News tagged with fault system

Smart paint could revolutionize structural safety

An innovative low-cost smart paint that can detect microscopic faults in wind turbines, mines and bridges before structural damage occurs is being developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

dateJan 30, 2012 in Engineering
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Slime design mimics Tokyo's rail system

What could human engineers possibly learn from the lowly slime mold? Reliable, cost-efficient network construction, apparently: a recent experiment suggests that Physarum polycephalum, a gelatinous fungus-like mold, might ...

dateJan 21, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Scalable Energy Efficient Data Centers

(PhysOrg.com) -- To protect their systems from network failures and to make sure that their data is delivered as fast as possible, popular services such as Google may replicate their data centers on multiple continents and ...

dateAug 27, 2009 in Engineering
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