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With content from more than 8,200 partners and 254,000 publications, innovations-report offers up-to-date R&D results and information on leading-edge technologies, processes, products and services from innovative companies and well-known research institutes around the world, thus making us a key driver of global innovation.
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a widely used medical tool for taking pictures of the insides of our body. One way to make MRI scans easier to read is...
Japanese researchers describe a new implantable device no bigger than the width of a coin that can be used to control brain patterns. The device, which can be read about in AIP Advances, converts infrared light into blue light to control neural activity and is both the smallest and lightest wireless optical biodevice to be reported.
For centuries, it has been known that chemicals can change neural behavior. The field of optogenetics proved that neural behavior can also be changed with mere...26.04.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
New research offers evidence that humans -- and the rest of life on Earth -- may have been able to form with the right combination of star dust and radiation
In a laboratory experiment that mimics astrophysical conditions, with cryogenic temperatures in an ultrahigh vacuum, scientists used an electron gun to...26.04.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
In recent years, Fraunhofer HHI has developed an optical wireless communication (OWC) technology, also known as Li-Fi. Now, industry partner Sangikyo Corporation, a Japan-based telecommunications system company, has launched the first Li-Fi product – the LED Backhaul®. This is an LED-based optical link that is initially introduced as a 4K/8K Video Relay, which can achieve data rates between 100 and 750 megabits per second.
Fraunhofer HHI is one of the world's leading research institutes for the development of innovative telecommunications systems with optical data transmission....26.04.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
Japanese researchers have developed a new method to build large areas of semiconductive material that is just two molecules thick and a total of 4.4 nanometers tall. The films function as thin film transistors, and have potential future applications in flexible electronics or chemical detectors. These thin film transistors are the first example of semiconductive single molecular bilayers created with liquid solution processing, a standard manufacturing process that minimizes costs.
"We want to give electronic devices the features of real cell membranes: flexible, strong, sensitive, and super thin. We found a novel way to design...26.04.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, a leading provider of research and development in the field of electron-beam applications, acted as an external partner in the preparation of the “Applications of Particle Accelerators in Europe” brochure (APAE), part of the European EUCARD 2 support project. The brochure gives a very clear picture of the current status of how particle accelerators are being applied, outlining the current challenges, and making highly relevant recommendations for action in the research sector and industry.
Already our Greek forebearers thought about questions that still move human beings today (especially in physics), namely what is it that fundamentally holds...26.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
The untethered biohybrid microswimmer is able to transport and deliver cargo encapsulated into a guidable red blood cell, while an attached bacterium, one of the most efficient swimmers in nature, acts as a propeller to move it forward. Once it has reached its destination and delivered its cargo, the scientists can destroy the microswimmer using infrared light.
Researchers of the Physical Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have developed a multifunctional...26.04.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Nuclear power plants typically run either at full capacity or not at all. Yet the plants have the technical ability to adjust to the changing demand for power and thus better accommodate sources of renewable energy such as wind or solar power.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently explored the benefits...26.04.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
Groundbreaking technology could help soldiers on the battlefield and people with skin disorders
In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota used a customized, low-cost 3D printer to print electronics on a real hand for the...26.04.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne discover serine as the hitherto unknown amino acid for protein modification, changing a 50-year-old paradigm.
Scientific achievements enlarge our knowledge about how things work and eventually enable us to understand details and even to predict the unknown.26.04.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Physicists at the University of Greifswald have investigated the smallest lead particles and found surprising decay pathways. They report their results in a series of publications, most recently in the journal Physical Review Letters.
Physicists distinguish between the size ranges of individual atoms and bulk matter. Between these, there are also so-called clusters, particles that can be...26.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Imaging techniques can be used to detect the development of psychosis in the brains of high-risk patients at an early stage, as reported by researchers from the University of Basel and Western University in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.
Detecting psychosis early increases the chances of effective treatment. Despite advances in diagnosis, however, it has previously not been possible to examine...26.04.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Gallium oxide shows high electron mobility, making it promising for better and cheaper devices
The next generation of energy-efficient power electronics, high-frequency communication systems, and solid-state lighting rely on materials known as wide...25.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
A new technique drawing on echo state networks fills in the gaps to simulate how arrhythmic electrical signals go chaotic
Cardiac arrhythmia results when the usual symphony of electric pulses that keep the heart's muscles in sync becomes chaotic. Although symptoms are often barely...25.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
CMU process takes advantage of a common printing defect
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used an inexpensive 3-D printer to produce flat plastic items that, when heated, fold themselves into...25.04.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
In human cells, vitamins often serve as the precursors of "cofactors" - non-proteins which are an essential part of enzymes. Among them are the flavins, which the organism derives from vitamin B2.
A team headed by Dr. Robin Teufel and Dr. Raspudin Saleem-Batcha of the University of Freiburg at the Center for Biological Systems Analysis has now shown in...25.04.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Physicists at MIPT and their British and Russian colleagues revealed the mechanisms leading to photocurrent in graphene under terahertz radiation. The paper published in Applied Physics Letters not only puts a period to a long-lasting debate about the origins of direct current in graphene illuminated by high-frequency radiation but also sets the stage for the development of high-sensitivity terahertz detectors. Such detectors are highly demanded in medical diagnostics, wireless communications and security systems.
In 2005 MIPT alumni Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov experimentally studied the behavior of electrons in graphene, a flat honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms....25.04.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Soldiers often need to see through smoke, fog, dust or any other airborne obscurant and detect the presence of toxins or other chemicals in the field or on the front lines. To identify those chemicals, they use infrared (IR) sensors and spectroscopy, which allow a specific color of light to shine at a particular frequency corresponding to each chemical. Identifying each chemical will require a soldier to coat the goggle with a unique filter, enabling the chemical signature to come through at a specific frequency (i.e., a specific color).
Researchers at the University of Illinois, however, have successfully developed a tunable infrared filter made from graphene, which would allow a solider to...25.04.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
In an international study, scientists of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) have discovered a new therapeutic approach for Late Infantile Neu-ronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN2) – a form of childhood dementia. Enzyme replace-ment therapy with cerliponase alfa can have beneficial effects.
It was possible to stop the illness from progressing for two thirds of the patients. The synthetic enzyme is introduced into the subarachnoid space of the...25.04.2018 | Studies and Analyses | Read more
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and teamtechnik, an international leader in production technology, report that it is now possible to connect high efficiency solar cells using electrically conductive adhesives in series production. The results of the joint research project »KleVer« show that the adhesive technology is ready for the market and can be used as an alternative to the widespread soft soldering interconnection technology. Due to the much lower process temperatures of this technology compared to soldering, temperature-sensitive high efficiency solar cells can be connected using adhesives in a gentle and material-saving process.
In industrial production, the throughput is only slightly lower than with soldering. The reliability of the adhesive connection was confirmed in tests carried...25.04.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
A cross-like shape helps the electrodes of implantable neurostimulation devices to deliver more charge to specific areas of the nervous system, possibly prolonging device life span, says research published in March in Scientific Reports.
The shape, called "fractal," would be particularly useful for stimulating smaller areas, such as deep brain structures or the retina, since it maximizes...25.04.2018 | Medical Engineering | Read more
Kiel University and equipment manufacturers RENA Technologies present new approach at the Hannover Messe
Longer life times, larger ranges and faster recharging - developments such as electric mobility or the miniaturisation of electronics require new storage...25.04.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
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
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