Contents

Ingenia - Issue 54, March 2013

Editorial

More design, less handicraft

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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In brief

Extreme space weather; Global environmental prize; Champion apprentice; Academy initiatives; Water engineer wins award

In Brief: short articles and engineering news

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Letters

Response to: Balancing the energy network
Response to: Engineering's Olympic legacy

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Opinion

Global grand challenges

Professor Dame Ann Dowling FREng FRS

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Profile

Sir David McMurtry FREng FRS

Turning patents into profits

In coming up with a solution that helped aircraft to take off McMurtry also launched a business that has transformed modern manufacturing
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Sponsors

ARUP, BAE Systems, ConocoPhillips, Lloyd's Register, Rolls-Royce plc

The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia: ARUP, BAE Systems, ConocoPhillips, Lloyd's Register, Rolls-Royce plc

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Articles

Lights, sound, action!

Emily Bick

John Linwood, BBC Chief Technology Officer, talks about the corporation’s technological challenges and advances

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Changing lightbulbs

Dr Richard Stevenson

As light-emitting diodes become more efficient and cheaper to produce, more applications emerge – including challenging the incandescent bulb

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Keeping track of energy

Kevin Payne

From water-powered cooling systems to regenerative braking, London Underground’s engineers aim to keep London moving comfortably and efficiently

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Energy storage technologies

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe

Increasing demands for power combined with the itermittent nature of many renewable sources call for inventive solutions for storing energy

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Talking to machines

Professor Steve Young FREng

How speech recognition systems behind voice-driven personal assistant devices work and are being integrated with the internet and large sets of data

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Building bridges

Freda Chu

Engineers in Arup’s Hong Kong offices worked with a team of volunteers and villagers to build a footbridge in a remote area of China

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INNOVATION WATCH - The ultimate DIY material

A silicone-based putty that forms strong bonds, remains flexible and can be moulded to make a variety of repairs

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HOW DOES THAT WORK - HDTV

How television pictures evolved from blurry 240-line images to 8-megapixel Ultra-HD, digital cinema-quality

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Editorial Board

Board members for this issue are:

The members of the Ingenia editorial board

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Copy Editor Emily Bick
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
John Loughhead OBE 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 of Policy and External Affairs Beverley Parkin

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