Der Bio Particle Explorer des Leibniz-Institutes für Photonische Technologien (IPHT), mit dem man Keime wie Bakterien, Pilze und Hefen schnell charakterisieren kann, ist mit dem Innovation Village Award im Rahmen der Photonics Europe 2014 in Brüssel ausgezeichnet worden.
Die Jury würdigte die marktreife Erfindung mit dem dritten Platz und 500 Euro Preisgeld. Kriterien für die Auswahl waren das Innovationslevel, die Relevanz für...17.04.2014 | Read more
The Rudolf-Stundl-Foundation at the University of Greifswald has opened the competition for the 2014 Rudolf-Stundl-Award for Textile Arts. The prize is awarded for outstanding academic and artistic work related to textiles or neighbouring fields of material culture. The foundation board extended the applica-tion deadline for the award of 700 Euro until 31st December 2014. The contest will be held every four years and accepts submissions from all members of the University of Greifswald as well as the 26 international partner universities.
Rudolf Stundl (1897 – 1990), the initiator of artisan rug making in the Region of Western Pomerania, founded the award in 1985. The competition seeks to...17.04.2014 | Read more
From online control of penetration depth in laser welding via femto-second laser printer up to laser fired contacts in silicon solar cells
The international jury of the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2014 has selected on the basis of merit three finalists. The team representatives - listed in...16.04.2014 | Read more
On April 3, 2014 in Paris, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will honor Fraunhofer IAO’s Daniel Borrmann as German High Tech Champion in the Urban Distribution category for his pioneering technological development, the “ElectromobileCityScooter.” This nimble, electrically driven three-wheel microcar won over the jury as a sustainable solution for the urban distribution sector and will also be making an appearance at the Hannover Messe.
As part of SITL Europe – International Week of Transport and Logistics, the award, which comes with 10,000 euros in prize money, will be presented at a gala...03.04.2014 | Read more
Euro 1.4 million for research project on “Contribution of material cascade utilization to sustainable resource management”
A car tire at first, in a second life maybe an insulating board or the sole of a shoe, then floor covering in a third life – if a raw material made from crude...02.04.2014 | Read more
Launched as a substitute for European funding schemes, the SNSF Starting Grants have met with a positive response: 145 researchers have submitted their applications to the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The SNSF has also appointed a Commission for "Temporary Backup Schemes".
Supported by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the SNSF has set up "Temporary Back-up Schemes". This transitional measure...02.04.2014 | Read more
New methods for vascular research reduce number of experimental animals / Human umbilical cord cells mimic vessel walls
Professor Thomas Korff of the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology at Heidelberg University, Germany, was awarded the German Research Foundation...19.03.2014 | Read more
In advance of the seventeenth European Health Forum Gastein conference, this year themed “Electing Health – the Europe we want!” which will take place in Austria´s Gastein Valley from 1 to 3 October 2014, the International Forum Gastein has announced its annual search for a winner of its European Health Award. The award of €10,000 will be sponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and FOPI, the association of research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in Austria.
The International Forum Gastein initiated the European Health Award on the occasion of the European Health Forum Gastein´s tenth anniversary in 2007. The Award...14.03.2014 | Read more
On 11 March 2014, in Paris, Dr. Michael Emonts of Fraunhofer IPT and Coert Kok of AFPT accepted the JEC Europe Innovation Award 2014 in the “Process” category for the new development of a tape laying head for the automated, laser-supported processing of thermoplast tapes, duroplast prepregs and dry-fiber rovings.
The so-called “Multi-material head” is particularly useful for smaller businesses, which want to process all the most common semi-finished materials on only...13.03.2014 | Read more
ESMT European School of Management and Technology has received two awards for case studies in the Case Centre Awards competition 2014.
Together with Harvard Business School and INSEAD, ESMT is one of only three business schools honored with two prizes this year. As one of the world’s largest...03.03.2014 | Read more
The tropical disease malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite. For its survival and propagation, Plasmodium requires a protein called actin. Scientists of...
The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity.
Researchers from Warwick Medical School and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust used a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based method to...
Japanese researchers have successfully developed the world's first imaging method for visualising the behaviour of nicotine-adenine dinucleotide derivative (NAD(P)H), a key coenzyme, inside cells. This feat could ultimately facilitate the diagnosis of cancer and liver dysfunction and help to elucidate the mechanisms of neurological disorders.
A Japanese research team led by Drs. Hirokazu Komatsu and Katsuhiko Ariga of the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, in collaboration with...
A team of computer scientists, mathematicians and geophysicists at Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and Ludwig-Maximillians Universitaet Muenchen (LMU) have – with the support of the Leibniz Supercomputing Center of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (LRZ) – optimized the SeisSol earthquake simulation software on the SuperMUC high performance computer at the LRZ to push its performance beyond the “magical” one petaflop/s mark – one quadrillion floating point operations per second.
Geophysicists use the SeisSol earthquake simulation software to investigate rupture processes and seismic waves beneath the Earth’s surface. Their goal is to...
Pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable, according to new modeling by NASA and university scientists affiliated with the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
The climate effects generated on these wobbling worlds could prevent them from turning into glacier-covered ice lockers, even if those planets are somewhat far...
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