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The Engineer
2 April 2004

  • Eats shoots and leaves

    14 Apr 2004

    Is the truth stranger than fiction? Darned right it is, especially if your carefully scripted words come under the scrutiny of the US Office of Foreign Assets Control. Dave Wilson explains all.

  • Magnetic cylinders for demanding applications

    8 Apr 2004

    Parker Hannifin's new P1Z cylinders will see action in a variety of industries, especially those where long strokes are needed in instances when installation may be in restricted spaces.

  • From C to chip

    8 Apr 2004

    Synfora's PICO Express is a new algorithm-to-tapeout synthesis tool that lets electronic design engineers explore and implement C algorithms in silicon.

  • Processing by numbers

    7 Apr 2004

    Teenagers are always comparing the processor speeds of their respective PCs. And it's always the kid with the faster clock that's got the better box. But can Intel put an end to the practise?

  • MACH 04

    6 Apr 2004

    The international exhibition of machine tools and manufacturing technology, MACH 2004 - at the NEC from 19-23 April, includes more than 400 exhibitors from the UK and overseas.

  • Raising the profile

    6 Apr 2004

    A laser scanner under development by German engineers could lead to improved rail safety by monitoring the whole track area around a train as it moves.

  • Screening blue murder

    6 Apr 2004

    The three-finger salute of 'ctrl, alt, delete' has become second nature to most users. But engineers need a stable computing environment, so why do we put up with Windows? asks Charles Clarke.

  • Driven to collapse

    6 Apr 2004

    With safety in mind, a US company has developed a totally different driveshaft technology that could also help make vehicles quieter and smoother.

  • Bye-draulics

    6 Apr 2004

    Energy and fuel-efficient electric power steering systems, once restricted to smaller, lighter cars, are now finding their way on to mid-range models.

  • Let there be light

    6 Apr 2004

    Groundbreaking research into the use of lasers for creating lightweight structures could herald the dawn of a new industrial era.

  • Glaring addition

    6 Apr 2004

    Combining the best characteristics of metal and composites, the Airbus A380 will test a new material designed to reduce weight and improve safety on aircraft.

  • Boeing takes the gloves off

    2 Apr 2004

    Does the world want a 550-seat, double-deck aircraft or does it really want an ultra-efficient, mid-size 200-250 seat plane that will take passengers where they want to go, and when?

  • The 2x4 engine

    2 Apr 2004

    An engine capable of switching between two-stroke and four-stroke operation to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions could be fitted to cars by the end of the decade.

  • A smarter fix

    2 Apr 2004

    Driven by the need for security, increasingly stringent recycling regulations and above all a desire to innovate, new exciting fastening solutions are beginning to emerge.

  • Lightweight diesels on parade

    2 Apr 2004

  • Remote control

    2 Apr 2004

  • University challenge

    2 Apr 2004

    As head of technology R&D at the industrial engineering giant ABB, Markus Bayegan sees his role as networking with academic and industrial partners to create ‘a climate of innovation’.

  • Printing on a jet plane

    2 Apr 2004

    BAE Systems is investigating the use of techniques to print electronic circuits directly on to aerospace structures, reducing weight and increasing the amount of space available within aircraft.

  • Testing the water on satellites

    2 Apr 2004

  • Seeing the light in fog, sand and dust

    2 Apr 2004

    A multi-sensor system designed to enable helicopters to land safely in the zero visibility conditions created by sand and dust will be tested this year by the US Army and Air Force.

  • US snaps up Cambridge Zigbee portfolio

    2 Apr 2004

    The launch of ZigBee this week moved closer when a US firm swooped for a world-leading team of Cambridge specialists.

  • Plugging the gap

    2 Apr 2004

  • Boeing takes the fight to Airbus

    2 Apr 2004

  • Back into the dark ages

    2 Apr 2004

    The government must look beyond the near-term future if the UK’s utility companies are to have a chance of providing enough electricity for our grandchildren. William Nuttall reports.

  • The end of rock 'n' roll

    6 Apr 2004

    Gyroscope technology developed for Japan's space programme has been adapted to dramatically reduce the rolling motion of boats.

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