Tweet

A truck full of high tech from the Nanocosmos

23.04.2008: A truck full of high tech from the Nanocosmos

HANNOVER MESSE 2008, 21 to 25 April

The 18-wheel, double-decker nanoTruck tour of Germany is underway. The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research is using the nanoTruck in its information campaign "High tech from the Nanocosmos". At the moment, the truck is parked at HANNOVER MESSE 2008 waiting for your visit.

Films are screened and laser shows are played inside the high-tech vehicle to encourage visitors' interest in the vastness of the Nanocosmos. There are also information terminals and display boards to help visitors find their way around.

Anyone "hitching their way through the Nanogalaxy" will discover such fascinating exhibits as the microelectronic implant encased in a magnifying block, which, when inserted under the retina, is designed to help the blind see again in the future.

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF - German Federal Ministry for Education and Research) www.bmbf.de 

 

Linux is flourishing: VIP developers at HANNOVER MESSE 2008

Linux is flourishing: the open multi-platform, multi-user operating system has gained wide acceptance, including in the machine and automation industry. Hence the Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) invites you to attend a press conference and congress at HANNOVER MESSE 2008.

In a press conference to be held on 21 April, Andrew Morton, one of the leading Linux developers and "right hand man" to Finnish Linux initiator Linus Torvalds, will answer questions on the basic components of the Linux operating system and its use in the industrial environment.

There will also be an all-day congress on 22 April to discuss "Linux and Open Source in industry". In addition to Bruce Perens, probably one of the most important protagonists of the Linux community, other high-ranking and renowned speakers have also agreed to participate in this highlight during the opening days of HANNOVER MESSE 2008.

As for how Linux works, there will be live demonstrations in the Application Park of a wide variety of machines from a range of manufacturers running the jointly developed Open Source Software.

OSADL eG www.osadl.org

 

The vision sensor that sees (almost) everything

At HANNOVER MESSE 2008, the star attraction on Luxembourg-based company IAA's stand will be an optical sensor that is almost as flexible in its application as the human eye. Areas of application include people counting, movement detection, monitoring and surveillance of objects and detection of objects left behind.

The vision sensor uses special 3D-MLI SensorTM technology, which is based on the optical "time of flight" principle, realized by measuring "modulated light intensity" (MLI). An illumination unit emits modulated infrared light, which is reflected by the objects in the field of view. An array of sensor pixels then measures the reflected light.

This unique principle allows the sensor to take extremely precise measurements and conduct reliable data evaluations, regardless of the temperature or lighting conditions in the monitored area.

IEE S.A. www.iee.lu 

 

Natural gas vehicles switch on the turbo

It has been known for quite some time that cars run on natural gas instead of petrol or diesel are more environment-friendly. Furthermore, natural gas is a considerably cheaper fuel. Unfortunately though, many consider natural gas vehicles to be quite lame. However, at HANNOVER MESSE 2008, the German Natural Gas Vehicle Group will be demonstrating how new turbo engines can eliminate this shortfall.

Two car manufacturers are all set to reveal which nippy yet environment-friendly cars will be on the road in the near future: visitors to the fair will have the opportunity to try on the VW Passat TSI EcoFuel or the Opel Zafira 1.6 CNG TURBO for size, both due out end 2008/start 2009.

DEW (German Energy and Water Association) -Trägerkreis Erdgasfahrzeuge (Natural Gas Vehicle Group) www.bdew.de

 

Award-winning "green" cooling cabinets

Rittal has been awarded the official German eco-friendly label, the Blue Angel: the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation (IPA) recently confirmed the ecological benefits of the "Top Therm Plus" cooling system from Rittal, the world-leading manufacturer of system climate control enclosures, and awarded the efficiency label. Visitors to Rittal's stand at HANNOVER MESSE 2008 will have the chance to have a closer look at this system.

As part of the special Energy Efficiency display, Rittal will be showcasing its "green" energy-saving devices. The improved efficiency of these devices leads to lower energy consumption, which in turn results in huge improvements in the CO2 balance: 200 "Top Therm Plus" cooling units can save 203,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide a year.

Rittal GmbH & Co. KG www.rittal.de  

 

Practical learning: robotics seminars live at HANNOVER MESSE

The robots are coming! According to forecasts by the International Federation of Robotics, worldwide demand for service robots in the manufacturing and service industries, public administration and private households will rise to around 9.1 million units by the year 2010.

The automation boom is creating a growing demand for technical personnel, so HANNOVER MESSE 2008 has set up a Robotics Academy in association with Volkswagen Coaching, offering practial, applications-oriented training courses within the exhibition grounds.

300 square meters in Hall 17 have been dedicated to the training facilities and course participants will be taught the technical basics of robotics during the exhibition, learning how to program robots and finding out about plant safety and application possibilities.

A vast range of the latest autonomous systems will be available for live training purposes. Anybody interested in learning about robotics, regardless of their current level of knowledge, is welcome to join in the seminars.

VOLKSWAGEN Coaching GmbH www.volkswagen-coaching.de 
 

New measuring instrument for checking particulate filter performance

The new exhaust emissions limits for vehicles with particulate filters are so strict that the measuring devices used in the past are no longer able to check them accurately.

At HANNOVER MESSE 2008, this technical loophole will be closed by engineers from Braunschweig Wolfenbüttel University of Applied Sciences when they present the measuring system they recently developed for checking the performance of particulate filters.

Background: regulated particulate filters generally retain 98% of the particulates, so at full-load operation of an engine, emissions in the order of 100 μg/m³ need to be measured. The new measuring system meets this requirement.

The concept uses a high-voltage electrode to electrically charge the particulates, which are then attracted to a measuring electrode. The load measured by this electrode represents the particulate content of the exhaust gas and is therefore an indication as to whether the filter is working properly.

Fachhochschule Braunschweig Wolfenbüttel www.fh-wolfenbuettel.de

 

Electricity from the ocean: ContiTech presents technology for wave power stations

Wave and tidal power stations offer enormous potential for generating power, potential that as yet has barely been fulfilled. It is estimated that one day up to 15% of the global demand for power could be covered by the efficient use of innovative wave and tidal power stations.

International companies are already working on the efficiency of this form of power generation. ContiTech has an important role to play in this area and will be illustrating its participation in the development of new wave power stations off the coasts of Scotland and Portugal at HANNOVER MESSE 2008.

Exhibits on the ContiTech stand include a hose pump system and air spring bellows for use deep in the Atlantic Ocean. Scottish company Pelamis Wave Power Ltd. (PWP) has developed a system for turning wave power into energy, which comprises four gigantic steel cylindrical sections linked together by means of hinged joints.

This is only possible because the ContiTech air spring bellows they use provide highly flexible and robust seals between the steel tubes and the hydraulic cylinders.

ContiTech is also working with its Canadian partner Finavera Renewables to implement their vision of a wave power station. The project is called AquaBuOY and involves an innovative wave energy converter that works with a hose pump and a buoy: as the buoy moves up and down with the waves, the hose attached beneath the buoy stretches and relaxes.

The water flow that this produces inside each hose drives the water through a fine stream turbine located inside the buoy, generating electricity. Energy from water power - now that's clean energy!

ContiTech AG www.contitech.de

 

Award-winning promotional products

In addition to a wide variety of products from the various exhibitors, visitors to PROMOTION WORLD 2008, which is taking place parallel to HANNOVER MESSE 2008 within the exhibition grounds, can expect to find another highlight waiting for them: the winners of the PROMOTIONAL GIFT AWARD 2008.

The coveted prize is awarded in the following categories: give-aways, communicative products, innovative products, premium products and special designs.

Award-winners include a pocket calculator that runs on water instead of batteries, Notebooks post-sprayed to match corporate identity and real apples lasered with company logos.

 

-Kathrin Schmidt-

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/hannover-messe-high-tech-nanocosmos-nanotruck-tour-bmbf-volkswagen-iee-luxembourg---36243.html

23.04.2008 / MaP

More News

HANNOVER MESSE 2008, 21 to 25 April Hot Topics
22.04.2008
A five-course chocolate banquet: Bahlsen demos eco-friendly production process At HANNOVER MESSE 2008, the Bahlsen company is demonstrating the journey that a delicious snack bar takes from its origins as a cookie and liquid chocolate. Visitors are able to observe the exemplary environmentally sound workflow in an energy efficiency tunnel. Energy resources more >>
Weltpremiere auf der Hannover-Messe: Volkswagen präsentiert den „Park Assist Vision"
22.04.2008
„Park Assist Vision" dirigiert Passat autark in jede Lücke Die Szene wirkt völlig irreal: Ein Passat Variant naht heran, bleibt stehen, der Fahrer steigt aus, wirft die Tür zu und zielt im Weggehen mit einer Fernbedienung auf den Wagen. Schon parkt der Kombi rückwärts wie ferngesteuert ein, stellt dann selbst den Motor ab und verriegelt sich. Ruhe. Doch irreal ist more >>
Solid growth: DOMOTEX produces another good performance in Shanghai
22.04.2008
* 1,014 exhibitors - a ten percent increase * 39,509 visitors - 11 percent growth * DOMOTEXasia/CHINAFLOOR again the biggest trade show of its kind   in Asia The good growth rates achieved by this year's DOMOTEXasia/CHINAFLOOR (11 - 13 March) represent a continuation of the event's sustained success. With 39,509 visitors attendi more >>
CeMAT 2008, 27 to 31 May - Highlights among the "Products & Innovations"
17.04.2008
These "Highlights" are a small selection from the Products and innovations press service for the CeMAT 2008 (registration is mandatory). The press service already covers nearly 110 exciting product innovations and will be updated and extended up until the start of the fair. Electric chain hoist with innovative technology Kito will be introducing a new elect more >>
21 to 25 April - Technical innovation is the way out of the climate impasse
11.04.2008
HANNOVER MESSE 2008,   * WORLD ENERGY DIALOGUE on the construction of new power plants and grids designed to protect the climate * According to industry statistics, over 25 per cent of the planet's CO2 emissions could be avoided by the introduction of technical innovations in the energy sector; in Germany alone 40,000 megawatts of fossi more >>
21 to 25 April Motion control: Efficient production processes
11.04.2008
... utilizing the latest automation technology can save users a lot of money HANNOVER MESSE 2008, * Special display "Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes" showcases     intelligent drive units * Fitting frequency converters to pumps can save users tens of thousands    of euros more >>
DOMOTEX HANNOVER 2009, 17 to 20 January 2009
11.04.2008
International architecture competition for innovative interior design concepts gets under way once more: * Prize money increased to 60,000 euros * Closing date for entries: 6 June 2008 * New entry category: Change of use/Conversion of existing buildings Deutsche Messe Hannover invites entries for "contractworld.award 2009". The presti more >>
HERMES AWARD 2008 Jury nominates five companies for top international technology prize
28.03.2008
HANNOVER MESSE 2008, 21 to 25 April From a field of more than 50 entrants an independent jury under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster, who heads the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), has nominated five finalists for the 2008 HERMES AWARD. This is the world's most valuable prize for technological achievement, and is awarded eac more >>
CeMAT 2008, 27 to 31 May Job & Career Market at CeMAT
28.03.2008
The Job & Career Market is featured for the first time at this year's CeMAT. Located in Hall 27, Stand G16, it concentrates all recruitment-related activities in a single display and offers a wealth of information and advice for job-seekers. On each day of the show industry-leading companies will be presenting their current job offers and career opportunities. The media partn more >>
CeMAT 2008, 27 to 31 May
27.03.2008
High-powered supporting program at the International CeMAT Forum * Modern intralogistics in action * Daily changing program looks at different aspects of logistics with cross-industry applications On each of the five days of CeMAT 2008 the International CeMAT Forum in Hall 12 will be hosting a series of events. Each day the focus will more >>
Die neue CeBIT setzt Maßstäbe
26.03.2008
Spitzenvertreter aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Politik nutzten die CeBIT 2008, um die Zukunftsthemen und Leitideen der Informationsgesellschaft zu diskutieren und voranzutreiben. Aussteller und Besucher geben der neuen CeBIT Bestnoten Quer durch alle vier Ausstellungsbereiche - Business Solutions, Public Sector Solutions, Home & Mobile Solutions und more >>
Mit der Robotics Academy Schule machen
26.03.2008
HANNOVER MESSE 2008 - HANNOVER MESSE und Volkswagen Coaching bieten Roboter-  Kurzschulungen für mittelständische Firmen in Halle 17 - Praxiserfahrene Trainer der Volkswagen Coaching fungieren als   Dozenten - Robotic-Unternehmen stellen ihre Highlights als Trainingsobjekte zur   Verfügung Die Ro more >>
IVAM Product Market features over 70 exhibitors
20.03.2008
HANNOVER MESSE 2008, 21 to 25 April International experts offer insights into industry and research at Innovations for Industry Forum   Taking place during the MicroTechnology trade fair under the umbrella of HANNOVER MESSE 2008 (21 to 25 April), the IVAM Product Market at has sold out. Staged on around 1,000 square meters of display space, more >>
Cebit Hannover 2008 - Exhibitors have their say , part 4
18.03.2008
CeBIT 2008, Hannover 4 to 9 March  Hartmut Wagner, SVP for Global Sales and Marketing, Iron Mountain Digital: 'Since 2002, CeBIT has been one of the most important platforms for us to unveil our storage and backup solutions. The restructuring of the show was an unexpected bonus for us. The visitor turnout was much higher than exp more >>
Cebit Hannover 2008 - Exhibitors have their say , part 3
18.03.2008
CeBIT 2008, Hannover 4 to 9 March  Antje Hundhausen, Head of Corporate Architecture and Corporate Fairs, Deutsche Telekom AG: 'We enjoyed a very successful CeBIT 2008, after starting off with high expectations. Despite the shorter duration of the fair, we welcomed just as many visitors to our Telekom stand as last year. The weeke more >>
Cebit Hannover 2008 - Exhibitors have their say , part 2
18.03.2008
CeBIT 2008, Hannover 4 to 9 March Jörg Hollerith, Sales Support Mobile Industrial Solutions, Casio Europe GmbH: 'What really sets CeBIT apart is the fact that customers get the opportunity to try out the equipment for themselves first hand, rather than simply seeing products behind glass. This is the only way to impress users. Customers can co more >>
Cebit Hannover 2008 - Exhibitors have their say , part I
18.03.2008
CeBIT 2008, Hannover 4 to 9 March   Karl-Heinz Streibich, Chairman of the Board, Software AG: 'CeBIT got off to a real flyer. Even on the first day, we had significantly more customers and visitors than last year. These are essentially trade visitors who are increasingly looking to compare different providers and are using CeBIT a more >>
New CeBIT raises the bar
10.03.2008
CeBIT 2008, 4 to 9 March The relaunch of CeBIT was a success: "The new CeBIT format has succeeded across the board, drawing an enthusiastic response from visitors and exhibitors alike," declared Ernst Raue, Managing Board member at Deutsche Messe, at the close of this flagship IT show. "This six-day event has generated a fresh sense of optimism and a premoni more >>
Trends & topics: A condensed look at CeBIT highlights
10.03.2008
CeBIT 2008, 4 to 9 March Hannover CeBIT 2008 featured a fascinating array of IT and telecommunications products, solutions and themes. Here are some of the highlights: Green IT The very first international "green IT" showcase and forum for suppliers and users from around the world was successfully launched at CeBIT 2008. Key aspects included more >>
Arcor gewinnt Best of CeBIT-Award 2008 von TeleTalk
09.03.2008
Arcor gewinnt auch in diesem Jahr einen "Best of CeBIT"-Award der TeleTalk. Die Redaktion des Fachmagazins für Call Center, Hotlines und Telekommunikation prämierte in der Kategorie "Call Center- und CRM-Lösung" das Arcor-Produkt "Arcor-Interactive Voice Services ACD". Die innovative Lösung vereinfacht den Arbeitsalltag von Call Centern, in dem sie neben der Anrufverteil more >>
The telephone as communication hub in a wireless network
09.03.2008
CeBIT Hannover 2008, 4 to 9 March  If you have a DSL connection for fast Internet access and a FRITZ! box for your wireless home network, then the new FRITZ! Mini from AVM could be just what you're looking for. At CeBIT 2008, you can see and hear how this handy little wonder of communication technology uses WLAN to the full. The FRITZ! Mini is first an more >>
From zero to Windows in 40 seconds - laptops from Ferrari that are ready for the racetrack
09.03.2008
CeBIT Hannover 2008, 4 to 9 March The sleek and streamlined ranks of Formula 1 racers have been swelled by a new companion - at CeBIT 2008, Acer is revealing a new product that is pure dynamite. The Ferrari 1100 notebook has some truly impressive technology under the hood, including a 12 inch screen, Dolby surround sound via loudspeakers and a Radeon X1250 graphics more >>
Getting doctors and lawyers chatting with their computers
09.03.2008
CeBIT Hannover 2008, 4 to 9 March Doctors and lawyers can now get a real taste of what's it's like to be Captain Kirk - instead of using a keyboard and mouse, they can simply tell their computer what they want! Language technology expert Linguatec is unveiling specialist solutions for the Voice Pro 11 speech recognition program at CeBIT 2008 in Hannover. Th more >>
Perfect introduction to controlling for growing companies
09.03.2008
CeBIT Hannover 2008, 4 to 9 March  Your sales are really taking off, your customer base is expanding and your product portfolio is growing rapidly - with all this going on, you may well find that your conventional financial management system is struggling to cope. The expandable controlling software Summa One Version 5.0 - on show at CeBIT 2008 in Hannover - a more >>
TV and radio via the local network
09.03.2008
CeBIT Hannover 2008, 4 to 9 March At CeBIT 2008, Q-Soft is showcasing Q/M/S TV, a system that can provide top-quality digital television and radio programs to all computers connected to a local network. The system consists of an appliance, server software and client software and delivers a high-quality picture that is indistinguishable from that of a conve more >>
Organize your financial planning - without banks and insurance companies
09.03.2008
CeBIT Hannover 2008, 4 to 9 March Are my finances in good order? These days, this is a key question for many of us. Scientists at Saarland University can now help you find the answer at CeBIT 2008 using their new Life Charts software. Life Charts is complex software developed specifically for personal financial planning. The program carries out a personal more >>
T-shirt that monitors respiration
09.03.2008
CeBIT Hannover 2008, 4 to 9 March   There are so many things that people with asthma have to consider in everyday life. One of these is keeping a diary of any breathing difficulties they may experience as this is the only way doctors can ensure treatment is tailored specifically to the needs of the patient. At CeBIT 2008, the Fraunhofer Institu more >>
Video conferencing on your cell phone
09.03.2008
CeBIT Hannover 2008, 4 to 9 March At CeBIT 2008, computer scientists from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) are transforming conventional cell phones and smartphones into video conferencing devices. They are using the world's first software solution that can encode video streams in the leading H.264/SVC format in real time. The stand more >>
Cool data center is a hot tip
09.03.2008
CeBIT Hannover 2008, 4 to 9 March Computer chips deliver a massive amount of computing power, but they also output a significant amount of power in the form of heat, i.e. energy that has so far simply gone to waste. In fact, as computers must be cooled to avoid overheating, the end result is that even more power is consumed. At CeBIT 2008, researchers from more >>
Pro-Protect research project leaves product pirates high and dry
09.03.2008
CeBIT Hannover 2008, 4 to 9 March Product pirates who 'board' companies with the intention of looting their know-how really do know all the tricks of their trade. However, thanks to innovative new research, they could soon find themselves left completely high and dry. At CeBIT 2008 in Hannover, WIBU-SYSTEMS AG, developer of the Codemeter protection technol more >>
Sports bag for PC gamers
08.03.2008
Cebit Hannover Hot Topics There are special sports bags for tennis players, golfers and footballers. And now there's one for e-sportsmen who want to use their high-performance PCs and flat screens at LAN parties. The new E-sports Bag from German mobile computing specialists Dicota will be on show at CeBIT 2008 in Hannover. The E-sports Bag turns you more >>
Backpack power station to generate electricity
08.03.2008
Cebit Hannover Hot Topics Mobile battery run down? Laptop died? With a Sunload solar backpack you need never have this kind of problem again. At CeBIT 2008, Berlin-based Sunload GmbH will be presenting an electric accessory: a portable mini power station that converts solar energy into electrical energy. A flexible panel of solar cells on the upper more >>
New protection against pesky e-mail spam
08.03.2008
Cebit Hannover Hot Topics An e-mail security solution that offers unique protection against e-mail spam is eleven GmbH's highlight for CeBIT 2008. In addition to a spam recognition rate of over 98 percent, the main feature of this new spam filter, which the exhibitor claims is unique worldwide, is its "Zero False Positives" functionality: this procedure ide more >>
Fine dust filter for laser printers
08.03.2008
Cebit Hannover Hot Topics Laser printers provide the best print results fast. With every sheet they print, however, they release hazardous fine dust into the air. But, thanks to the "Clean Office" laser printer filter, which Riensch & Held GmbH & Co. KG will be presenting at CeBIT 2008, this problem can be eliminated. This new filter has an more >>
Your virtual housekeeper is listening
08.03.2008
Cebit Hannover Hot Topics   While you lounge about on the sofa, your virtual housekeeper can do all the work upon simple verbal instruction, whether it be rolling up the blinds, switching off the lights or turning on the heating. At CeBIT 2008 in Hannover, European Media Laboratory GmbH (EML) will be demonstrating voice control of househol more >>
A monitor that needs no power while it sleeps
08.03.2008
Cebit Hannover Hot Topics   Green IT has become a trend. More and more companies are developing products with low power consumption and environment-friendly production. At CeBIT 2008 in Hannover, Fujitsu Siemens will be exhibiting their zero-watt display, a computer monitor that uses no power when in standby mode. This monitor is equipped more >>
Enchantment at the fair: images moved as if by magic
08.03.2008
Cebit Hannover Hot Topics   Science fiction heroes do it on the big screen: with a click of their fingers, they make virtual pictures swirl through the air. The Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems will make these virtual cinematic tricks a reality at CeBIT 2008. One simple hand gesture and a whole host of i more >>
Laser mouse -Speedy Gonzales meets his match
08.03.2008
Cebit Hannover Hot Topics Controlling modern computer games often requires extremely quick reactions. At CeBIT 2008 in Hannover, the company Dicota will be exhibiting their new laser USB gaming mouse 'Attack', designed for optimum reaction speeds with an extremely high resolution of up to 2,200 dpi. This gaming mouse has a high sampling rate, ensuri more >>
Cable protector bridges with style
08.03.2008
Cebit Hannover Hot Topics Cable protector bridges, though important, tend to be quite unsightly. However, at CeBIT 2008, H. Hiendl GmbH & Co. KG will be unveiling a cable protector bridge that is not only practical, but comes in a stylish design: the "Serpa B9". This new cable protector bridge provides maximum safety at the workstation with mini more >>
2001-2020 copyright automobilsport.com