Reporte #112

Miércoles, 26 Abril 2017

 

Combined energy and water system could provide for millions

MIT News - Engineering

Analysis shows system could economically bring fresh water and renewable energy storage to drought-stricken coastal regions worldwide.

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Has Intel Invented a Universal Memory Tech?

IEEE Spectrum Recent Content

Today’s computers shuttle data around a byzantine system of several different kinds of short- and long-term memory. No wonder, then, that engineers have long dreamed of one memory technology to rule them all, a universal memory that would simplify computing and streamline the path of data.

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Water, water everywhere … even in the air

MIT News - Engineering

Scientists discover a way to harvest fresh water from air, including in arid regions.

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Britânico projeta arranha-céus que constrói edifícios de forma automática

EngenhariaCivil.com

O designer britânico Haseed Rafiei desenvolveu, no âmbito da Competição de Arranha-Céus Evolo 2017, o projeto conceptual de uma estrutura de grande altura destinada à construção automatizada de edifícios. Apropriadamente denominado “House Dispensing Skyscraper” (algo como “arranha-céus dispensador de casas”), o edifício seria uma gigantesca fábrica vertical capaz de assemblar casas modulares, obtidas através da combinação de unidades simples (“sub-pods“) e compostas (“pods“), com base na tipologia pretendida

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High-resolution imaging with conventional microscopes

MIT News - Engineering

Tissue-expansion technique could allow scientists to map brain circuits.

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Clean power planning

MIT News - Engineering

A new study details why it’s prudent to invest in carbon-free electricity now.

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Um edifício residencial inspirado nos Jardins Suspensos da Babilónia

EngenhariaCivil.com

O gabinete britânico Architects of Invention divulgou imagens do projeto de construção do empreendimento residencial Garden Hill, em Digbeth, na cidade de Birmingham, Reino Unido. Com 25 pisos e 38500 metros quadrados de área interior, o complexo é formado por duas torres escalonadas, unidas ao nível térreo. As coberturas dos diferentes níveis são ocupadas por zonas ajardinadas de design inspirado nos Jardins Suspensos da Babilónia, uma das sete maravilhas do mundo antigo.

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Facing Threats, Nukes Work to Polish Their Green Cred

IEEE Spectrum Recent Content

The James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant on Lake Ontario in upstate New York is an unattractive pair of industrial-scale boxes that house a reactor, a turbine, and a generator to create electricity. Its blunt and inflexible profile may be an apt metaphor for the challenges facing a growing portion of the U.S. civilian nuclear fleet.

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U.S. Marines Testing Disposable Delivery Drones

IEEE Spectrum Recent Content

Getting supplies delivered to troops in remote areas is a big part of what the U.S. military does in terms of logistics. In many cases, it’s too dangerous to send an airplane or helicopter, so the military is always looking for new ways of carrying out such resupply missions.

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Integrated Photonic Circuits Shrunk Down to the Smallest Dimensions Yet

IEEE Spectrum Recent Content

In a major breakthrough for optoelectronics, researchers at Columbia University have made the smallest yet integrated photonic circuit. In the process, they have managed to attain a high level of performance over a broad wavelength range, something not previously achieved.

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