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Low-vibration sawing and sanding

No matter whether it's a drill or an oscillator, handheld power tools produce powerful vibrations. But a new anti-vibration system almost entirely eliminates that uncomfortable shaking sensation you get when ...

Mar 25, 2015
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Towards "printed" organic solar cells and LEDs

Flexible optoelectronic devices that can be produced roll-to-roll – much like newspapers are printed – are a highly promising path to cheaper devices such as solar cells and LED lighting panels. Scientists ...

Mar 18, 2015
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Finger-mounted reading device for the blind

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory have built a prototype of a finger-mounted device with a built-in camera that converts written text into audio for visually impaired users. The device provides feedback—either ...

Mar 10, 2015
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High-precision radar for the steel industry

Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction. Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from rolling and milling crude steel into strip steel. New radar from Fraunhofer ...

Mar 02, 2015
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