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2014-06-12 12:22:58

RED BANK, N.J., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Now that our black silicon has been demonstrated to be commercially viable in a solar cell production line, we plan to take quick advantage of this momentum," says Chuck Provini, president and CEO of Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK). "We want it to quickly achieve its full potential." So Natcore has engaged the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems to augment what Natcore has accomplished in its own R&D Center...

2014-03-04 16:28:08

LONDON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Pure Play Software Testing Services Market 2014-2018 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Pure Play Software Testing Services market to grow at a CAGR of 16.91 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the reduced operational time and cost. The Global Pure Play Software Testing Services market has also been witnessing the...

2013-10-03 23:22:25

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Interactive Packaging Market 2013-2023 - QR Coding & RFID for Intelligent & Smart Future Packaging. London (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Report Details Although the overall packaging industry was severely impacted by the economic recession, the interactive packaging market is gaining significant traction using the latest technologies and enhanced products. Globally, interactive packaging is expected to exhibit a strong...

2012-05-30 11:09:23

The larger the reaction vessel, the quicker products can be made — or so you might think. Microreactors show just how wrong that assumption is: in fact, they can be used to produce explosive materials — nitroglycerine, for instance — around ten times faster than in conventional vessels, and much more safely as well. At the ACHEMA trade fair, held June 18-22 in Frankfurt, researchers will demonstrate microreactors they use for a very broad range of chemical processes (Hall...

2012-05-15 22:57:51

The ambitious goals set by the German government to promote energy efficiency have put pressure on companies to change their energy-use policies. But the sustainable management of energy resources and the associated energy-saving measures can only be implemented if users have a reliable means of quantifying their power consumption. A novel sensor enables them to do just that, and thereby comply with the new government regulations. The new metering device will be presented at the Sensor+Test...

2012-05-04 09:19:16

They can be deployed as additional surveillance resources during major events, or as high-resolution 3D street imaging systems. Intelligent swarms of aerial drones are a universally useful tool for police, crisis managers and urban planners. Special 3D sensors developed by Fraunhofer researchers ensure fl awless aerobatics and prevent collisions. Like a well-rehearsed formation team, a flock of flying robots rises slowly into the air with a loud buzzing noise. A good two dozen in number,...

2012-04-26 14:02:23

Radio signals reach pilots on board an aircraft through the “radar dome“, the rounded nose of the aircraft. But if errors occur during the production of this “nose“, — tiny foreign particles, drops of water or air bubbles — this can impede radio traffic. In the future, a non-destructive testing system will identify just such imperfections during production. Researchers will be presenting the new testing system at the Control trade fair, May 8-11 in...

2012-03-24 04:03:57

On its own, an ant is not particularly clever. But in a community, the insects can solve complicated tasks. Researchers intend to put this "swarm intelligence" to use in the logistics field. Lots of autonomous transport shuttles would provide an alternative to traditional materials-handling technology. The orange-colored vehicle begins moving with a quiet whirr. Soon afterwards the next shuttles begin to move, and before long there are dozens of mini-transporters rolling around in the...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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