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23 Nov 2021

DART Launch Could be Key Step Forward in Planetary Defence

DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), which is scheduled to launch at 10:20 p.m. PST on Nov. 23 out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is NASA's first planetary defense mission. This mission will demonstrate asteroid deflection via kinetic impact. The goal is to collide with the target to see how the orbit changes. It's a test run to see if such a plan is feasible should we find an asteroid on a collision course with Earth one day.
13 Jan 2021

Solar Panels Begin Carbon Reduction Scheme on Campus

Over 500 solar panels are being installed on the roof of one of the University of Huddersfield's largest buildings as part of a major carbon reduction scheme across the institution, in response to the climate emergency.
7 Apr 2020

3D Printed Sensors Could Make Breath Tests for Diabetes Possible

The production of highly sensitive sensors is a complex process: it requires many different steps and the almost dust-free environment of special cleanrooms. A research team has now developed a procedure to produce extremely sensitive and energy-efficient sensors using 3D printing.
26 Jun 2018

Computer program looks five minutes into the future

Computer scientists have developed software that can look a few minutes into the future: The program first learns the typical sequence of actions, such as cooking, from video sequences. Based on this knowledge, it can then accurately predict in new situations what the chef will do at which point in time.
8 Aug 2014

Devices for organic high-capacity memories

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has announced that Kamal Asadi, a physicist at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, receives the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the foundation.
27 May 2011

Fraunhofer ISE and Badenova present project on electric mobility

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE are currently in charge of a project that shall make it possible for large-scale operators to integrate electric vehicles into an existing vehicle fleet. The project "Efficient Mobility" is subsidized by Badenova's Innovation Fund for Climate and Water Protection.
3 Dec 2010

Germany's power grid able to handle 1 million EV's

Germany's power grid could already handle 1 million electric vehicles. Smart grids are a reasonable medium-term objective.
11 Mar 2008

Bed sheets monitor heart patients in their own home

Bed sheets with built in sensors are being developed so that heart patients can take a more proactive role at home in the treatment and management of their condition thereby reducing the overall healthcare costs in the EU.