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Engineering & Technology

Issue 5 • Date June 2013

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C1
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  • Page plan [Table of Contents]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 3
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  • Editor's letter [Opinion Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 4
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    AFRICA HAS PLENTY of resources in land, minerals, fuels, skills and talent. It also has more than its fair share of conflict, economic and political problems. In this issue we look at what Africa offers engineering and what engineering is doing for Africa. View full abstract»

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  • World news [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • The bigger picture [3D Printing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • News [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 10
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  • The graphic seafox submarine drones [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 12
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  • Africa - 'Life-saving' text service launched in Sierra Leone [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):13 - 14
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    THE RED CROSS is working with mobile communications providers in Sierra Leone to save lives through the use of an innovative locationtargeted SMS system. The Red Cross and Airtel initiative, which was launched in April, provides people with information about disease outbreaks and other emergencies such as fires or floods. View full abstract»

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  • Business focus [News Finance]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 16
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    BP AND SHELL have been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons, following the revelation that EU regulators raided their offices on 14 May as part of an investigation into price-rigging. Norway's Statoil and price reporting agency Platts are also under scrutiny. An investigation is just that, nothing more. But both energy giants have faced media criticism for making huge profits as fuel co... View full abstract»

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  • Industry - Forum aims to energise UK power electronics sector [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):17 - 20
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  • News analysis - Safety in numbers? Managing security in crowded places [Security Sports]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):22 - 23
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    THE HORRIFIC bombings at the Boston Marathon on 15 April showed once again that any event attracting large crowds must be seen as a potential target for terrorism. Serious questions remain about how to ensure public safety at sporting events, but there is a big difference between securing a stadium and securing a street course. View full abstract»

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  • Your letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • For and against [Debate Formula]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):26 - 27
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    In my forthcoming article 'Innovate or imitate: The role of collective beliefs in competences in competing firms' I credit Peter Drucker with the assertion that innovation is the basis for wealth creation. It is true that innovation is often seen as the basis for improving not only the performance of firms, but also economies and society more generally. Innovation is therefore a 'good thing' and I... View full abstract»

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  • Where do you read yours? [Time Out Competition]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • Taming the desert [Africa Special Energy]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):30 - 33
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    This article presents harvesting the vast energy potential from Africa's deserts could provide a much needed boost to Europe's energy supply. View full abstract»

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  • Power to the people [Africa Special Energy]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):34 - 37
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    The rural requirement for sustainable economic growth and an ever-increasing supply of energy is perhaps most pronounced in Africa. However, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) experts believe the continent's renewable energy resources have the potential to support future national economic growth and local development. View full abstract»

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  • Promise takes root 'technological in the desert' [Africa Special Electronics]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):38 - 41
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    Writing for the magazine communications of the ACM20 years ago, Mayuri Odedra-Straub, then a researcher focusing on IT in developing nations, complained that Africa served as the background for a place to display overflow data about Europe in a piece about telephone penetration. Odedra-Straub described sub-Saharan Africa - with the exception of South Africa - as a `technological desert'. Times cha... View full abstract»

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  • Connected continent [Africa Special Communications]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):42 - 43
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    Africa is being ringed by networks of undersea communications cable systems that will play a major part in supporting the continent's future growth. Specially-equipped vessels tasked with laying subsea communications cables have, over the last four years, been navigating routes off the east and west coasts of Africa. The high-speed, high-capacity fibre-optic circuits they have been spooling out ar... View full abstract»

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  • Hijacking on the high seas [Africa Special Piracy]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):44 - 47
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    Piracy in much of Africa is on the decline, yet on the continent's west coast it seems to be getting worse. Solving this problem will take a concerted international effort in the fields of technology and social development. Last January, Somali crime lord Mohamed Abdi Hassan announced that he no longer wanted to be a pirate. After eight years of hijacking ships, stealing cargo and ransoming hostag... View full abstract»

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  • Technology's bid to cut the corruption [Africa Special Technology Development]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):48 - 51
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    From ensuring politicians play fair to providing better communication infrastructure, technology is slowly transforming Africa. View full abstract»

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  • Aid projects bring ICT into focus [Africa Special ICT Aid]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):52 - 55
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    Africa is becoming a global player with the help of ICT vendors implementing their innovative technologies. This paper discusses how the smart deployment of often basic ICT technology has brought big benefits to some of its communities. View full abstract»

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  • Interview [Interview Automotive Technology]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):56 - 59
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    FOR A 'proof of concept' car it received a lot of attention. Resplendent in its high-visibility orange livery, this startlingly original wooden station wagon took centre stage in a Channel 4 documentary series in the early 1980s. With publicity this good, Africar's success seemed guaranteed. But in a story as bumpy and rutted as the African thoroughfares this lightweight all-terrain vehicle was su... View full abstract»

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  • Drone rangers [Africa Special Sustainability]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):60 - 61
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    The article presents the effort of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), through the use of its Global Impact Award from Google, to adapt and help governments implement specialised aerial surveillance systems and affordable wildlife tagging technology, coupled with cost-effective ranger patrolling guided by analytical software, to increase the detection and deterrence of poaching in four sites in Asia an... View full abstract»

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  • Ingenieurs sans frontieres [Africa Special Humanitarian Aid]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):62 - 65
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    PerhaPs you've always thought that the main reason you came into engineering is to improve or help society. Certainly this is one of the top reasons given by students of engineering for why they moved into the profession in the first place. For many, however, it may prove difficult to get involved in the big global issues very early in their career. As in most professions, engineers may have to se... View full abstract»

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  • Helping hand for crops [Africa Special Sustainability]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):66 - 69
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    Around half of all crops fail in Africa. In response, laboratories across the world are applying advanced scientific methods to provide a viable way of making cereal crops more robust. 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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