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Loudspeakers in jet engines

Unless one is attending an aeronautics convention or going on a trip, noise associated with aircraft engines is rarely tolerable. Different means of significantly reducing that noise are being tested by EPFL's Electromagnetics ...

Sep 05, 2014
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Couch gets robotic makeover

(Phys.org) —It's an innovation that adds a whole new dimension to the term "couch surfing". A team of UNSW engineering students has created a robotic couch that can move in any direction and be controlled ...

Sep 04, 2014
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Hovering drones adapted for photo lighting

(Phys.org) —A professional photographer doesn't just carry a camera. A typical shoot involves carefully arranged lighting, perhaps some assistants to move the light stands around. Complicated enough in ...

Sep 04, 2014
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Fingerprints for freight items

Security is a top priority in air freight logistics but screening procedures can be very time consuming and costly. Fraunhofer researchers intend to boost efficiency with a new approach to digital logistics, ...

Sep 01, 2014
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On the way to a safe and secure smart home

A growing number of household operations can be managed via the Internet. Today's "Smart Home" promises efficient building management. But often the systems are not secure and can only be retrofitted at great ...

Sep 01, 2014
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