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The age of electromagnetism – the power of attraction

in Engineering

March 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology. 6686 words.

‘The age of electromagnetism—the power of attraction’ shows how electromagnetism is used to perform work. It was Faraday who first showed that electromagnetism could perform work....

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The age of gravity – time for work

David Blockley.

in Engineering

March 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology. 5934 words.

‘The age of gravity — time for work’ looks at the development of the concepts of force and time, and how these affected the earliest tools which worked against the force of gravity. From...

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The age of heat – you can’t get something for nothing

in Engineering

March 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology. 6300 words.

‘The age of heat — you can't get something for nothing’ explores the development of heat engines, from early steam engines up to modern methods of energy generation. Despite being easily...

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The age of information – getting smaller

in Engineering

March 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology. 4202 words.

‘The age of information — getting smaller’ examines the technology behind the information revolution. Information can be expressed digitally as patterns of high and low voltage, or...

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The age of systems – risky futures

David Blockley.

in Engineering

March 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology. 6711 words.

‘The age of systems: risky futures’ outlines the idea of system complexity in modern engineering, and how multilayered systems can lead to knowledge gaps and ultimately risk. Engineers aim...

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AHMED, Haroon (<i>born</i> 1936), Professor of Microelectronics, University of Cambridge, 1992–2003, now Emeritus; Fellow, 1967–2007, now Honorary Fellow, Master, 2000–06, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (Warden of Leckhampton, 1993–98)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 206 words.

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ALDRIN, Buzz (<i>born</i> 1930), President, Starcraft Enterprises International (research and development of space technology, manned flight to Mars), since 1988

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; World History; History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems. 411 words.

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ALLEN, Geoffrey (<i>born</i> 1928), Executive Adviser, Kobe Steel Ltd, 1990–2000; Head of Research, Unilever PLC, 1981–90 (Director, Unilever PLC and NV, 1982–90)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Physics; History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 261 words.

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ALLPRESS, Stephen Alan (<i>born</i> 1968), Chief Technology Officer for Modern Software Development, since 2011, and Senior Vice President, since 2014, Nvidia, (Vice President, 2011–14)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; History of Engineering and Technology; Computing; Engineering and Technology. 103 words.

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AMIS, Andrew Arthur (<i>born</i> 1951), Professor of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, and Head, Medical Engineering Research Group, Imperial College London, since 2000

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 112 words.

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