Ingenia - Issue 64, September 2015

 

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Editorial

Lost in translation

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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Time to re-evaluate nuclear risks?, Responses to: SMR letter and Synthetic diamonds

Professor Gregg Butler, Grace McGlynn, John Campbell OBE FREng, Professor Jason Smith, and Alan Kemp.

Professor Nick McKeown FREng - Evolving the internet

Michael Kenward OBE

He may have given the world the technology that speeded up the internet, but in his next move, Professor Nick McKeown FREng plans to replace those networks he helped create

Design and technology - averting a crisis

Richard Green

Richard Green, Chief Executive of the Design and Technology Association, argues that changes to school league table assessment criteria are pushing D&T out of the classroom and damaging the supply line of future engineers.

Articles in this issue

Precision farming

Precision farming

Professor Richard Godwin FREng

Professor Richard Godwin FREng explains how these initiatives can combine accuracy and control of field operations with an ability to sense the state of crops, leading to increased efficiency and yields.

Bikes help improve skills and attitude

Bikes help improve skills and attitude

John Milton

John Milton is the director of the Archway Project, having previously worked with the Youth Justice Board and Prison Service. He explains what the charity does to help reduce anti-social behaviour and improve employment prospects.

Bringing electronic controls to hydraulics

Bringing electronic controls to hydraulics

Michael Kenward OBE

Michael Kenward OBE talked to Dr Niall Caldwell, Managing Director of Artemis, about the company’s engineering progress and its business success.

Algae-powered architecture

Algae-powered architecture

Jill Entwistle

Jan Wurm, an associate director at Arup, was one of the chief designers of the energy system. He talked to Jill Entwistle about the concept, execution and results from the world’s first photobioreactor.

Three Silver Medallists

Three Silver Medallists

The Silver Medal award was established by the Royal Academy of Engineering 22 years ago to recognise outstanding personal contributions by early- or mid-career engineers that have resulted in successful market exploitation.

High speed evolution

High speed evolution

Keith Fender

Keith Fender, Europe Editor at Modern Railways magazine asked Martin Steuger, Siemens Eurostar Project Director, and Nigel Broughton, Siemens Eurostar Project Manager, to explain how these trains have evolved.

Autonomous systems

Autonomous systems

John Pullin

John Pullin, a freelance technology writer, summarises the issues presented at the event and other work in this area.

INNOVATION WATCH - New energy pioneers

London-based BBOXX supplies solar-powered battery boxes to customers in developing countries. Their remote monitoring and battery management system was one of the winners of the 2015 Bloomberg New Energy Finance Award.

HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Hydroacoustics

The ocean remains the earth’s most uncharted territory, but is now able to be accessed by hydroacoustics.

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
John Loughhead 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

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

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

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