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Make the Most of it - Certainly!

1 Mar 2015 by Kavitha Srinivasa

Sometimes, life can be full of coincidences, things which may not have been planned sprung up from nowhere, and get accepted as we draw parallels to the existing scenario.

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View from Brussels

When the West sold sabotaged microchips to Russia

1 Mar 2015 by Pelle Neroth

Russia feels it is a misunderstood country, and the conflict between East and West that is now taking place is between resentment and ignorance: resentful Russians and ignorant West Europeans and Americans, who don't know what has been done in the past against Russians by what we might broadly term "the West".

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The Philosophical Engineer

Metaphorically speaking

28 Feb 2015 by Francis Goode

An earlier blog presented some famous philosophical engineers from history. One name missing from that list, that definitely deserves a mention in the pantheon of philosophically minded engineers, is Benjamin Lee Whorf.

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Electronic connections

US technology? Not over here

27 Feb 2015 by Chris Edwards

Customers of two European software companies have been unsettled enough by revelations about the activities of the US security services to avoid doing business with American corporations when security is a major component of the product.

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Editor's letter

3D: the 3rd wave

18 Feb 2015 by Dickon Ross

3D is all the rage right now as everything from cinema to printing seems to be breaking out of its two-dimensional straitjacket. Is it just a novelty or could it be the beginning of a revolution in how we access and interact with information?

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After All

A Tasty Bite of a Peculiar French Drink Called Genievre

17 Feb 2015 by Vitali Vitaliev

I am writing this blog entry on a bleak day in the end of January, branded by the British media the drabbest month of the year . Indeed, behind the windows of my small garden office is what in Russia we used to call "vodka weather". Why "vodka"? Because it was only a stiff alcoholic drink which could disperse the all- permeating winter greyness (or so we thought).

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View from Washington

FAA acts but does US drone market still face a slow ascent?

17 Feb 2015 by Paul Dempsey

The US Federal Aviation Administration has finally issued draft regulations covering smaller 'drone' aircraft up to a weight of 55lbs (25kg), but the first flights are still at least two years away.

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