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View from India

50 & still rarin' to go

25 Jan 2015 by Kavitha Srinivasa

Folks we celebrate our Republic Day on January 26, which is the day on which the Constitution of India came into force in 1950.

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Electronic connections

Switching close to the edge

23 Jan 2015 by Chris Edwards

An odd form of electronic circuit that doesn't rely on transistors ever switching on properly is finally making it to market. Well, sort of. The realities of what subthreshold operation does to circuitry means that most practical designs will never use it completely but instead favour a watered-down version.

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View from Brussels

Pipeline climbdown suggests shift in EU-Russian relations

22 Jan 2015 by Pelle Neroth

The terror attack on a Paris satirical magazine and murder of a dozen people on 7 January by probable Islamists changes the dynamics of international politics.

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View from Washington

Obama pushes education and climate change, soft pedals cyber

21 Jan 2015 by Paul Dempsey

The US President's annual State of the Union address is typically dominated by broad brushstrokes with few detailed policy notes. The 2015 edition was no exception, although it did show President Obama maintaining his aggressive stance on climate change while emphasizing education and the need to upgrade the US workforce.

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Editor's letter

The Privacy Issue

20 Jan 2015 by Dickon Ross

Security technology is back on the agenda in the wake of the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine. The public worries about security on the one hand, personal liberties and privacy on the other.

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After All

The Winner Takes it All!

19 Jan 2015 by Vitali Vitaliev

The first month of 2015 is perfect time to sum up some of the last year's "After All" readers' challenges, announced on this page. 2014 was a good year for this column (and for the blog too!), which will mark its 8th birthday next June: not only it won a prestigious TABPI award in the USA, but had also registered an absolute record in the number of readers' responses.

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The Philosophical Engineer

Choice cuts

31 Dec 2014 by Francis Goode

It's that time again, when newspapers and the TV urge us to look back at what we've been up to over the year just past, and look forward to what the new year might bring. The time when we ponder our New Year's resolutions - those big decisions that we suppose will govern the course of coming lives: a new job, a new diet, or simply trying harder to be nice to others.

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