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I love it, when I find a new site totally devoted to innovation, such a site is HAUTE INNOVATION, it’s in German, but good old Google Chrome, does a spanking job of translating the site, into a very readable experience. And for once, almost all of the innovation is aimed at Architecture.
It’s a site technologists and for that matter any Material manufacturer should go to and spend some time reviewing the various products. Some I have seen before, or at least twisats on them., a couple are exciting and new to me.
The opening quote is excellent and drives you into the site looking for products :
“Developments in materials have become a major driver for technological and economic progress. We are nearing the end of the petrochemical age and a einschneidenen break our material and product culture. Driven by finite material resources will work with a vengeance on new material concepts. The awareness on the sustainable use of materials, material cycles in the thinking and new forms of energy are the focus of developers.”
a new conference is advertised “Conference on the occasion of the exhibition Smart Energy Market SEM“, it’s on Frankfurt, on the 24th May, the details are on the web site but are below as well. If this was in English, I just might be tempted, I used to travel to Frankfurt a lot in the old Dow days, so re visiting would be nice, even better if there is a decent conference to attend.
Location: Messe Frankfurt (Hall 11, Portal House, Level 1)
Organizer : Action Hessen Nanotech of the Hessian Ministry for Economics, Transport and Regional Development
Program Development : Dr. Sascha Peters
Registration for the free event at : action line Hessen nanotech
There is a sign up for a news letter, again in German, but the Google translate I find to be excellent, although it does throw up annoying little boxes on links, but if your quick ,,,,,,
Have a look at the Thermal harvesting article, the translation is a little odd, but you’l get the drift, its worth a read and follow up. Again I quote from the site:
Thermal energy harvesting, now also referred to as “Thermoharvesting” called, uses a widely available “primary energy source” means the waste heat from warm and hot processes, from rolling and rubbing, from energy production and distribution. In this sector the company has set its focus Micropelt. The fusion of two basic technologies, the thermoelectric material science on the one hand and the mass production of chips on the other hand, form the basis of the chip Micropelt thermoelectric generator (TEG). Micropelt uses the well known Peltier technology, but in highly miniaturized form. Like conventional Peltier elements, the Micropelt products consist of a series of oppositely doped semiconductor segments. Each represents a p-type and an n-doped “block” forms a so-called thermo couple that generates electricity when it is exposed to a heat flow.
This site is packed with research, and to be honest great reading, I love it. When I get a news letter, I’ll give a report on the content, expectations are high.