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Issue 19 • November 21 2008

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  • Engineering & Technology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c1
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  • Page plan - table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c2
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  • Painting it black - [editorial]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 2
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  • Hopes for solution to wind-farm radar obstacle - [briefing latest]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):4 - 11
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    Initial tests of an innovative radar technique indicate that it could remove one of the major obstacles to the development of wind farms. View full abstract»

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  • Japanese rail firm presents maglev proposal - [briefing latest]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 12
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  • New president must restore US self-belief - view from washington - [on the spot]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 13
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    You have probably heard about Silicon Valley investor Sequoia Capital's 'RIP Good Times' presentation. Just in case you haven't, here's a quick recap: "we're all doomed". View full abstract»

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  • Access all areas - analysis - [briefing in depth]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 14
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    In the paper, the joint seminar of IET and PhoneAbility, held in London to consider how to design accessibility into technological systems for major sporting events like the Olympics, is discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Letters - [opinion feedback]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 16
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    I read with interest in the 25 October 2008 issue of E&T the warning that industrial process control systems are under threat from viruses, trojans and worms ('Process security systems "have more holes than Swiss cheese"'). View full abstract»

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  • If you ask me - [opinion first person]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 18
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    It is challenging, but possible, to produce a brand new home that requires virtually no heating beyond human bodies and sunshine. And any energy that is used for lights, appliances and hot water can be provided on site, to give a net zero carbon home. View full abstract»

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  • The science of black - [engineering blackness]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):20 - 23
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    The paper discusses the chemistry of creating the world's blackest color. The paper gives an overview of different research effort and technology in creating this color. It also presents some practical application of these materials. View full abstract»

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  • Immortality on hold - [engineering medicine]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 26
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    In its fight to prolong human life, modern gerontology increasingly relies on evidence from nature and wildlife, discovers Philip Hunter. View full abstract»

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  • A science without a deadline - [engineering cryonics]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):28 - 31
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    This paper discusses the aims, purposes and possibilities of cryonics. The process consists of preserving legally dead humans or pets at very low temperature (below -130degC) in the hope that future science can restore them to life, youth, and health. View full abstract»

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  • Gadgets - [network kit]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 33
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    3 is the only mobile phone operator to offer a phone dedicated to making Skype calls. But there is a catch - you can only send and receive Skype-to-Skype calls. You also need to spend at least £10 a month on normal calls and texts to be able to make free calls using Skype. View full abstract»

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  • Flat out for the future - [electronics graphene]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):34 - 37
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    This paper discusses the ongoing research on graphene and its practical uses for commercial applications. Particular attention is given to the potential of graphene use in electronics. View full abstract»

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  • Know your battery - [electronics power]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):38 - 39
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    This paper discusses about the different types of batteries and how to preserve its battery life. View full abstract»

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  • Hackers vs slackers - [control security]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):40 - 43
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    Hackers are regularly trying to break into the country's key commercial and industrial networks, said the UK government's security minister Lord West of Spithead. His was a general warning that echoes those from security experts over the past several years. It's usually assumed that these attacks target only the office or corporate IT networks, which is often true, but now there's a more specific ... View full abstract»

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  • Eliminating explosions - [control safety]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):44 - 45
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    A TWA Boeing 747 exploded over the Atlantic, near Long Island in the US, killing all 230 passengers on Wednesday 17 July 1996. According to the American NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) official report, the explosion was likely to have been caused by the ignition of fuel damps in the central fuel tank, probably the result of a spark from a short circuit in the wiring. View full abstract»

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  • Back to black - [power coal]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):46 - 51
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    With climate change concerns top of the political agenda, it seemed that the future for coal was bleak. But then came the realisation that we need coal power generation, and a once neglected industry leapt to new prominence. View full abstract»

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  • Digging for victory - [power mining]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):52 - 53
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    Coal mining has come a long way since the dark days of canaries in cages. Davy lamps and grime covered miners with pick axes. In a modern mine you are more likely to come across a highly-qualified automation engineer tasked with keeping huge machines grinding away at the coal face. The choice of mining method is largely determined by the geology of the coal deposit. Underground mining currently ac... View full abstract»

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  • Virtually secure - [IT virtualisation]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):54 - 55
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    The argument for virtualisation as a security tool makes perfect sense: however it is delivered, malware generally attacks the underlying operating system. It installs software to carry out a malware writer's goals, which are largely criminal, consisting of spam distribution, password stealing, and account harvesting. But in a virtualised environment, the operating system becomes nothing more than... View full abstract»

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  • Profile - [IT my way]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):56 - 58
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    This paper discussed about the interview between E&T and Bearpark regarding on how the London Borough of Hillingdon transformed its IT systems into an easily managed virtual environment. View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint - [IT opinion]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 59
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    'TAPE SUCKS,' declared Dave Lipsey, writing in E&T back in March about his bad experiences with tapebased storage systems - in particular, tape systems based on the linear open-tape (LTO) standard. Lipsey, IS services and infrastructure manager at Ordnance Survey, told of how when backing up to tape, he was averaging 70 per cent backup success rate, which may mean a 60 per cent restore success rat... View full abstract»

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  • Stacking up the woe - [manufacturing USA]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):60 - 65
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    The continent's economy is in crisis but its manufacturing base was in decline long before the credit crunch. The article surveys America's blighted industrial landscape. American homeowners and financiers are feeling the brum of the global credit crunch, and some would say deservedly so. But well before the first signs of the sub-prime mortgage-fuelled crisis started to emerge in August 2007, it ... View full abstract»

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  • What you see is what you send - [comms visible light]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):66 - 69
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    The paper gives an overview of the visible light communications. Visible light communications (VLC) is the latest in a series of optical wireless communications technologies and it is expected to expand the wireless communication beyond the limitations of radio-frequency based technology. View full abstract»

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  • Life begins at 40Gbit/s

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):70 - 71
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    A study in 2007 by Nemertes Research predicted that North American Internet usage could rise to around 40 exabytes a month by the end of 2013, based on a doubling of traffic each year from 2008. An exabyte, in case you're not familiar with it, is a billion billion bytes. Next year, global Internet demand will be firmly in the exabyte range, with analysts broadly agreeing that aggregate traffic wil... View full abstract»

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