Wednesday, July 28, 2010

And here live at the bauma

From the side ...

... and from the rear ...

... great interest.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

T 282 B

... is the name of the King Kong of trucks.

The Southern German excavator specialist Liebherr built the world's largest truck - and presented it at the "bauma", the international trade fair for construction machinery in Munich. The visitors gazed at the monster which weighed 222 tons (even without load) as if it was the eight wonder of the world. There is enough space in the enormous dumper to easily build a detached house.

Liebherr T 282 B: mine monster
Would you like to drive 320 VW Golf or would you like to have a small copper mine in your garden? In that case Liebherr has the right toy for you.

Further information in English:


Monday, July 26, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The excavator ballet

Went through my bauma photos. Here are the most amazing impressions:

It’s true! Synchronously dancing excavators

The sky above Munich...

Staggering heights...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Here is the solution to the preceding question

Michael Faraday is generally credited with the discovery of the induction phenomenon in 1831. Faraday found that the electromotive force (EMF) produced around a closed path is proportional to the rate of change of the magnetic flux through any surface bounded by that path.


More details about electromagnetic induction:

Monday, July 19, 2010

Now I think I'm getting it

Who discovered electromagnetic induction in 1831...

I should keep the answer in mind.

Image source: Wikimedia

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Here is the solution

Fritz Pfleumer(1881-1945) invented the first paper tape recorder in 1928. BASF then developed the first plastic tape recorder, the L type tape in Ludwigshafen in 1935/36.



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Who knows?

Does anybody know who invented the tape recorder?

Image source: Wikimedia

Monday, July 12, 2010

Better late than never

If only I had this opportunity when I went to school... today I'll go to the 'Technology Day' and learn something about companies close to us. Last year the offer was really brilliant...

here's the review, unfortunately only in German:


Image source: VDI

Image source: VDI

or more details at:


Image source: VDI

Here's an international platform on the topic:


It's about this:

Science in School aims to promote inspiring science teaching by encouraging communication between teachers, scientists, and everyone else involved in European science education.

Published quarterly, the journal addresses science teaching both across Europe and across disciplines: highlighting the best in teaching and cutting-edge research. It covers not only biology, physics and chemistry, but also maths, earth sciences, engineering and medicine, focusing on interdisciplinary work.

The contents include teaching materials; cutting-edge science; education projects; interviews with young scientists and inspiring teachers; European education news; reviews of books and other resources; and European events for teachers.

Science in School is published quarterly and is available free on this website; free print copies in English are distributed across Europe.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Krupp excavator 288

The biggest bucket-wheel excavator of the world:

Monday, July 5, 2010

For each new fan

here's a baby excavator:


If one day you would like to build a large one:


and here’s bauma en miniature:

mini construction machines:

Friday, July 2, 2010

Gigantic excavators

Image: Christian Hütz

In addition to all the information, it's the gigantic excavators that are of main interest.


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I decided to have a closer look at the excavator ... will take a guided tour so that I can almost touch it.

Here you can register (only in German):


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Here's a photo

Image source:

By the way: the railway does not pull but pushes the brown coal to its destination.

Here's more information about brown coal: