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Lasers test potable water automatically on the spot

By Maja Bosanac
5 October 2013

tap-water-glassResearchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have used a quantum cascade laser, a particular type of infrared laser, in analysis equipment that can automatically test samples of drinking water for contaminants. This technology analyzes water samples at the waterworks itself, and it needs only a couple of minutes to determine whether water contains any impurities and… »

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Bioreactive façade with algae filled panels

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments22 April 2013

biofacade-1The SSC GmbH conducts extensive research since the beginning of 2008 to the development of processes and systems through to large-scale cultivation of microalgae. The technology was tested at a pilot plant in Hamburg Reitbrook back in 2008in collaboration with various colleges and universities in North Germany as part of the interdisciplinary R&D project TERM… »


Faster and more precise way to scan road surface

By Damir Beciri
7 April 2013

pavement-profile-scanner-1Surveying the damage weather and land moving caused to asphalt and concrete on roads is tedious and expensive. When it comes to Germany, which has roads worth around 470 billion euros, it is not a small endeavor to perform such a task. Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute opted for a surveying system with a laser scanner… »


Automated system able to detect cracks in pavement and seal them

By Damir Beciri
One Comment18 June 2012

gtri-road-crack-filling-systemResearchers from Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) recently published new results from a project started back in 2003. They developed a prototype of an automated system able to detect cracks in pavement and seal them. The system is able to detect cracks smaller than 3 mm (one-eighth-inch) wide and efficiently fill cracks from a vehicle… »