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Researchers Transfer Concept Of Optical Invisibility Cloak To Sound Waves
2011-12-20 09:08:49

Progress of metamaterials in nanotechnologies has made the invisibility cloak, a subject of mythology and science fiction, become reality: Light waves can be guided around an object to be hidden, in such a way that this object appears to be non-existent. This concept applied to electromagnetic light waves may also be transferred to other types of waves, such as sound waves. Researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now succeeded in demonstrating for the first time an...

2010-06-16 01:09:00

IRVINE, California and KARLSRUHE, Germany, June 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The medical devices company joimax(R) GmbH is moving into new premises both in Germany and the US. "Growth requires space" had already been the motto of the last company move back in 2005. The US market has an enormous growth potential. This is why the subsidiary joimax(R) Inc. is moving from Campbell to Irvine, California, one of high-tech industry centers in the United States. To meet the growing requirements...

2010-05-04 15:00:50

Materials based on water ferns could reduce fuel consumption massively The hairs on the surface of water ferns could allow ships to have a 10 per cent decrease in fuel consumption. The plant has the rare ability to put on a gauzy skirt of air under water. Researchers at the University of Bonn, Rostock and Karlsruhe now show in the journal Advanced Materials (doi: 10.1002/adma.200904411) how the fern does this. Their results can possibly be used for the construction of new kinds of hulls with...

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2010-03-03 06:20:00

A new technology unveiled at the CeBIT fair on Tuesday aims transform lip movements into a computer-generated voice for the listener at the other end of a cell phone. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) developed the device.  It uses electromyography to monitor tiny muscular movements that occur when speaking, and then converts them into electrical pulses that can be turned into speech. "We currently use electrodes which are glued to the skin. In the future, such electrodes...

2009-07-27 02:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Reprints Desk, Inc., the content workflow company, and FIZ Karlsruhe, a European-based provider of information delivery services, today announced the immediate availability of Reprints Desk's article ePrint procurement service within the FIZ AutoDoc full-text brokerage routing system for document delivery. The new service offering enables FIZ AutoDoc customers, including dozens of major life science and other research-intensive companies, to...

2008-10-27 18:00:13

KARLSRUHE, Germany, October 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Rennteam.com initiates a new era for online communities: the globally successful Internet-Community Rennteam provides the first social networking site for sports car enthusiasts to combine all the functionality of modern contact networks. In contrast to XING, Facebook and LinkedIn, Rennteam has expanded and enhanced the portal of an already existing community of interest to become a social networking site - thus uniting sports car fans from...

2006-12-18 09:00:47

KARLSRUHE, Germany, December 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- asknet AG, Karlsruhe, one of the leading providers of outsourcing solutions for global software distribution via the Internet, has just recruited Nero AG, one of the fastest growing software manufacturers worldwide, as a customer for its eDistribution services. In early 2007, all Nero online shops will migrate to the asknet technology platform. With 200 million users worldwide, Nero is a market leader for digital media creation and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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