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Climate in a teacup
Climate in a teacup
Making planning decisions about cities today means keeping an eye on climate change predictions.  More flash floods are expected, for example.
Specialized invisible needles make us see surfaces at the nanoscale
Specialized invisible needles make us see surfaces at the nanoscale
A cantilever is a very thin single needle currently used for quality control at the nanoscale, but to improve and speed up the process scientists are developing an array of needles, a cantilever array, functioning simultaneously.
New solutions to reduce energy consumption
New solutions to reduce energy consumption
Professor Claes-Göran Granqvist and colleagues at Uppsala University in Sweden have recently received about 2 million euros from the European Research Council to develop new materials making buildings more energy efficient.
Dr. David O. Kronlid: “If you think about the existential dimension of mobility you also have to embrace the fact that there are values integrated in the use of mobility technology”
Dr. David O. Kronlid: “If you think about the existential dimension of mobility you also have to embrace the fact that there are values integrated in the use of mobility technology”
You suggest that climate change research could benefit from embracing a complex or holistic concept of mobility. How? Geographical and social mobility is tied into what I call existential mobility.
How are we reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban mobility?
How are we reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban mobility?
Within a project called Ticket to Kyoto five European public transport companies try to drastically reduce their CO2 emissions. These companies are Dutch RET, British GMPTE, German moBiel, French RATP and Belgian STIB.
What research brings spinal cord-injured patients closer to a cure?
What research brings spinal cord-injured patients closer to a cure?
Spinal cord repair focuses on finding ways to make axons regrow and connect properly, replace damaged neurons, protect surviving neurons from further injury and retrain neural circuits to repair body functions.
Uncertainties surrounding nanoparticles aimed for medical use
Uncertainties surrounding nanoparticles aimed for medical use
Researchers are trying to find out more about the relationship between different NPs’ shapes, sizes and surface chemistries and how they behave in the human body.
When will solar power become competitive?
When will solar power become competitive?
Competitive solar cells rely on climate, efficiency, material and production costs. The fluctuation of electricity prices from different sources and political climates both play a big part as well.
Infrastructure and renewable energy for FCV’s
Infrastructure and renewable energy for FCV’s
Fuel cell vehicles (FCV’s) are already in use, but only for demonstration purposes, and a good infrastructure for hydrogen refuelling is not in place yet.
Novel strategies in the fight against resistant bacteria
Novel strategies in the fight against resistant bacteria
You and your family have probably heard that for years now. All over the world we are seeing a rise of bacteria that has developed ways to resist the harm drugs should cause them.
Will the fuel cell vehicle live up to all the hype?
Will the fuel cell vehicle live up to all the hype?
To reduce the vehicle impact on the environment many companies are introducing new technology. Fuel cells came into the spotlight last year when leading vehicle manufacturers said they expect to introduce a few hundred thousand fuel cell vehicles (FCV’s) to the market beginning in 2015.
The Magic Touch
The Magic Touch
The “ nano wrap ” that is being developed to be fitted around an amputee’s upper arm nerve bundle is the ambitious other part of the Smarthand’s robotic hand project.
Hormones on Diet
Hormones on Diet
It is a damning neologism of our age, a new word combining the threat of two major health problems of epidemic-like proportions. In Europe alone, around 33 million adults are expected to be suffering from type-2 diabetes by 2010.
Breaking the vicious cycle of antibiotic resistant bacteria
Breaking the vicious cycle of antibiotic resistant bacteria
Bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections are remarkably resilient and can develop ways to survive drugs meant to kill or weaken them.
The Ecologic Way to Paradise
The Ecologic Way to Paradise
In the district of Hol, located west of Oslo, a church built in 1920 was renovated to become energy efficient for as little cost as possible, while respecting its status as a historical monument.
The End of Fossil Energy
The End of Fossil Energy
Certain European cities are a step ahead when it comes to preserving the environment. For instance, thanks to innovative techniques and a more ecological way of life, the commune of Växjö, Sweden, could be on its way to becoming the first fossil fuel free city in the world.
A Green Energy
A Green Energy
In Sweden, an industrial factory co-digests ley crops and organic household waste to create biogas fuel and helps in reducing dependency on fossil fuels for transportation.
Telephone Lip Service
Telephone Lip Service
Hear My Voice, Read My Lips Andreas Dahl has been hard of hearing since early childhood. He is not deaf, but he needs to look at the person he is talking to, to be able to lip-read and understand the conversation.
High-tech Women & Immigrants
High-tech Women & Immigrants
A European research team has been exploring the relationship between technological innovation and resulting socio-economic transformations, particularly in the employment and integration of women and immigrant workers.
Life cycle assessments reveal electric vehicle roll out hazards
Life cycle assessments reveal electric vehicle roll out hazards
A new report by Gothenburg, Sweden-headquartered carmaker Volvo shows that electric vehicles must still overcome big environmental challenges, even as they reduce greenhouse gas emissions .
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