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AI and Tunnel Boring Machine

Academic Istitutions are researching how to use technology to better assist tunnel boring machines’ operations. The studies show that an operator can’t control more than three or four of the more than two dozen parameters TBMs generate, to include real-time information about surface and subsurface settlement, vibrations, cutter-head speed and...

The New York State and the wind energy project

The project provides for the construction of an onshore wind farm and related transmission infrastructure, including underground and overhead lines, substations, an operation and maintenance base and related facilities. The proposed wind farm will use up to 48 turbines, the output of which is expected to be enough to supply...

Festival of Mechanics

The first edition of the Festival of Mechanics will take place from Wednesday 28 November to Saturday 1 December 2018!   The Festival della Meccanica was founded by a group of entrepreneurs from Lecco who have formed a non-profit association and whose goal is to bring to the attention of...

Russian state nuclear company develops small reactors

Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear company, has developed small reactors effectively placed on floats can be assembled quickly, these reactors can be put in a wider range of locations and respond more nimbly to fluctuating supply on power grids that increasingly rely on wind and solar. The Russian design involves...

A new radio telescope for South Africa

South Africa has given the go-ahead for a radio telescope that will detect fast radio bursts as well as track neutral hydrogen gas on cosmic scales. Costing R70 million ($5m), the Hydrogen Intensity and Real Time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) will consist of 1024 dishes, each 6 m in diameter. It will be located...

Wind Energy: the European situation

According to a study by the association WindEurope, in the whole 2018 was expected 3.3 GW of new offshore wind and 10.2 GW of onshore wind. This meant 13.5 GW of new wind capacity in total for the year. Countries like Germany, France, UK continue to drive the market growth:...