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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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  • The teardown Amazon echo digital personal assistant [Teardown Consumer Electronics]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):88 - 89
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (424 KB)

    E-COMMERCE GIANT Amazon is taking a more cautious approach to its latest consumer electronics launch after last year's misfire with the Fire Phone. That has already forced the company to take a $170m write-down in its accounts. The Amazon Echo is the company's new voicerecognition- based personal assistant and remote music player. For now, the sleek black cylinder is only available in the US and b... View full abstract»

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  • The teardown: HTC Vive VR headset

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):80 - 81
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (294 KB)

    THE ONLY WAY to understand the HTC Vive is to try it. It's not simply that you want to assess the quality of immersive virtual reality (VR) it offers. At first glance, all the first-generation headsets look - well - a bit clunky. You look and wonder, “Is that thing comfortable?” View full abstract»

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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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  • 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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  • The teardown: Google Home personal assistant

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):80 - 81
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (156 KB)

    SOME ANALYSTS expect the voice-first market to be one of the consumer electronics stars of 2017. Amazon was first out of the gates with the Echo in 2015, and late last year Google joined the race with a US-only launch of its Home product. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Driverless cars face urban challenge

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 16
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | PDF file iconPDF (752 KB)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Get your head around hacker psychology [Information Technologycyber-Security]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):76 - 80
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (320 KB)

    What goes on inside the hacker mind? How are their thought processes shaped by social and technological change? And could techniques like Neuro-Linguistic Programming help to turn talented but misguided IT personnel away from a beckoning Black Hat career? 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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  • Smart farming

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 40
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    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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  • Bad... in a good way [Information Technology Security]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):64 - 68
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2140 KB)

    More and more organisations are being targeted in cyber-attacks, and they must get to know their enemy if they are to protect vital networks. Meet the professional, ethical hacker. 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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  • BYOD to the classroom

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):42 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1457 KB)

    This paper discusses issues regarding BYOD or bring your own device in schools today. View full abstract»

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  • Smart factories

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):64 - 67
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1523 KB)

    The current global economic meltdown is ramping up the pressure on an already beleaguered manufacturing industry, particularly in terms of the flexibility and efficiency of production processes. This requires production and administrative processes to be meshed with each other via IT systems in order to optimise the use and capacity of machines and lines, while also responding rapidly to wrong dev... View full abstract»

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  • Robot hotel

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):50 - 51
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (183 KB)

    Have you ever had a problem with your hotel service? Unclean sheets? Lost your room key? Unaccommodating hotel staff? The Henn-na Hotel in Japan, set to open in July, wants you to have a comfortable and relaxing stay with the help of friendly service robots, who are there to serve you. 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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  • Smart dust

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):74 - 77
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1898 KB)

    How smart can a city be? Could it tell you where to park your car? Could it guide your car to a vacant space by communicating with your sat-nav system? And is it smart enough to inform you of how many eco-brownie points you have earned by following its advice? All these things are feasible in a smart city model, but for these technological metabolisms to work they need some sort of tiny endpoint m... View full abstract»

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  • A smoother ride

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):36 - 41
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (515 KB)

    “WHAT WOULD make you give up your car?” That's the seemingly simple question at the heart of Sampo Hietanen's work. Hietanen is CEO of the world's first Mobility as a Service (MaaS) company, MaaS Finland Oy, having recently left the same role at Intelligent Transport Systems Finland, which was instrumental in managing Helsinki's transition towards a disruptive new model of urban mobili... 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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  • 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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  • Plants that are green

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):68 - 69
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (735 KB)

    It is not on the road that automotive manufacturers are striving to be ecologically friendly. Japanese car maker Toyota is generally regarded as setting benchmark standards in lean' manufacturing, in other words production processes in which waste and inefficiency are continuously driven towards minimal levels. View full abstract»

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  • The third industrial revolution

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):26 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (124 KB)

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  • Craft beer the can-do revolution

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):50 - 53
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (791 KB)

    Beer cans are nothing new, but for various reasons - notably the cost of setting up and running a canning line - they have become a shorthand for mass-market or industrial beers. Craft brewers are associated instead with bottles, which can even be hand-filled for the lowest possible capital cost. Now all that is changing. The advent of small-scale canning technology is enabling even quite small br... View full abstract»

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  • Climate change in Australia: Losing the battle?

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):38 - 41
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (332 KB)

    We may 'muddle through' and adapt to climate change, but latest disturbing news from Australia shows that it may be too late to save some of its ancient wonders - like Tasmania's prehistoric forest and Queensland's Great Barrier Reef. View full abstract»

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  • Take off: are drones the future of farming?

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):62 - 66
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    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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  • Sportstech [Sports Technology Football]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):84 - 85
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (3696 KB)

    The cameras are connected to a powerful image-processing computer system, which tracks the movement of all objects on the pitch and filters out the players, referee and all other objects. All that's left is the ball and the system knows its three dimensional x-, y- and z-position to within a few millimeters in the coordinate system of the pitch. When the ball passes the goal line, the system sends... View full abstract»

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  • Women in the workplace - management coaching

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):78 - 79
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (731 KB)

    The paper mentions that despite legislation and 'codes of best practice' being put in place to protect women in the workplace from outmoded management tactics, we still get letters from female members of the IET complaining that they're not being dealt with fairly. And, despite the fact that we are now in the 21st century, there are still issues arising. Managers who think that women are by defaul... View full abstract»

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  • Reusables are go

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):28 - 31
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (404 KB)

    For children of the 1960s, rocketry was simple. The sleek red Thunderbird 3 tripped into space without the tiresome dropping of stages, returned in its entirety to an island launch pad and refuelled for another mission. So how close are we to Gerry Anderson's vision of the reusable rocket? View full abstract»

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  • Climate change: engineering a solution

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):28 - 29
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1284 KB)

    The intergovernmental panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its latest climate change findings, 'The Fifth Assessment Report', midway through 2013. It will come as no surprise if its conclusions are more portentous than the previous report over five years ago. 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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  • VR in... Gaming

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 30
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1384 KB)

    Virtual reality has been prolific in the gaming industry since the 1980s, when Sega's Master System 3D glasses promised to take you inside a virtual world. The best, however, is yet to come. The pressing question facing VR gaming concerns how high a price it can sustain. Yet in the longer term it's all about Moore's Law economics, content - and whether another currently absent tech titan will fina... View full abstract»

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  • Smart appliances

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):44 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (777 KB)

    Many of us will soon be opening our doors, and indeed our homes, to smart appliances, embracing smart refrigerators, cookers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and other smart technologies in an effort to make our everyday lives a little easier. The 'smart' in smart appliances can refer to one of two aspects of communication with any given appliance; first the interaction with an existing smart de... 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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  • Greening the smart city [Built Environment Green Cities]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):38 - 41
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (761 KB)

    THE QUEST FOR a 'smart' city has exposed the damning evidence of energy and environmental dangers by using Big Data. Analysing around architecture, the behaviours of the public and other aspects shows what needs to be done in order to improve the environment we live in. A rapidly growing global population means that we will need to exploit a space's potential, whether it is taller sustainable buil... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Air power the rise of electric aircraft

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):77 - 79
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (260 KB)

    This paper presents the recent developments in electric aircraft propulsion technology. Airbus Group's E-Fan, an electric propulsion element, E-Thrust, and hybrid electric aircraft research were also discussed. View full abstract»

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  • The trouble with quantum computing

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):54 - 57
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (653 KB)

    Quantum computer breakthrough announcements are coming thick and fast. But for real-world use, is it really a matter of if rather than when? View full abstract»

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