Archive: 01/04/2011

Image: Celestial Mountains

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Tien Shan mountain range is one of the largest continuous mountain ranges in the world, extending approximately 1,550 miles (2,500 kilometers) roughly east-west across Central Asia.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Ride-sharing for road freight

Around 20 percent of trucks on German roads are traveling empty, at a huge cost to the transportation companies concerned. Also from an ecological and traffic-management standpoint, it would be better if such journeys could ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Engineering
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Extreme testing for rotor blades

Wind turbines are growing bigger and bigger – the diameter of their rotor blades could soon reach 180 meters. But that creates a need for larger test rigs capable of accommodating the blades for load testing. One of ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Engineering
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Lightning-fast materials testing using ultrasound

For years, ultrasound has proven to be a valuable tool in non-destructive materials testing. However, the demands of modern production conditions are increasing all the time. Researchers at Fraunhofer have now developed a ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Engineering
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Giant batteries for green power

In the future, the growing amounts of solar and wind energy will need to be stored for dark or low-wind periods. One solution is redox flow batteries that can supply current for up to 2000 households. Several Fraunhofer Institutes ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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