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ELEKTRO 1/2018 was released on January 16th 2018. Its digital version will be available on February 12th 2018.

Topic: Electrotechnology; Materials for electrical engineering; Wiring material

Main Article
A new electrical insulating fluid and its possible deployment in practice

SVĚTLO (Light) 6/2017 was released on December 11th 2017. Its digital version will be available on january 11th 2018.

Lighting installations
The lighting of university building Centrale Supélec in Saclay in France
The light for our future

Daylight
Application and judgment light guides Solatube®

Toyota develops high-efficiency ‘free piston’ no-crankshaft combustion engine… to power an EV

07.07.2014 |

A new free piston engine linear generator (FPEG) from Toyota Central in Maine appeared on YouTube. The piston is called “free” because there is no crankshaft. On its power stroke, the piston dumps its kinetic energy into the fixed windings which surround it, generating a shot of three-phase AC electricity. It can be run sparkless through a diesel cycle or run on standard gasoline. What has folks excited is the claimed…

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Russian scientists raising funds to rebuild Tesla Tower, satisfy world energy hunger

06.07.2014 |

Two Russian physicists are fundraising to realize their project for wireless energy transmission once proposed by brilliant 20th-century scientist Nikola Tesla. Solar panels and an upgraded Tesla Tower could solve global energy hunger, they say. Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov, graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, claim they have spent years scrutinizing the Nikola Tesla’s patents and diaries and they…

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Affordable Tesla Will Be Built Mostly Of Steel, Priced “Realistically”

04.07.2014 |

Elon Musk has said time and again that Tesla is building a BMW 3-series rival with 200 miles of range priced around $35,000. To keep costs down, the car formerly known Tesla Model E will be made mostly from steel, and priced realistically compared to established rivals, it was revealed in a recent interview with AutoCar. Speaking to the British car magazine about the Model E, former Aston Martin…

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Cree and Musco Team Up to Transform Lighting of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

03.07.2014 |

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently completed its LED lighting overhaul to the East Span of the iconic San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. After three years of testing and designing custom fixtures, Musco Lighting provided an energy-efficient LED lighting solution featuring Cree® (Nasdaq: CREE) XLamp® XM-L LEDs to illuminate the picturesque suspension tower and bridge deck. In total, the…

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FlyKly - the Smart Wheel

30.06.2014 |

Move through busy city streets in no time and spare your energy with the help of Smart Wheel, a pedal assist that encases an ultra-thin electric motor and intelligent electronics within a robust housing, neatly fitted onto the spokes of a bicycle rim. It fits practically any bicycle frame and helps you use your bike more efficiently and comfortably, when and where you need it ... read more

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Google I/O 2014 Keynote Highlights: Wear, Cars, and ‘L’

26.06.2014 |

Google kicked off its own developer conference Wednesday, titled Google I/O, with a keynote address. Much like Apple's recent keynotes, the presenting was distributed among several people, all discussing different announcements for the Android operating system and where it's headed (aside from smartphones and tablets) ... read more

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Renewable Energy Provides 6.5 Million Jobs Globally

25.06.2014 |

In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were already employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, a new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency reveals. ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2014’ underlines the important role that renewables continue to play in employment creation and growth in the global economy ... read more

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Nest Labs acquires Dropcam for $ 555

23.06.2014 |

Home automation company Nest Labs acquired the video-monitoring startup Dropcam, which makes Web-connected home security cameras, in a deal worth $555 million in cash. Nest will fold the company into its existing line of smart-home products, which currently includes the Protect smoke detector and Learning Thermostat. Dropcam's products will now be under Nest's privacy…

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