News tagged with precision engineering

Bringing color to solar facades

Until now, designers of buildings have no choice but to use black or bluish-gray colored solar panels. With the help of thin-film technologies, researchers have now been able to turn solar cells into colorful ...

Jul 01, 2013 3.5 / 5 (2) 0

Crystal clear research

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have successfully created synthetic crystals whose structures and properties mimic those of naturally occurring biominerals such as seashells.

Sep 06, 2011 4.5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Ultra-precise optical systems for space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Metal mirrors made with extremely high precision and exactly positioned are the key elements of modern telescopes. A new production technique enables complex optical surfaces to be manufactured ...

Jun 03, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast