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ELEKTRO 12/2018 was released on December 12th 2018. Its digital version will be available on January 1st 2019.

Topic: Measurement engineering and measuring instruments; Testing industry and diagnostics

Main Article
Thermovision measurement in electrical power engineering
Smart Cities (part 5)

New records and all-time highs: embedded world 2015 – growth continues at rapid pace

28.02.2015 |

embedded world is the largest exhibition and conference for embedded systems technologies worldwide. Now in its 13th year, embedded world has once again demonstrated convincingly that it is the international specialist event for the embedded community. Over 25,500 trade visitors came to Nuremberg to learn about the latest innovations in embedded systems technology. 902 exhibitors (+5 %) from 37 countries reflected the entire spectrum of the industry. 1,615 attendees and speakers from 42…

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3D-printed tools from the ISS are back on Earth for testing

23.02.2015 |

We'll soon know if those wrenches the ISS astronauts 3D printed aboard the station are up to par. SpaceX's Dragon has brought the tools back to Earth, along with an assortment of experiment data and samples, on its way home from a resupply mission on February 10th. That means scientists will now be able to assess the wrenches and see if they're comparable to the real thing -- if they do, well, they're one step closer to approving 3D printers for future Mars manned missions. "For the printer's…

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TUM researchers demonstrate: Brain controlled flight is possible

20.02.2015 |

Pilots of the future could be able to control their aircraft by merely thinking commands. Scientists of the Technische Universität München and the TU Berlin have now demonstrated the feasibility of flying via brain control – with astonishing accuracy. The pilot is wearing a white cap with myriad attached cables. His gaze is concentrated on the runway ahead of him. All of a sudden the control stick starts to move, as if by magic. The airplane banks and then approaches straight on towards the…

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Fukushima decommissioning made 'significant progress': IAEA

18.02.2015 |

Japan has made "significant progress" in cleaning up the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, a UN review mission said Tuesday as it again advised the country to consider discharging treated water into the sea. "Japan has made significant progress since our previous missions" in 2013, said Juan Carlos Lentijo, who led a review mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency. "The situation on the site has improved—progressive clean-up has led to reduced radiation levels in many parts of…

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Europe's Reusable Spaceplane Completes First Test Flight

16.02.2015 |

A splashdown in the Pacific Ocean concluded the first successful test flight of Europe’s reusable spacecraft technology yesterday. The car-size Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) could pave the way for a full-size reusable spaceplane. This would launch on Europe’s Vega rocket and eventually return to Earth by landing like an aircraft on a runway. The now-retired U.S. space shuttle fleet marked the world’s first concerted attempt to create reusable spacecraft technology, which should…

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More wind power coming to Polish grid

13.02.2015 |

German energy company RWE said Monday the Polish renewable energy sector is a core market, with 73 megawatts of new wind power expected on the grid this year. The German company said construction work started Monday for the 14 wind tower systems of an installation called Nowy Staw near the Polish city of Gdansk. Once completed by the end of the year, the wind farm will have an installed capacity of 73 MW. "At the end of the year, one of the largest wind farms in Poland will produce green…

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