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ELEKTRO 1/2019 was released on January 16th 2019. Its digital version will be available on February 12th 2019.

Topic: Electrotechnology; Materials for electrical engineering; Wiring material

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Electrically conductive adhesives for electrical engineering
Smart Cities (part 6)

SVĚTLO (Light) 6/2018 was released on December 3rd 2018. Its digital version will be available on January 4th 2019.

Luminaires and light apparatuses
Modular floodlights Siteco
Decorative luminaire PRESBETON H-E-X from the integral series town equipment
LED luminaires ESALITE – revolution in sphere of industrial lighting

About median illumination by daylight
Professional colloquium Daylight in practice

A curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood

03.12.2018 | Tech Explorist | www.techexplorist.com

Studying the gribble, a tiny marine organism that eats wood has revealed a surprising discovery that may be an important step in the quest for renewable energy.

Until now, scientists wondered that how gribble break through lignin – the highly resistant coating that wraps around the sugar polymers that comprise wood. In the search for the answer, scientists at the University of York studied the hind gut of gribble.

Renewable energy from wood

They found that the Hemocyanins play a vital role in the ability to extract sugar from the wood. Through this discovery, scientists could identify cheaper and more sustainable tools for converting wood into low carbon fuel. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

Read more at Tech Explorist

Image Credit: Claire Steele-King a Katrin Besser