China's electricity demands blowing in wind
Wind alone has the potential to meet China's electricity demands projected for 2030. More...
Solar cells go 3-D
High-resolution 3-D images of the inside of a polymer solar cell can give new insights in the nanoscale structure of polymer solar cells and its effect on the performance. More...
Sodium tungsten ions to monitor fusion reactors
Sodium-like tungsten ions could soon monitor fusion energy devices, potential sources of abundant, clean power. More...
New simulation process boosts safety performance
Crash tests are often key components to creating a safer product. Now a new simulation process that factors in deformation during production as well as preliminary damage can predict the results of a crash test more accurately than ever. More...
New X-ray technique shines light on contaminants
A new analytical method can now pinpoint, at the millisecond level, what happens as harmful environmental contaminants such as arsenic begin to react with soil and water under various conditions. More...
Nano manufacturing's new page with 'NanoPen'
A "NanoPen" could provide an easy way of laying down patterns of nanoparticles for making electronic devices and medical diagnostic tests. More...
RuggedCom deals for wireless provider
Rugged communications networking solution provider RuggedCom will pay $14 million to pick up WiNetworks Ltd., a developer of systems based on WiMAX 802.16e mobile broadband wireless technology. More...
Global perspectives: Connecting refineries in Germany
France's Technip won an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract by Shell for the first phase of its "Connect" project in Germany. More...
Global warming a cause of methane gas release into oceans
Rising global temperatures accompanied by melting permafrost in arctic regions will initiate the release of underground methane into the atmosphere, researchers said. More...
People in Automation
The new Velcro: Metaklett
Over 60 years ago, when the Swiss engineer and inventor George de Mestral painstakingly removed burrs from his dog's coat after a hunting excursion, he stumbled on an ingenious idea. Based on the model he observed in nature, he constructed a fastener from numerous small hooks and loops, which he subsequently named Velcro. More...
Sell scarcities, not abundance
Even in the current global downturn, most of us are better off than our parents and grandparents. People are living longer, healthier lives and have more choices than ever before. More...
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