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Smart vehicles in the urban traffic of the future

Head-up display on the windshield, connected simulations, tactical behavior of bicyclists and phased traffic lights for trucks: These are among the technologies being presented by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) ...

dateOct 07, 2015 in Engineering
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Video: Moderating extremes in building design

Leon Glicksman designs buildings with an eye toward improved energy efficiency, and, like many of his MIT colleagues, he brings with him a high-tech portfolio. He develops aerogel panels to improve insulation and software ...

dateOct 06, 2015 in Engineering
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A 2-D microwave camera developed

The National Institutes of Natural Sciences National Institute for Fusion Science has developed a high-speed two-dimensional microwave camera for performing diagnostics of high-temperature plasma. By using microwaves to penetrate ...

dateOct 05, 2015 in Engineering
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Lighting the way to your car

On the new BMW 7 Series, a lighting system featuring a striped pattern of ground illumination makes it easier to enter the vehicle in the dark. Fraunhofer researchers have developed special microoptic lenses for this application ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Engineering
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Positioning systems improve airport logistics

An airport apron bustles with traffic. The tow tractors, tankers and buses moving busily around an aircraft run the risk of colliding. An enhanced positioning system will increase safety and the efficiency of logistical operations ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Engineering
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