EU experts: nuclear power not more harmful than other power generation

Nuclear power pity of human health and the environment no more than other power generation technology. Experts from the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the EU Commission. You are currently working on an answer to the question of whether the EU should mark atomic energy as a sustainable investment. A report to be published in the coming week is, among other things, the news portal EurActiv according to own information in advance.

Although there are no long-term experiences because the usual technology is currently being tested at the moment, but the storage of nuclear waste in deep geological formations, the JRC as a suitable and secure means to isolate them from biosphare over a very long time. Landers like France, Sweden and Finland be "In an advanced stage of implementation of their geological depths". The JRC expects it to be put into operation in the current decade.

Although nuclear doubles could not be excluded one hundred percent, but they are events with extremely low probability, it is called according to EurActiv in the report. In it, the inflation of Three Mile Island of 1979 in the US, 1986 in Chernobyl and 2011 are mentioned in Fukushima. At the three locations there are three different types of reactor types and all three meadows different cause of accident causes and allerges. Over the past 15 years, only nuclear power plants of the third generation were put into operation worldwide. This way among all power generation techniques the lowest death rate.

Adac tunnel test 2009: praise for german tubes

Munich, 21. April 2009 – It’s not just Easter holidaymakers who are annoyed: Since January, the three old tubes of the Elbe Tunnel, which were opened to traffic in 1975, have been repaired one after the other. For the duration of the renovation, only the fourth tube, which was opened in 2002, and two old tunnels will be passable; traffic jams are inevitable. In 2003, the German Automobile Club (ADAC) had rated the Elbe Tunnel as good in a safety check "good" but the refurbishment was overdue. Although this year’s series of tests, which are carried out at different locations each year, does not include the eye of a needle on the A7, the current test focused on inner-city tunnels in Germany "very good", once "good", are the results published today. Particularly pleasing: together with the test results abroad, the 2009 results are the best since the study was launched ten years ago.

Only one "sufficient"

Eight other pipes received similarly positive ratings. The only exception with "sufficient" is the Swiss tunnel Vue-des-Alpes. This time, ADAC and its partners examined a total of 13 tunnels in four countries as part of EuroTAP (European Tunnel Assessment Programme). Twelve automobile clubs have joined forces in this European program for greater tunnel safety.

Warnow Tunnel: State-of-the-art safety technology

From a German perspective, the focus this year was on city tunnels: the Brudermuhl Tunnel on the Mittlerer Ring in Munich, the Schlossberg Tunnel in Heidelberg, the Tegel Airport Tunnel on the Berlin city highway, and the Warnow Tunnel in Rostock were all assessed. The latter received top marks because it offers state-of-the-art safety technology. There is ventilation, traffic lights and barriers in front of the portals, video surveillance, well-marked escape routes and an automatic fire alarm system.

Samsung wants to offer OLED TVs and also produce themselves

Samsung Prasident Han Jong-Hee has recently agreed to use OLED panels with colorful quantum dots, so-called QD-Oleds, in the in-house televisions. Almost a year he represented the point of view, the technique is incompatible with Samsung’s current strategy. This saw the following:

  • LCDs with LED backlight for the lower end
  • LCDS with quantum items in the backlight for the middle segment
  • QD-understood mini LED LCDs for the upper segment
  • Mikroled TV for the "One-percentage".

To bring Samsung Electronics to the program’s in-house QD OLED panels – which has not yet done any other TV brand – Samsung Displays showed the schedule for the retention of its remaining LCD factories from Marz to the end of this year. Apparently it was Prasident Han, who had first made this compromise.

Samsung wants to offer OLED TVs and also produce themselves

to "Advanced TVs" DSCC pays the OLED TVs, LCD TVs with Quantal Points Film (QDEF), QD OLEDs, Dual Cell LCD TVs, Mikroled TVs and MiniLed TVs and 8K TVs.

Auto Patent War: Nokia and Daimler buried the warbill

Nokia and the Daimler Group have enabled their years of patent dispute and agreed on a license agreement. So that Nokia maintains a license for patented mobile technology to the automobile manufacturer and "Preservation in return for payments", How it is in a very narrow message from Tuesday. Daimler also reduces his antitrust complaint submitted to the EU Commission. All procedures to court should now be terminated. Further details do not call companies.

Nokia had sued Daimler from various dishes due to patent infringement and forcing the car maker to acquire a license for the contentious mobile patients. It is about mobile technology for 4G / LTE networks built in most vehicles of the Daimler Group. Because the technique in question belongs to a recognized industry standard (4G), Nokia had to have a license to fair and transparent conditions for each individual (SOG. "Franch"-Principle). The German law allows the patentee but also to choose his license partners.

Frand before the ECJ

With the settlement of the judicial disputes, the proceedings before the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The district court Dusseldorf had injected the European judges in a procedure to clear funds. A central arbitration is whether Nokia Daimler can force under the Frand regime to acquire a license if component manufacturers are awarded themselves. Daimler has also argued in his complaint to the EU Commission that Nokia disapproves his patent power if it wasted the automaker into a license agreement, while suppliers such as Huawei or Continental no license received.

The Porsche 928 appeared forty years ago as the supposed successor to the 911. The V8 possessed powerful thrust and modern technology. When it was discontinued in 1995, no one gave it a second thought, but today Porsche fans seem to have forgiven it and are increasingly discovering that the 928 may not be a true sort-of-car, but it is a granturismo with a high level of everyday practicality, as evidenced by the rising second-hand prices.

Presented forty years ago at the Geneva Motor Show, the 928 with its mighty V8 was intended by the management in Weissach to take over from the 911 in the long term. Although the plan didn’t work out, the 928 has survived in 18 years of production 61.291 units sold. This meant that it was always well below the figures for the 911. At the time, Porsche had made the crucial error in thinking of the 928 as the successor to a thoroughbred sports car, when in fact it was a Gran Tourismo and, due to its weight alone, never came close to the handling of the rear-wheel-drive 911. The 911 fans’ criticism of the 928 was wrong, because it was an excellent car for everyday use – even with a reasonably large trunk and practical tailgate – and it was also suitable for the racetrack, and it has lost none of its fascination to this day.

Supposed 911 successor

The starting signal for the development of the 928 was given as early as 1971 and the specifications included a V8 at the front and the transaxle design, which was also used in the Porsche 924. The gearbox and differential on the rear axle were connected to the engine via a rigid transaxle tube. The result was a paritatic weight distribution on front and rear axle, at the same time the interior gained space.

The planned U.S. launch of a hybrid Mercedes SUV next year is in danger of being delayed, and the ML 450 project may even be cancelled altogether. The reason is the lack of availability of suitable batteries for the hybrid vehicle, according to largely unanimous reports in US media and in today’s edition of the Stuttgart newspaper.

According to the report, the U.S. company Cobasys, a specialist in nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) technology for power storage, will supply batteries for the SUV. However, the company, which is headquartered in the US state of Michigan and has production facilities in the state of Ohio, is not able to start battery production on time. The reason for this, according to reports, is that the two Cobasys shareholders – the U.S. oil company Chevron and the U.S. company Energy Conversion Devices (ECD Ovonics), which is also listed on the stock exchange – stopped financing their loss-making subsidiary last year, so that Cobasys is de facto unable to operate. Truncated by industry participants’ estimates, Cobasys posted a loss of $76 million in 2007 and faces an expansion to $82 million (52.6 million euros) in the current year, reports the Stuttgarter Zeitung.

In an effort to force Cobasys to supply the batteries, Daimler AG filed a lawsuit last week in a district court in the U.S. state of Alabama, where the Mercedes Landing Car plant is located, the daily continues. "Without a reliable source of supply for this critical part, Mercedes-Benz cannot meet its launch schedule", the newspaper quotes from the statement of claim. And further: Mercedes-Benz may be forced to abandon the vehicle project altogether or postpone the start of production planned for June 2009, at least for a longer period of time. No other manufacturer can deliver a battery with the specifications agreed between Mercedes and Cobasys in time. The court should therefore order Cobasys to start production immediately. In addition, the car manufacturer is demanding damages of an undisclosed amount.

The U.S. military is relying more on traditional computer technology than on its own developments

There is no doubt that the high-tech weapons and equipment currently being deployed by the U.S. in the Persian Gulf are unprecedented in military history. "There has never been a time in human history when opponents of war have been so clearly informed about where their own people are, where the enemies are and how they can best control the situation", so Loren Thompson, Militarexperte am Lexington Institute in Arlington. Dauerte es im ersten Golfkrieg "Desert Storm" Whereas it used to take several hours or even days for the main command to learn of the position of an enemy mobile missile launch site and initiate an appropriate countermeasure, today’s militaries can instantly locate any object moving on land or in the air and destroy it with pinpoint accuracy using a missile within minutes.

Predator drone before deployment in "Operation Iraqi Freedom". Photo: U.S. Air Force

Ready for Marslandung: NASA-Rover Perseverance prior to arrival

The USA has on 30. July 2020 Your mission Mars 2020 sent to the trip and seven months later is the arrival. Seven months in which the room probe traveled over 450 million kilometers. On Thursday, the 18. February, at 21.30 o’clock (CET), the landing should begin. On board is located next to a new Mars-Rover for the first time a mini helicopter.

A few days earlier, probes of the United Arab Emirates and the People’s Republic of China have already reached Marsoorit. The Chinese space farmers CNSA also plans a landing. But this will be done in May. Actually, the European and Russian Exomars mission should also break the Red Planet in the summer 2020. However, the Corona pandemic could not be carried out with loving tests. The next time window for a start opens 2022.

Ready for Marslandung: NASA-Rover Perseverance prior to arrival

Artistic representation of the entrance capsule

U.S. Government’s Plan to Establish Comprehensive Surveillance System Against Cyberattacks Under Fire

After the U.S. government’s plan to establish a comprehensive surveillance system for the Internet to protect against cyber-attacks (U.S. Government Plans Comprehensive Surveillance System) was made public by the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), it was met with vocal criticism. Particularly under attack was the intention to include in the Federal Intrusion Detection Network, or FIDNet, not only government computer systems but also private networks.

Although the proposed surveillance system was supposed to look only for unusual patterns of activity on the Internet to detect attacks on computer systems early, civil libertarians fear that it could weaken data protection. Authorities asserted that the draft has yet to undergo legal review, and a spokesman for the FBI denied that FIDNet was intended to monitor nongovernmental computer systems at all. John Tritak, director of the Critical Infrastructure Arance Office, countered that privacy was a primary concern with the project.

Duh is subject to daimler - court sees no fraud

The German Environmental Help (DUH) does not leave loose. Again and again she accuses of high exhaust values for diesel models to the car maker Daimler. Now the Stuttgart district court yesterday (29. June) A lawsuit. The appropriate advertising of the Stuttgart Group is not misleading, judged the 34. Chamber for trading matters. (AZ.: 34 o 21/16 kfh)

What are the premieges of environmental aid?

Environmental aid Stand to the Stuttgart Group, consumers with advertising for Diesel engines of the C-Class to have laughed in the wrong. Among other things, it is about the statement that nitrogen oxide emissions could be reduced by up to 90 percent by exhaust aftertreatment. The urea injection technology Bluetec reduce "the emission values of our state-of-the-art diesel engines on a minimum", it is called in the promotional text. Daimler rejects the accusation of consumption interchange. "It’s hard to bring back a statement that has given it after our association at any time," said a lawyer from the Daimler Legal Department during the Morquering.

How did the court decide?

The statement is not misleading and not competitive, the district court was judged. According to the verdict, according to the reasoning of a normal consumer, the claimed passage is not the statement of reducing emission levels to the slightest technically possible value, but only to the technically feasible minimum, which had been technically possible at Daimler then.