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  • See the Real Power of Wind with This Innovative Turbine

    See the Real Power of Wind with This Innovative Turbine

    In a country like Japan, where there is little flat land but a lot of offshore territory, these wind turbines are a promising solution. Built to withstand strong typhoons and lightning strikes, Hitachi’s innovative 2,000 kW turbines have downward rotor systems that are able to change direction as the wind blows, like a weathervane. Hitachi has 70 of these turbines located around Japan, generating enough electricity for 70,000 households.

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    By Hitachi August 22nd 2014
  • Having a Robot in the House Keeps the Elderly Safe

    Having a Robot in the House Keeps the Elderly Safe

    An innovative smart technology project is underway in Sweden. Scientists are testing ways in which a robot can help an elderly person stay at home instead of being put into care. Using wall-mounted and pressure sensors placed around the house, along with a remote-controlled robot named Giraff, the system is able to monitor the person’s blood pressure, temperature, and other vital signs – and it makes sure appliances like the stove are turned off. Giraff also allows the person to communicate directly with a doctor or a loved one via a big screen.  

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    Read it on Popular Mechanics August 27th 2014
  • The Secret to the UK’s First Tram-Train is in the Wheels

    The Secret to the UK’s First Tram-Train is in the Wheels

    Sheffield will soon be home to the UK’s first tram-train. By looking underneath the vehicle, you will find innovation. Using a special wheel design that adapts to two completely different tracks, the tram-train is capable of handling the high-speeds of a rail network and the tight turns of the city’s center. This means passengers can ride into town and around town in the same car. The new tram-train has to comply with the different safety and signaling standards of both modes of transport.

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    Read it on Wired August 13th 2014
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