Quantcast

Latest Paul Mirow Stories

Space Foil Aids In Build Safer Cars
2012-03-19 03:49:51

A special foil sensor developed to measure the pressure on a spaceplane´s wings during reentry into Earth´s atmosphere is now helping to build safer cars. This ℠space´ foil has been transformed into a new super-thin and accurate sensor used by VW to measure every deformation suffered by cars during crash tests. Space research leads to new technology It all started in the early 1990s, when German engineer Paul Mirow was working on Europe´s Hermes spaceplane...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.