Engineering

Major climate benefits when ships 'fly' over the surface

Soon, electric passenger ferries crossing the sea by skimming above the surface may become a reality. At Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, a research team has created a unique method for further developing hydrofoils ...

Robotics

Efforts to deliver the first drone-based, mobile quantum network

Hacked bank and Twitter accounts, malicious power outages and attempts to tamper with medical records threaten the security of the nation's health, money, energy, society and infrastructure. Harnessing the laws of nature—namely ...

Engineering

Hydrogen detection using fiber optic sensors

Hydrogen plays a pivotal role in Germany's energy and climate policy. In comparison to other gaseous or liquid energy sources, special security requirements have to be considered for applications with hydrogen, because additionally ...

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Fiber

Fiber, also spelled fibre, is a class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to lengths of thread. They are very important in the biology of both plants and animals, for holding tissues together. Human uses for fibers are diverse. They can be spun into filaments, string or rope, used as a component of composite materials, or matted into sheets to make products such as paper or felt. Fibers are often used in the manufacture of other materials. Synthetic fibers can be produced very cheaply and in large amounts compared to natural fibers, but natural fibers enjoy some benefits, such as comfort, over their man-made counterparts.

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