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.
E&T admires engineering and innovation that have helped Norway to achieve impressive results in oil exploration, tunnelling and construction in extremely cold climate.
Dean Kamen – an idealistic engineer from Segway
E&T hears the iconoclastic engineer’s plans to save the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.