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When Professor Stephen Salter of Edinburgh University developed his wave power Duck in the 1970s, it should surely have heralded a brave new era of wave energy exploitation, with Britain leading the way. Reports to government in 1982 showed that, based on the prototypes, the Duck could be projected (more...)
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Published: - 12th December 2008
I don't know whether this is a wise thing to own up to, but there's only so long you can keep these little secrets to yourself before you succumb to the need to get it all out in the open. I can't really believe it's happened, because it certainly wasn't planned, expected, or even anticipated. But (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 14th October 2008
All the talk in industry in the UK right now seems to be centring on high value manufacturing. The Government has latched onto this in its updated manufacturing strategy document, and bodies like the Technology Strategy Bureau (which is making huge investments in research, development, design and (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 1st October 2008
Being able to eat exactly what you want, when you want, is one of the best things about being an adult. Of course, all that changes once children come along, because then meal times suddenly become all about 'setting a good example'. If you want something that goes slightly against the accepted (more...)
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Published: - 1st September 2008
I've asked this question before boys, but d'you know what? I'm going to ask it again. Just how many women are there working in your engineering design department? I'm betting that the answer is somewhere between none and not very many. This seems odd when UK PLC is facing such a skills crisis. The (more...)
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Published: - 10th August 2008
Whichever way you've turned this summer, it's been all but impossible to avoid sports in the TV scheduling. I can't say that's really my thing, although I have to confess a certain fascination this year... with the men's shorts. I reckon that that one simple garment embodies the thin line between (more...)
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Published: - 14th July 2008
As a child of the 70s, I grew up with the likes of Thunderbirds, Joe 90, UFO and Captain Scarlet, happily absorbing whatever producer Gerry Anderson wanted to throw at me. Knowing that these were programmes targeted at children, Anderson must have been mindful of the limitations of a youngster's (more...)
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Published: - 2nd July 2008
Lucky girl that I am, I found myself recently at an awards dinner at a very fashionable restaurant in London, chatting with some of the captains of industry over fine wines and gourmet food. It's funny how, at the least likely moments, the strangest things can occur to you. And so it was that, as (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 12th June 2008
I'm hoping some time soon to be heading off to the cinema to see the new Indiana Jones movie. I've tried not to listen to any reviews, or to check out the spoilers on the plot. In fact, so far all I've seen has been the official trailer, and all I've heard has been a radio interview with Harrison (more...)
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Published: - 1st June 2008
Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art? Well, to answer that question, let's consider shopping for shoes and handbags. On second thoughts, boys, I'll spare you that one. Instead, let's use Douglas Adams as our start point, where, as we all know, the answer to the ultimate question of life, (more...)
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Published: - 16th May 2008
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