Web links issue 20

For your further delight and edification online, E&T highlights here a collection of other web resources, should you wish to research more information about topics raised in issue 20 of E&T magazine.

News

Plug-and-play satellites

Building PnPSat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFMuw0WvbPo

Council of European Aerospace Societies
www.ceas.org

News in brief: geoengineering

http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/science_technology/s_t_geoengineering_inquiry.cfm

Sensium:

Toumaz Technology

http://www.toumaz.com/

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

http://www.imperial.nhs.uk/

Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre

http://www.ahsc.org.uk/

MP questions delay on light pollution guidance

Lembit Opik MP

http://www.epolitix.com/mpwebsites/mpwebsitepage/mpsite/lembit-pik/

Government Response to Science and Technology Committee report on Light Pollution and Astronomy

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmsctech/127/127.pdf

Campaign to Protect Rural England light pollution maps

http://www.cpre.org.uk/library/results/light-pollution

Developer claims antibacterial breakthrough

REACH - http://echa.europa.eu/home_en.asp

Ducavin ABC - http://www.dugdaleplc.com/pages/steritouch.html

Oasis pushes the boundaries

www.oasisoftheseas.com

ABB: http://www.abb.com/cawp/seitp202/b88a1f9d4c3e0e08c125749c0054c481.aspx?leftdb=abbzh250&v=553E&e=us

Wartsila: http://www.wartsila.com/,en,press,0,,9ED8C1E3-4679-4848-B2F9-36B314799B81,,,.htm

If you ask me

Prosperity without growth

www.earthscan.co.uk/pwg

UK transition to energy saving light bulbs is rocky

The shift to energy saving lighting will save vast amounts of electricity. But finding a true replacement for incandescent bulbs is proving more difficult – and more controversial - than anyone had expected. Mark Harris investigates

UK Energy Saving Trust - http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/

EU test results on energy-saving lights - http://www.eup4light.net/

European Lamp Companies Federation, trade body - http://www.elcfed.org/

LEDs magazine - http://www.ledsmagazine.com/

US Department of Energy Caliper testing - http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ssl/caliper.html

L Prize - http://www.lightingprize.org/

The house and supermarket of the future

Louise Murray travels to Brussels to experience the house and the supermarket of the future

www.livingtomorrow.be

http://www.bticino.com/

The Aquatics Centre

Lawrie Douglas describes the engineering behind “the jewel of the Olympic Park” - the Aquatics Centre

International Olympic Association www.olympic.org

British Olympic Association - www.olympics.org.uk

The Official web site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games - www.london2012

British Swimming and the Amateur Swimming Association in the UK. - www.britishswimming.org

The British Swimming  Pools Federation brings together in one organisation the UK bodies representing contractors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers of swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and associated equipment. admin@bspf.org.uk

British Disability Swimming - disability@swimming.org

Automated mine scanning

Mine surveying with robots and laser scanners produce 3D (three-dimensional models).

www.rsv.eu.com

www.exeter.ac.uk/cornwall/academic_departments/csm/

www.ken-lab.com/stabilizers.html

www.mindstorms.lego.com

www.segway.com

www.3dlasermapping.com

The future is robotics

Lack of investment in robotics and automation is the reason for manufacturing decline

Force control

www.abb.com/product/hr/9aac133110.aspx

Irb 120 robot

www.abb.com/product/seitp327/be2eef38406eaca4c125762000319182.aspx

Remote service

www.abb.com/product/seitp327/023dd255fe1ad93fc12571a7002debf1.aspx

Robotstudio

www.abb.com/product/ap/seitp327/6230bcade7a9d7d8c12573f50042d0a9.aspx

International federation of robotics

www.ifr.org

Loop technology

www.looptechnology.com

Case study: legal firm Simmons & Simmons

Global law firm Simmons & Simmons has successfully deployed a worldwide upgrade of its IT infrastructure helmed by IT director Abby Ewan and her team.

http://www.simmons-simmons.com

http://www.simmonscontemporary.com

Mainframes: life begins at 45

Virtualisation? Thin clients? Secure data? Hard- and software scalability? Big deal: mainframes have been doing it for 45 years, explains Trevor Eddolls.

Videos:

IBM z10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B97p8AyeHn8

Man & Computer (1965)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUCZJWo9MZo

IBM System/360

System/360 promotional films

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGRCn0vwK3c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGCOeu44nm0&NR=1&feature=fvwp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OdRHImbPug&feature=PlayList&p=052268BD0EF212B6&index=0

IBM System 360 - Solid Logic Technology being manufactured

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u6Ulc263UQ

Green mobile phones present design and business challenges

Reducing the environmental impact of the billion or more phones that are sold each year. By Luke Collins

http://www.thealloy.com/

http://www.nvidia.com/page/handheld.html

http://www.analog.com/en/power-management/products/index.html

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/toxics/electronics/how-the-companies-line-up

Wireless monitoring extends lifetime of critical infrastructure

Wireless sensing networks are being used to improve the safety of critical infrastructure such as bridges and even helicopter blades according to  Christine Evans-Pughe

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jerlynch/index.html

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/mecheng/

http://www.microstrain.com/

http://www.ims.org/content/polytect-industrial-smart-material-applications-imsa-manufacture-build-monitor-assess-predic

Copenhagen: is there hope for a new deal?

Later this month world leaders will meet in Copenhagen to decide on a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol. It could be one of the most significant meetings in the history of environmental policy making. By Anne Harris.

http://en.cop15.dk/

http://actonco2.direct.gov.uk

http://unfccc.int/press/fact_sheets/items/4977.php

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