Contents

Ingenia - Issue 61, December 2014

In brief

More than a bridge, A call to action, Create the Trophy winner, Rosetta mission, Inflatable incubators, Africa prize, and Ingenia live

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Editorial

Great exhibitions

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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Letters

Responses to: Education editorial, Kelpies, Autonomous vehicles editorial

Dr Graham C Bray, Alan Hayward FREng, Professor Will Stewart FREng

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Profile

Professor Mark Miodownik FREng

His marvellous materials

Professor Mark Miodownik’s fascination with materials and their properties has led to a career as both a successful researcher and a high-profile communicator of science and engineering in the media
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Articles

When will cars drive themselves?

Professor Tim Gordon and Mathias Lidberg

There are many claims made about the progress of autonomous vehicles and their imminent arrival on UK roads. We look at the engineering behind these predictions

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Modelling ships in danger

David Prentice, Wijendra Peiris, Nick Brown and Geoff Watts

Stricken ships in danger need expert help to be rescued. Lloyd’s Register’s Ship Emergency Response Service (SERS) was set up to provide this support

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The rise and rise of GPUs

Chris Edwards

The technology used to bring 3D video games to the personal computer and to the mobile phone is now beginning to take on more computing duties inside a wide array of electronic devices

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Applied origami

Manisha Lalloo

With mathematical modelling and new software based on the properties of folded paper, origami is finding applications in surface design, collapsible and deployable structures, robotics and medicine

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Fusing glass and steel

Graham Dodd and Felix Weber

The Bombay Sapphire glasshouses built in Hampshire have pushed the engineering design of glass and steel structures to the limit, creating opportunities for the materials to be used more efficiently, sustainably and at less cost in the future

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INNOVATION WATCH - Flexiarch

The FlexiArch was developed and launched in 2007, creating a minor renaissance for arch bridges.

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - AEROGELS

Aerogels

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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
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
John Loughhead OBE FREng
Martin Manning FREng
Professor Elaine Martin OBE FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Director of Policy and External Affairs Beverley Parkin

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