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The aftermath of a tsunami

A research background in earthquake engineering seems at first sight like an unusual fit with studying tsunamis. But on her return from Sri Lanka in the wake of the 2004 tsunami, Professor Tiziana Rossetto ...

Dec 02, 2014
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Researchers develop magnetic levitating gear

Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are developing a new transmission mechanism with no touching parts, based on magnetic forces which prevent friction and wear and make lubrication unnecessary. ...

Dec 01, 2014
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Live images from inside materials

X-rays are a tried and tested way to investigate components and materials. Researchers are now developing an X-ray detector capable of delivering particularly high-quality 3D images in real time. This will ...

Dec 01, 2014
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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 ...

Dec 01, 2014
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Smart anti-icing system for rotor blades

In very cold climate zones, the wind can blow with tremendous force. But wind turbines have rarely been built in these regions up to now. The risk of ice formation on the rotor blades is just too high. But ...

Dec 01, 2014
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Proteins off the roll

Protein-coated Petri dishes are increasingly being used to support cell growth during cell cultivation. Scientists have developed a system for printing protein patterns onto film using a roll-to-roll process, ...

Dec 01, 2014
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New sensor improves quality check drinking water

University of Twente doctoral candidate Natalia Hoog has developed an online sensor which can be used to check the quality of the water in a water purification plant more accurately and more cheaply. Amongst ...

Dec 01, 2014
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Rohinni's Lightpaper invites innovative lighting

Rohinni's Twitter statement on what this company is all about is quite simple: We print light. Print light? This Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based company is introducing its Lightpaper, with a promotional video ...

Nov 30, 2014 weblog
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Faradair team determined to make hybrid BEHA fly

Aiming to transform their concept into a real success, the Faradair team behind a six-seat Bio-Electric-Hybrid-Aircraft (BEHA) have taken this hybrid aircraft project into a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. ...

Nov 28, 2014 weblog
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How polymer banknotes were invented

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and CSIRO's 20-year "bank project" resulted in the introduction of the polymer banknote – the first ever of its kind, and the most secure form of currency in the world. ...

Nov 26, 2014
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