FastDry is faster and consumes less power

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Once the bodies of water have receded, construction dryers in flood plains spring into action. Not only do they consume a lot of power, they also make a lot of noise. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) in Stuttgart have now solved both problems. FastDry doesn’t just run silently, so it can … Read more

Artificial intelligence GPT-3 writes scientific articles about itself

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Researcher Almira Osmanovic Thunström of the University of Gothenburg initially did not believe what she saw. After opening her Open AI account one rainy afternoon and seeing the line “Write a 500 word academic paper on GPT-3 and include scientific references and citations!” typed GPT-3 into the input field of the AI ​​algorithm, the AI … Read more

Germany’s first Hyperloop test track to be built at the Technical University of Munich

Germany's first Hyperloop test track to be built at the Technical University of Munich

Internationally, students at the Technical University of Munich have already caused a stir when it comes to Hyperloop. The Warr team managed to win the Elon Musk initiated Hyperloop Pod Competition several times. However, for this they always had to travel to the United States. But in the future, they can also test their developments … Read more

Is burning wood really a sustainable energy source?

Is burning wood really a sustainable energy source?

Experts and most politicians agree: renewable energy sources will have to be massively expanded in the coming years. Only in this way can we leave the era of fossil energy production behind us. But no matter how clear this basic orientation is, there are always discussions about detailed questions. This starts with the supposedly simple … Read more

German startup planqc acquires IBM and Google

German startup planqc acquires IBM and Google

Fundamental research is often time-consuming and labor-intensive, but nevertheless crucial for technological progress. An example of this could be observed in the future at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. They have been working there for decades to better understand the physics within the quantum world of atoms, ions, electrons and protons. Because many … Read more

US Navy relies on laser cannon as tactical weapon

US Navy relies on laser cannon as tactical weapon

The story of David versus Goliath is already in the Bible. This shows that even small attackers can be dangerous. The top military officials of the US Navy know this too. The increasing use of drones is probably of particular concern to you. For example, in the battle for the Nagorno-Karabakh region, these provided the … Read more

France rewards switch from car to e-bike

France rewards switch from car to e-bike

The need to better tailor traffic planning in cities to the needs of cyclists and pedestrians is repeatedly emphasized worldwide. Rarely, however, is this goal pursued so consistently as in the French capital, Paris. Mayor Anne Hidalgo has openly announced that she wants to ban cars from the city as much as possible. As part … Read more

This airline will soon rely only on electric seaplanes

This airline will soon rely only on electric seaplanes

Airlines around the world are working frantically to improve their own carbon footprint. However, it will not be possible to get by completely without climate emissions in one fell swoop. Instead, experts assume a gradual development. Smaller aircraft should therefore initially be deployed climate-neutrally at shorter distances. Finally, according to this theory, long-haul flights without … Read more