Laurent Federspiel

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New Atlas

Bosch and partners launch new €4.3M project on powerline communications for smart battery management

If electric vehicles are to be used on a daily basis, there is a need for high-performance, safe, and durable batteries, the partners said. To ensure …

Singapore to try out driverless shuttle on public roads

Should you be at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) sometime soon, and wish to take the shuttle bus to JTC Corporation's CleanTech …

Carbon-neutral Woodcube apartment block made almost entirely from wood

The vast majority of the building is wood, excepting necessary fixtures, along with the foundations and elevator shaft. However, no glue nor …

Supplier Continental expects self-driving cars by 2020

Continental, a major automotive supplier in Germany, expects its technology research will yield self-driving cars by 2020.<p>The company has invested more than $130 million on self-driving car research so far, said spokesman Vincent Charles. It began participating in DARPA self-driving car challenges …

Car Tech

Volvo Tests A Road That Can Charge Cars And Trucks

Relying on the same technology used for trams and trains, the automaker is working on a method to power electric vehicles on long-distance highway trips.<p>Charging electric vehicles while they are on the move may seem a bit out-there. But, in fact, we already do it for major groups of vehicles–trams …

Numbers Don't Lie: Tesla Is Beginning To Put The Hurt On The Competition

Upstart automaker Tesla Motors won’t sell as many cars this year as Chevrolet sells in 3 days, but its early success with the all-electric Model S sedan is already keeping the competition up at night. An examination of sales data from across the U.S. and in California for the first half of 2013 …

New Supermaterial Carbyne is the World's Strongest Material, Beats Out Graphene and Diamond

<i>Carbyne could be stronger that Graphene (pictured above). (cc) AlexanderAlUS/CORE Materials</i><p>A new research paper published on Arxiv describes in …

Nanotech

Ford Uses Robots For New Durability Tests

Self-driving cars might soon be hitting the streets — but what about the testing field?<p>Ford announced its durability testing methods will now employ …

Office Depot starts stocking 3D Systems printers online

Could 3D printing be the future of office supply stores? Staples, for one, has been dipping its toes in those rising waters, offering a limited selection of devices on its site. Office Depot's following suit, making the seemingly logical move of including the third dimension in its printing …

Maker Faire Bay Area: Ecological 3D Printing Interview with Ronald Rael

You never know what you’ll see at Maker Faire, but you’re always guaranteed to be inspired by the balance of the whimsical and the practical. Some projects are created solely to make you smile, while others are destined to make an impact on the future of how things are made. Representing the latter …

Teleportation: Behind the Science of Quantum Computing

Researchers were able to reliably teleport information between quantum bits.<p><b>It might seem like something straight from the Star Trek universe, but two new research experiments—one involving a photon and the other involving a super-conducting circuit—have successfully demonstrated the teleportation</b> …

Luxembourg Materials & Manufacturing Cluster - Luxinnovation

<b>Managed by Luxinnovation, the Luxembourg Materials & Manufacturing Cluster fosters innovation, business development and cross-sector cooperation. Its</b> …

100 Jahre Bohrsches Atommodell: Was die Welt im Innersten zusammenhält

Die Idee des Atoms als Grundbaustein der Materie hatte Demokrit schon vor 2400 Jahren. Doch erst Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts gelang es, die Hypothese …

Research Headlines - 3D printing technology goes from clinic to catwalk

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has unveiled a new piece at the Paris Fashion Week for Haute Couture created using 3D printing technology from Belgian …

Automatisiertes Fahren: Conti will mit Google zusammenarbeiten

Continental-Logo: Der Autozulieferer schmiedet nach Medieninformationen eine Allianz mit den US-Technologieriesen Google und IBM.<p>Bild: …

Unternehmens-Videos: Wirtschaftsnews

New Metallic Bubble Wrap: Thinner, Stronger, Better

One of the most common and beloved packing materials now comes in a metal form.<p>Bubble Wrap®—first invented as three-dimensional wallpaper, believe it …

Nanotech

All Charged Up: Engineers Create A Battery Made Of Wood

The big idea behind Joe's Big Idea is to report on interesting inventions and inventors. When I saw the headline "An Environmentally Friendly Battery Made From Wood," on a press release recently, I figured it fit the bill, so went to investigate.<p>The battery is being developed at the Energy Research …

Pollution-Killing Material: Smog-Eating Cement

Remember that crazy CO2 Scraper Concept? It called for a towering structure filled with trees, to scrub the surrounding air of carbon dioxide. Well, …

Pollution