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Issue 8 • Date Sept. 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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  • World news [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • The bigger picture [The New York High Line]

    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 [News Briefing]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 12
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  • News Briefing

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):13 - 17
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  • Space development [News Analysis]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Business focus [News Finance]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 20
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  • Comment "if you ask me" [Opinion First Person]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 21
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  • Your letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • For and against [Debate Science Fiction]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Back in the frame [Information Technology Science Fiction]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):26 - 29
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    The article features the digital restoration of the television series Doctor Who. The challenges and techniques in recovering the vintage episodes from some obscure sources were highlighted. View full abstract»

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  • The real sonic screwdriver [Design Sonic Screwdriver]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):30 - 32
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    The sonic screwdriver first appeared on 'Doctor Who with Patrick Troughton - the second Doctor - and it was used simply to unlock doors and undo screws. But over the years, the sonic screwdriver has gathered several other functions and has become the timewarp equivalent of a Swiss Army knife. It has been used to regenerate tissue cells, explode brains and as a defense against various energy weapon... View full abstract»

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  • Science friction [Fiction Sci-Fi Fans]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):33 - 35
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    Love it or hate it, sci-fi has a major influence on the way the general public perceives engineering and technology. How to make science-fiction that scientists and engineers will actually like? This isn't just a question of whether or not a sci-fi work obeys the laws of physics. Such slavish observance is not a prerequisite for success. In fact, it can be a hindrance. There are two greater criter... View full abstract»

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  • Predictably unpredictable [Future Predictions]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):36 - 39
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  • Q & A [Technology Science Fiction]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):40 - 43
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  • Photo essay [Built Environment Science Fiction]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):44 - 47
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  • An odyssey into the future [Engineering Predictions]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):48 - 51
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    Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" was an almost documentary vision of how engineers and scientists saw the future. As time goes on, more and more of Kubrick's designs are becoming reality. View full abstract»

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  • Delivering on design aspirations [Design Science Fiction]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):52 - 55
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    Does design mimic the movies or is pioneering design an influence to film-makers? The truth lies somewhere in between. "There is a strange thing where fact feeds off science fiction and science fiction feeds off fact," Geoff McCormick, director of experience-led design at The Alloy Group explains. "They both inspire each other and so are both driven off one another." McCormick has worked as a busi... View full abstract»

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  • Q & A [Design Science Fiction]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):56 - 57
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  • Photo Essay [Design Sci-Fi]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):58 - 59
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  • You're not my type [AutomAtion Robotics]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):60 - 63
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    Geminoid-F is currently among the most advanced humanoid robots on the market, but her lack of lower motor skills highlights the progress humanoid robotics still has to make. Due to the complex development of actuators in multi-limbed robots, the majority of android and humanoid robots currently still experience a limited range of movement. Sci-fi has a lot to answer for: what society may perceive... View full abstract»

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  • Britain's root canal [Built Environment Canals]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):64 - 67
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    David Weight, a senior consultant at AECOM, released a paper outlining ambitious plans to build a large canal with electrical power down the spine of Britain. With a construction price tag of some £14bn, the multi-functional canal would transfer water from the Scottish Borders to the south of England, offer a sustainable alternative to road and rail freight, and eventually co-exist with hig... 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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