Archive: 6/02/2013

Supermarkets: Energy-optimized

Running a supermarket requires a lot of electricity. Long rows of refrigerators have to be kept cool and large areas have to be lit. A new concept enables supermarket operators to cut their energy use by around 25 percent.

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Predicting a low carbon future for Toronto

Cities are major players in the climate change game. More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas and over 70% of global GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions can be attributed to cities. A case study of Toronto ...

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Environment
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Optimized custom-made ski sledges

At the 2014 Winter Paralympics, competitors will line up wearing optimized sit skis that are adapted to their individual needs. This is made possible by a new manufacturing method which Fraunhofer researchers helped to develop.

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Engineering
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Wind turbine maker Vestas posts higher sales

Vestas, the world's top wind turbine maker, said Wednesday it was seeing the fruits of an extensive restructuring programme as it announced an annual loss but said quarterly sales were higher.

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Business
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