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01 Jan Innovation System of Slovenia SLO – Comparative Analysis of Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovations of Slovenia (156 pages) SLO

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2020
Analysis of educational system in Slovenia and Research, development and innovative achievements of Slovenia has been for a decade an annual task and receives and generates substantial interest from interested parties. In 2020 it focused on innovation system, higher education in Slovenia, on research and development activities and in Slovenia and compared to other EU states.
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01 Jan Yearbook of Slovenian academy of Engineering 2020 (68 pages) SLO

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2020
Yearbook of Slovenian Academy of Engineering is a yearly publication of activities of the Academy. It presents academy members, bodies of Academy, academies’ working groups and activities of academy in past year.
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01 Jan Factsheet “Autonomous Mobility”

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)
January 2020
Authors: Wolfgang Kröger et al. Main themes: autonomous mobility Nature of publication: factsheet English abstract (150 to 200 words): The future aim of highly and fully automated vehicles with corresponding drive systems is to free drivers from often tedious tasks, eliminate them as a source of danger, and make more efficient use of infrastructure. They require an almost unimaginably high level of digitalisation, artificial intelligence usage and innovative networking to enable extremely complex systems to emerge. Autonomous vehicles are currently at an early stage of development, planning or even testing. Details of initial authorisations and commercial availability are still far off: sceptics dismiss this as just hype, proponents talk about it soon becoming a reality. This is supported by billions in investment from large countries such as the USA, China, and Germany, as well as gigantic technology and service conglomerates such as Alphabet-Waymo, Uber and leading automobile manufacturers. A realistic timeframe seems to be 20 years until highly automated vehicles penetrate the market, with at least 40 years for fully automated versions. Autonomous shuttles, taxi fleets, computer-guided lorry convoys and traffic on the outskirts of major cities will most likely lead the charge. The small brochure provides a detailed overview of the current challenges on a technical, legal, environmental, and social level, and shows some potential benefits.
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28 Oct Municipal Solid Waste: What to do with the biodegradables?

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2010
Based on the disciplines of biology, molecular biology, chemistry, biotechnology as well as information technology and engineering sciences, a new field of research is evolving, called synthetic biology. It has attracted special attention recently, also on an international basis. Synthetic biology can make an essential contribution to the gaining of knowledge in basic research. Beyond that, it opens up options for biotechnological applications in the medium term, i.e. in the area of new and improved diagnostic agents, vaccines and drugs as well as the development of new biosensors and biomaterials or even biofuels. Concurrently, the research area opens up new questions, e.g. about legal aspects in the context of biological safety or the protection from abuse; likewise, questions about the economic use and ethical aspects. Against this backdrop, the German Research Foundation (DFG), acatech, which is the German Academy for Science and Engineering, and the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina have pooled their strengths and crafted a joint statement on possible opportunities and risks of synthetic biology.
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25 Oct The Construction Industry of the Future in a Globalization Perspective

Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV)
2009
In this report ATV discusses to what extent investors, developers, consultancy firms, manufacturers of construction products, distributors and contractors will undergo internationalization or participate in the globalization of the construction industry - What problems or benefits will it imply, and what will be the trends for the future.
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22 Oct A statistical model aiming to the evaluation of materials fatigue effects

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2009
Introduction and motivation to materials fatigue problems. Models based on stresses. Models based on deformations. Models based on mechanics of the fracture. Damage models and damage accumulation.
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22 Oct Time-domain database-assisted design of tall, flexible structures for wind

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The paper presents the Database-Assisted Design (DAD) framework for the time-domain approach. It then discusses the application of that framework to the analysis and design of tall buildings. The paper notes advantages of DAD in terms of transparency, accuracy, and convenience due to the effective automation of the design process.
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22 Oct Ground-Structure numerical models

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2011
Modelos numéricos en dinámica suelo-estructura. The book shows some studies about the dynamic behavior of the structures, in which the interfaces with the floor is playing an important role, strongly variable along the time.
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22 Oct Reuse of water sources in a production environment

CNR, INFN, ITT and Politecnico di Torino consortium
2010
Water represents a primary resource, essential for the future of our generations that must be more and more protected and preserved from an arbitrary and negligent use. Therefore, the sustainable management of water resources has become a challenge for the future, especially for the production sector, that must adopt the best actions to reduce its own impact on these limited sources. The seminar is the opportunity to be updated about the rules on water protection and related fulfilments and controls in the production sector. Moreover, it is the occasion to know some business experiences in sustainable management of water resources and the current quality of superficial and subterranean waters in Veneto Region.
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