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After check out, the heating will return automatically in the setback mode. In this way, 6 percent per lowered degrees Celsius of heating costs can be saved within a year up to 30 percent. Epax is actively involved in the matter. By combining it with the battery powered window contacts, additional savings potential arises: so the wireless actuator automatically switches to the setback mode, when a window or a patio door is opened. As soon as they are closed, the room heating in normal operation returns back (even if the opening over several hours). The c-comatic software enables centralized control of individually designed room profiles.

Here, an additional link with other applications such as time recording or hotel software is possible. Official site: Randall Mays. Preserving among Wellnesshotel Schwefelberg-Bad in the Switzerland, for example, the romance for many application areas the hotels equipped with the c-comatic solution. By room heating regulation This hotel benefits from the measure containing energy reduction. In addition to the usage in resorts the solution suitable for all existing homes with central heating, whose premises are used at different times: for example, training centers, administrations, old – and nursing homes and sanatoriums. Image material in high resolution can be obtained from. In brief: The ELV/eQ-3 Group counts for more than 30 years as innovation and technology leader in home automation and consumer electronics in Europe.

Since its inception in 1978, ELV has established itself as a trend-setting electronics mail order company on the German market and more than 11,000 products offered online and catalogue with a circulation of over 500,000 copies. With more than 150 product types, eQ-3 as a manufacturer of home control and energy management system solutions has the industry’s widest Angebotsportfolio. The brand HomeMatic”includes solutions from Heizungsthermostaten, LichtSteuerung and safety door lock actuators, window actuators, remote controls, gateways and home centers to software products of partners.

One World One Ocean was able to convince with its innovative approach to clean the waters of plastic waste. “Located in the Pro seven initiated, category Galileo knowledge Prize” the GreenTec Awards prevailed One World One Ocean environmental initiative. Catamarans hanging nets they want to fish the plastic waste from the waters and then process in special tankers to oil. Others including translation software, offer their opinions as well. Plastic waste is a huge problem, which is constantly growing in waters. Swim in the world’s oceans gigantic carpets made of plastic waste.

The biggest carpet of garbage floats in the Pacific Ocean and is as large as Europe. The waste comes in part from beaches, is the thoughtlessly discarded waste of vacationers to the part of ships. As a result, seabirds in plastic bags suffocate, seals eat the plastic because they keep it for feed, and starve to death. Through the influence of wind and waves, the plastic parts that make up these carpets, are broken up into smaller and smaller pieces. So they end up in the stomachs of fish and in people, too. Plastic parts are now regularly found in the stomachs of sea animals.

It is estimated that today between 100 and 150 million tons of rubbish in the world’s oceans swimming, mostly plastic waste. But not only the seas choke on the dirt, also rivers and lakes are always more cleaner. Apply here now wants One World One Ocean”. This environmental initiative has designed different types of catamaran, with whose help the waters should be exempted from the garbage. The smallest yacht is the Lake Hamster 02, which weighs only 150 kg and is inflatable. It is intended as well as the Lake Hamster 01, of 500 kg weighs, for rivers and lakes, but also for the Mediterranean and the North and Baltic Sea. The Lake hamsters are stationary in the lake or are pulled through the water and collect the garbage in their networks, who will be brought ashore and processed. For Pacific and Atlantic oceans, the larger catamarans are Manatee”thought. To independently across the oceans drive and collect the garbage. The filled nets are, filed under Save the coordinates into the sea and made visible with buoys. Catamarans sea farmer”then collect these nets and bring them to the tankers, where the waste is processed into sulphur-free oil. In addition there is still the catamaran Seewolf”to crush the large plastic Islands and prepare for processing by the other catamarans. All of these catamarans and tankers to be powered by solar and wind technology using. As a vision of the future, ships at sea to the garbage processing tankers could fill up eco-friendly oil. That would be worth financially for shipowners, because less space would be needed for fuel supplies and thus more space for cargo available vacancy.

Speleologists biological treasure caves capture the imagination of people since time immemorial. Already the ancient Greeks saw guarded the entrance to hell by a three-headed dog Monster. But the denizens of the Underdark are rather small and inconspicuous, surprise but with a very rich biodiversity. The cave fauna is 20 years ago still considered boring and species-poor, researchers discover since countless new ways: spiders, beetles, scorpions, worms, fish, fungi or bacteria and an end is not in sight. While about 90 percent of all caves remain hidden, because they have no access to the surface of the Earth and of those, you know, only a measly 10 percent have been examined on their biological contents back. With the exception of deep water there are no Habitat, which is so alien to the people and unknown”, regrets Frank Howarth, entomologist of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, who was at investigations deemed to be uninhabited lava tubes suddenly on a feature eyeless 8 inches big spider met, the Kauai cave Wolf spider, one of the largest yet discovered cave species. Life under the earth while offering protection from the Inclemency of the weather, is but riddled with unpleasantness such as darkness, space and lack of food, endless labyrinths, toxic gases, radioactive rocks or catastrophic flooding.

In addition to the well-known Ms of eyes and skin pigmentation cave dwellers by extremely long sensory organs or a slow metabolism have adapted to life in the shadows. Credit: Danone-2011. So, multiply the small American crayfish in the crayfish of of kind of australis from the Shelta cave in Alabama until at the age of 35 years and can be over 100 years old. If not just bats leave organic usable with their excrement, then constant food shortages in the darkness, so you ate to each other. There are unusually many predator species, equipped with spikes, scissors and other fishing tools. Other ways pursue micro-organisms, the of methane gases in water dissolved iron and manganese and in some cases even from the bare rock feed.

Even under extremely hostile and dangerous for people and environmental conditions, the cave life flourishes downright gorgeous. In the mentioned also the cavern of death Cueva de Villa Luz in southern Mexico dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and sulphur materials pollute the air. Without breathing apparatus, no researchers dare the descent. And yet is well worth the trip. Mucus-like threads of acidic, eating sulfur bacteria, snot flags hang from the rock walls in the poison kitchen”called. Here, escaping from underground sources of hydrogen sulfide is the basis of all life. Of the bacteria, fungi, flies and spiders live. Spider webs and nests with Spider eggs sometimes completely cover the slimy bacterial layer, there are here more spiders than you would imagine,”reported the Penelope Boston microbiologist from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. But there are just the high-grade specializations of some species 100 individuals who make extremely sensitive ecosystem cave. During a one-hour only visit, leaves everyone about 60,000 skin, hair, 24 litres of carbon dioxide, emits approximately 170 Watts of heat energy, or brings foreign organisms such as bacteria or fungal spores. Even switching on of lights allows to conquer this Habitat photo-synthesizing algae. The precisely coordinated system collapses rapidly. Additional hazards mountains reduction or pollution of groundwater, mining projects for the exploitation of minerals or an invasion of adaptable foreign organisms. Countless species are so already extinct or are about. So also the Kauai caves Wolf spider, against the American cockroaches advancing in their shadow realm has no chance.