Along with modernization has come an increase in noise pollution worldwide. Although this technology was introduced approximately a year ago, its relevance remains timely. As we move further along the path to more organized and efficient mass transportation worldwide, consideration must be given to the impact the noise will have on the surrounding environs and inhabitants (both human and other…) Sustainability of the materials is another concern – and that, too, is addressed.
Take a look at the: BREMEX ANNSYS for railways – watch the videos posted there! The system was designed by
a company based in Slovenia, and has been installed in Russia and Germany. Visit their website by clicking on the logo above. Their purpose is developing systems that solve worldwide railway problems relating to noise, wear and tear, friction, vibrations, jolts, corrugation, maintenance problems, and railway working conditions. All their solutions are supported by revolutionary WONROS™ (Wear Out and Noise Reduction On Source) technology.
And, read about their involvement in the Better Cities for Better Life conference held in Prague in 2014.
Advantages of the BREMEX system:
- 99 % reduction of high frequency braking noise
- Reduces vibrations and strokes on the rail brake
- Effective anti-wear protection of rail braking segments and wagon wheel flanks
- Effective anti-noise and anti-wear protection for exposed parts on the switches, check rails, etc
- Operates at all extreme weather conditions with the same material (DBM 50)
What noise reduction systems do you envision to make the world a more soothing place to inhabit, while providing increased mobility to the masses?
The University of Michigan Ann Arbor is taking driving to roads hitherto untraveled! They’re testing vehicles in a ‘fake city’ constructed on their campus under the auspices of the Mobility Transformation Center, a partnership with industry and government to lay the foundations for a commercially viable ecosystem of connected and automated mobility. Read the story straight from the school:
Called M City, the one-of-a-kind facility will include a network of roads with up to five lanes, intersections, roundabouts, roadway markings, traffic signs and signals, sidewalks, bus facilities, benches, simulated buildings, streetlights, parked cars, pedestrians and obstacles like construction barriers.
The story is getting play from the UK tabloids as well… The Fake City Helping Create Tomorrow’s Cars
While it might seem like an image out of a Hollywood movie clip, the advances that are made on this “stage set” are hoping to lead to the implementation of a connected and automated mobility system on the streets of southeastern Michigan by 2021.
If you’re interested in experiencing all the tech and machinery that is part of the world of recycling, you may want to book yourself a flight to Germany! In June 2015, the 4th RecyclingAktiv Demo Trade Show will be held on the fairground of the Baden-Baden airport.
During the three days of the fair the exhibitors will be provided free of charge with approximately 8,000 tons of the following materials for the live demonstration of the exhibits!
- Paper/cardboard/cardboard packaging
- Building rubble
- Other materials
And here’s a short synopsis re: the trade show, with some stats about Germany’s investment in paper recycling from the Pulp and Paper News.
Most every American that attended school in the 20th century is familiar with the story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who opened a new world to her through Braille. But, our younger generations may not have had this lesson as part of their curriculum, as is evidenced by the story of Shubham Banerjee… Here’s a great, inspirational piece about a young inventor who is challenging the concept of how Braille text can be delivered to the visually impaired – and it all starts with a much-beloved “toy”.
While Lego Robotics has been drawing a large following in the halls of academia, his invention could take things to a new level for those with a medical need. Here’s an article from Smithsonian that talks about the whys and wherefores of how this tech has caught on: How Lego Is Constructing the Next Generation of Engineers
There’s a drive to reinvent and repurpose across the globe – what will you create that brings the once impossible to life?