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An autopilot for steering flying windmills

The idea of using kites to collect the energy produced by high altitude winds has been gaining ground amidst the scientific community. EPFL researchers have developed an autopilot device to control and optimize ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Engineering
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Bats versus wind turbines

Wind turbines are responsible for the death of numerous bats. In a recent study, scientists determined the origin of these animals: they do not only come from local areas but many had been already on a long ...

dateAug 19, 2014 in Ecology
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Repairing turbines with the help of robots

Compressor and turbine blades are important components in aircraft engines and gas turbines. When they become damaged, it is often cheaper to repair them than to buy replacements. Now there is a new robot-assisted ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Engineering
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Mobile radio passive radar makes harbors safer

Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror. Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats. This mobile ...

dateDec 01, 2014 in Engineering
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US eases export rules on aerospace parts

The United States on Tuesday eased rules on the export of select items in the aerospace industry, in an effort to reduce regulations that are thought to be putting American firms at a disadvantage.

dateApr 17, 2013 in Business
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Siemens appoints board replacement for Ackermann

German engineering company Siemens is appointing the co-CEO of business software maker SAP to its board of directors to replace Josef Ackermann, who resigned in the wake of the board's decision to push out chief executive ...

dateSep 18, 2013 in Business
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