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New algorithm that can optimize hybrid electricity generation systems

Engineers from the University of Zaragoza have developed an algorithm that can optimise hybrid electricity generation systems through combined use of renewable energies, such as photovoltaic and wind power, and non-renewables, such as diesel. Their study, published online in the magazine Renewable Energy, envisions storing the energy in batteries or hydrogen tanks.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2008

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Collagen nanofibers for synthetic knee cartilages

The work of Camila Flor, a student at the School of Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering, may form the basis for creating, for the first time, synthetic cartilage that is similar to human cartilage and has applications in patients with prostheses.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2008

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NIST and NCI bring web 2.0 tools to nanotechnology standards effort

Combining efforts of materials scientists and measurement laboratories with those of biological and medical researchers, a new Internet-linked 'community of interest' will exploit Web 2.0-style social networking technologies to enable creating and sharing information, as well as deliberating over technical details of in-process standards.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2008

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2009 RoboCup will again see nanosoccer games

The World Cup may be two years away, but soccer aficionados can get an early start at satisfying their yen for global competition when the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the RoboCup Federation host the second-ever international nanosoccer contest next summer.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2008

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