Archive: 04/1/2011

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 ...

Apr 01, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

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 ...

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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 ...

Apr 01, 2011 2.7 / 5 (3) 4

Lighting up a protein called Spy

(PhysOrg.com) -- James Bond frequently has to undertake spectacular feats to protect Queen and country against utter destruction under insurmountable odds. But what happens when the homeland is a bacterial ...

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