Auxin drives leaf flattening

The vast majority of higher plants use leaves to harvest solar energy. A common feature of leaves is their flat blades. Scientists from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology in Beijing have discovered that the ...

New radar scanner tests wind turbine blades for defects

Thanks to the innovative radar scanner from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, defects in the material composition of the wind turbine blades can now be detected with far greater accuracy and visualized ...

Extending the lifespan of wind turbines

The Spanish technology centre Cener gives an overview of the first results coming from the testing phase on wind turbine software, the blade configurations and the control strategies developed during the European Windtrust ...

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