Ingenia - Issue 59, June 2014


Attracting the next generation

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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In brief

High risk modelling; Sustainable games; Entrepreneurs' award; Ready to respond; Wind energy report; Accessible ATMs

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Response to: Catapult centres Responses to: Robots in theatre

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Judith Hackitt CBE FREng

Culture of Safety

Safety has been a constant theme in a career that has taken Judith Hackitt from running large processing plants to chairing the UK’s Health and Safety Executive.
by Michael Kenward OBE

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After the 2014 floods: The future management of flood risk

Professor Enda O'Connell FREng and Professor Jim Hall FREng

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Creating Smarter Skies

Iain Harris and David Hawken

This article describes some developments that will further improve the safety, resilience and efficiency of air traffic control systems.

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MacRobert Award 2014

Supported by the Worshipful Company of Engineers

This article is about how SORS analyses the composition of chemicals sealed within any nonmetallic container without the need to open it, which has a range of potential applications including medical diagnostics and airport security.

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Harnessing Offshore Winds

Dr Trevor Loveday and Professor Byron Byrne

This article is about Ingenia examining how the industry is addressing the engineering challenge of creating cost-effective structures.

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Creating the Impossible

Stephen Harris

This commercial and artistic success is cited as one reason for the recent increase in state support for the UK’s film industry, raising tax relief rates and lowering spend thresholds.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal FREng

This article is about unmanned aircraft not needing to be constrained by size, endurance and the operating limitations imposed by the need to protect a human on-board.

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INNOVATION WATCH - Silent Herdsman

An Glasgow-based spin-out company called Silent Herdsman from the University of Strathclyde, has formulated a system, that is able to monitor the fertility of herds, by attaching sensors to collars.

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Black boxes (From a suggestion by Richard Walder)

Black boxes have been mandatory in airliners since the 1960s when wire recorders were used, followed by magnetic tape, and now solid state hard drives.

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Editorial Board

The members of the Ingenia editorial board

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Manager, Web and Publications 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
Director of Policy and External Affairs Beverley Parkin

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