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Issue 16 • September-October 20 2008

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover page

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents - Vol. 3, No. 16

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 1
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  • Navigating watery facts ...and hogwash

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 2
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  • News

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):4 - 13
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    'The true cost of poor engineering has generally been hidden from the public, governments and other companies' View full abstract»

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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • If you ask me

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 16
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    'How can microscopy help local industry to increase profits, and to create jobs?' View full abstract»

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  • Festival of water

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):18 - 19
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    The article highlights the Digital Water Pavilion of Expo 2008 in the Spanish city of Zaragoza. Created by architect Carlo Ratti it featured walls and roof made of water, and offered striking views over the Expo site and the Ebro River. International heavy-hitters Amp provided structural and mechanical engineering for the structure the first ever building with an external fagade formed from 'water... View full abstract»

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  • The stuff of life

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):20 - 23
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    The predicted global water shortages are so acute that water has been dubbed 'the petroleum for the next century'. E&T discovers that the problems of water supply and the technologies to improve it are increasingly the same for developed and developing countries. Last spring Barcelona began receiving emergency supplies of water from a fleet of tankers. A fatal combination of low rainfall, grow... View full abstract»

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  • A force of nature

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 27
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    It is somewhat ironic that the present interest in water stems from the belief that man is responsible for much of the climate shifts we are currently experiencing. In actual fact, far much more natural and powerful forces are at work. For example, little carbon dioxide was present when the Romans grew grapes near Hadrian's Wall or during the 'Great Warming' in the early 13th century. View full abstract»

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  • Gadgets

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):30 - 31
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    Just because summer has come to an end, you don't have to spend evenings indoors - this month's selection might spur you to stay outside View full abstract»

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  • Cracking the code

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 34
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    The future of dna sequencing and medicine lies at the interface between chemistry and electronics. View full abstract»

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  • Resistance is not futile

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):36 - 37
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    Chipmakers have tried for years to find the perfect memory: something that is fast, cheap and remembers what you put into it when you power down. Despite 40 years of trying, nothing exists on the market that gives you three out of three. View full abstract»

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  • Sophisticated samurai

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):38 - 41
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    The Nissan GTR has received plaudits from some but, despite its heady specification and relatively low price tag of just over £50,000, it has not yet found the universal acclaim that it may have expected. View full abstract»

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  • Tapping into technology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):42 - 45
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    Utility companies that bring their telemetry and process control networks up to date will unleash a flood of new opportunities. View full abstract»

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  • Turning tides

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):46 - 49
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    Efforts to develop renewable sources of energy have invariably focused on wind, solar and hydro. But behind the scenes marine energy engineers have been trialing tidal power technology - and the UK now finds itself at the head of a tidal surge. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering has ceased to be ... it is a dead career!

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):50 - 51
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    This paper discusses the decline in skilled engineers for nuclear installations. Lack of skilled engineers means no decision can be made on nuclear design. Preliminary proposals to solve the problem are focussed on measures to improve recruitment and retention of staff. View full abstract»

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  • On time, on target

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):52 - 54
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    The UK's reputation for bringing in IT projects on schedule and within budget has taken some knocks over the years, but adopting a more creative approach to process management could cure many problems. View full abstract»

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  • Analysis - standards to cut blade cost

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 55
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    The paper is discussing, Server System Infrastructure initiative and effort to overcome the technical challenges of blade servers and thus cutting cost by implementing standards. View full abstract»

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  • Profile

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):56 - 57
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    Yorkshire Water operates 700 water and sewage treatment works and 120 reservoirs. Dave Nussey, manager of its Network Technologies Team, tells Keri allan how a major upgrade to the company's ICT systems has boosted functionality. View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 58
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    'How would pressures found in Africa have affected desktop computing as we know it?' View full abstract»

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  • MG gears up for a revival

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):60 - 62
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    A historic British car marque is undergoing a revival thanks to growth plans forged in China. View full abstract»

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  • Shaping the future

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):63 - 65
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    Traditional methods of creating new products are being challenged by the rise of 'rapid' techniques and technologies, writes Boris Sedacca View full abstract»

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  • In search of the princess Leia effect

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):66 - 69
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    The iconic image from 'star Wars' of the embattled Princess Leia sending out a flickering plea to 'Help me, Obi-Wan kenobi' kindled a fascination about how moving holograms might look. companies are now locked into a battle to make the fantasy a reality. View full abstract»

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  • The shadow network

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):70 - 71
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    Scientists are detouring around the Internet to create the super-fast connections they need to perform massive global experiments. View full abstract»

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  • On the coaching couch

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):72 - 75
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    Some indispensable advice on fitting in, getting on and standing out at work. The article presents some general queries and advices on real-life situations that occurs almost everyday in the engineering management context. View full abstract»

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