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Editor’s pickFesto’s Bionic Learning Network draws inspiration from nature


Walking and rolling much like the flic-flac spider, the BionicWheelBot moves along the ground in astounding ways, a unique form of locomotion. Together with the team headed by the spider’s discoverer, Festo studied its movements and technically realised them. Moreover, the imposing BionicFlyingFox houses a motion tracking system as well as …

Berghof Membranes and Aquaporin announce joint development agreement


Leading manufacturer of tubular membranes for the filtration and separation of industrial process streams and wastewater, Berghof Membrane Technology GmbH, recently announced that it has formally signed a joint development agreement with Aquaporin A/S, a Denmark-based developer of biomimetic membranes for industrial and consumer water …

Xylem Inc. declares second quarter dividends


The Board of Directors of Xylem Inc., a global leader of global water technology company focused on solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has declared a second quarter dividend of US$0.21 per share payable on June 21, 2018 to shareholders of record as of May 24, 2018.

Student scientists to represent the U.S. in Stockholm Junior Water Prize Contest


The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has proudly announced that 58 high school students have been selected as 2018 state winners of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the nation’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project.  Students from 47 states and Puerto Rico will now compete in the national finals on …

Sulzer awarded large orders from GE Power India


Sulzer India has been contracted to supply 21 barrel-type boiler feed pump sets for GE Power India Limited. The 3x660MW Ghatampur, 2x660MW Obra “C” UPRVUL, 2x660MW Jawaharpur JVUNL pumps are already destined for the new three thermal power plants. The plants are being built in Uttar Pradesh, India, and owned by Newveli Uttar Pradesh …

AclaraConnect’s annual conference to focus on building theme of utility longevity


Building Endurance for Utility Longevity will be the focus of the upcoming AclaraConnect Executive Summit 2018, a highlight of the AclaraConnect Conference set to take place from the 14th to the 17th of May at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, California, United States (U.S.). To be held on Tuesday, May 15th, the day-long …

Editor’s pickBentley Systems acquires Plaxis and SoilVision


SoilVision applications provide capabilities for engineering related to soil properties, soil behaviour, and groundwater flow Bentley Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, recently announced that it has acquired Plaxis, the leading provider of geotechnical software, based in …

Cortec’s MCI® technology rehabilitates vulnerable and historical structures in Europe


Saint Donatus church is among the most valuable European historic monuments. Architects and engineers recognised Cortec’s world renowned MCI® technology for restoration of these delicate, vulnerable structures Saint Donatus, symbol of the city of Zadar, Croatia, is classified among the most famous and most valuable monuments in Croatia. …

Editor’s pickSingapore: PUB looks to Bedok and Lower Seletar Reservoirs for more solar power


Image credit: PUB PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, looks set to produce more solar energy, with a tender to conduct engineeriong studies for the deployment of floating solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Bedok Reservoir as well as Lower Seletar Reservoir. This is in line with PUB’s vision to further tap on its installations to …