Durr develops paint application with high edge definition and no overspray

Germany’s Durr has developed a new technique that applies paints over large areas or in simple patterns with high edge definition – and absolutely no overspray. The innovative EcoPaintJet applicator won this year’s innovation award ‘Deutscher Innovationspreis’ in Germany, and is now available for the general industry in an easily integrated set. Paint company Adler has developed paints tailored to the new application technology.

In woodworking, shipbuilding, electronics manufacturing, and many other industry sectors, product and component surfaces are coated to protect them or add colour. This previously involved a great deal of effort if the coating had to be applied with high edge definition since the surfaces either need to be manually masked or film-wrapped. There is also a significant amount of waste, both in terms of adhesive tape and paint loss due to overspray. According to Durr, with the new overspray-free application set, both of these challenges are

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Skoda develops new app that can diagnose car faults by sound alone



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Skoda has developed new technology it believes will make car mechanics’ lives easier – or possible make them redundant entirely.

The Czech brand – which sits under VW Group’s ownership – says it has completed successful trials of a smartphone app that can listen to any thuds, bangs or clatter produced by a vehicle and diagnose the problem from the sound alone.

Called the Skoda Sound Analyser, the manufacturer says it has a 90 per cent success rate of identifying issues with cars correctly.



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Smart-phone app for car mechanics: Skoda has developed an application that listens to a car’s engine noise to identify if it has an underlying issue that needs to be fixed by a technician

Skoda has developed the system in house to be used by technicians in its franchised servicing departments to quickly

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Mohali centre develops technology for eco-friendly, economic farming method : The Tribune India

Vijay Mohan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali, has developed the technology for aquaponic cultivation of plants, which is not only environment-friendly but also has high socio-economic benefits for the farming community.

Aquaponics is an emerging technique in which both fish as well as plants complement each other to sustain and grow. The fish waste provides organic food for plants and the plants naturally filter the water which is used to replenish the fish tank. There is no requirement for the use of soil and fertilisers.

“The process is completely organic, increases the productivity of the given land, saves water and also augments the farmers’ income,” Dr PK Khosla, director C-DAC, said, adding: “The technology has been developed and suitable protocols have been evolved for scientists and farmers,” he added.

A pilot project to develop the technology was awarded to C-DAC

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Virginia company develops tech to trace COVID-19 in the air

The Northern Virginia company believes their new device could be the device we need to be able to get back to some sense of normalcy.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Many schools and businesses are trying to figure out how to reopen safely without spreading the coronavirus. It’s an ongoing challenge as we learn more about this deadly virus.

New technology, developed in Northern Virginia, that can detect the virus in the air. Doctors at Senseware, a technology company, believe their new device can trace the coronavirus in the air and could be the device we need to be able to get back to some sense of normalcy.

“Repopulating spaces, reopening spaces is a big issue. This is a tool that will help facilitate that.” Dr. Serene Al-Momen said.

It’s the first of its kind; using proteins from jellyfish to illuminate the virus’ cells, Dr. Al-Momen says the silent killer could be

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Groundbreaking research into solar energy technology develops through new EU-project

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Over the last few years, a specially designed molecule and an energy system with unique abilities for capturing and storing solar power have been developed by a group of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Now, an EU project led by Chalmers will develop prototypes of the new technology for larger scale applications, such as heating systems in residential houses. The project has been granted 4.3 million Euros from the EU.

In order to make full use of solar energy, we need to be able to store and release it on demand. In several scientific articles over the last few years, a group of researchers from Chalmers University

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Hyundai Mobis develops next-gen V2X control technology

Hyundai Mobis has developed the Integrated Communication Controller, which enables real-time communication of various vehicle information with other vehicles or infrastructure through external communication networks.
 
The company says it succeeded in localising the core connected car technology that connects vehicles, people, things and infrastructure with high-speed communication networks. It is expected that various kinds of vehicle and driver data will be utilised to apply a wider range of services that provide safety and convenience.
 
The Integrated Communication Controller, developed by Hyundai Mobis, connects various Electronic Control Units (ECU) mounted on the vehicle – the powertrain, multimedia, airbags and brake systems, through wired communication to collect and analyse various kinds of vehicle operation data in real time. It can process large amounts of data, including the data from various sensors like radars, lidars and cameras, and autonomous driving-related data.
 
It also communicates this information with the outside through full-time wireless network

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NUS develops smartphone-powered suit that provides physiological data

Athletes are always on the lookout for new ways to push the limits of human performance and one needs to first pinpoint their current limits objectively if they seek to overcome them.

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a smartphone-powered suit capable of providing athletes with physiological data such as their posture, running gait and body temperature while they are out on the field.

The current technology used to monitor athlete performance range from small wearable fitness trackers to elaborate clinical monitoring equipment. Fitness trackers are compact and lightweight but are only able to collect data from a single point which is insufficient to generate meaningful insights.

Clinical monitoring equipment can incorporate multiple sensors to capture data from various points on the athlete’s body, but are mired in tangles of wires and is too bulky

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Florida professor develops smartphone adapter to test for COVID-19



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GAINESVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/WCJB) – A professor at the University of Florida is being honored for his part in creating a smartphone adapter that tests for COVID-19.

Rhoel Dinglasan, a Professor of Infectious Diseases at UF, along with two others, placed second in the National Institute of Health’s Technology Accelerator Challenge.

The CLIP-CAM was designed to test for Malaria and Anemia using saliva. The test was then modified to also test for COVID-19.

The adapter attaches to the iPhone and allows individuals to use a saliva sample to test for COVID-19. Results from the test return the same day.

“The idea is, more people can now use an app on your iPhone, with our adapter, with our test, and basically get tested within half an hour from the comfort of their own home,” said Dinglasen.

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