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At the Hannover Messe 2018, the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und-prüfung (BAM) will show how, in the future, astronauts could produce their own tools or spare parts in zero gravity using 3D printing. This will reduce, weight and transport costs for space missions. Visitors can experience the innovative additive manufacturing process live at the fair.
Powder-based additive manufacturing in zero gravity is the name of the project in which a component is produced by applying metallic powder layers and then...
Selected preparation, control and use of individual photons and quantum states for modern applications – in October 2017, six Fraunhofer Institutes launched a new lighthouse project: QUILT (Quantum Methods for Advanced Imaging Solutions). The scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have begun to develop robust, marketable photon sources for imaging processes based on quantum technology. Conceivable areas of application can be found in medical or measuring technology, in which new areas of the electromagnetic spectrum can be tapped and the limits of imaging extended.
Silicon-based transistors, lasers and GPS are indispensable in today’s life. These are just a few of the many applications that emerged from a first generation...24.04.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
The composition and layering of plastic particles found in sea ice reveal their regions of origin
Experts at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have recently found higher amounts of microplastic in arctic sea...24.04.2018 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Fish and amphibians such as newts are capable of advanced tissue regeneration and can regenerate tissue without scar tissue to their perfect original shape, should they lose organs such as their limbs. Unraveling the mechanisms of regeneration and homeostasis of tissues has been one of the main issues in recent biology, anticipated for its potential for application in human regenerative medicine. Not much had been known about the mechanism and the source of cells supplied in the regeneration of tissue.
The research group led by Tokyo Tech's Associate Professor Atsushi Kawakami, graduate student Eri Shibata, and others used the regeneration of zebrafish fins...24.04.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction industry.
Experts from the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering new technique that uses nanoengineering technology to incorporate graphene into traditional...24.04.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Neutron scattering has revealed, in real time, the fundamental mechanisms behind the conversion of sunlight into energy in hybrid perovskite materials. A better understanding of this behavior will enable manufacturers to design solar cells with increased efficiency.
The multi-institutional team of researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Hunan University and the University of...24.04.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Smart walls react to human touch, sense activity in room
Walls are what they are -- big, dull dividers. With a few applications of conductive paint and some electronics, however, walls can become smart infrastructure...24.04.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
Human gene atlas opens up new avenues for studying cancer and genetic disorders
Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have generated an atlas of the human genome using a state-of-the-art gene editing technology and human...24.04.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Researchers from Kiel University together with colleagues from the USA and Brazil investigated the climate behavior nine to five million years ago, when polar ice was reduced and the subtropical belt expanded. For this study, they analysed geochemical signals in microfossil shells from an exceptionally well-preserved seafloor sediment core recovered from the South China Sea.
Researchers from Kiel University together with colleagues from the USA and Brazil investigated the climate behavior nine to five million years ago, when polar...24.04.2018 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Scientists at EMBL Rome develop new method that uses light to manage neuropathic pain in mice
Imagine that the movement of a single hair on your arm causes severe pain. For patients with neuropathic pain - a chronic illness affecting 7 to 8% of the...24.04.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
What happens when you excite novel assemblies of nanomaterials using structured light? Joint research between Tampere University of Technology (TUT) (Finland) and University of Tübingen (Germany) has shown that carefully structured light and matching arrangements of metal nanostructures (so-called "plasmonic oligomers") can be combined to alter the properties of the generated light at the nanometer scale. In particular, the teams have shown that the efficiency of nonlinear optical fields (e.g., second-harmonics) generated from the oligomers is strongly influenced by how the constituents of the oligomer are arranged in space and how these constituents are illuminated by structured light.
Nonlinear optical processes provide the basis for important functionalities in photonics, such as frequency conversion of light, generation of ultrashort light...23.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Scientists of the Lobachevsky University and the RAS Institute of Applied Physics propose new arguments for checking the properties of topological insulators
Topological insulators are new materials that have been studied by many research groups around the world for more than ten years. The main advantage of such...23.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
The interplay between automation and energy technology, IT platforms and artificial intelligence is the focus of the HANNOVER MESSE 2018 being held from April 23-27, 2018. At the renowned international trade fair, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE presents innovations in hydrogen technology at the joint booth »Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries« (Hall 27, Booth C58). A highlight at the booth will be the presentation of the GreenTec Award 2018 in the category »Energy« on Tuesday, April 24th at 2 pm.
Functional Laboratory Test Cell for PEM Water Electrolysis23.04.2018 | Trade Fair News | Read more
Physicists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics, which is jointly run by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, have developed a high-power laser system that generates ultrashort pulses of light covering a large share of the mid-infrared spectrum. The researchers envisage a wide range of applications for the technology – in the early diagnosis of cancer, for instance.
Molecules are the building blocks of life. Like all other organisms, we are made of them. They control our biorhythm, and they can also reflect our state of...23.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Nitrogen is essential to marine life and cycles throughout the ocean in a delicately balanced system. Living organisms--especially marine plants called phytoplankton--require nitrogen in processes such as photosynthesis. In turn, phytoplankton growth takes up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and helps regulate global climate.
According to new research by Thomas Weber, an assistant professor of Earth and environmental sciences at the University of Rochester, small microenvironments...23.04.2018 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Kiel prototype for new connection technology will be presented at the Hannover Messe
Welding is still the standard technique for joining metals. However, this laborious process carried out at high temperatures is not suitable for all...23.04.2018 | Trade Fair News | Read more
New manufacturing process will enable photonic communication in consumer devices
A new microchip technology capable of optically transferring data could solve a severe bottleneck in current devices by speeding data transfer and reducing...23.04.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
Genetics is a crapshoot. During sexual reproduction, genes from both the mother and the father mix and mingle to produce a genetic combination unique to each offspring. In most cases, the chromosomes line up properly and crossover. In some unlucky cases, however, "selfish DNA" enters the mix, causing abnormal crossovers with deletions or insertions in chromosomes, which can manifest as birth defects.
Scientists have long recognized that the exchange of genetic material by crossing over--known as recombination--is vital to natural selection. Yet some species...23.04.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Researchers capture nanoscale images of magnetic domains with laser as ultrashort flash
Just like flash photography can “freeze” and capture the motion of a child running in a dimly lit room, lasers can freeze motion as fast as electrons orbiting...20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
The eDumper dump truck is the largest electric vehicle in the world and will be in operation in the quarry from 20 April. In cooperation with industry partners, the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, the NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik Buchs and Empa have developed the environmentally friendly truck.
The world's largest electric vehicle with an empty weight of 58 tons and a payload of 65 tons has been christened "Lynx" on April 20 in the presence of...20.04.2018 | Interdisciplinary Research | Read more
An expanding cloud of atoms could offer insight into unanswered cosmological questions
Researchers playing with a cloud of ultracold atoms uncovered behavior that bears a striking resemblance to the universe in microcosm. Their work, which forges...20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Physicists at the University of Warwick have today, Thursday 19th April 2018, published new research in the fournal Science today 19th April 2018 (via the Journal's First Release pages) that could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells by physically deforming each of the crystals in the semiconductors used by photovoltaic cells.
The paper entitled the "Flexo-Photovoltaic Effect" was written by Professor Marin Alexe, Ming-Min Yang, and Dong Jik Kim who are all based in the University of...20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
All electronic devices in our daily lives - computers, smartphones etc. - consist of billions of transistors, the key building block invented in Bell Labs in the late 1940s. The transistor started out being as big as 1cm, but thanks to advancement of technology, it has reached an amazing size of 14 nanometers, that is, 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a hair. At the same time, there has also been a race to further shrink devices that control and guide light. Light can function as an ultra-fast communication channel, for example between different sections of a computer chip, but it can also be used for ultra-sensitive sensors or novel on-chip nanoscale lasers.
New techniques have been on the rise searching for ways to confine light into extremely tiny spaces, millions of times smaller than current ones. Researchers...20.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Determining the presence of cancer, as well as its type and malignancy, is a stressful process for patients that can take up to two weeks to get a diagnosis. With a new bit of technology--a sugar-transporting biosensor--researchers at Michigan Technological University hope to reduce that timeframe down to minutes.
A collaborative team of chemists and engineers from Michigan Tech lays the groundwork for this vision in two new papers. In the Royal Society of Chemistry's...20.04.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
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