Academic report, by a Commission or a Working Group

28 Mai Energy configuration of buildings (ECB) from concept to implementation / Configurarea energetica a cladirilor (CEC) de la concept la aplicare

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The paper presents the purpose and objectives of the energetic modernization of the existing building activities and design principles of the new buildings, characterized by high Energy and Environment performance.
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28 Mai Considerations on the district heating system of Bucharest / Consideratii privind sistemul de alimentare centralizata cu energie termica al Mun. Bucuresti

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The paper presents the district heating system (SACET) of Bucharest, one of the largest systems in Europe, and its associated problems. The wrong decisions of economic and energy policy affecting this energy sub-sector in Romania are briefly discussed, technical and economic characteristics of SACET Bucharest, general studies and solutions to restructure and make more efficient the system, considering its extremely high social impact.
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28 Mai The way to the smart cities of the future – “Smart Cities” / Catre orasele inteligente ale viitorului – “Smart Cities”

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The topic approached in this paper follows the actual trends of power system modernization through the smart grid(s) concept. In particular, the smart metering, smart home and electric vehicle concepts are developed simultaneously with the idea of smarter cities through development of advanced electric equipments, telecommunications and computing technologies and robust infrastructure.
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28 Mai Engineering a low carbon built environment: The discipline of Building Engineering Physics

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2010
This report presents an overview of the field of building engineering physics and identifies opportunities for developments that will benefit society as a whole, as well as employers, universities, professional engineering institutions and in particular professionals who are following careers with building engineering physics as the basis. The report makes key recommendations for Government policy, academic and industry research directions and professional development in the field to achieve the skill levels necessary to deliver mass market low carbon buildings.
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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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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 Round Table Medical Technology – Ways to an Expedited Approval and Compensation Procedure for Innovative Medical Products

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
Medical technology is an important component of health care—but many hurdles have to be overcome on the way from a clever idea to an innovation in medical technology that is successfully established on the market: a key problem is the long approval and compensation ways for innovations in medical technology that make difficult fast growth and thus the creation of jobs. acatech has been dedicated for several years now to an improvement of the structural conditions for the implementation of innovations in medical technology.With the “Round Table Medical Technology” event, an urgently needed discussion about the maintenance and promotion of the competitiveness of medical technology in Germany has been initiated. The publication summarizes the main positions of the Round Table and presents ways of making the access of new medical technology to the health care market easier.
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22 Oct Engineering for health

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2012
This paper looks at key areas of medical science and technology, specific issues within healthcare and medicine and uses examples to show the contribution of engineering in each area.
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22 Oct Photons and neurons: otherº doors of perception

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2014
Fotones y neuronas: otras puertas de la percepción. The way our neurons recognize images and, more specifically, optical illusions and how photonics could help us to understand them.
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