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Siemens is “teaching” wind turbines how to automatically optimize their operation in line with weather conditions.
The turbines are learning to use sensor data on parameters such as wind speed to make changes to their settings. These changes ensure the turbines can...
MetamoFAB guides manufacturing companies on the path to Industry 4.0
How can companies evolve their manufacturing activities in the direction of a smart, networked factory in line with Industry 4.0? In the MetamoFAB project,...12.03.2014 | Business and Finance | Read more
In a review article in Nature Photonics Ferenc Krausz and Mark Stockman discuss the prospects, recent experimental and theoretical findings open for the future of signal processing
Light waves have the potential to boost the efficiency of conventional electronics by a factor of 100,000.12.03.2014 | Information Technology | Read more
First on top of the world and then in the depths of despair – this is what the extreme mood changes for people with bipolar disorder are like.
Under the direction of scientists from the University of Bonn Hospital, the Central Institute of Mental Health of Mannheim and the University of Basel...12.03.2014 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Education significantly improves mental functioning in seniors even four decades after finishing school, shows a new study published in the journal Demography by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Linz.
European populations are growing older on average, a trend that could pose serious challenges to health care, budgets, and economic growth.12.03.2014 | Studies and Analyses | Read more
A team of scientists from the University of Tübingen and the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment Tübingen was able to recover fossils of two previously unknown mammal species that lived about 37 million years ago.
The newly described mammals show a surprisingly close relationship to prehistoric species known from fossil sites in Europe.12.03.2014 | Earth Sciences | Read more
The partners in this European project develop anti-corrosion protective coatings for applications on industrial scale.
The INM – Leibniz-Institute for New Materials will contribute its expertise of nanocomposite technology to the project Weldaprime.12.03.2014 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Humans are often infected by parasites, sometimes even several species at a time. Such co-infections are more difficult to treat if the parasites interact with each other. An ecologist from the University of Zurich and his international team have compiled a list of the numerous possibilities as to how parasites can interact: They are most likely to do so indirectly via the food source they share.
Over 1,400 species of parasites – viruses, bacteria, fungi, intestinal worms and protozoa – are able to infect humans. In most cases, the right medicine...12.03.2014 | Life Sciences | Read more
During excavations in the open lignite-mining pit Na Duong in Vietnam, a joint team from the University of Tübingen and the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment Tübingen discovered the world’s oldest bighead carp. With a length of only 5 centimeters, Planktophaga minuta is also the smallest known fossil representative of this East Asian group. Modern bighead carp are among the largest members of the carp family, reaching a length of up to 1.5 meters and a weight of 50 kilograms.
Since 2008, an international research team led by Prof. Dr. Madelaine Böhme from the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (HEP) of the...12.03.2014 | Earth Sciences | Read more
NASA's TRMM satellite saw some towering thunderstorms in Tropical Cyclone Gillian before it made landfall over the Western Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia. Gillian has been staying over land since, and is now a remnant low pressure area.
On March 10, NASA and JAXA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite called TRMM passed over Tropical Cyclone Gillian. TRMM's Precipitation Radar (PR)...11.03.2014 | Earth Sciences | Read more
The growing deployment of renewable energy sources (RES) will have to be accompanied by a significant expansion of the electricity grids.
The places where the generation of energy from wind, solar or hydro would be most economically competitive are often located in remote areas (offshore wind for...11.03.2014 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Waste management is still a challenge for many European regions. However, there are possibilities for utilizing organic residues in a suitable way. Knowledge gained in the EU project “UrbanBiogas” will be presented today by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) during the “European Biomethane Workshop” in Brussels. The results of UrbanBiogas show how municipalities can transform their urban organic residues into the sustainable energy “biomethane”.
Mr. Hoffstede, group manager responsible for Biogas Plant Technology at IWES, stated „Biogas production from waste materials is a trendsetting technology that...11.03.2014 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
Researchers describe microbe that 'eats' electricity
There have been plenty of fad diets that captured the public's imagination over the years, but Harvard scientists have identified what may be the strangest of...11.03.2014 | Life Sciences | Read more
A silicon chip developed by Caltech researchers acts as a lens-free projector--and could one day end up in your cell phone.
Imagine that you are in a meeting with coworkers or at a gathering of friends. You pull out your cell phone to show a presentation or a video on...
Research using NASA data is giving new insight into one of the processes causing Greenland's ice sheet to lose mass.
A team of scientists used satellite observations and ice thickness measurements gathered by NASA's Operation IceBridge to calculate the rate at which ice flows...11.03.2014 | Earth Sciences | Read more
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As energy costs rise, more Americans are turning to bioenergy to provide power to their homes and workplaces. Bioenergy is renewable energy made from organic...11.03.2014 | Studies and Analyses | Read more
A new study by UCLA scientists and colleagues adds further proof to earlier findings by Dr. Claire Lugassy and Dr. Raymond Barnhill of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center that deadly melanoma cells can spread through the body by creeping like tiny spiders along the outside of blood vessels without ever entering the bloodstream.
In addition, the new research, published March 6 in the journal Nature, demonstrates that this process is accelerated when the skin cancer cells are exposed to...11.03.2014 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Even the mildest form of a traumatic brain injury, better known as a concussion, can deal permanent, irreparable damage. Now, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania is using mathematical modeling to better understand the mechanisms at play in this kind of injury, with an eye toward protecting the brain from its long-term consequences.
Their recent findings, published in the Biophysical Journal, shed new light on the mechanical properties of a critical brain protein and its role in the...11.03.2014 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Aerosols in the atmosphere produced from human activities do indeed directly affect a hurricane or tropical cyclone, but not in a way many scientists had previously believed – in fact, they tend to weaken such storms, according to a new study that includes a team of Texas A&M University researchers.
Renyi Zhang, University Distinguished Professor in Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M, and colleagues Yuan Wang, Keun-Hee Lee, Yun Lin and Misty Levy have had...11.03.2014 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Yes, show Hebrew University researchers
What if you could “hear” colors? Or shapes? These features are normally perceived visually, but using sensory substitution devices (SSDs) they can now be...11.03.2014 | Life Sciences | Read more
A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins.
The devices – too small to see without a microscope – use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic forces to precisely stretch the cells and molecules, holding...11.03.2014 | Life Sciences | Read more
Researchers from the UFZ warn that ecosystems will change dramatically
In their joint publication in the journal „Ecology Letters" German and American biologists have reported an increase in biomass production in ecosystems...11.03.2014 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | Read more
A rainbow-like light phenomenon observed on Venus cloud tops helps to identify the components of the planet’s acidic cloud cover
When travelling above the clouds, airplane passengers sometimes witness a glorious moment: a light phenomenon similar to a ring-shaped rainbow. Droplets in the...11.03.2014 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Promising results for the maintenance of motor function in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) - a rare, serious and debilitating pediatric-onset neurodegenerative disease
Trophos today announces that top-line results from a pivotal clinical trial of its lead product candidate olesoxime in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) show a...11.03.2014 | Life Sciences | Read more
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