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Antarctica and its resident penguin community

Antarctica: the changing face of the White Continent

As ice thickness decreases and international agreements come up for renewal, the future of Antarctica could shift in emphasis from conservation to mineral exploration, while science is in danger of being pushed back to make way for more tourism.

Screen shot from Gravity

As the high-end computing resources needed to generate eye-popping on-screen effects become more available the VFX industry is playing an ever bigger part in shaping the cinematic experience.

Maria and Giuseppe Fidecaro inside the spark chamber, 1963

CERN, the organisation that runs the world's largest particle physics laboratory, turned 60 last month. Its efforts to unravel the mysteries of the universe are well documented, but the pioneering role of the engineers and computer scientists supporting the physics is sometimes overlooked.

Renault Next Two prototype

As car designers compete to pack more electronics into their vehicles, they are also having to focus on the issues of safety and security.

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The magazine and its journalists have enjoyed success in media industry awards in recent years. Here are some hits and near misses:

Dickon Ross, Editor-in-chief

Shortlisted, Editor of the year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2011
Shortlisted, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2009
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2008
Runner up, Editor-in-Chief Best Single Issue, TABPI: Trade Association Business Publications International (‘Tabbie’) awards 2010
Gold award, Editor-in-Chief, Best Special Section [for the Undergound Issue], TABPI Awards 2010

Vitali Vitaliev, Features editor

Shortlisted, Columnist of the year, Business Media (for ‘After All’ column), PPA Awards 2011 
Highly Commended, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009

John Rooney, Chief designer

Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), BSME Rising Stars, 2013
Shortlisted, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), 2011
Highly Commended, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009
Bronze Award, front cover, Illustration, TABPI Awards 2010
The Design Team, Honorable Mention, Contents Page, TABPI Awards 2010

Aasha Bodhani, Assistant features editor

Winner, Best Overall Feature Article of the Year, BT Security Journalism Awards, 2013

Kris Sangani, Consumer electronics editor

Shortlisted, Writer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2011 

Justin Pollard (freelance journalist)

For Eccentric Engineer column
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2010
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Magazine Design and Journalism Awards 2008

Chris Titley (freelance journalist)

Silver Winner, Best Feature Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Mark Harris (freelance journalist)

Gold Award, Technical Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Amy Spurling (freelance journalist)

Silver Award, Focus / Profile Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Popular articles
Posing as an IT consultant, Colin Greenless performed a penetration test on a FTSE-listed financial services firm. One or two tricks of social engineering gave him free access to some very useful - and very valuable - information.

Tsunami defences - can you keep the waves at bay?
Some of the world's most extensive sea defences did little to protect Japan's coast from the devastating tsunami - is it time to develop buildings to withstand such an impact?

Building bicycles in the UK
E&T visits a cross-section of Britain's bicycle industry, to discover that, for those who've found their niche, business is booming.

Fatal failures: Siberia's hydro disaster
Poor maintenance, poor engineering and lack of emergency training caused a catastrophic accident at one of the world’s largest hydropower plants, in which 75 perished.

Gateways to the stars
Since the final Space Shuttle flight, the world has relied on Baikonur Cosmodrome for its launches. We visited the Kazakhstan site just before a high-profile launch failure last month. The contrast with the brand new Spaceport America, currently emerging from the wilds of the New Mexican desert, couldn’t be greater.

More goodies lifted from CES, the world’s largest consumer technology trade show, which took place in Las Vegas in January.

Past issues
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Engineering and Technology: issue 9 2014

Issue: 9

15 September 2014

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Engineering and Technology: issue 10 2014

Issue: 10

15 September 2014

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