The Velaro family of trains has won the coveted "Red Dot" design award for quality in recognition of the platform concept for high-speed trains that can be...01.07.2015 | Read more
Physicians and drug developers do not always have the same research questions. The new special programme Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials (IICT) will enable independent clinical researchers to answer questions that are important for patients.
Therapies for rare diseases, drug dose reductions and the comparisons of surgical interventions are not in the focus of the pharmaceutical industry because...26.06.2015 | Read more
The World Cultural Council honours Ewine van Dishoeck, Professor for molecular Astrophysics at the Leiden University and External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), with this year’s Albert Einstein World Award of Science.
This prize is awarded to scientists for their outstanding achievements, which bring scientific progress and benefit to mankind. Furthermore, the European...22.06.2015 | Read more
Elisabeth Bothschafter, Andreas Reiserer, and Michael Krüger are excelled with the Otto Hahn Medal by the Max Planck Society.
This year, the Max Planck Society has awarded the Otto Hahn Medal 2014 to three young scientists who have completed their doctoral thesis at the Max Planck...17.06.2015 | Read more
On 10th June at the parts2clean trade fair in Stuttgart, in recognition of exceptional developments in the cleanliness industry, Fraunhofer IPA awarded the cleanliness technology prize CLEAN for the third time!
This year, the jury was won over by two contributions: an innovative particle-cleaning system with an integrated photodynamic process for disinfecting...12.06.2015 | Read more
Scientists of Fraunhofer IME and Continental receive award 2015:
In a joint project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, the Department of Biology and Biotechnology (IBBP) at the University of Münster and the tire manufacturer Continental, car tire prototypes made of dandelion rubber have been produced. For their work on the Russian dandelion and its application as a source of natural rubber, Dirk Prüfer and Christian Schulze Gronover of IME and IBBP as well as Carla Recker of Continental receive the 2015 Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize today in Wiesbaden, in the presence of German Federal President Joachim Gauck and the Premier of Hesse, Volker Bouffier.
The milky sap of the dandelion shows similarities to that of the rubber tree, and most importantly contains caoutchouc - the raw material for rubber production.09.06.2015 | Read more
Prof. Alexander Böker, head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm, Germany, has received the renowned ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). His research project RepliColl has been awarded funding of 1.9 million Euros over a period of five years. Böker and his team want to learn how to emulate self-replicating biological processes from nature's own DNA synthesis. His research should smooth the way for completely new technologies in manufacturing components for telecommunications and IT as well as for building blocks in the pharmaceutical branch and nanoelectronics.
Nature is master of the astonishing ability to duplicate itself. The self-replication of DNA and RNA molecules is the basis of human life. Prof. Böker would...08.06.2015 | Read more
The European Commission will fund the research infrastructure ACTRIS-2 with a total of 9.5 million euros until 2019. Thus, the existing network of ground-based long-term observatories for aerosols, clouds and trace gases can be further expanded. With long-term observations ACTRIS-2 contributes to climate-change research and the control of measures to improve air quality. The ACTRIS-2 Kick-off Meeting will be held in Rome from 3rd to 5th June 2015, hosted by the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy.
A total of 31 partners from 21 European countries are participating in the "Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research Infrastructure" (ACTRIS-2). The Leibniz...03.06.2015 | Read more
Applications for the fourth international Young Science Journalists Award of the World Health Summit now open “Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award 2015
In cooperation with Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA), and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the...21.05.2015 | Read more
A new initiative to enhance the integration of Europe’s scientific and operational capabilities in the Polar Regions has been funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme.
The €2 million five-year EU-PolarNet programme brings together 22 of Europe’s internationally-respected multi-disciplinary research institutions to develop and...19.05.2015 | Read more
Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that have taken a viaduct in the Canary Islands as a reference. This concept could be applied in heavily built-up territories or natural areas with new constructions limitations.
The Juncal Viaduct, in Gran Canaria, has served as a reference for Spanish and British researchers to verify that the wind blowing between the pillars on this...
New technique combines electron microscopy and synchrotron X-rays to track chemical reactions under real operating conditions
A new technique pioneered at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real...
Think of an object made of iron: An I-beam, a car frame, a nail. Now imagine that half of the iron in that object owes its existence to bacteria living two and a half billion years ago.
Think of an object made of iron: An I-beam, a car frame, a nail. Now imagine that half of the iron in that object owes its existence to bacteria living two and...
A team of scientists including PhD student Friedrich Schuler from the Laboratory of MEMS Applications at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of...
The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the "bionic eye," have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of...
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