EU funds three-year project to decipher climate history with 2.2 million Euros
In Antarctica internationally leading ice and climate scientists of 14 institutions from ten European countries are looking for the oldest ice on Earth. Goal...14.11.2016 | Read more
The Empa Innovation Award 2016 went to chemist Sabyasachi Gaan and his team. The researchers were recognized for the development of new, non-toxic and environmentally friendly fireproofing agents for the production of flame retard polyurethane foams, which are used in mattresses, seat upholstery and insulation modules for house façades, for instance. The prize was awarded on November 8 against the backdrop of the Empa Technology and Innovation Forum.
We frequently encounter polyurethane (PU) foams in everyday life: they are in the insulation in house façades and refrigerators, in car seats, in living room...09.11.2016 | Read more
3.5 million euros for tri-national research unit on the modulation of programmed cell death
Programmed cell death is a basic pre-requisite for life, and its underlying mechanisms are immensely interesting not only for cancer research. The tri-national...08.11.2016 | Read more
The Fraunhofer IPT and their partners from RWTH Aachen University and the Johannes Kepler Unversity Linz received the “International Bionic Award” for best idea and most commendable interdisciplinary collaboration of production engineers and natural scientists. In a joint project, the team of four developed structures for a unidirectional fluid transport on surfaces of different materials.
During the bionics congress “Patents of Nature”, which took place on 21 October 2016 in Bremen, Kai Winands and Mario Pothen from the Fraunhofer IPT and their...26.10.2016 | Read more
Boond Engineering and Mera Gao Power are Both Awarded First Prize of »Solar for All 2016« in Mumbai
The Canopus Foundation and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, who collaboratively organized the 2nd »Solar for All« Contest for Innovative...20.10.2016 | Read more
New Emmy Noether independent junior research group TWIST to be set up at Mainz University / Skyrmions could one day make the storage media in our computers smaller and more efficient
Theoretical physicist Dr. Karin Everschor-Sitte will be setting up an Emmy Noether independent junior research group at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz...11.10.2016 | Read more
New digital simulation methods allow engineers to develop clean and sustainable engines and turbines. This is the conclusion of the 2016 contest of the Hans Dinger Prize (HDP). The Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen (FVV, Research Association for Combustion Engines) awarded its young researchers prize for the sixth time this year. It recognises the excellence of the scientific work of young scientists contributing to the success of the association’s industrial collective research (IGF) projects. This year’s awardees are graduates from the universities of Aachen, Hannover and Stuttgart. The winner received 3,000 Euros.
The 2016 award went to Lukas Berger, RWTH Aachen University, who studied in his master thesis the formation of soot emissions in aircraft gas turbine engines...05.10.2016 | Read more
The IHP involved European research project “myAirCoach” received more than 1,000 votes in the online voting of the European Innovation Radar Prize 2016. It was ranked first out of 10 competitors in its category “Horizon 2020 ICT”. Thus, it is qualified for the finals in Bratislava on September 26th now, where a 3 minutes “pitch” presentation will be given. An experienced coach offers advice how to successfully present the idea in front of a jury against the three remaining competitors in the category. The project may also end up as the European overall winner across all four categories.
As part of the EU project “myAirCoach”, researchers from IHP – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics develop an intelligent adapter for standard...22.09.2016 | Read more
The impact of environmental changes on the ecosystems of seagrass and macroalgae in the tropics is at the centre of a new research project at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT). Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with more than 400,000 Euro the SEAMAC* project runs for three years and is led by Dr. Mirta Teichberg, head of the junior research group “Algae and Seagrass Ecology” at the ZMT.
In shallow water ecosystems tropical seagrasses and macroalgae are an important first link in the food chain and provide a number of significant services not...12.09.2016 | Read more
Freigeist Fellowship supports Dr. Ivan Minev in using 3D printing to find ways to repair damage in the human body
Dr. Ivan Minev, research group leader at the BIOTEC/CRTD, has been awarded a Freigeist Fellowship from the VolkswagenStiftung. This five-year, 920.000 EUR...05.09.2016 | Read more
Have you ever wondered how you see the world? Vision is about photons of light, which are packets of energy, interacting with the atoms or molecules in what...
A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon (PSi), with broad impacts in integrated optoelectronics, imaging, and photovoltaics.
Working with colleagues at Stanford and The Dow Chemical Company, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fabricated 3-D birefringent...
In experiments with magnetic atoms conducted at extremely low temperatures, scientists have demonstrated a unique phase of matter: The atoms form a new type of quantum liquid or quantum droplet state. These so called quantum droplets may preserve their form in absence of external confinement because of quantum effects. The joint team of experimental physicists from Innsbruck and theoretical physicists from Hannover report on their findings in the journal Physical Review X.
“Our Quantum droplets are in the gas phase but they still drop like a rock,” explains experimental physicist Francesca Ferlaino when talking about the...
The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) is opening up a new research field. A workshop from November 21 - 22, 2016 will mark the start of activities for an innovative axion experiment. Axions are still only purely hypothetical particles. Their detection could solve two fundamental problems in particle physics: What dark matter consists of and why it has not yet been possible to directly observe a CP violation for the strong interaction.
The “MADMAX” project is the MPP’s commitment to axion research. Axions are so far only a theoretical prediction and are difficult to detect: on the one hand,...
Broadband rotational spectroscopy unravels structural reshaping of isolated molecules in the gas phase to accommodate water
In two recent publications in the Journal of Chemical Physics and in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers around Melanie Schnell from the Max...
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