Ingenia - Issue 19, May 2004


Articles in this issue

ID cards: Public interest… or public nuisance?

Key speakers at the Royal Academy of Engineering’s briefing on ID cards express their opinions of the issues and implications of using this technology in the UK

Young engineering news

Two young engineering researchers of ultra-thin loud speakers and new orthopaedic cements will promote their work abroad thanks to the Academy’s International Travel Grant scheme

How technology enhances the Wimbledon tennis experience

Alex Phillips and Roger Blake

An insight into the innovative technology used to enhance the real-time user experience of receiving accurate, fast and reliable Wimbledon tennis information via the Internet

A bright future – how chemicals drive the way we display information

David Fyfe and Terry Nicklin

The technological possibilities behind using light-emitting devices and displays for faster, cheaper and more versatile methods of presenting information for everyday use than current displays such as LCDs

Surround sound from all angles

Professor Philip Nelson FREng and Professor Hareo Hamada

Southampton and Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo A discussion of the technology behind creating an ‘illusion’ of a virtual source of sound for application in surround sound systems and innovative audio products

From securing stealth to ensuring health – making ultrasound ultra-safe

David Bell

A review of current failings of ultrasound physiotherapy units with an insight into possible solutions for creating an inexpensive, easy-to-use and accurate power meter

Electricity costs – start with a level playing field

Richard Ploszek

A report on the social and cost implications of generating electricity from different technologies and why these issues must be addressed in order to meet government targets

Concentrating solar power for sustainable electricity generation: Perspectives

Hans Müller-Steinhagen FREng and Franz Trieb

The second part of two articles discusses the resource potential of greater cooperation between countries to make more efficient use of common renewable energy resources

Digital energy – working smart in the oil and gas industry

John Darley

Investment in ‘smart’ well technologies could ensure the oil and gas industry receives more value and greater production life

Robert Hooke (1635–1703) – professional scientist, engineer and surveyor

Michael Cooper

An historical journey reflecting the influence of Robert Hooke and the interaction between science and engineering that has created modern engineering practice

Jacked tunnels – open heart surgery on Boston

Jacked tunnels – open heart surgery on Boston Alan Powderham

A fascinating discussion of the huge benefits of ‘tunnel jacking’ techniques used in Boston’s Central Artery project to extend transport infrastructure with minimum disruption

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr John Forrest CBE FREng
Managing Editor Kathryn Cairney
Editorial Board Professor John Burland FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Bob Emmerson FREng
Dr Colin Gaskell CBE FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Professor Michael Kelly FREng FRS
Michael Kenward OBE
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Dr William Stewart FREng


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