Biomimetics in Austria – Newsletter

Dear readers, my last article was published at the end of July. At that time, it was highly uncertain what will happen with the subject of Biomimetics in Austria, especially in Villach. The weeks went further along and a lot of work was done. Today you get again an overview about the current state of...
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Dynamic soaring – flight of the albatross

In the course of evolution animals developed diverse and sophisticated ways to fly. The way how they succeed in flying strongly depends on several factors. How big is the animal? How big are its wings and how is their shape? Which distances does the animal need to cover? And how much energy can it spend...
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Theme session: FLYING

Flying is something that has been occupying the human’s mind since always. That is why we think it is an appropriate and interesting theme for our next monthly session. Numerous legends tell stories about people using birdlike wings and trying to fly by jumping from a cliff. The Greek legend of Daedalus and Icarus is...
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Electricity: Engineers POV

A couple of weeks ago I introduced the theme electricity. For this week’s, I will look at the topic from an engineer’s point of view and evaluate the topic in a top down approach. Despite many positive signs, there are still key challenges that must be tackled to boost renewable electricity production and reduce our...
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