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Ultrasound technology made to measure

The range of uses for ultrasound is gigantic; the applied technologies are just as diverse. Researchers are now covering a wide range of applications with a new modular system: From sonar systems to medical ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Quick bacteria test for breweries, dairy bottlers

To guarantee a high quality of their beer, breweries monitor the production process very closely. With a new polymer powder, this monitoring will be able to be faster and simpler in the future. Manufacturers can also test ...

Jan 06, 2015
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On-site visualization of planned buildings

Using a system developed by Fraunhofer FIT, architects, developers or their clients can view a 3D model of a building in its intended shape, precisely where the building is to be constructed. This will give ...

Jan 13, 2015
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Solar chip monitors windows

A new kind of radio chip is intended to warn when windows are left open. This way, you can avoid having the heat go out the window on cold days. The sensor also detects break-in attempts early on. The key: ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Pantograph monitoring for the eHighway

Siemens is developing an automatic monitoring system for pantographs. Designed initially for electric and hybrid trucks on eHighways, the system uses cameras and sensors to check the condition of pantographs ...

Jan 13, 2015
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Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress ...

Dec 28, 2014
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Students engineering phone charger for world's needy

A pair of Case Western Reserve University engineering students are field testing their foot-powered cell phone charger in rural villages of the Kingdom of Lesotho, a small country surrounded entirely by South Africa, this ...

Jan 07, 2015
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