Energy & Green Tech

A formula for preventing power outages

The power supply of a city or an entire region often hinges on just a few lines. The loss of an important section may lead to a blackout with potentially severe economic consequences. Power grid operators therefore use complex ...


Thermoplastic carbon fiber composite aids seismic reinforcement

Scientists are looking at the next generation of materials and carbon fiber ranks highly on the list for further explorations. Inside the fabric laboratory of Komatsu Seiren, the focus is on carbon fiber for seismic reinforcement.