Web links issue 21

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 21 of E&T magazine.

Norwegian ingenuity

E&T admires engineering and innovation that have helped Norway to achieve impressive results in oil exploration, tunnelling and construction in extremely cold climate.

http://www.statoil.com/en/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.opera.com/company/

http://www.sintef.no/Home/

http://www.ita-aites.org/cms/

http://www.sagex.no/

Dean Kamen – an idealistic engineer from Segway

E&T hears the iconoclastic engineer’s plans to save the world.

http://www.dekaresearch.com/index.shtml

http://www.usfirst.org

http://www.segway.com

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/164482/march-20-2008/aqua-colbert

http://www.teletrol.com

http://www.callingallinnovators.com/uk/

LG and Samsung versus the world.

E&T looks at how Korea's consumer technology giants are faring on the global stage while they face increasing competition at home

IceCube, under construction at the South Pole detects neutrinos which could reveal the origins of the Universe.

www.icecube.wisc.edu/info

Carrier design in a virtual world

Design of the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers draws upon a mixture of gaming technology to wooden mock ups to ensure they will be UK will be state of the art and fully integrated with the new F-35 Lightning II when the aircraft is delivered.

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/operations-and-support/surface-fleet/future-ships/queen-elizabeth-class/

http://www.baesystems.com/

In search of the zero-emission continent: the quest for renewable energy in the Antarctic

Can efforts to make Antarctic research stations energy self-sufficient work? Juan Pablo Conti puts on a polar coat to find out how they are using renewable energy to cut carbon emissions and combat climate change.

http://www.aad.gov.au/asset/webcams/mawson/default.asp

Thin clients face 2010 challenges

Thin client technology may be facing thin times over the coming months, but the thin proposition is as solid as ever.

www.thinclient.org

www.thinclient.net

http://openthinclient.org/home

www.youtube.com/wysetechnology

Getting a purchase on Xmas

Christmas gift ideas: if you’re short of inspiration don’t worry: retailers are using the wisdom of crowds to help.

www.cs.umd.edu/~samir/498/schafer01ecommerce.pdf

www.avail.net

www.baynote.com

www.elasticpath.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Ij_cU0EkE

Combined heat and power - a Stirling idea

This innovative heating manufacturer pulled in technology partners to overcome its skills gap, but found that the real block to selling its hot idea was a shortage of cold cash.

http://www.disenco.com/

http://www.chpa.co.uk/about_chp/chp_faq.shtml

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/climate/solutions/combined-heat-and-power-chp

http://www.microchap.info/benefits.PDF

http://www.therenewableenergycentre.co.uk/combined-heat-and-power-%28chp%29/

University challenge: manufacturers and academics working together

Universities increasingly want to collaborate with industry, and for manufacturers it can be great value, but manufacturers also need to be aware of the potential pitfalls.

http://www.ktponline.org.uk/

http://www.interface-online.org.uk/3

http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/

Mighty networks from little decisions grow

On New Year’s Day it will be exactly 25 years since the UK got its first cellular network. E&T looks at the way that small decisions shaped the growth of the UK and global cellular networks.

http://www.gsmworld.com/about-us/history.htm

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/oftel/about/history.htm

Words with the environmental explorer

As an explorer he’s walked from pole to pole. As an environmental engineer he’s worked on sustainability projects the world over. As a motivational speaker he sets new goals for management and gives the odd talk about cannibalism. E&T hears Tim Jarvis speak.

www.timjarvis.org

www.urscorp.com

Desgning sustainable cities: myth or reality?

Can we really design a sustainable city? The authors of a new book on the subject seem to think that we could at least make a better effort to understand what sustainability involves. E&T reviews the evidence.

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405179155.html

http://www.sustainability.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainability

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