Technology & Breakthroughs
January 2015

Siemens Healthcare has expanded its portfolio of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems to include the 1.5-tesla scanner Magnetom Amira. The new MRI scanner offers the same technologies that are available on the Siemens flagship MRI systems. Magnetom Amira also stands out against other scanners on account of its lower operating costs.






January 2015

HDMI Licensing LLC, the agent that licenses the HDMI Specification, has announced that the HDMI interface has been honored with a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award for engineering excellence in the television community by the Television Academy.






January 2015

Ramki Kalyanaraman, a professor in both the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and fellow materials science professor Gerd Duscher recently made a breakthrough in research that could lead to a better coupling of light and magnetism, which i






January 2015

GENERAL Electric Transportation has announced the first delivery of its latest marine diesel engines to GE Marine distributor Cummins Mid-South. The new engines meet EPA Tier 4 and IMO Tier III emissions standards (ABS Certification and Green Passport) – reducing NOx emissions by 70 per cent when compared to EPA Tier 2 or IMO Tier II.






January 2015

BASF has announced plans for a major investment in a pioneering superabsorbent technology platform of its hygiene business. BASF will invest up to €500 million ($625 million) over the next two to three years to establish droplet polymerisation capacities worldwide by revamping existing plants.






January 2015

SIEMENS Metals Technologies has received notice from Baotou Iron & Steel (Group) Co Ltd that the in-line “Injector Dual-phase Rail Hardening” (Idrha+) achieved the expected performances for the rail R60 U75V gr.340 according to TB/T2344-2012 norm and has therefore entered the regular commercial production.






January 2015

A prism-like device designed by Stanford engineers could eventually lead to having optics used in computers instead of electricity for carrying data. The device splits a beam of light into different colours and bend the light at right angles.






January 2015

WITH the newly developed Eco Slide Disc solution, Siemens Metals Technologies offers operators of hot strip mills a side guide system which can be adapted to nearly all existing entry guides and elongates the lifetime of wear parts up to 10 times compared to conventional wear plates.






January 2015

When fed into medium-voltage power grids, large loads of renewable or other decentralised energies – which are generated when winds are strong or the sun is very bright – can produce short circuits that endanger the power supply. Superconducting network technologies can ensure reliable grid operation even under theseconditions.






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