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Researchers build first tetherless hopping robot

One-legged hopping robots have long been used to study balance issues, but their dependence on off-board power has kept them tethered, literally, to the lab. Now, Disney Research has figured out how to build a hopper that ...

dateOct 06, 2016 in Robotics
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Optimizing sludge treatment

Wine harvesting season is a challenge for wastewater treatment plants. When the grapes are being processed, the effluent load rises steeply – by a factor of 17 in the Palatinate town of Edenkoben. High-load anaerobic digestion ...

dateOct 04, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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Toward 'greener,' inexpensive solar cells

Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels. But conventional panels are not without environmental costs, too. Now scientists are reporting in the Journal of the American ...

dateSep 28, 2016 in Materials Science
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The flexible grid involves its users

The GreenCom project, funded in part by the European Commission and led on the technical side by Fraunhofer FIT, ended after 42 months, judged a resounding success. The project's main result is a Smart Energy Monitoring and ...

dateSep 27, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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A revolution in wave energy

A Spanish and Norwegian duo weren't deterred by the cancelling of renewables projects – they turned to EUROGIA to help them develop a prototype to capture wave energy.

dateSep 27, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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Beware the air we breathe

Health-damaging atmospheric pollutants, which the World Health Organization warned Tuesday affected nine out of every 10 people, originate mainly from industry, heating and transport.

dateSep 27, 2016 in Environment
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