Contents

Ingenia - Issue 45, December 2010

Editorial

Investing in Infrastructure

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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Letters

Responses to: Value of apprenticeships; Limited resources; Response to: Femtocells; RedR responds to Pakistan floods; Druk White Lotus update

Damon de Laszlo; John Davis FREng; Dr Gary Evans; Erin Noordeloos; Philip Cornwell

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In brief

Rolls-Royce Science Prize; Technician Council; Offshore Wind report; Battle of Ideas; Nuclear Lessons Learned report

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Opinion

Infrastructure, engineering and climate change adaption

Professor Robert Mair CBE FREng FRS and Peter Warry FREng

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Profile

Carol Burke FREng

A vision for manufacturing

An engineer in the automotive business, she describes some of the ways Unipart intend to tackle the economic crisis
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Articles

Are we ready for autonomous systems?

Dr Natasha McCarthy and Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal FREng

A look at some of the hopes and concerns for robotic and autonomous technology.

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A step change

Professor Saeed Zahedi OBE

The development of the Echelon prosthetic foot.

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Subterranean navigation

Rob Shoup and Jean Paul Lips

Rate gyroscopes help businesses survey underground. They can also guide relief well drilling as they did withthe recent Chilean rescue at the San Jose mine.

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Satellite broadband around the globe

Dr Rebecca Pool

How the 2010 MacRobert Award winner, Inmarsat, has developed a lightweight and portable mobile satellite communication system.

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Trust the engineers

David Morphet

A poem from a collection published in 2010

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Acrylics for the future

Dr Ben Harris

An explanation of the Alpha process: a cheaper, greener way of making methyl methacrylate.

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Serious games

Professor Robert Stone

How video games offer an alternative to established practices in simulation-based training and design.

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How does that work?

The evolution of the pendulum in time-keeping devices.

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Innovation Watch - Home area network for energy visibility and control

AlertMe is a recent UK innovation helping consumers control their energy usage.

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Editorial Board

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Editorial Assistant Juliet Benning
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
John Loughhead FREng
Martin Manning FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Stephen Vranch FREng

Director, Policy & Public Affairs Beverley Parkin

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