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  • All at sea cleaning up the pacific garbage

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):52 - 55
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (730 KB)

    Most ocean-cleaning initiatives target `turning off the taps', i.e. stopping the flow of plastic litter - over eight million tonnes a year - from the land. Packaging is the main culprit. Without such measures, plastic in the sea will outweigh fish by 2050, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's January 2016 report, 'The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics'. Even by 2025,... View full abstract»

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  • Esports: to make how money [Sports Technology Gaming]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):66 - 69
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (761 KB)

    LOS ANGELES had never seen anything quite like it. The city's Staples Centre usually played host to Lakers and Clippers basketball games - or, in the off-season, rowdy rock gigs. It had certainly never seen a capacity crowd turn up to watch a bunch of geeks play video games. And it wasn't just the 13,000-strong crowd. It was the 32 million people watching online. The event was the League of Legend... View full abstract»

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  • Driverless when and cars: where? [Automotive Autonomous Vehicles]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):36 - 40
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1114 KB)

    Tt's likely to be a long time before drivers are redundant, but cars are taking on more and more tasks under computer control. As the Rinspeed Oasis is a concept car that, in reality, conforms to many of our preconceived ideas of what a driverless car will be like: An advanced driving assist system powered by artificial intelligence (Al) that continues to learn, accurate real time HD maps and a co... View full abstract»

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  • AI: Fears of 'playing God' [Control & Automation Artificial Intelligence]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):76 - 79
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (587 KB)

    Man's desire to build something in his own image has a long literary history. From the animated statues of Greek myths, to the clay Golem of Jewish folklore, to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, alchemists, mystics and mad scientists have long been engaged in the quest for artificial sentience. Google has spearheaded this drive with a particular focus on start-ups specialising in 'deep learning', a sub... View full abstract»

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  • Blockchain's

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):44 - 47
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (633 KB)

    Bitcoin distributed the business of creating money around the Internet, using computer algorithms to ensure that payments make their way securely from buyer to seller. UBS and its partners aim to use similar technology to the blockchain routines that underpin Bitcoin to speed up the settlement systems used to trade stocks and other financial instruments. Digital money is only the start. As blockch... View full abstract»

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  • In blocks [Security Bitcoin]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):68 - 71
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (483 KB)

    Confidence in bitcoin's value is sliding after a less than ideal 2014, but money may not be its legacy. Now the aim is to secure users' funds and reduce the risk of double spending' with the introduction of the blockchain. View full abstract»

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  • Cars of the future [Transport Concept Cars]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):48 - 53
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1940 KB)

    Cars turning driverless could completely change the way they look and feel. In a few years, traditional vehicle designs may be a thing of the past. Whether the first fullyautonomous car rolls onto the road in 5,10 or even 30 years' time, the big question is - what will it look like? View full abstract»

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  • Securing IoT: In your smart home and your connected enterprise

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):40 - 42
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (195 KB)

    Sometimes your toaster is to blame. In October last year, devices from home routers to connected thermostats and toasters were used in a huge cyber attack that disrupted many websites, including Twitter, Netflix, Reddit and Spotify. View full abstract»

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  • Smart farming

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 40
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1318 KB)

    The forces of innovation currently driving smart dairy farming fall into three main areas. The first is robotic milking, the second is automated feeding, and the third is concerned with the overall subject of quality: quality of product and quality of life for the animals. Robotic milking is not a novel concept, it has been prevalent in the industry since the 1990s, but the real innovation is the ... View full abstract»

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  • Look no hands! [Transport Testing Driverless Cars]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):42 - 45
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (797 KB)

    Taking on behemoths of Silicon Valley is Selenium, a robotic brain that learns on the move, shares its knowledge with other systems, guides driverless cars and can operate anywhere, even on Mars. Louise Munay took the new technology for a spin. View full abstract»

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  • To bit or not to bit?

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):82 - 85
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (3425 KB)

    Around three years ago Amir Taaki, a London-based code-writer linked to the free software movement, and Donald Norman, a young American entrepreneur, set up the British bitcoin exchange Intersango. In an E&T interview at the time, they were both full of youthful idealism and keen to ensure Intersango was secure and ticked the right regulatory boxes. Today, Taaki lives in the Calafou commune in... View full abstract»

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  • Ai cars face clash of cultures [Transport Human Factors]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):46 - 47
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (348 KB)

    The author discussed about the AI cars that faces clash of culture. This also discussed on how people use their cars before they can removed from the driver's seat and, importantly, communicate with others on the road. View full abstract»

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  • States of cyber warfare

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):22 - 25
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1064 KB)

    Cyber-attacks are damaging and disruptive when orchestrated by criminals and hacktivists with a point to prove, but they take on a more sinister and potentially catastrophic significance when carried out or supported by government-funded military or intelligence units. State-sponsored cyber espionage and cyber terrorism have been steadily growing in frequency and diversity over the last decade as ... View full abstract»

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  • Shops offer the e-tail experience

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 49
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2109 KB)

    E-commerce has transformed retail over the last 15 years, but the widely held presumption that online purchasing would spell the demise of bricks-and-mortar shopping has now been supplanted by a more nuanced vision of our shopping future. Recent developments in advanced interactive technology have enabled shrewd retailers to mine the idea that online/offline shopping is not an either/or propositio... View full abstract»

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  • Why we need better ATM security

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):32 - 35
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (323 KB)

    Automated teller machines in their modern form have been around for almost 50 years. And, given that ATMs represent an apparently unattended box packed with cash, criminals have been keen on them for all that time. But attacks on cash machines - to steal not only money but customer data too - have been increasing significantly in receipt years. The good news is that the grab-and-go method of ATM f... View full abstract»

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  • Sony security laid bare

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):74 - 77
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1089 KB)

    Sony's PlayStation network was hacked earlier this year, but what are the chances of other companies falling victim? Technology companies are in a frontline war against a new security threat. Politically and economically motivated groups have begun to target high-profile companies and their websites. The primary target appears to be technology and Internet companies. View full abstract»

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  • Taming the desert [Africa Special Energy]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):30 - 33
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2034 KB)

    This article presents harvesting the vast energy potential from Africa's deserts could provide a much needed boost to Europe's energy supply. View full abstract»

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  • New ways to pay [Communications Near Field]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):32 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1353 KB)

    The way consumers pay for goods has evolved for years, and contactless payment is the just the latest in convenience, but will it ever gain full acceptance? Contactless payment, also dubbed wave and pay' or 'tap and go', offers consumers a different method of paying for lower-valued goods, at £20 and under. Ironically though, `contactless' does not always mean contactless. Transactions requ... View full abstract»

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  • 21st century teamwork [management careers]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):72 - 75
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1132 KB)

    As managers we instinctively know that its job is to lead a team. The paper examines team management from the edited extract from the book 'Effective Team Leadership for Engineers'. View full abstract»

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  • Connected cars – the security challenge [Connected Cars Cyber Security]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):54 - 57
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (594 KB)

    Excitement around connected vehicles conceals the risks they introduce into our transport networks. What can we do to remove the vulnerabilities and build cars that are secure by design. View full abstract»

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  • Wearable technology

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):36 - 43
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1403 KB)

    The wearable technology market has exploded. There are plenty of activity trackers, e-health monitors and smartwatches, but all too often the focus has been on emerging technology rather than the design.Yet product design is vital to commercial success, as consumers will only want to buy a device that complements their desired look. With the wearables market expected to be worth $5.8bn by 2018, it... View full abstract»

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  • Securing the smart city [Built Environment Cyber Security]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):30 - 33
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (770 KB)

    AT 3:30PM on 23 December 2015, many residents in Western Ukraine were already looking forward to the New Year holidays when the lights went out. In a country touched by war, this time it wasn't tanks or bombs disrupting everyday life, but the work of hackers. The infrastructure of the Prykarpattya Oblenergo power company was compromised, with 80,000 Ukrainians plunged into darkness as the result o... View full abstract»

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  • New frontiers in driverless vehicles

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):64 - 67
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (983 KB)

    Whether its on land, in the air or underwater, unmanned autonomous vehicles are already becoming a part of everyday reality - especially in hazardous environments. This paper explains the latest development in driverless vehicles mainly autonomous ground vehicles, unmanned aerial system and autonomous underwater vehicle. View full abstract»

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  • The human behind the hack

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):26 - 29
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (301 KB)

    Sun Tzu's counsel to 'Know thy enemy' is a staple of cyber-security advisories, yet it's only recently that security practitioners have been able to fleshout our knowledge of hackers as human entities. View full abstract»

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  • Transport in the smart city [Built Environment Transport]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):42 - 46
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (728 KB)

    AMSTERDAM BEGINS and ends with tram number one - from and to the Central Station. For me, at least, it does. Chatty, smiley, multilingual and multiracial, this tram is a microcosm of the Dutch capital itself. The tram's progress along the narrow streets is so slow that it gives the impression of sliding backwards in space and time - towards the melting pot of medieval Amsterdam, and its passengers... View full abstract»

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  • Blueprint

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):112 - 113
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (700 KB)

    WHEN THE FIRST Sony Walkman emerged in the late 1970s it revolutionised the way we listen to music. But it wasn't a breakthrough design and was little more than a customised executive toy. Bored with endless international flights, Sony co-chairman Akio Morita wanted to listen to opera while airborne. In 1978 one of the company's audio engineers Nobutoshi Kihara built a prototype version by modifyi... View full abstract»

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  • Barcelona: the world's smartest city? [Built Environment Internet of Things]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):48 - 51
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (917 KB)

    BARCELONA is one of Europe's top tourist destinations - but as groups of visitors stream into the stunningly beautiful basilica Sagrada Familia designed by Antoni Gaudi, I explore another of the city's attractions, at a bus stop just a stone's throw away. Call it a technology gimmick, but it's one of many things that set Barcelona apart from other cities. The bus I get on has not only an environme... View full abstract»

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  • Google world

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):33 - 39
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (4331 KB)

    The world of Google seems such a fertile place, bursting with creativity in its ever-expanding population of Web tools and services. But this simple, colourful, unassuming hemisphere is backed with a murkier side, crawling with troubled, critical users and vexed regulators, legislators and watchdogs. On closer inspection, and for all its brand perfection, Google's corporate remit is difficult to d... View full abstract»

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  • Digital twinning [Information Technology Virtual Reality]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):44 - 45
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (449 KB)

    DO YOU HAVE an avatar? What does it look like? Some middle-earth orc-like being or blue-skinned svelte alien form? Does it look like you? It may be a Japanese anime version of you, or a Lego people version. Either way, it's unlikely it looks exactly like you. Yet in the future we may all have and even need avatars that do look exactly like us, a kind of digital twin existing in cyberspace. They ma... View full abstract»

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  • Soft.robots - Merging nature with the future [Control Biomaterials]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):78 - 83
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1548 KB)

    "LOOK DEEP INTO nature, and then you will understand everything better," once said famous physicist Albert Einstein. He probably wasn't thinking about robots, but his maxim is particularly apt for an exciting, cutting-edge blend of engineering, technology and the natural world - soft robotics. Taking ideas from biological systems, soft robots are made of deformable structures that can deal with un... View full abstract»

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  • Take off: are drones the future of farming?

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):62 - 66
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (642 KB)

    Ryan Kunde sits in his home on the outskirts of Sebastopol in southern California, sipping Pinot Noir. It comes from his own DRNK Winery, with its 100-metre cave burrowed alongside vineyards and a golf course. At 33, he's the fifth generation of the Kunde family, well known in the Californian wine industry for producing high-quality wine for over a century. He runs the business with his wife Katie... View full abstract»

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  • Iceland: powered by the planet

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):48 - 51
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (381 KB)

    This article features Iceland as a world leader in geothermal resource exploration. This paper presents the combined heat and power production of Iceland and also the potential for exporting electricity to the UK. The paper also discusses the consequences of of over exploration of this resource. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): c1
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (703 KB)

    "Alexa, are you pretty? Are you clever? What's six times eight? Will it rain today?" She doesn't chuckle when she replies to my eight-year old's incessant queries. Her answers are professional and to the point. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I try my best. Six multiplied by eight is 48. It probably won't rain in London today." Then she gives us the weather. And the traffic update. And the ... View full abstract»

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  • Cyber security: small firms under fire [InformatIon Technology Professionalism]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):80 - 83
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1400 KB)

    Small businesses need to upgrade their awareness of - and abilities - cyber security if they are to avoid becoming the 'soft underbelly' of the UK's fights against hackers and cyber threats. View full abstract»

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  • Pirates of the skies

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):32 - 35
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (217 KB)

    Last year, customers of Amazon in Cambrige began signing up for a novel delivery option. A 25kg drone, which is able to fly up to 10 miles gripping a book-sized package underneath, took just 13 minutes to fly from the warehouse nearby, landing briefly to drop the order on a delivery mat marked with the distributor's single-letter logo in the customer's rear garden. Amazon plans to slowly roll out ... View full abstract»

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  • Who controls the drones? [Regulation Unmanned Aircraft]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):80 - 83
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (395 KB)

    Commercial drones range from tiny four-rotor, battery driven `toys' to serious unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), capable of lifting one or more tonnes of cargo and travelling extensive distances more or less autonomously. They present an obvious instance where regulatory authorities around the world are either scrambling to play catch-up or, in a few instances - notably in the US - seem to be tryin... View full abstract»

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  • The ascent of smartphone

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 33
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (601 KB)

    Smartphones are evolving rapidly in sophistication. What will they be capable of in a year or two or even five years' time? How do you define a smartphone? Devices like Apple's iPhone, RIM's Blackberry and, say, a Nokia E61, are clearly the physical manifestation. But what identifies them as smarter than ordinary mobile phones? Is it just down to functionality? Smartphones now carry email client, ... View full abstract»

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  • The reality of cyber terrorism

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 38
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (976 KB)

    The paper is talking about cyber attacks and its complications to industrial control systems. The Stuxnet threat poses blueprint for attacks on real-world infrastructure, providing generic methods to reprogram industrial control systems. View full abstract»

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  • Warding off fraud

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):36 - 39
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (292 KB)

    The healthcare industry is under attack, with imposters, fraudsters and cyber-criminals pretending to be people they are not to acquire personal patient data. But the ID theft clampdown has begun. The migration to electronic medical records is an important transition for the healthcare industry. Not only is it aimed at making healthcare more efficient and improving the quality of patient care, but... View full abstract»

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  • Life after Steve Jobs: however will apple manage without him? [News Analysis]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):20 - 21
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (853 KB)

    In the wake of Steve Jobs's decision to step down as CeO of apple, the question aimed at the executive team has been: "how will you keep on making such fine products?" It will be a big challenge – the company is already on one of the longest winning streaks in consumer electronics history, dating back to Jobs's return in 1996. View full abstract»

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  • When machinery chats [Connections Industrial IOT]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):68 - 70
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (495 KB)

    Whether it's manufacturing or logistics, businesses are sitting on a treasure trove of data. But only now, thanks to the Industrial Internet of Things, can companies unleash it to gain competitive advantage. View full abstract»

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  • Smart buildings

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):52 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1199 KB)

    When you consider the data, it is obvious why energy-efficient or smart buildings are very high on the current agenda: worldwide, buildings consume some 42 per cent of all electricity generated and by 2025 they will be the largest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet. 'Smart building' is a term that is very popular among opinion-formers, but what exactly is it, and how can it be employed to ... View full abstract»

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  • VR in... Art

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 34
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2011 KB)

    Museums and galleries are beginning to embrace VR to create new and exciting experiences for visitors, injecting new life into an already magnificent form of human expression. VR technology is becoming easier to produce, and many companies are dabbling. It may be easy to create VR, but it's very difficult to create beautiful VR. However, that is exactly what some creative types are trying to achie... View full abstract»

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  • Special report: the future of the high street

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):33 - 45
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  • Nuclear family

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):58 - 61
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (254 KB)

    The development of Hinkley Point C puts essential UK energy infrastructure-as well as contracts worth over £30bn - in the hands of French and Chinese engineers and developers. It has led to inevitable questions over whether the project could have been managed by UK engineers. Andy Berry, vice principal at Bridgwater College, claims that, because the UK hasn't built a nuclear power plant in ... View full abstract»

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  • Can Formula drive the EV future?

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):28 - 30
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (244 KB)

    UP UNTIL LAST year, electric cars had not been represented in the sporting arena - despite a long history of existence that includes holding the ultimate land speed record in 1899 when Camille Jenatzy's La Jamais Contente became the first ever vehicle to achieve 100km/h. Over 100 years after Jenatzy broke that barrier, electric vehicles have now gained serious traction from automotive manufacturer... View full abstract»

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  • Smart meters

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):48 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (824 KB)

    According to the latest government position, 30 million homes and small businesses will have smart meters by 2019, enabling all consumers to have access to accurate information and bringing an end to estimated billing. "In less than three years energy suppliers will begin the mass rollout of smart meters and I am determined that consumers are at the heart of this," Energy and Climate Change minist... View full abstract»

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  • Battery recycling

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):53 - 55
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1235 KB)

    Batteries contain hazardous waste substances such as mercury, lead and cadmium. If they are disposed in a landfill site, they could leak into the surrounding environment. The EU Landfill Directive placed a ban on the disposal of such hazardous waste in landfill sites. Hazardous waste such as batteries is not allowed to be mixed up with other waste streams. It must be separated, stored safely and c... View full abstract»

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  • Smart house

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):42 - 43
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  • BBC micro: bit a little bit too late? [IT Education]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):30 - 33
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (660 KB)

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS are that children are going to love them. At least those that are into programming computers. Whether it makes the difference that the BBC and its partners from the commercial and educational world want it to; experts are not so sure. For too long, British children have learnt only administrative IT skills at school. Programming is now part of a revised IT curriculum, but it's ea... View full abstract»

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