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Testing smart homes technology

A safer and healthier old age – that is the aim of GiraffPlus, an international project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden. With a focus of developing sophisticated aids for the elderly in ...

dateJun 11, 2013 in Engineering
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A folding ceramic

(Phys.org) —A sophisticated nanostructure renders a wafer-thin paper made of electrically conductive vanadium pentoxide fibres both tough and pliable.

dateMar 28, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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The network of the future, beyond theory

Nearly a decade ago, as the internet began to morph from a web of information into a web of connected people and things, European researchers saw not only theoretical possibilities but a chance to reinvent the network of ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Telecom
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Smart agriculture

Integrating embedded systems into the IT infrastructure holds immense potential for the productive sectors of the economy. At the "Embedded World 2013" trade show in Nuremberg from Feb. 26 to 28, Fraunhofer ...

dateFeb 22, 2013 in Engineering
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Artificial muscle as shock absorber

Engineers are working on intelligent materials that can diminish vibrations and extract power from the environment. These electro-active elastomers could dampen annoying vibrations in a car, for example, or ...

dateJun 04, 2012 in Engineering
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