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Issue 5 • Date 15 Sep 1994

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  • A new deal for nuclear?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):213 - 216
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    The 1989 privatisation of the electricity supply industry (ESI) proved hugely embarrassing for the UK's nuclear sector. With performance and costs scrutinised as never before, the nuclear stations were ultimately revealed as unsaleable-forcing a reluctant, and palpably irritated Government to make last-minute provisions for retaining all the UK's nuclear capacity within the public sector. The auth... View full abstract»

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  • Technology audit from ivory tower to brass tacks

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):199 - 202
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    Technology transfer is a growth area. At the interface between education and industry, bodies such as regional technology centres, training and enterprise councils, university-enterprise training partnerships and an army of private consultants supplement the efforts of liaison managers in universities and companies. Here, the author describes how a government assessment exercise has helped to poin... View full abstract»

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  • Desert, diamonds, diplomas and degrees. Building an engineering department in Botswana

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):221 - 224
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    When Botswana gained its independence from Britain in 1966, after 80 years of colonial rule, many believed that this landlocked country, with a population slightly under 1 million, was not viable. There were few roads, schools or medical facilities. With the discovery and large-scale exploitation of diamonds (starting in the 70s), Botswana's economic development took off. From being one of the wor... View full abstract»

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  • ISO9000 and the very small firm

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):207 - 209
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    ISO9000 is a quality management system derived from BS5750, 1979:Quality Systems. The two standards are identical but BS5750 is a UK standard, whereas IS09000 is an international standard, which is already recognised by over 70 different countries. ISO9000 is not designed with small companies in mind. Here, the author examines exactly what this standard has to offer the small business View full abstract»

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  • Ethereal curtain. The biggest shortwave station in the world

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):226 - 227
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    Roughly 160 km north of Los Angeles, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, a giant antenna pours megawatts of power into the sky. The Voice of America's shortwave station at Delano is an isolated site making it ideal for experiments in super power with electromagnetic energy. Here, the author describes how VOA Delano was rebuilt in the last days of the Cold War to force its message past Sovi... View full abstract»

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  • Robotics in surgery

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):193 - 196
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (15)
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    The application of robotics to health care has been underway for about 10 years. The first area that received and is still receiving great attention is the area of rehabilitation robotics. The lessons learned in this field provide a number of signals for surgical robotics. The state of the art in robotic technology for the operating theatre can be summarised by giving some examples. These are desc... View full abstract»

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