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Issue 3 • Date 19 May 1994

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  • Profiting from ideas

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):107 - 109
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    Britain has always produced its fair share of inventors, and there is still no shortage of ideas. In 1930, according to the UK Patent Office, there were 28238 UK patent applications (although these did not all originate from the UK) and 9396 UK patents were granted, as well as those European patents covering (`designating') the UK. So how does one get into this process? What does one do if one thi... View full abstract»

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  • Discovery and invention: Lodge and the birth of radio communications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):131 - 133
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    When scientists first began to generate and detect electromagnetic waves, it never occurred to them that they might have practical applications in communications. The author discusses the work of Sir Oliver Lodge in this area and explains how it took the arrival of the ambitious young Italian, Marconi, to spur Lodge into patenting the ideas relating to electric telegraphy View full abstract»

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  • Cutting out waste: recycling end-of-life electronic equipment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):127 - 130
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    European governments have adopted recycling as a policy aim. The author describes how their environmental zeal will affect the electronics industry. In particular the author discusses recycling of packaging and end-of-life electronic equipment including materials recovery. The status of recycling in Germany and the UK are discussed. The future prospects for recycling in the electronics industry ar... View full abstract»

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  • The growth of microsats

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):117 - 120
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    For the satellite industry, facing worldwide recession and space-agency budget cuts, the smaller, cheaper satellite suddenly became an attractive engineering solution, and the trend towards larger spacecraft began a slow reversal. The author discusses the trend towards smaller satellites in relation to cost and reliability. The work of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. is briefly discussed. The app... View full abstract»

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  • CMOS in camera

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):111 - 114
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (37)
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    The author explains how a device small enough to fit inside a car's rear-view mirror can be programmed to see. The device is a CMOS based image sensor developed by VLSI Vision Ltd., Edinburgh. The sensor overcomes the previous problem of placing all pixel outputs through a single charge amplifier by using a separate charge-sense amplifier at the head of each column of pixels. The author describes ... View full abstract»

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