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Exploring When Collisions With Robots Cause Injury: Study
2014-07-09 03:01:46

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first time in a study. Everybody has experienced this: You aren’t careful for just one moment and suddenly you run into the edge of a table. At first, it hurts. A little later, a bruise starts to appear. What falls into the category of “nothing bad, but aggravating” in...

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...

2014-05-21 04:22:18

FREIBURG and KASSEL, Germany, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Thorsten Sprenger from Huebner GmbH and Rene Beigang from the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques receive the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2014 Spotting letters and parcels containing explosives has just gotten easier thanks to the T-COGNITION system from Huebner GmbH, a global company headquartered in Kassel, Germany. The system uses terahertz technology to detect illegal substances...

2014-04-11 12:25:21

DUBLIN, Apr. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w8fmz6/smart_factory ) has announced the addition of the "Smart Factory Market - Global Forecast & Analysis to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Smart factory concept is an emerging trend in the manufacturing world. It is a new dimension of multi-scale manufacturing by using the state-of-the-art ubiquitous/pervasive computing...

2014-03-20 12:21:18

Project to focus on next-generation cooling systems for Lithium-ion battery packs that will help save consumers money at the pump OBERHAUSEN, Germany, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft have signed a collaboration agreement to develop the next generation of more energy efficient, cost effective cooling systems for vehicle batteries. The collaboration pairs the world's leading automotive battery supplier with Europe's largest organization for...

Preserving Independent Living
2014-02-12 20:10:43

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Single seniors lead a risky life: after a fall, they often lie on the floor several hours before their awkward predicament is discovered. A sensor system detects these emergency situations automatically and sends an emergency signal. Mr. S. is visually impaired and dependent on a cane since suffering a stroke. Nevertheless, as a 70-yr old living alone, he would rather not move into a care home. Most older people harbor this wish. They want to stay in their own...

2014-02-06 12:29:55

CAMBRIDGE, England, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The FLASHED (Flexible Large Area Sensors for Highly Enhanced Displays) consortium was formed to develop a large area (A3 size) pressure sensitive display. The development timeframe is 36 months and the goal is to produce a demonstration piece. Cambridge (UK) based Plastic Logic's participation was sought due to its wealth of experience in the development and industrialisation of flexible organic thin film transistor (OTFT)...

2014-02-04 20:21:58

DUBLIN, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/92jw2z/smart_factory) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis on the International Smart Factory Market - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/92jw2z/smart_factory ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Smart factory concept is an emerging trend in the manufacturing world....

2014-02-03 08:33:51

LONDON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Energy Harvesting and Storage for Electronic Devices 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players Energy harvesting is the process by which ambient energy is captured and converted into electricity for small autonomous devices, such as satellites, laptops and nodes in sensor networks making them self-sufficient. Although energy harvesting applications reach from vehicles to the smart grid,...

2014-01-14 08:36:37

EVG®850TB/DB product order follows multi-year process development cooperation in thin-wafer applications for PowerMOS and Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) devices ST. FLORIAN, Austria, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT) has purchased an EVG(®)850TB/DB fully automated...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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