Archive: 02/04/2012

3D planning tool for the city of tomorrow

Noise levels, fine particulate matter, traffic volumes – these data are of interest to urban planners and residents alike. A three-dimensional presentation will soon make it easier to handle them: as the user virtually ...

dateApr 02, 2012 in Engineering
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Customised computing clouds on the horizon

Cloud services currently on the market do not provide sufficient security. According to one Norwegian research scientist, users are better off forming cloud computing ties among their circle of friends, family, town or municipality.

dateApr 02, 2012 in Software
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Listening to the radio even with an electric drive

To enable radio reception in electric vehicles, manufacturers must install filters and insulate cables, since electrical signals will otherwise interfere with music and speech transmissions. Now, using new calculation methods, ...

dateApr 02, 2012 in Engineering
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Hubble spies a spiral galaxy edge-on

(PhysOrg.com) -- The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the "UFO Galaxy." NGC 2683 is a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on, giving it the shape of a classic science fiction spaceship. This is why the astronomers at ...

dateApr 02, 2012 in Astronomy
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Organic farming without cabbage flies

When cabbage root flies lay their eggs on freshly planted vegetables, organic farmers often lose their entire crop. In the future, pellets made of cyanobacteria and fermentation residues from biogas plants will repel these ...

dateApr 02, 2012 in Ecology
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Detecting material defects in ship propellers

Ship propellers are as large as a single-family home – and manufacturing them is quite a challenge. During the casting process, pores and miniscule cracks can form that in the worst case may cause a blade to break. Now ...

dateApr 02, 2012 in Engineering
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Comprehensive security of built structures

How safe are buildings and tunnels in the event of fire, or if there’s an explosion or a plane crash? Are escape routes still accessible? Can people be rescued? Fraunhofer-Researchers and the Schüßler-Plan ...

dateApr 02, 2012 in Engineering
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