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Air Clean pavement slabs clean air from nitrogen oxide

By Damir Beciri
19 August 2010

titanium-dioxide-pavement-germanyWe already wrote about several projects where pavement could be used to generate energy, and in this article we’re going to write about progress in technology used to clean the air with usage of a special pavement. Coated in titanium dioxide nanoparticles, pavement is able to reduce the amount of nitrogen oxide in the air…. »


Fraunhofer FIT’s 3D gestural information interaction system

By Damir Beciri
22 July 2010

fraunhofer-fit-3d-gesture-systemScientists at Fraunhofer FIT have developed a non-contact gesture and finger recognition system that could be used as a future information interaction system. The novel system detects hand and finger positions in real-time and translates these into appropriate interaction commands. Unlike most of the systems we described before, this system does not require special gloves… »

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Moths inspire perfectly non-reflecting surfaces for displays

By Damir Beciri
10 May 2010

fraunhofer-iwm-anti-reflective-materialInspired by moths, the research scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg, developed a new nanocoating that ensures a perfectly non-reflecting view on displays and through eyeglasses. The necessary surface structure is applied to the polymeric parts during manufacture, obviating the need for a separate process step. The hybrid coating also… »


Care-O-bot research is going open source

By Damir Beciri
19 February 2010

care-o-botCare-O-bot is a research initiative of German researchers which came to its 3rd iteration. The exciting news is that the folks from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart are going to give away the platform to other researchers to play with. According to the announcement, a small number of robots… »