Archive: 8/06/2011

Precise assembly of engines

In the automotive industry, combustion engines are still assembled mostly manually. Researchers from Fraunhofer are developing procedures and methods to automate assembly processes to continuously improve the quality of the ...

dateJun 08, 2011 in Engineering
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ARD Mediathek enhanced with new search functions

This May new and improved search capabilities were introduced on the ARD Mediathek portal. Visitors to the website can now target their searches for TV and radio content more specifically. Information can also be extracted ...

dateJun 08, 2011 in Software
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New fishing hook reduces shark catch

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have developed a new type of fishing hook to reduce the number of sharks accidently caught from commercial fishing. The special hook, called SMART Hook (Selective Magnetic and Repellent-Treated ...

dateJun 08, 2011 in Ecology
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The fine art of etching

(PhysOrg.com) -- They see more than the naked eye and could make traffic safer: miniaturized thermal imaging sensors. But they are difficult to manufacture on a commercial scale. Researchers have now developed a new system. ...

dateJun 08, 2011 in Materials Science
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Springtime at Mars' south pole

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's Mars Express celebrates eight years in space with a new view of ice in the southern polar region of Mars. The poles are closely linked to the planet’s climate and constantly change with the seasons. ...

dateJun 08, 2011 in Space Exploration
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