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Karel Smrcka

Karel Smrcka
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High-tech waste collectors get smart

4th March 2005 New Finnish waste-collection technologies for the twenty-first century include logistics systems that automatically guide waste-collection trucks along efficient routes, and smart bins that send out Global System Mobile (GSM) signals when they are nearly full. 

Wireless communication opens doors for small business

25th February 2005 Flexibility is the name of the game for today’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

Delivering drugs to the cochlea, and taking on other medical challenges

18th February 2005 Hearing problems afflict almost one in five of the world population. 

Plug 'n' play in home networks

28th January 2005 Today, music, images and videos are usually stored in digital form. 

Cooling with tiny crystals

21st January 2005 Refrigeration equipment prevents sweaty brows in the summer and also keeps our food fresh for longer periods. 

Taking a closer look at the future of welding and joining

3rd December 2004 Research and development activities across the world are evaluating friction stir welding, or FSW. 

Auto industry drives welding innovation

26th November 2004 The automotive industry sector represents close to one third of the welding market in Western Europe. 

What's next in the world of welding

19th November 2004 Since the introduction of the coated electrode 100 years ago, several other processes have been invented, for instance SAW (submerged arc welding), TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding, MIG/MAG (metal inert gas/metal active gas) welding, plasma cutting and FCAW (flux cored arc) welding. 

Biosector in a transitional stage

12th November 2004 The biosector has roused itself again after three quiet years. In Europe it is now going through a transitional stage in which Finland is dependent on what happens in general on the European biotechnology markets. 

Making light work for zero-energy buildings

5th November 2004 Researchers at the School of Built Environment, which is part of the University of Nottingham in the UK, developed a remarkable nonelectrical lighting tube, designed principally for illuminating the inside of buildings. 

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