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Deriving inspiration from the dragon tree

Could dragon trees serve as a source of inspiration for innovations in lightweight construction? A team of researchers at the University of Freiburg and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has laid the groundwork ...

dateSep 13, 2016 in Engineering
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Flying the flag for an airship revolution

The rise of freight airships could go down like a lead balloon with traditional aircraft companies but could also represent a new high for Asian companies seeking to exploit new ways to reach world markets, according to research ...

dateSep 07, 2016 in Engineering
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A bionics competition for people with disabilities

Millions of people worldwide rely on orthotics, prosthetics, wheelchairs and other assistive devices to improve their quality of life. In the United States alone, there are more than 1.6 million people with limb amputations. ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in Engineering
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Bringing the human element to ship design

On a technological behemoth like a ship, in many cases the crew, or "human element" get little attention when planning the design and operations – a mistake, as statistics show: most accidents at sea can be traced back ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in Engineering
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