Sunday, July 28, 2013

Electric Cars - Tesla versus BMW's i3 - July 2013

BMW. It has begun the global launch of the all-electric i3 that will begin reaching U.S. customers in 2014. Initial reviews of the car have been close to rapturous, with test drivers declaring that the i3 "drives just like a true BMW."

The size and price of the Model S make it impractical for most people. But  it has been successfully launched, and Tesla expects to sell 21,000 of them this year at prices starting at $72,000 before any federal tax credit. If it succeeds, it would equal the combined volume of Jaguar, Bentley, Maserati, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce.

Pallet Storage System combines push-back, flow styles. - July 2013

According to SJF Material Handling, the Espace/Max pallet storage system provides users the benefits of traditional push-back & pallet flow type systems without the drawbacks & limitations traditionally associated with these older legacy systems."Provides the benefits of deep pallet storage without the drawbacks & limitations"

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in Construction - Biblography

Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for Civil Engineering
2011 Paper

Nanomaterials Poised for Big Impact in Construction
July 2010

Nanotechnology in Construction: Proceedings of the NICOM3 (Google eBook)
Zdeněk Bittnar
Springer, 21-Apr-2009 - Technology & Engineering - 452 pages
The 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM 3) follows the highly successful NICOM 1 (Paisley, UK 2003) and NICOM 2 (Bilbao, Spain 2005) Symposia. The NICOM3 symposium was held in Prague, Czech Republic from May 31 to June 2, 2009 under the auspices of the Czech Technical University in Prague. It was a cross-disciplinary event, bringing together R&D experts and users from different fields all with interest in nanotechnology and construction. The conference was aimed at: Understanding of internal structures of existing construction materials at nano-scale Modification at nano-scale of existing construction materials. Production and properties of nanoparticulate materials, nanotubes and novel polymers. Modeling and simulation of nanostructures. Instrumentation, techniques and metrology at nano-scale. Health and safety issues and environmental impacts related to nanotechnology during research, manufacture and product use. Review of current legislation. Societal and commercial impacts of nanotechnology in construction, their predictions and analysis.
Google Book Link

Applications of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Construction
Zhi Ge, Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA
Zhili Gao, Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA

Presentation by Reinste Nanoventures Pvt. Ltd, Noida, India
Nanotechnology Applications in Construction Industry.