Lithuania Strengthens its Air Defence Capability with RBS 70 Simulators

Defence and security company Saab has received an order for RBS 70 simulators from the Lithuanian Armed Forces. Deliveries will take place during 2018.

The Lithuanian Armed Forces have been an RBS 70 customer since 2004. In order to further strengthen their air defence capability, an order for simulators has been placed with Saab. Included in the contract are simulators, training services and spare parts. Saab will work together with the Lithuanian-based Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology (BPTI) on the integration of customised 3D-maps into the RBS 70 simulators, so as to visualise real operational environments for their armed forces.

Silly house: how hackers send Your smart home to hell

Very soon all our home equipment will be connected to Internet. Don´t be surprised, when Your "smart" home, for instance, rises inside temperature to 1000 degrees, writes

Fire alarm will start at three o´clock in the middle of night. You know, that this is not possible, but this sound is made by all kitchen and living room devices together. At that time, TV will start to show raw porn, water flows and so on. What´s going on? Read more here.

A record-breaking number of teams have signed up for Robotex

1132 teams have signed up for Robotex this year. It is more than the previous Guinness record of 1075 teams at the VEX Worlds robot competition that took place in the United States in April 2016.

Robotex, the biggest robotics competition in Europe from last year, is aiming to be the largest in the world next year, in connection to the 100 th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

“Estonia’s success story-to- come will be the extensive robotics skills among children and the youth, which will provide them with interesting and profitable jobs,” says Mart Laul, Project Manager of Robotex 2016. “We will be going for the official world record next year, this year we have concentrated on introducing even younger children to the world of robotics,” adds Laul.


Meet Koda - a concrete house You can have in 7 hours

Group of Estonian designers and engineers constructed simple house, what uses solar energy and can move with You.

Small house is built ecologically. Air in a KODA house is cleaned and keeps right level of humidity. Vacuum-insulated concrete walls keep warmth and stop noise, with solar panels on the roof You can be almost energy independent. Usually KODA returns more power to the grid than it uses. Features like these mean that little or no energy is wasted:

• use of smart systems
• thin but well-insulated walls (with a U value of 0.1 W/m²K)
• quadruple glazing (with a U value of 0.3 W/m²K) and
• innovative LED lighting and architecture (which makes maximum use of sun).

AEG Power Solutions Launches its Hybrid Energy Storage Solution, Cutting Down Costs of Energy Storage Systems

The new platform is a unique system combining battery energy storage with Power-to-Heat technology. Solution targets the primary control reserve power reducing capital expenditure by 30 % and possibly more, depending on installation.

AEG Power Solutions has developed a Hybrid Energy Storage System which combines standard battery storage with power-to-heat technology to reduce the total cost of energy storage operation.

The solution can be installed in any type of facility which uses thermal processes, including local heat networks in combination with an electrical distribution network.

Estonian ultracapacitor company Skeleton Technologies joins Energy Saxony

Skeleton Technologies, Europe’s leading ultracapacitor manufacturer, has joined regional German trade association Energy Saxony.

The energy cluster brings together players from industry and research to pool their capacities and know-how to further the development and marketing of innovative solutions in the field of sustainable energy technologies.