Friday, 10 February 2012

Repairing wind turbines in advance

Great news. The University of Strathclyde has developed a new paint that can be used to detect micro fractures in structures such as wind turbines and bridges so that they can be repaired before there is serious structural damage. It’s low cost and, they claim, environmentally friendly.

 Personally I’m not so keen on nanotechnology. Can any techies out there explain to me why it’s a good idea and not a disaster waiting to happen? In other words, can it react in unexpected ways with the wider environment and cause problems? There can often be unexpected consequences to the release of novel organisms.

Read the full press release from the University at:

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