How can we check the condition of structures that are subjected daily to mechanical stresses? A test building in Switzerland has been outfitted with more than 100 sensors to monitor deterioration caused by load, deformation, and vibration.
Developments in the US and China are eroding Europe's lead in renewable energy. But if the EU could harness the power of the big data, it could increase outputs from wind energy by 20 percent - without much building.
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl will be buried in the southwestern town of Speyer, a site of symbolic importance to a statesman who was forever keen to be seen as putting Franco-German ties first.
Last year it was Brexit. This year it's fake news, post-truth and alternative facts. There's a predictable sense at the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting that scientists have to fight back. The question is how.
One person was killed, buildings were destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of homes were left without power. Hermine has weakened into a tropical storm as it heads up the East Coast of the United States.
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