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The Engineer
9 July 2004

  • Cancer collaboration

    22 Jul 2004

    A new generation of 'gamma' cameras is on the horizon, thanks to a collaboration between the University of Leicester, the Institute for Cancer Research and medical physicists at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

  • White light driver

    22 Jul 2004

    Micrel's new white LED drivers target applications where LEDs provide LCD backlighting in colour display applications such as cellular phones, PDAs, and digital cameras.

  • Whinedows

    21 Jul 2004

    With a little money passing hands, the controversial litigation between software behemoth Microsoft and Lindows has ended to the satisfaction of both parties this week. Dave Wilson explains.

  • Nanotubes with wings

    21 Jul 2004

    Diamonds are the hardest known substance and carbon nanotubes are the strongest. Scientists in the US have tried to combine the two by creating a composite nanostructure.

  • On track for a rival to F1

    9 Jul 2004

  • Laser marking plastics

    12 Jul 2004

    Through the use of a new plastics additive, UK-based Sherwood Technology Limited claims that it can now successfully mark plastics using low power CO2 lasers.

  • Non-contact alternative to pots

    13 Jul 2004

  • Multi-media comes to the PMC market

    13 Jul 2004

  • Hand in glove

    14 Jul 2004

    Researchers from the Virtual Reality Lab at the University at Buffalo have developed a new tool for transmitting physical touch to the virtual world.

  • ABB guilty of bribery

    15 Jul 2004

  • High-density digital I/O card

    19 Jul 2004

    Combining high density, high-voltage capability and optoisolation, the PD2-DIO-128i is a PCI-bus card that supplies 64 digital inputs and 64 digital outputs, each line with its own optoisolator.

  • A complete modem design

    19 Jul 2004

    UK-based TTPCom has launched a complete baseband modem design aimed at enabling chip manufacturers to incorporate cellular communications technology into their products.

  • Eye on the ball

    9 Jul 2004

    Microwave technology is helping machine operators solve problems before they occur by allowing them to monitor in real time the condition of parts that traditional sensors can't reach.

  • New age technology

    9 Jul 2004

    In 50 years' time a third of the population will be pensioners. Only limited progress has been made to develop technologies that will assist in caring for them at home.

  • Moving large payloads

    9 Jul 2004

    Based on a toothed-belt mechanism with a roller guide, a new electro-mechanical actuator from Festo can move large payloads at velocities of up to 10 m/sec - with virtually no noise.

  • Looking for an answer

    9 Jul 2004

    A UK team is to conduct the biggest-ever survey of the World Trade Centre survivors in bid to improve high-rise building standards and design.

  • Light-weight years ahead

    9 Jul 2004

  • Plane speaker

    9 Jul 2004

    Flat-panel speakers which can be built directly into the walls, ceiling or floors, will work even if they are plastered, papered, carpeted or tiled over.

  • Euro research in for a shake-up

    9 Jul 2004

    The EC has started detailed work on proposals for a seventh framework programme of research grants, which could command twice as much money as the existing programme.

  • Sound off

    9 Jul 2004

  • IP for TV

    9 Jul 2004

    New silicon IP from Sarnoff makes it easier for TV makers to meet the US FCC requirement that half of all TV sets 36 inches or larger sold after July 1 include digital TV capabilities.

  • High society

    9 Jul 2004

    The design of what will be the world's tallest building presented its developers with a particular set of aerodynamic problems.

  • Economy drive

    9 Jul 2004

    In F1’s never-ending race to win, fuel efficiency has moved into pole position. Steve Bunkhall, head of a clean motorsport project, hopes this will re-establish links from racing to road cars.

  • Meggitt on the up

    9 Jul 2004

    Meggitt is to buy the design and manufacturing division of Dunlop Standard Aerospace, the aviation systems specialist, with contracts on the Airbus A380 and Joint Strike Fighter programmes.

  • Saab on a roll

    9 Jul 2004

    Saab's 9-3 Convertible is the first soft top to achieve the maximum rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test programme thanks to its Dynacage active roll-over protection system.

  • Key to stop drink-drivers

    9 Jul 2004

  • The case for 2D design

    9 Jul 2004

    If solid modelling is so effective why are 80 per cent of CAD users still sticking with AutoCAD? Charles Clarke reports.

  • Computational fluid dynamics

    9 Jul 2004

    Over the last few years CFD software has become increasingly accurate and user-friendly, enabling engineers to achieve the previously impossible.

  • Buckling down

    9 Jul 2004

    A discovery by BAE Systems during research into reducing distortion in welded thin-plate steel will help to cut levels of rework during the Type 45 destroyer build programme and keep the project on track.

  • Metal with extra mettle

    9 Jul 2004

  • Getting up steam

    9 Jul 2004

  • Bognor's birdman

    9 Jul 2004

    While 'eco-friendly' engineering projects focus on developments in hybrid vehicles and fuel cells, one of the most environmentally sound instant energy sources - manpower - goes to waste.

  • Hot metal

    9 Jul 2004

    Automotive engineers at Dana Corporation have succeeded in harnessing the heating power of microwaves to improve the performance of metals.

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The Engineer July Digi Issue


London Mayor Boris Johnson is lobbying for a £10 additional charge for diesel cars to drive into Central London by 2020, and for road tax on diesel cars and all pre-2006 cars to be increased, to counter air pollution. What option most closely matches your opinion on this?

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Europe's largest tidal array in the Pentand Firth off Orkney will eventually generate up to 86MW of power. What will it take for tidal energy to make an appreciable contribution to the UK's energy needs?

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