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Kickstarting Collaboration [Notes from the Editor]
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The Patent Prosecution Process [IP Corner]
Patents are legal documents, but they capture and preserve rights to important engineering ideas. For this reason, they are very important to the corporations and research institutions that employ engineers. And as a ...
A Lexicon of Patent Jargon [IP Corner]
Often when I am doing work related to patents and IP, I find myself talking a different language. It is a strange legal dialect that patent lawyers have developed over many years. Now while its original purpose was ...
Broadening Our Horizons [Notes from the Editor]
As many of you will be aware,IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine evolved from the quarterly newsletter of the IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society. Jim Farmer edited the newsletter before I took over from him during 2010. ...
Use of industrial by-products and natural media to adsorb nutrients, metals and organic carbon from drinking water
Filtration technology is well established in the water sector but is limited by inability to remove targeted contaminants, found in surface and groundwater, which can be damaging to human health. This study optimises the ...
A Matter of Timing: Consumer Electronics & Network Time
Network time protocol (NTP) has become widely used across the Internet to synchronize clocks on computers and, more recently, on a wide variety of handheld devices. You are using NTP on a daily basis without even knowing ...
Workplace Exposure to Bioaerosols in Podiatry Clinics
(Oxford Journals, 2012-01-03)
The aim of this study was to design and execute a pilot study to collect information on the personal exposure levels of podiatrists to microbial hazards in podiatry clinics and also to assess health and safety knowledge ...
Development of the meshless finite volume particle method with exact and efficient calculation of interparticle area
The Finite Volume Particle Method (FVPM) is a meshless method based on a definition of interparticle area which is closely analogous to cell face area in the classical finite volume method. In previous work, the interparticle ...
Modelling nutrients and chlorophyll-a dynamics in an Irish brackish waterbody
This paper presents aspects of a research investigation into nutrient fluxes into and out of an important Irish estuary, Wexford Harbour, located in the southeast of Ireland. Details of the methodology applied, the data ...
Fluid dynamics of gas exchange in high-frequency oscillatory ventilation: In vitro investigations in idealized and anatomically realistic airway bifurcation models
The objective of this work is to develop understanding of the local fluid dynamic mechanisms that underpin gas exchange in high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV). The flow field during HFOV was investigated ...