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Issue 3 • Date April 2013

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  • Engineering & Technology - Front 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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    What is it with the computer industry and fruit? After all, your archetypal IT person has a much closer relationship with pizza and coke than pears and kumquats. But computer companies insist on naming themselves and their computers after fruit. Raspberry Pi is just the latest, and its name echoes some of the early home microcomputers that inspired a generation of the coders and, in some cases, en... View full abstract»

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  • World News

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • The Bigger Picture

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):8 - 9
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    A futuristic vehicle dubbed "the Bugatti of hovercrafts" is nearing its testing phase. View full abstract»

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  • Two projects share ??20m marine energy funding [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 10
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  • The graphic [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 12
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    Engineers in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah have begun laying the foundations of what's planned to be the world's tallest building - Kingdon Tower. View full abstract»

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  • News [News briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • Business focus

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 16
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    ROLLS-ROYCE seemed to rise above the corruption allegations that surfaced last year by unveiling an impressive set of annual results in February and convincing the markets that it would have a strong 2013. View full abstract»

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  • Delivering charitable benefits: an outline of the IET's charitable work

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 18
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    THE IET'S OVERALL remit is to promote the general advancement of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on these subjects amongst its members and the general public. View full abstract»

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  • News Briefing

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 20
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    A high-speed rail (hsR) link between singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is expected to cause a decline in air traffic between the two cities when it becomes operational, which is projected to be in 2020. View full abstract»

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  • News analysis

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):22 - 23
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    FOR THE first time since the 1970s, energy policy could influence the outcome of the next UK Parliamentary election. With the current predictions of worsening energy shortages, Britain's energy crisis looks set to hit customers just as the current Coalition government reaches the end of its term. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Comment [Opinion]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 27
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  • For and against

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):28 - 29
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    Britain needs at least a four-runway airport. that cannot be achieved through the redevelopment of the Heathrow site to the west of London. i support the construction of a new airport on a new site on the eastern side of the capital. View full abstract»

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  • Not-so-humble raspberry pi gets big ideas

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):30 - 33
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    As the Raspberry Pi celebrates its first birthday, designs intended for the hobbyist are getting mainstream attention from developers of 'grown up' applications. Few items of electronic hardware have engendered quite as much enthusiasm as the compact, single-board computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the aim of encouraging basic computer science in schools. Had it had been for sa... View full abstract»

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  • Easy as pi

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):34 - 37
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    Education secretary Michael Gove plans to introduce a new IT curriculum that focuses more on computer science and less on secretarial skills. The British education system is notoriously slow to embrace change, though. Whether it's today's children who will benefit or the children of future generations remains to be seen. Something that may speed things up, though, is the new computer that looks li... View full abstract»

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  • Building skills brick by brick

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):38 - 41
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    The word 'Lego' conjures up many images for many people: the joy of completing a major building project; happy hours hidden behind the sofa creating your own world; the sound of tipping a tin of the brightly-coloured bricks over the floor; the pain of treading on them in bare feet... View full abstract»

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  • BYOD to the classroom

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):42 - 45
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    This paper discusses issues regarding BYOD or bring your own device in schools today. View full abstract»

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  • Blueprint for a new utopia

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):46 - 49
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    We all have a rough idea of what an eco-city is: some perfect unison of nature and technology. Countless proposals of sci-fi utopias have adorned the glossy pages of architect's portfolios, showing a bold new way of addressing the imbalance of these seemingly opposing forces. There is no single internationally accepted definition of an 'eco-city', but China believes it has a pretty good suggestion... View full abstract»

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  • The line that time forgot

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):50 - 53
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    Constructing a new subway line in a major city such as New York throws up a wealth of challenges aside from engineering ingenuity. View full abstract»

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  • Photo essay

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):54 - 55
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    The Chartered Institution of Water and environmental Management (CIWEM) environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and video. View full abstract»

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  • Journey to the centre of big data

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):56 - 59
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    In a general context big data is an aggregation of data sets that are so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using readily available database management tools or traditional data processing applications. This challenge also contains an opportunity for commercial organisations that are equipped to find ways to use it - or elements of it - to inform and enhance revenue drivers (se... View full abstract»

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  • Turn on, log in, checkout

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):60 - 63
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    As point-of-sale systems embrace mainstream software, it have to deal with the security threats that come with it. Connected point-of-sale (POS) systems - that's the checkout to you and me - are the most recent targets of the cybercriminal. Checkout technology has been getting steadily more intelligent over the last decade, and if checkout systems are starting to look more like standard personal c... View full abstract»

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  • Interview with CEO and founder of Geomagic Ping Fu

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):64 - 67
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    PING FU AND I are sitting in the London headquarters of her UK publisher, Penguin, in the Strand. The CEO of the US software modelling company Geomagic has a hectic schedule promoting her new book, and simply getting to be in the same room as her has been something of a logistical nightmare. At the time, neither of us could have known that the book would bring her to the centre of a firestorm of c... 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
IET