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ELEKTRO 6/2018 was released on June 6th 2018. Its digital version will be available on June 26th 2018.

Topic: Rotating electrical machines, drives and power electronics; Electromobility

Main Article
Energy platform for vehicle-to-grid/home system
Smart Cities (part 2 – volume 2)

SVĚTLO (Light) 3/2018 was released on June 15th 2018. Its digital version will be available on July 17th 2018.

Accessories of lighting installations
Evening with Foxtrot on the Czech heaven

Public lighting
Timeless luminaire for public lighting – Streetlight 11
Control of public lighting

Army engineers develop technique to make adaptive materials

18.04.2018 | U.S. Army Research Laboratory | www.arl.army.mil

Engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed a technique that causes a composite material to become stiffer and stronger on-demand when exposed to ultraviolet light.

This on-demand control of composite behavior could enable a variety of new capabilities for future Army rotorcraft design, performance and maintenance.

Adaptive materials

ARL's Dr. Frank Gardea, a research engineer, said the focus of the research was on controlling how molecules interact with each other. He said the aim was to “have them interact in such a way that changes at a small size, or nanoscale, could lead to observed changes at a larger size, or macroscale.”

Read more at U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Image Credit: U.S. Army Research Laboratory

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