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Over half the world’s population live in an urban environment. The engineering impact of this highlights huge challenges in terms of soaring energy consumption, major air pollution and carbon dioxide generation, water shortage and pollution, transport and infrastructure overload and massive waste management issues. E&T’s built environment content focuses on how technology is addressing these issues.
The communications sector covers convergence and crossover-technologies; the ongoing exponential growth of mobile data volumes; how IP is becoming a primary enabling protocol across both local and wide-area networks and how satellites play an integral role in handling a broad range of access requirements, from global positioning and global voice channels, to broadcast media and broadband provisioning.
E&T gathers exclusive information from engineers and leading consumer technology professionals about the latest design and technology trends, written from an insider’s point-of-view. Topics covered include mobile phones, computers, the internet, gaming devices, the chip industry, counterfeit products, technology for smart homes of the future and the convergence of all this and its impact on consumers' lives.
The design and production sector covers the lifecycle of the manufacturing process, as well as associated sectors such as control, automation and robotics. Sustainability and supply chain optimisation; lean production and product lifecycles; IT developments; advanced manufacturing technologies; offshoring and outsourcing, plus innovations in product design, equipment and materials are all covered.
On the Electronics page within this Explore section, you'll find E&T's focus on those aspects of the electronics industry not covered by other sectors, especially at component level. Topics regularly covered include EDA, power electronics, embedded software and chip manufacturing technology. It also considers the expanding and innovative application of electronics in the healthcare and medical industries.
Power is at the heart of our high-tech technological lifestyle, but this drive is at odds with our need for sustainability. Renewable energy will continue to make in-roads but in the mid-term we will still rely on fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal) and nuclear energy. Our transmission and distribution grid also need to evolve into a modern, smart infrastructure – it is certainly an exciting time to be involved in the power sector.
IT covers the key issues in enterprise computing and related areas, such as career progression and regulatory compliance. Hot topics include information security and Cloud Computing, operating systems and critical applications, storage and data management, green ICT and high-performance computing. Data centres and the rise of the mobile workforce are other forces driving the IT agenda.
Management is a broad topic and E&T's focus is on all aspects of this discipline as it pertains to engineers working today. Whether you’re preparing for your first management-level position or have spent years working your way to the top, you’ll find something thought-provoking and useful here, whether it be interviews with global leaders, new techniques for business success or recommended reading for your bookshelf.
The students and young professionals of today are the engineers for the future, so good guidance now is invaluable. We offer informative articles and the latest news of interest to students, apprentices and recent graduates in engineering and technology sectors. Subjects include career advice, work experience, sector focuses, international projects and competitions, and case studies on outstanding individuals already making their mark.
E&T’s transport sector pages are for everyone interested in the movement of people and goods by air, road, rail and water. It covers the latest developments in vehicles and infrastructure, materials and technology, traffic management, control, intelligent transport systems, ticketing, security, sustainability and much more. Breaking news, extended analysis pieces and full-length feature articles are all updated here regularly.
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