Contents

Ingenia - Issue 37, December 2008

Editorial

Engineering us through the 2008 crash

Dr Scott Steedman FREng

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Letters

Response to broadband in the UK; Response to Palme D'Or; Technology Strategy Board

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In brief

Shetland moves towards a hydrogen dream; A towering event; ‘Careers In’ Engineering; Addendum; Chair, Emerging Technologies; Stem subjects strengthened

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Opinion

Engineering in government

Professor John Beddington FRS

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Profile

Professor Dame Ann Dowling CBE

Creating silent skies

Professor Dowling’s career began working with Concorde and has moved on to working on sustainable urban development.
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Articles

Capital engineers

Boris Johnson

The Mayor of London on the role engineers and engineering have in improving London’s infrastructure.

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A cool biorepository

Justin Owen

How engineering behind the 2008 MacRobert Award finalist helped create a reliable storage facility at - 80°C for millions of biological samples.

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Force protection

Major Sean Matten

Creating protective barriers for allied forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

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Bio-inspired technologies

Professor Christofer Toumazou FREng FRS

Advances in the use of silicon semiconductor technology to replace and monitor biological functions and other research being conducted by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

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Forensics of knife crime

Dr Sarah Hainsworth

Can forensic engineering help produce data that will change the way we think about knives as weapons?

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The demand for HD TV

Dr David Harrison

How the increasing demand for high-definition television is being compressed to fit onto existing broadcasting networks

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A conversation with Dr Mo Ibrahim

The Sudanese-born British entrepreneur talks to Sir Alan Rudge FREng on founding the world’s largest annual prize and bringing mobile telecommunications to Africa.

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Innovation Watch -

The smallest television screen in the world
Engineers have developed a fully functional miniature screen that measures the size of a thumbnail.

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Editorial Board

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Editorial Assistant Chris Atkinson
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Bob Emmerson FREng
Dr Dougal Goodman FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Stephen Vranch FREng 
Director, Policy & Public Affairs Beverley Parkin

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