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Karel Smrcka

Karel Smrcka
Smrcka is an information resources consultant and translator - ksmrcka@volny.cz

Graphene – plastic of the 21st century

26th April 2013 Graphene has been called the plastic of the twenty-first century. The new material will probably find its way into sports equipment as early as this year. 

Open software platform to bring energy costs down

26th April 2013 For years, electricity and heating bills have constantly been on the rise, and 2013 is not different – prices are shooting up.  

Cutting waste disposal costs

19th April 2013 Disposing of waste – whether it is coating powder or swarf – is expensive. In the future, a combustor for powdery residues will enable companies to cut disposal and heating costs at the same time. 

Stable electricity supply from renewables

12th April 2013 A conglomerate of many smaller power plants can replace traditional power plants. A research project known as Combined Power Plant 2 (Kombikraftwerk 2) has shown how it is possible to provide power using renewable energies, both today and in the future, without increased risk of a blackout.  

How wave energy is making seawater drinkable

12th April 2013 A concept for producing drinking water from seawater using wave energy has been developed at Aalto University, in Finlad.  

Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever

5th April 2013 The life span of tobacco plants is short. They grow for three to four months before flowering and then dying. Their size is also limited, with plants growing to 1.5 m to 2 m tall. Now German researchers at the Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, in Münster, have located the... 

Smart agriculture under the spotlight

5th April 2013 Integrating embedded systems into information technology infrastructure holds immense potential for the productive sectors of the economy. At the Embedded World 2013 trade show, in Nuremberg, Germany, at the end of February, German researchers demonstrated how the interaction of machines in... 

Using sawdust for bioethanol production

29th March 2013 Finnish energy company St1 is starting production of biothanol from sawdust. The company is planning to construct its first bioethanol plant that uses cellulose-based raw material in Kajaani, Finland, where the company has already signed a letter of intent for the lease of a site and building. 

Digital technologies under the spotlight

29th March 2013 Digital technologies are the main artery through which business and private life flow. The number one event for the digital world – CeBIT 2013 – held in . . . from March 5 to 9, showcased the lastest trends for all sectors of industry.  

Turning smartphones into versatile keys

22nd March 2013 Turning smartphones into versatile keys      Its already possible  to open doors using an app – but we are a long way from seeing  widespread  acceptance of this in the market. Now researchers have developed  a piece of software that will make the technology  even more  secure and versatile. 

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