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Articles from Professional Engineering Magazine (October 15, 2008)

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60m [euro] for laser nuclear research: 10 countries sign deal to fund building of technologically challenging demonstration plant. 322
A clean sweep: China's ever-growing appetite for fuel has brought an economic miracle and an environmental nightmare. Justin Cunningham reports as the country embraces renewables as a viable way forward. Cunningham, Justin 1209
A passion, not a profession. Deighton, Derek Letter to the editor 371
Actuation unit aids inspection. Brief article 200
Aircraft carrier systems signed off: Thales, Rolls-Royce, Converteam and L-3 ready to go in Navy's 235m [pounds sterling] propulsion project. 389
Algae are not the answer. Trow, Robin Letter to the editor 266
Angry Dyson scraps plan for school: inventor calls time on design institute after four years in protest at government niggles. 276
Archive: 100 years of electrified railways. Gardner, Laura Brief article 326
Bearing up: finding parts for decades-old plant can be a nightmare. But Lee Hibbert talks to a company that makes hard-to-replace bearings for aerospace and nuclear uses. Hibbert, Lee 1472
Carbon calculations are complex. Grainger, David Letter to the editor 179
Carbon Trust doubles loans. Brief article 210
Commentary ... on avoiding the temptation to go back to short-termism. Pullin, John Editorial 340
Crash course: the number of deaths on the roads should be a good enough reason to speed up the introduction of advanced driver assistance systems. Sampson, Ben 923
Demolition crew drills into Dounreay reprocessing plant. Brief article 229
Diary. Calendar 2295
Don't overstate nuclear hazards. Gayfer, John Letter to the editor 514
Drax power station installs plant for biomass co-firing. Brief article 273
Electric dreams: better hybrids, developments in battery technology, a slew of new cars: automotive manufacturers reckon the alternatives to petrol engines are finally viable. Eisenstein, Paul 1540
Energy transmission upgrade will cost billions: National Grid announces big investment costing 3 billion [pounds sterling] a year. Brief article 274
Enerqy potential 'underused'. Brief article 197
Environmental targets. 170
Euro Parliament votes to make carbon capture and storage compulsory. Brief article 310
Eye of the fly is not pie in the sky for mini-cameras. Brief article 256
Factory of the future opens in Rotherham: 15m [pounds sterling] centre will carry out research to seek advanced manufacturing techniques. Brief article 284
Financial disservices. Armstrong, Keith Letter to the editor 131
Flight plan for biofuel. Allison, John Letter to the editor 519
Fringe benefits: although not always easy to spot, many of the innovations in road cars are adaptations of developments in motorsports. Cunningham, Justin 686
Fuel-saving claims exaggerated. Cains, Tony Letter to the editor 143
Giant crane toppled at Devenport Dockyard. Brief article 203
Greenhouse plant recycles C[O.sub.2] to boost crop output. Brief article 153
Heart of the matter: student Rory Clune has won a much-deserved award for research that could lead to improved treatment for heart disease. Ben Hargreaves talks to him. Hargreaves, Ben Interview 741
Hit the bottle: recycling plastic bottles can take thousands of tonnes of waste out of landfill every year. The process is beginning to take off in a big way in the UK. Sampson, Ben 1930
Home runs on hydrogen fuel cells in trial. Brief article 270
Hotter than the sun. Brief article 144
In deep: a maritime engineering firm plans to use its expertise in the gas and oil exploration industry to push back the boundaries of offshore wind, wave and tidal power. Reidy, Heath 696
Incinerators meet tighter rules: Formia develops combination low-energy burners for volatile organic compound gases. 333
Machine aids research on PVD coatings: electron beam machine should help in the development of physical vapour deposition coatings for new uses. Brief article 257
Majors cut output as crunch piles the gloom on carmakers. Brief article 306
Metals group brassed off as it is forced to axe workers. Brief article 312
Meter errors by power companies 'threaten small firms'. Brief article 167
Now you see it ... now you don't. Will we be able to make things invisible one day? Lee Hibbert reports on research on metamaterials. Hibbert, Lee 677
Oil giants yet to meet commitments on biofuel reports. Brief article 263
Ongoing delays in reactor work puts full output back six months. Brief article 238
Performance boost. Brief article 193
Pipe technique cuts disruption during outage: sizewell turbine shutdown goes smoothly after successful tests of isolation methods. Brief article 307
Plastics can be detected magnetically. Brief article 119
PSA hybrid uses diesel drive on front wheels and electricity at rear. Brief article 165
Q & A ... asks PE readers their views on: job security amid economic turmoil. 966
Record 500,000 [pounds sterling] payout follows steel thefts. Brief article 266
Resilience gives rise to optimism. McCrone, Alastair Letter to the editor 332
Review: the ups and downs of the British motor industry are mirrored in the story of the first 100 years of Morgan. Hibbert, Lee Book review 488
Scene stealers: animatronic robots have had some starring roles in blockbuster movies, writes Heath Reidy. But these days they're often relegated to bit parts. Reidy, Heath 1449
Scotland and Ireland winners in turbine deal: new factory to supply three major renewables projects is rare boost for jobs. Brief article 264
SolidWorks ups speed in 3D CAD software: latest software from DS SolidWorks delivers big time savings for designers and stronger links to 2D drawings. 595
Sound bites ... where PE readers offer their views on issues of the day. Letter to the editor 844
Steepest slide for manufacturing production in 17 years. Brief article 135
Talented graduate turned away. Smith, Jack Letter to the editor 135
Tax credits miss the target. Hughes, David Letter to the editor 408
Tram-trains set for trial with Northern Rail: two-year trial on 37-mile line linking Sheffield to Huddersfield will assess costs and the popularity with passengers. Brief article 281
Unique problems with Iter device. Quinn, Bernard Letter to the editor 206
Waterways exploited for power: wind and hydro turbines to be installed at 80 canal and river sites across Britain. Brief article 298
What's the big idea? Geo-engineering--massive projects to alter nature--is the only way left to fight climate change, says a growing band of believers. Ben Hargreaves meets scientists and thinkers who say we must explore this more radical--and risky--approach. Hargreaves, Ben 1496
Wristband monitors exercise regime. Brief article 203

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