's nuclear new build [News brief]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 10
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    JANUARY WILL be remembered as a harrowing month for Britain's nuclear sector, despite news that Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy is pushing ahead with its nuclear plans. Centrica pulled out of a nuclear new-build scheme in the UK; the proposed underground waste storage site in Cumbria fell at the first hurdle; a report highlighted the escalating cost of storing nuclear waste; and, to cap it all, a recrui... View full abstract»

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  • The Graphic [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 12
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  • News [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):13 - 16
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  • Business focus

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 18
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    As the UK government launched its Green Deal earlier this year, aimed at encouraging home owners to make their properties more energy efficient, two German engineering giants illustrated some of the potential pitfalls of jumping on the environmental services bandwagon. View full abstract»

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  • Number News

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 20
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    Billions of euros for Future and Emerging Technologies, thousands of remotely monitored patients and several hundred million smartphones make up the figures this month View full abstract»

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):21 - 23
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    A new national Solar Centre will begin operation in April in St Austell, Cornwall, managed by Bre. it will support the government's goal of increasing UK photovoltaic (PV) generation capacity from its current 1.8Gw base up to a potential 20Gw by 2020. View full abstract»

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  • News analysis

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):24 - 25
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    For the first time since a DC-10 crashed in Chicago in 1979 killing 270 people, an entire model of aircraft has been grounded on safety concerns. View full abstract»

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  • Comment [Opinion]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 27
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    COMPUTING HAS already revolutionised the way we live our lives, so it is reasonable to predict that it will play a major role in shaping our long-term future. However, first we have to overcome a major disconnect between technology and sustainability, and most importantly be able to harness 'green' innovation to address global environmental challenges. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • For and against

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):30 - 31
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    Generating your own electricity is akin to 'home brewing' beer. I live in Cornwall where my grid supply comes either from Hinkley Point (85 miles) or from Didcot, which is 205 miles away. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering grand challenges

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):32 - 37
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    On 12-13 March the IET hosts a major international summit in London organised by the national engineering academies of the UK, US and China to discuss progress on 14 'grand challenges' identified five years ago by America's National Academy of Engineering. In the following pages we look at what they are, and how close the world is to solving them. If we are to move away from fossil-fuel-driven ene... View full abstract»

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  • Interview with Professor Dame Ann Dowling

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):38 - 41
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    "I DON'T REALLY believe in characterising people," replies Professor Dame Ann Dowling to the question of being a female engineer. "I just try to be a good engineer." She's not sure about the 'top engineer' label either. "My goodness," she laughs, "a top; perhaps among the top." View full abstract»

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  • Mapping the mind

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):42 - 44
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    Mapping the brain's exact micro-circuitry in order to get much clearer answers is an undertaking on a completely different scale, not least because the human brain has 100 billion neurons, each one linked to around 10,000 others. And yet such detail is becoming tantalisingly within reach as scientists in a number of major projects are beginning to make progress in understanding, modelling and simu... View full abstract»

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  • Future metropolis

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):45 - 47
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    Modern cities are at the heart of economic growth, driving innovation and delivering a breeding ground for culture. With greater size comes enhanced efficiency, but for large cities to maximise this potential they need to attract innovative people and investment to make the ideas happen. They need to find a way to leverage the benefits big cities bring, while managing the inevitable challenges the... View full abstract»

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  • Way to go! High-tech roads

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):48 - 51
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    In Europe, much of the built environment is historical and difficult to alter, but in the United States, where the historical record is much shorter, the scope for evolution is greater. No part of the built environment illustrates this better than the interstate transport infrastructure. It has evolved from jalopies and graded roadbeds to electric hybrids and electronic toll collection. Wherever w... View full abstract»

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  • Making the most of it

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):52 - 55
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    There are two main kinds of solar energy - solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP). PV directly converts solar energy into electricity using a PV cell made of a semiconductor material, while CSP devices concentrate energy from the sun's rays to heat a receiver to high temperatures. This heat is transformed first into mechanical energy (by turbines or other engines) and then int... View full abstract»

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  • Catch me if you can

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):56 - 58
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    The growth in emissions of carbon dioxide, implicated as a prime contributor to global warming, is a problem that can no longer be swept under the rug, but perhaps it can be buried deep underground or beneath the ocean. This article presents a discussion on the carbon capture and storage technology and its implications on atmospheric carbon dioxide mitigation. View full abstract»

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  • Water world

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):59 - 61
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    Water supplies are facing new threats, but affordable, advanced technologies could make a difference for millions of people. From digging wells to building dams, engineers have been prime providers in meeting supply and quality needs of society. To meet current needs, which increasingly include environmental, and ecosystem preservation and enhancement demands, the methods will have to be more soph... View full abstract»

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  • The rules of attention

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):62 - 65
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    The paper states that with China offering lucrative incentives to engineering graduates, what can the United States of America do to keep the world's top talent focused on Silicon Valley? View full abstract»

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  • one2ten

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):66 - 67
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    England's engineering heritage is vast. To mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the London Underground this year, national tourist board Visit England has drawn up this list of nine of the nation's top engineering landmarks. What do you think should be the tenth? 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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