Global Boom in Hydropower Expected This Decade
Eng-Tips
Posted October 24, 2014 by in News
An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydr...
           
10 Critical Questions Manufacturers Should Ask Before Choosing a Cloud-based ERP Solution
Epicor
Posted October 24, 2014 by in Editorial
Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS, also referred to as “On-Demand” or “Cloud Computing”,...
           
World’s Fastest Manufacture of Battery Electrodes
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Posted October 23, 2014 by in News
New world record: Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) increased the manufacturing speed of electrode foils coated batch-wise by a factor of three -- to 100 meters per minute. Thi...
           
What a ‘Star Wars’ Laser Bullet Really Looks Like
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Posted October 22, 2014 by in News
Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colourful laser bolts. But what would a real laser missile look like during flight, if we could only make it out? How would it illuminate its surroun...
           
Improve Scheduling, Production, and Quality Using Cloud ERP
Epicor
Posted October 22, 2014 by in Editorial
The software as a service (SaaS) model of application delivery, more commonly known as ‘cloud deployment’, in which software features are accessed through a Web browser, is an excellent way for ma...
           
First Driverless Vehicles for Public Launched in Singapore
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Posted October 21, 2014 by in News
Fancy a stroll in the Chinese and Japanese Gardens? Why not up the ante, book a ride online and take a driverless buggy ride through the gardens? Making this a reality are researchers and engineers fr...
           
Scientists Create Possible Precursor to Life
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Posted October 20, 2014 by in News
How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but also researchers working with technology of the fu...
           
Understanding ERP Deployment Choices
Epicor
Posted October 20, 2014 by in Editorial
Companies now need to evolve quickly, which means being able to move some or all business operations to an existing or new ERP instance quickly and inexpensively, anywhere in the world. Small companie...
           
New Catalyst Could Improve Biofuels Production
Eng-Tips
Posted October 17, 2014 by in News
Washington State University researchers have developed a new catalyst that could lead to making biofuels cheaply and more efficiently. Led by Voiland Distinguished Professor Yong Wang, the researcher...
           
Researchers Develop World’s Thinnest Electric Generator
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Posted October 16, 2014 by in News
Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology report today that they have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an a...
           
How the Fruit Fly Could Help Us Sniff out Drugs and Bombs
Eng-Tips
Posted October 15, 2014 by in News
A fly's sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs, new University of Sussex research has found. Brain scientist Professor Thomas Nowotny was surprised to find that the ...
           
First Observation of Atomic Diffusion Inside Bulk Material
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Posted October 14, 2014 by in News
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have obtained the first direct observations of atomic diffusion inside a bulk material. The research, which could be used to giv...
           
Variable Glass Coatings to Stop Condensation on Windows
Eng-Tips
Posted October 13, 2014 by in News
Thin-film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing, solar cells and touchscreens. With the Megatron sputtering system, it is now possible for the first time...
           
Flying Robots to Save Lives in the Alps
Eng-Tips
Posted October 10, 2014 by in News
Scientists at the University of Twente are working on robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between human...
           
Making Window Glass Visible — but Only to Birds
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Posted October 9, 2014 by in News
Ultraviolet patterns can make window glass visible to birds, thus preventing fatal collisions. However, it has now been shown that such windows are not likely to work for all species, but only for bir...
           
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