Ingenia - Issue 8, May 2001


... and to hell with tomorrow!

Ted Flaxman FREng

Our basic infrastructure will continue to deteriorate unless we take a long-term view

Winning in the race for e-business

Jim Norton

How can the UK maintain its lead in the race for e-business?

Articles in this issue

The future of commercial air travel

Alan Mulally FREng

Predictions for change in passenger air travel and implications for business and engineering

More passengers, more queues, more delays?

Regine Weston

How can we solve the logistical problems of ever-increasing air passenger numbers?

Colour displays and how to make the most of them

Linda Reynolds

A designer reveals the secrets of using colour to present information well on-screen

Magnetic nanotechnology and computers

Dr Russell Cowburn

Will our computers one day use magnetism, not electricity, to process information?

Power for the people: Stirling engines for domestic CHP

Fred Starr MIM Ceng

Combined Heat and Power has the potential to enable a household to generate its own electricity – the time is right for this technology

Looking for a needle in a haystack: fault-finding in process engineering

Elaine Martin · Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Newcastle Julian Morris · Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Newcastle

An introduction to a technique that could revolutionise fault-detection on the production line

Water for life: supply and demand in the 21st century

Professor Chris Binnie FREng

The water companies have some work to do to maintain a clean, reliable supply for the future

Homes for the new millennium: new technology and innovation at Greenwich Millennium Village

Dr Robert Hawley CBE DSc FRSE FRENg, Chairman, Taylor Woodrow PLC; Richard Hodkinson BSc (Hons) Ceng MICE MIStructE MCIOB, Richard Hodkinson Consultancy

The Greenwich Millennium Village aims to show how ideas of sustainable development can be put into practice

The properties of steam: industrial engines before 1800

David Hulse

The cutting-edge technology of the 18th century was the atmospheric engine which provided power for the UK’s growing industries

Knowledge technologies

Professor Nigel Shadbolt

Insights into the range of new technologies that are being developed to manage knowledge effectively

Risk management and engineering

John Turnbull FREng

Can engineers use the concepts of risk management to present a balanced view of risk to the public?

Putting the ‘gloss on the graduate’: Engineering Leadership Awards

David Ford

How should we develop our outstanding young engineers to become future leaders?

Where are we going? Land transport in the UK

Julia Tompson

A wide-ranging discussion on the state and future needs of our transport systems

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr John Forrest FREng
Managing Editor Julia Tompson
Editorial Board Professor John Burland FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Richard Dodds FREng
Dr Colin Gaskell CBE FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Professor Michael Kelly FREng FRS
Sir Duncan Michael FREng
Professor John Midwinter OBE FREng FRS


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