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AeroSHARK thin film reduces drag on airplanes

A collaboration between engineers at Lufthansa Technik and chemicals and coatings manufacturer BASF has resulted in the creation of AeroSHARK—a thin film coating that can be applied to an aircraft's outer skin to reduce ...

Energy & Green Tech

Solar and wind power are key to decarbonising Switzerland

How can we reduce the carbon footprint of electricity consumption in Switzerland? The country relies on electricity imports from fossil fuel power plants, which are major emitters of greenhouse gases. A team of researchers ...

Energy & Green Tech

The Basque Country's industrial waste heat could be reusable

Many traditional industrial processes generate heat that is normally released into the atmosphere but that could be reused. In production processes such as smelting, iron and steel, paper or cement, between 35 and 50 percent ...

Automotive

Sick of dangerous city traffic? Remove left turns

To reduce travel times, fuel consumption and carbon emissions, in 2004, UPS changed delivery routes to minimize the left-hand turns drivers made. Although this seems like a rather modest change, the results are anything but: ...

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