RadioNet, a consortium of 28 leading institutions for radio astronomical research from 13 countries, has been awarded 10 million Euro by the European Commission, to be used over the next four years. The speaker of the RadioNet consortium is Prof. J. Anton Zensus from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn (Germany).
RadioNet will provide support for various aspects of radio astronomical research in Europe; it will enable scientists from all over the world to use the radio...12.01.2017 | Read more
Support for translational research: Europe wide cooperation on spinal cord injury research receives 1.34 Million Euros grant
Six European research teams including Dr. Michell Reimer and his team at the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) - Cluster of Excellence at...12.12.2016 | Read more
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
Quantum computers may one day solve algorithmic problems which even the biggest supercomputers today can’t manage. But how do you test a quantum computer to...
For the first time, a team of researchers at the Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, has succeeded in making an integrated circuit (IC) from just a monolayer of a semiconducting polymer via a bottom-up, self-assembly approach.
In the self-assembly process, the semiconducting polymer arranges itself into an ordered monolayer in a transistor. The transistors are binary switches used...
Breakthrough provides a new concept of the design of molecular motors, sensors and electricity generators at nanoscale
Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague), Institute of Physics of the CAS (IP CAS) and Palacký University...
For photographers and scientists, lenses are lifesavers. They reflect and refract light, making possible the imaging systems that drive discovery through the microscope and preserve history through cameras.
But today's glass-based lenses are bulky and resist miniaturization. Next-generation technologies, such as ultrathin cameras or tiny microscopes, require...
Scientists from the University of Zurich have succeeded for the first time in tracking individual stem cells and their neuronal progeny over months within the intact adult brain. This study sheds light on how new neurons are produced throughout life.
The generation of new nerve cells was once thought to taper off at the end of embryonic development. However, recent research has shown that the adult brain...
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