Ingenia - Issue 5, August 2000
Peter Guthrie OBE FREng
The part that engineers can, and increasingly do, play in disaster relief continues to be largely unnoticed.
Lord Oxburgh KBE FRS Hon FREng
The problems of falling applications for engineering courses and the shortage of science and maths teachers are related and need attention.
Headstart: encouraging the next generation of engineering graduates
This scheme gives bright school students a taste of life as an engineering student in university.
Clash of the Titans: the race for the MacRobert Award 2000
The four finalists for the 2000 MacRobert Award.
The Universe of Engineering: A UK Perspective
Sir Robert Malpas CBE FREng
Summary of a report by The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Council Working Group.
On reacting to sincerely held beliefs rather than facts.
Earthquake resistant design in the 21st century
Following a few simple rules can make structures much safer in an earthquake
Major plant repair: welding Sizewell A nuclear power station boilers
P.E.J. Flewitt FREng, E.G. Taylor and L.A. Mitchell FREng
Careful assessment and planning led to a successful repair in a sensitive and difficult environment
Design for decommissioning
A decision to construct should involve a commitment to future decommissioning.
Science, technology and progress
Sir John Browne FREng
Technology and science are good for business and progress and in helping to solve global problems
Venture capital: things are looking up
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Since the last investigation 18 months ago, the venture capital industry has changed to meet needs better.
Sequoia sourcing: deriving a technology strategy
Professor Chris Pearce FREng
The sharing of root systems between sequoia trees offers a useful model for product development in industry.
Easing traffic congestion using caesium atoms
Professor John E. Midwinter OBE FRS FREng
Atomic clocks make GPS possible: adding mobile communications to GPS could reduce traffic.
Dr Julia Tompson
A US military idea is being used to improve the performance of optical devices.
Hearing in three dimensions
Our remarkable spatial hearing abilities can now be synthesised and used to enhance music processing, virtual reality and maybe even mobile phones.
Communications history: the triumph of electricity
Professor Laszlo Solymar FRS
Electricity took over from mechanical means of long-distance communication: the telegraph, phone and fax.
Board members for this issue are:
|Editor-in-Chief||Dr John Forrest FREng|
|Managing Editor||Richard Lawrence|
|Editorial Board||Professor John Burland FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Richard Dodds FREng
Dr Colin Gaskell CBE FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Professor Michael Kelly FREng FRS
Professor John Midwinter OBE FREng FRS