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Issue 4 • Date May 2014

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

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  • Table of Contents

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  • Editor's letter

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  • World news

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  • The bigger picture

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  • News (Energy & Education)

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  • News (Space & View from Brussels)

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  • News (ICT)

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  • News (Transport)

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  • News (View from Subtopia & Transport)

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  • Number news

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  • Business focus

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  • The graphic

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  • News (Electronics)

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  • News (Energy, Renewables & Research)

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  • News (Transport)

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  • Electronics, drones and satcoms in missing jet search [news analysis]

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  • Your letters

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  • Comment "if you ask me..."

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  • For and against

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  • The darker picture: Earth hour

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  • Keeping the lights on

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    Intelligent grids, unstable inputs of renewable energy and smart appliances. Are these the tools that we will use to help avoid future blackouts and keep the lights on? ON 4 NOVEMBER 2006, a major European blackout left more than 15 million customers with no electricity for several hours. The initial cause of the blackout was a planned disconnection of an overhead power line across a river in nort... View full abstract»

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  • Light work for domestic LEDs

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    Light-emitting diode (LED) lightbulbs are becoming increasingly popular, but claims made by some manufacturers on longevity have been disputed. The EU brought in directives to increase the quality of LED construction as the lamps are more complex to manufacture and there are varying levels of quality. But there are anecdotal stories about poor quality construction. There are two distinct markets: ... View full abstract»

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  • Too little too late

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    We need to increase the amount of energy we generate from renewable sources by more than 10 per cent in just over ten years. When you consider the length of time it takes to get new wind and solar farms through the public consultations, then design, build and connection phases, it's obvious that microgeneration is going to have to play a big part in enabling us to achieve that 10 per cent goal wit... View full abstract»

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  • The strike

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    As UK government announces the closure of two of the remaining three deep pits and the sell off of six surface coal mines, the author looks back at the miners' strike of 1984 and ask if there's any future for coal mines at all. View full abstract»

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Dickon Ross
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