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Issue 7 • Date 14 Jul 1988

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  • New machines for old [manufacturing computer control]

    Page(s): 283 - 287
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    ICL is currently implementing a phased CIM strategy at its printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing site at Kidsgrove. The manufacturing process begins with laminate and components entering the factory, and ends with tested PCBs leaving to be fitted into products at ICL's assembly plants or stored for field spares. The author shows that one of the major problems in installing computer-integrated and flexible manufacturing systems (for PCB production applications) is the integration of existing numerically controlled machines View full abstract»

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  • Privatising nuclear power-home thoughts from abroad

    Page(s): 278 - 279
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    In the late 1970s, the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) funded a programme of research at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, England, directed at a detailed examination of the economics of nuclear power. As part of this programme, SPRU undertook a comparative statistical analysis of reactor operating performance. The author presents the results of this study into the comparative economics of nuclear power, and examines the effect these results will have on the proposed privatisation of the UK's electricity supply industry View full abstract»

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  • Power to the outback [remote-area power generation]

    Page(s): 268 - 269
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    Continuous electricity supply for people in remote areas has always presented a problem. This has certainly been the case in the geographically diverse continent of Australia, where central grid electricity supply to all consumers is economically impossible. The author shows that the alternative source of electricity is small-scale private generation. He demonstrates that, with capital costs falling, remote power generation is progressing beyond the traditional unsupported diesel set, with renewable sources (including solar, wind and hydroelectric power) becoming economically viable View full abstract»

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  • HDTV-putting you in the picture

    Page(s): 261 - 265
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    Interest is now starting to be expressed in larger television displays, which fill more of the observer's field of view, and hence increase their level of involvement in the programme. Unfortunately, these large screens reveal only too clearly the restricted resolution and visible line structure of today's television standards. If the true benefit of large-screen displays is to be obtained, then the television standard itself must be changed to allow a higher definition to be achieved in the final image. Hence the term `high-definition television', or HDTV for short, has come to imply a television standard capable of being satisfactorily displayed in this way. The author investigates recent research of development into HDTV and discusses the desire for a unique, worldwide standard for HDTV programme production View full abstract»

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