Category Archives: Technology

Special Issue: Return from Migration and Circulation of Highly Educated People: The Never Ending Brain Drain

Guest Editors: J. Gaillard, A-M. Gaillard and V.V. Krishna From Science Technology & Society Looking back into the 1960s and perhaps 1970s on the discourse and controversy of brain drain (Das, 1971), there exists different perspectives on migration of trained (or … Continue reading

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Celebrating Women in Engineering: A Response

      Today is National Women in Engineering Day (NWED), a day dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering. As a publisher with a strong portfolio of engineering journals we are committed to … Continue reading

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Virtual information training for a global business: Business Information Review 2014 Annual Best Paper Prize

From Business Information Review Business Information Review is delighted to announce the 2014 winner of its annual Best Paper Prize. The prize is awarded to papers which have demonstrated breakthrough thinking; potential impact on practice; a quality of writing and … Continue reading

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Special Issue: Bodies, sexualities and gender

Guest editors: Wendy Harcourt and Thanh-Dam Truong   From Gender, Technology and Development This special issue on Bodies, Sexualities and Gender looks at changes in technology and gender in relation to sexuality, embodiment, and development. The issue features the latest … Continue reading

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Openability of rigid plastic containers with peelable lids: Accessibility of packaging by older people

Investigating openability of rigid plastic containers with peelable lids: The link between human strength and grip and opening forces From Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science As society ages there is a growing … Continue reading

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Predicting Tour de France stage-winning times

Predicting Tour de France stage-winning times with continuous power and drag area models and high speeds in 2013 From Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology After a decade since the authors … Continue reading

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The technical evolution of the soccer ball: Using wind-tunnel experiments to compare the World Cup 2014 ball with the one used in 2010

A comparison of Jabulani and Brazuca non-spin aerodynamics From Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology                                   … Continue reading

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Aiming to reach the land speed record of 1,000 mph in the new Bloodhound SSC car

Simulating the aerodynamic characteristics of the land speed record vehicle BLOODHOUND SSC From Journal of Automobile Engineering The first Land Speed Record (LSR) was set in 1898 and has been broken around 60 times since. The BLOODHOUND SSC project was … Continue reading

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Supporting adaptation decision making in response to a changing climate

Special Issue: Adaptation and resilience to a changing climate: Supporting adaptation decision making From Building Services Engineering Research and Technology This special issue provides an overview on the development of weather data based on the UK Climate Projections 2009 (UKCP09) to … Continue reading

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The recent tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia has provoked concern for safety on the seas: Collision avoidance of ships

From Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment The recent disastrous experience of the Costa Concordia ship as it collided with rocks has provoked much concern and discussion about safety on the … Continue reading

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Rehab robots lend stroke patients a hand

Effects of robot-assisted upper limb rehabilitation on daily function and real-world arm activity in patients with chronic stroke: a randomized controlled trial From Clinical Rehabilitation Patients following a stroke often have weakness on one side of the upper body which … Continue reading

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Recognizing cutting edge robotics research

From The International Journal of Robotics Research During a visit to Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center, Obama launched the New Robotics Initiative which seeks to advance the “next generation of robotics”. The National Robotics Initiative involves the National … Continue reading

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Better alternatives to tackle the road dangers of winter snow and ice?

Plexiglas-roofed city highways/roadways can eliminate snow/ice/ rain-associated deaths, deicing salt-induced environmental damage, and hypertension-promoting salinization of water From Public Works Management & Policy Since the severe winter of 2009-2010, which brought snow and ice to 49 states of the US … Continue reading

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The technology of modeling has changed the future of warfare

Special issue: The Peace Support Operations Model: Stabilisation Strategy From Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology Technology via modeling is changing the way we approach military operations. This special issue looks at the Peace Support Operations Model … Continue reading

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Does Google push the most popular content rather than act as a neutral tool?

Search engines and the production of academic knowledge From International Journal of Cultural Studies Surveys prove that students performing topic searches for scholarly papers overwhelmingly choose search engines, rather than library-based research discovery networks, as their preferred starting-point. Are they getting … Continue reading

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