Archive For June, 2007

3 articles

Integrated Modular Smartphone?

The title of this blog might suggest that I've got mixed up between Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and consumer devices, but if you bear with me, I'll try to explain why I think there are some parallels. I was recently given a shiny new smartphone (wikipedia), which will enable me to keep up to date with important emails when I'm…

scitopia supersearch

Sometimes when I am writing technical papers and articles I want to check whether there are any recent scholarly articles on the topic. The easiest (or perhaps that should be laziest?) thing to do of course is to use Google web search, but this often returns an exhaustive list of results, it's often quite hard to find articles amongst the…

Astute Submarine

Earlier today HMS Astute, the first boat in new submarine class for the UK Royal Navy was launched ('New UK nuclear submarine launched', BBC News). This is a significant event, as the Astute class submarine is an incredible technological achievement. For example: it can traverse the globe without surfacing because it can generate oxygen from sea water; and the Thales…