Wingless flight: Flying snake

Flying has been man’s fantasy for ages, attempts we made as early as late 1800’s. Otto Lilienthal of Germany was the first one with a successful glider flight in the 1890. In the previous articles for this theme session we have read about the dynamic soaring, gliding. Today I would like to discuss some unusual...
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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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Biomimetics exhibition in Stuttgart

Autumn is here – winter is approaching – it’s time to visit some museums! Today we have a special recommendation for you – a ‘must-see’ for everyone interested in Biomimetics and living in southern Germany.   Last week, the special exhibition ‘baubionik – biologie beflügelt architektur’ was opened in the museum ‘Schloss Rosenstein’ in Stuttgart...
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Summer is over!

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Dear followers! Welcome back – we hope you had a relaxing holiday and are now ready to start in the new school year, semester or get back to work!   We are starting again this week with new theme sessions and articles – our first one will be ELECTRICITY.   Are you interested in contributing...
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Summer is here…

… and BlogIONIK is on vacation. Thanks a lot to all of you for following us throughout another year. We hope we can still fascinate you with our articles and stories. What do you think about our new concept of topical collections?   To get in the summer mood, maybe it’s time to (re)read some...
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Living among the algae – the better battery …?

The topic of energy storage is more up-to-date than ever. Electric mobility solutions are in need of high-capacity batteries to operate over large distances. The demand for renewable energy sources like wind or solar energy is growing – but those resources are not continuously available. Practical solutions to store energy, available during storms or sunshine...
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