By Stephen Saxby

This publication lines the origins of the current details expertise revolution, the technological positive factors that underlie its effect, the agencies, the firms and applied sciences that are governing the present and destiny development. It explains how the expertise works, the way it matches jointly, how the is dependent and what the longer term may bring.

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An optical system 'attempts to convey the same impression to the eye as would the scene itself'. Symbolic art contained 'settings and subjects intended to illustrate religious themes and induce religious feelings rather than to represent real people in the actual and present world'. See Hankins, op. , p. 1 et seq. The French named the period the siecle des lumieres - the 'century of light' . For example, eighteenth century physics included medicine and physiology as well as heat and magnetism. Natural history included zoology, botany, geology and meteorology and mixed mathematics included, inter alia, astronomy, hydraulics, horology, navigation, surveying and fortification.

18. Scottish Law Commission Consultative Memorandum No. 103. 19. The OTA Report, op. , pp. 3,5,60 and 97. Information technology can be seen to have complicated the process whereby rights are granted to authors and inventors, introducing new parties into the arena and changing the roles that people involved in the copyright system play. It has also made the copying, transfer and manipulation of information cheaper, quicker and more private, rendering the enforcement of intellectual property rights more difficult to achieve.

Discussed by Davies, op. , p. 60. Davies, op. cit. Stephen W. Hawking, A Brief History of Time (1988, Bantam Press) p. 168. Electrons dictate a material's physical properties, such as its electrical and thermal conductivity. discussed in Watson, 'Exposing electrons - the positron way', New Scientist, 29 January 1987, p. 40. Sutton, 'Ninety years around the atom', New Scientist, 8 January 1987, p. 49. Hall, 'The billion-dollar search for Higgs Bosun', New Scientist, 12 February 1987, p. 26 at p.

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