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ELEKTRO 2/2018 was released on February 14th 2018. Its digital version will be available on March 12th 2018.

Topic: Electrical devices; Devices for smart grids; Internet of Things

Main Article
Power flow control in grid using power converters

SVĚTLO (Light) 1/2018 was released on February 5th 2018. Its digital version will be available on March 5th 2018.

Architectural and scenic lighting
Mexican light
Lighting design in a nutshell – Part 34
Lighting technology documentation – part 2 Schemes for scenic lighting

Luminaires and luminous apparatuses
NITECO LED luminaires – guarantied lifespan and warm white light not only for public lighting

Will The Hyperloop Arise In Slovakia?

11.03.2016 | IEEE Spectrum | spectrum.ieee.org

A train faster than any other on earth is being explored by the government of the Slovak Republic and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), a Southern California startup.

“Explore” is the restrained word used in the joint press release, which set no deadlines and mentioned no sum of money. Even so, this represents the first solid evidence that anyone might build a large-scale version of the Hyperloop, Elon Musk’s 2013 concept for shooting passenger-carrying pods through partially evacuated tubes at just-barely subsonic speeds.

Hyperloop in Slovakia

The release speculated on several possible routes originating in the capital city of Bratislava, in eastern Slovakia. One might run the 400 km (250 mile) to Košice, in the western part of the country. HTT says the trip would take only 25 minutes at full speed—a bit more than 1,200 km per hour (760 mph). A 70-km eastward route to Vienna, Austria, would take 8 minutes.

Hyperloop in Europe would cut distances substantially and network cities in unprecedented ways,” said Vazil Hudak, Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic, in the statement. “A transportation system of this kind would redefine the concept of commuting and boost cross-border cooperation in Europe.”

Read more at IEEE Spectrum

Image Credit: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

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