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Al Gore, the Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2007, pointed out 15 years ago that global warming is a real problem, that the Earth is in the balance and the time to act is now. To restore the balance now missing in our relationship to the Earth is essential, and the choice is ours.
Our challenge is to accelerate the necessary change in thinking about our relationship with the environment in order to shift the pattern of our civilization to a new equilibrium. In striking the balance, what are the strategic goals necessary to save the global environment? How can we establish the social and political conditions most conducive to the emergence of sustainable societies? The aim of the 6th Taipei International Digital Earth Symposium (TIDES 2008) on May 15th to 16th 2008 is to help in the search for this balance.
The Academia Sinica, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI), National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) and Chinese Culture University (CCU), have hosted the conference each year in Taipei, Taiwan since 2003. Continuing our study of Digital Earth applications in the field of environmental sustainability and social sciences, the main theme of the 6th Taipei International Digital Earth Symposium is Earth in the Balance - The Challenges in Scientific Mapping, Modeling and Monitoring of the Earth's Systems. Topics of the conference include national land and marine conservation, natural resources development, environmental protection, disaster control & prevention, and humanities & social science applications. Through this conference, we hope to find ways to help to restore the balance now missing in our relationship to the Earth and the Digital Earth concept and technology can be applied to achieve sustainability in all sectors of society and the environment and thus better human life on this planet.II Organizer:
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Among the general public, solar thermal energy is currently associated with dark blue, rectangular collectors on building roofs. Technologies are needed for aesthetically high quality architecture which offer the architect more room for manoeuvre when it comes to low- and plus-energy buildings. With the “ArKol” project, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE together with partners are currently developing two façade collectors for solar thermal energy generation, which permit a high degree of design flexibility: a strip collector for opaque façade sections and a solar thermal blind for transparent sections. The current state of the two developments will be presented at the BAU 2017 trade fair.
As part of the “ArKol – development of architecturally highly integrated façade collectors with heat pipes” project, Fraunhofer ISE together with its partners...
At TU Wien, an alternative for resource intensive formwork for the construction of concrete domes was developed. It is now used in a test dome for the Austrian Federal Railways Infrastructure (ÖBB Infrastruktur).
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Many pathogens use certain sugar compounds from their host to help conceal themselves against the immune system. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now, in cooperation with researchers at the University of York in the United Kingdom, analyzed the dynamics of a bacterial molecule that is involved in this process. They demonstrate that the protein grabs onto the sugar molecule with a Pac Man-like chewing motion and holds it until it can be used. Their results could help design therapeutics that could make the protein poorer at grabbing and holding and hence compromise the pathogen in the host. The study has now been published in “Biophysical Journal”.
The cells of the mouth, nose and intestinal mucosa produce large quantities of a chemical called sialic acid. Many bacteria possess a special transport system...
UMD, NOAA collaboration demonstrates suitability of in-orbit datasets for weather satellite calibration
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Fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) are frequently used in the aeronautic and automobile industry. However, the repair of workpieces made of these composite materials is often less profitable than exchanging the part. In order to increase the lifetime of FRP parts and to make them more eco-efficient, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and the Apodius GmbH want to combine a new measuring device for fiber layer orientation with an innovative laser-based repair process.
Defects in FRP pieces may be production or operation-related. Whether or not repair is cost-effective depends on the geometry of the defective area, the tools...
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