Czech society Elmarco, manufacturer of machinery for the production of nano-fibers, has just opened a center in Liberec research, development and production.
The role of the center, covering an area of 3000 m2 is to continue the development of materials composed of nanofibers and the possibility of application of the patented technology NanospiderTM capable of industrially producing nanofibers. The construction of this center unique and includes several laboratories where specialized in nanotechnology, has cost nearly 190 million Czech crowns (about 6.7 million euros), more than a third come from the EU Structural Funds . (more…)
Multiwave Photonics was founded in 2003 by Jose Salcedo, a former professor of the Faculty of Engineering of Porto, and three of its alumni. The Multiwave Photonics laboratories are located within the Technology Park Maia, TecMaia. The research company, develops and markets advanced solutions and innovative lasers exploiting the technology of fiber optics. (more…)
Boris Yakobson, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in Houston finishes to explain his latest discovery: he thought he understood how the growth of carbon nanotubes. His idea appears in an article in the latest issue of Competes Rends of all-American Academy of Sciences (Proceedings of the Academy of Science, or PNAS), which is also the cover. Quiz: if you search on Google for information on the mechanisms of growth of carbon nanotubes, which keywords should you use? Answer: “tapestry” ie “tapestry.” (more…)
The famous American University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Fusionopolis has chosen to open its first research center abroad
The American University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has opened its first research center outside the United States to Fusionopolis to strengthen its research activities in collaboration with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A * STAR). (more…)
The EU and Singapore sign agreement of understanding (MOU) on Information Technology and Communication (ICT)
An agreement of understanding (MOU) on Information Technology and Communication (ICT) was signed between the European Union and Singapore. (more…)
Telecommunications companies have a strong interest in the dissemination of the digital signage and are seeking new technologies to create more value for their forthcoming products. One option is the use of flat screens connected to a computer network to change the advertisements according to the place, time and even those present at the screens.
NTT develops for this purpose with Mitsubishi Estate Co. and Panasonic Corp. a flat screen which includes a facial recognition system to determine the age of a passerby to submit an appropriate advertising. The product has been placed on a wall of the ground floor of the Marunouchi Building in Tokyo since December 2008. A small camera placed above the screen capture images of the faces of passersby. Software quickly identifies their age and their gender in order to select the appropriate advertising for the majority of the population. Facial recognition can discern up to 30 people in a group, which gives a good overview of the crowd, even in a crowded corridor. In addition, the system can determine the number of people, with their age and sex, who watched the screen, thus determining the efficiency of algorithms. For now the product in place does no advertising. If test results are conclusive, a new version will be resumed at the station “Haneda Airport” fervier beginning in 2009 with real ads. (more…)
We had almost forgotten … Yet, the two Martian robots, with a lifetime of the original estimated at three months show an almost insolent vitality after more than four years on the surface of the Red Planet. Opportunity and just take a tour of two years to a new crater …
A few weeks ago, the robot globe-trotter had extract the Victoria crater after having explored the ramparts land for a year. Scientists have yet to dip into it wanted more, but some small handicaps due to his advanced age (one wheel stuck, a joint sticking …) would have made his exit delicate, even reportedly condemned to wander endlessly on the merits This bowl of 720 meters in diameter. Also it was decided to leave.
But Opportunity has good foot (so to speak), good eye and has a new goal to be awarded. It will reach the huge crater Endeavor, located 11 miles from its current position, following a route developed in detail by specialists from the Martian surface from NASA.
The reinforcement of a satellite
When the brave little robot landed on 25 January 2004 – at the bottom of a crater, a true feeling! – Such a goal was impossible for two reasons. First, it said, because of the distance during a mission which was originally scheduled duration of three months, it would have been impossible to reach a place so far. Then, there is no question of simply navigate on view as a long journey, the risks are great to be in a stalemate or face a barrier. Four years ago, knowledge of the terrain was insufficient to prepare such a shipment.
But now, meanwhile, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter went into orbit around the planet and began mapping Mars, revealing details smaller than the rover itself. Bread blessed for Opportunity, especially for scientists who have used this information to develop a reliable route between the robot and Endeavor. (more…)
“Now gale-cast method” for the development of
Railway accidents due to high winds and tornadoes and high winds in the town of Saroma in disaster-prone under the supervision of the expected strong winds
Development of measurement techniques are required, the weather radar observation area a short time from the occurrence of strong winds
Until now expected in the technology did not exist.
The newly developed “method of casting strong winds now,” Disaster Prevention Research Institute of Science and Technology Research and Development
MP has been and is composed of radar X-band weather radar network (X-NET)Ã‚ (more…)
The establishment of a facility to produce super-thin solar-panels in the Western Cape received a major boost on Friday, when the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced that it had agreed to invest Ã¢â€šÂ¬40-million in the plant.
The facility would be built in Paarl and would produce thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules, which is the brainchild of University of Johannesburg (UJ) professor Vivian Alberts.
The solar panel was said to be thinner and cheaper than the products currently on the market.
A project to produce the South African innovation in Germany was also under way.
A Ã¢â€šÂ¬72-million production facility in Bradenburg, near Berlin, was completed in 2007, however, the start of production has been delayed several times.
When fully operational, the South African commercial plant would have a yearly capacity of 30 MW peak.
Initially, most of the end product would be exported, however, the share of locally sold modules was expected to increase gradually as the South African PV market developed.
Producing PV moduels would assist in generating emission-free electricity, and the project would contribute to a gradual reduction of the costs of PV-generated electricity by implementing an innovative production process, without the use of expensive raw material silicon, the EIB stated.
The new plant would provide PV systems to schools and clinics in rural communities, where PV was already often more cost-effective than power grid development, as well as micro-sized installations for individual homes, at competitive prices.
Commercial use of the technology would be undertaken through a public-private-partnership between the South African government, in the form of the Central Energy Fund and the National Empowerment Fund, and private investors such as synfuel producer Sasol and UJ, which was initially responsible for the development of the technology.
After the microscope beam of electrons, ie the electron microscope, now on the
horizon a microscope beam of atoms, atomic microscope so. This strange idea came
to be made after the concrete realization of the smooth mirror of the world by a
team of physicists from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and the
Institute of Higher Studies inÃ‚ (IMDEA-Nanociencia) of Madrid.<br>
As the researchers explain in a publication of the famous journal Advanced
Materials, is taking advantage of the quantum properties of a kind of silicone
cake covered with a thin layer of lead they were able to produce almost a mirror (more…)