A chemical reaction changed biotech forever and it was discovered on a California road, E&T reports.
Synthetic biologists believe it's possible to design organisms out of kits of parts, but evolution has a few nasty surprises for them, E&T reveals.
The use of synthetic biology techniques is opening new doors in the production of renewable biofuels but, as E&T discovers, this work is still at an early stage of development.
The use of chemical makeup found in single cell organisms to transform raw materials into environmentally friendly products is a novel approach to manufacturing but it is not as far-fetched as it appears, as E&T discovers.
In this biotech issue, E&T grapples with sticky squids while synthetic biology battles Mother Nature. Turns out she's a tough old bird who doesn't take kindly to mankind's attempts to monkey about with her grand design. Other features this issue look at microbes for biofuels, bacteria for factories and humans for Mars, plus there's much more in a range of sector-specific articles, along with comprehensive industry news and E&T's popular regular columns.
Napster was a catalyst for rampant music file-sharing and put the fear of God into music industry executives worldwide - the spectre of digital rights management (DRM) has loomed over online music retailers' efforts ever since. E&T investigates.
As CMOS becomes more capable engineers are using it for RF work, but development has not stopped on the III-V processes that used to be essential, reports E&T.
Why build a custom processor-based control system for a medical device when you can buy one off the shelf? E&T looks at the issues.
Innovation in control and automation technology efficiency is among the key themes of Hannover Messe 2009, reports E&T.
A 'Great Game' is being played in the Central Asia republics of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. E&T takes a look at the region that holds five per cent of the world's energy supplies.
Text mining and Web 2.0 techniques could provide a system for sifting mountains of biological data, providing new possibilities for collaboration. E&T reports.
It's no good implementing sexy new network applications if the underlying IP infrastructure isn't fast enough to deal with the increased traffic; but new optimisation and management tools are proving there's speed in the old protocol yet, as E&T reports.
The Dutch government aims to replace road tax with a pay-per-kilometre charging scheme. E&T looks at the IT that will make it work.
Scientists have been looking to nature for inspiration for a new generation of plastics. As E&T discovers, the catalyst for their development has been the advances in synthetic biology techniques.
In the first of two articles on the history and future of the fibre market, E&T looks back to the first fibre-optic network boom and bust and asks what lessons can be drawn.
More bandwidth means more power from basestations, but tricks from the 1930s are stepping in to help, notes E&T.
Sending humans to Mars, setting up off-world colonies and exploring asteroids may sound like science fiction, but they are in fact short-term commercial realities, requiring proper corporate structures, management teams and business plans. E&T explains how the 'NewSpace' companies of tomorrow are working today.
How will your business survive the storm-tossed seas of the economic depression? E&T reviews a bullet-point management 'how to' manual that pulls no punches in its approach to surviving against the odds.
According to recent media headlines, ethanol derived from biomass is a 'Frankenstein Fuel', human DNA inserted into a cow's egg delivers 'Frankenstein's Monster', and even the sub-prime mortgage disaster is a consequence of 'Frankenstein Finance'. E&T asks: what exactly does this much-abused journalistic cliché mean?
Our tireless inventors Mark Sheahan and Patrick Andrews discuss hygiene, confidentiality, pill packaging and other important issues of modern healthcare.
E&T finds the embedded systems sector bearing up better than expected.
E&T investigates claims that children in Britain are put at risk by a product meant to protect them.
Over a pint, biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey talks to E&T about humanity's 'No 1 problem' of engineering longevity.
A trip to the museum need never be 'boring' again since the introduction of high-tech displays and cutting-edge social networking systems, E&T discovers.
This week, E&T weighs up the battle between My Space and Facebook and we give you some insider tips on how to restore your digital memories - after you've hit the delete button!
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