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UDE at the CeBIT fair: Protecting huge National Parks

Closely observing and protecting huge national parks – the PLANET project led by engineering scientist Prof. Dr. Pedro José Marrón of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) makes it possible. Marón is currently presenting the project at this year's CeBIT fair in Hanover.
“The original idea for PLANET came to me as I was working on other EU projects” mentioned its founder and coordinator Marrón. He had a particular interest in... 07.03.2012 | nachricht Read more

Cebit: Automated stress testing for Web 2.0 applications helps developers find programming errors

Web applications such as Google Mail, Facebook and Amazon are used every day.
However, so far there are no methods to test them systematically and at low cost for malfunctions and security vulnerabilities. Therefore, computer scientists... 27.02.2012 | nachricht Read more

Cebit 2012: The wireless bicycle brake, a prototype on an exciting mission

At this time, wireless networks are able to brake just one bike, but in the future, the technical elements will be further developed to regulate entire trains as they travel over the lines.
In view of that fact, computer scientists at Saarland University are designing mathematical calculations to check such systems automatically. The scientists... 24.02.2012 | nachricht Read more

Cebit 2012 – Internet service prevents cable tangle in presentations at conferences and trade shows

To connect a laptop to an additional monitor, projector or even to a monitor wall, a special cable was required, until now.
Researchers of the Saarland University’s Intel Visual Computing Institute overcome this obstacle by linking computer and monitor via an ‘Internet Service’. By... 23.02.2012 | nachricht Read more

Cebit 2012: Interactive 3D graphical objects as an integral part of online shops

When customers visit an online shop, they want to see all parts of a product; they want to enlarge it, or visualize adjusting single elements.
Until now, web developers have been dealing with a multiplicity of different programs, in order to illustrate articles on the Internet in such a complex way.

The new HTML extension XML3D, which offers the capability to describe computer scenes in spatial detail directly within the website’s code, simplifies that. An online shop can be extended with XML3D in just a few clicks, as researchers of the Saarland University’s Intel Visual Computing Institute demonstrate at stand F34 in hall 9 at the computer fair Cebit.... 22.02.2012 | nachricht Read more

Cebit 2012: Intelligent software assigns appropriate background music for pictures

Previously, setting a picture or whole series of pictures to suitable music required expert knowledge and a great deal of time.
Newly developed software called Picasso succeeds in arranging pictures with appropriate compositions in an instant, by utilizing the technical skills of movie... 16.02.2012 | nachricht Read more

UBIFRANCE takes 20 French innovators to CeBIT 2012

UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, will present 20 companies at CeBIT, where they will showcase their innovative digital products on the French pavilion. The trade show is the digital industry's biggest event and will take place in Hanover (Germany), from 6 to 10 March 2012.
UBIFRANCE will group together the French companies in two areas during the CeBIT trade show in March. Companies focused on new technology and research will be... 10.02.2012 | nachricht Read more

Artguardian: Watchman for artworks

A publicly displayed object of art experiences a lot: dazzling light, unfavorable temperatures or too much moisture. With ‘Artguardian’ Fraunhofer researchers have developed a fully automated, intelligent monitoring system helping art lovers to optimally preserve their objects of art. Thanks to sensitive sensors they can be exhibited under the best conditions. The solution will be presented from 6th to 10th March at the CeBIT 2012 (hall 9, booth E08).

There are an estimated 150 million works of art in the market today – in museums, public spaces and in the holdings of private collectors. Not only because of... 30.01.2012 | nachricht Read more

Apps for day-to-day work

Games, e-mails and around-the-clock Internet access – smartphones are making the information culture an even more prominent part of everyday life.
Businesses and employers are also increasingly relying on mobile companions with apps developed expressly for the task at hand. In the future, for instance,... 30.01.2012 | nachricht Read more

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: The fastest light-driven current source

Controlling electronic current is essential to modern electronics, as data and signals are transferred by streams of electrons which are controlled at high speed. Demands on transmission speeds are also increasing as technology develops. Scientists from the Chair of Laser Physics and the Chair of Applied Physics at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have succeeded in switching on a current with a desired direction in graphene using a single laser pulse within a femtosecond ¬¬ – a femtosecond corresponds to the millionth part of a billionth of a second. This is more than a thousand times faster compared to the most efficient transistors today.

Graphene is up to the job

Im Focus: LaserTAB: More efficient and precise contacts thanks to human-robot collaboration

At the productronica trade fair in Munich this November, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be presenting Laser-Based Tape-Automated Bonding, LaserTAB for short. The experts from Aachen will be demonstrating how new battery cells and power electronics can be micro-welded more efficiently and precisely than ever before thanks to new optics and robot support.

Fraunhofer ILT from Aachen relies on a clever combination of robotics and a laser scanner with new optics as well as process monitoring, which it has developed...

Im Focus: The pyrenoid is a carbon-fixing liquid droplet

Plants and algae use the enzyme Rubisco to fix carbon dioxide, removing it from the atmosphere and converting it into biomass. Algae have figured out a way to increase the efficiency of carbon fixation. They gather most of their Rubisco into a ball-shaped microcompartment called the pyrenoid, which they flood with a high local concentration of carbon dioxide. A team of scientists at Princeton University, the Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University and the Max Plank Institute of Biochemistry have unravelled the mysteries of how the pyrenoid is assembled. These insights can help to engineer crops that remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while producing more food.

A warming planet

Im Focus: Highly precise wiring in the Cerebral Cortex

Our brains house extremely complex neuronal circuits, whose detailed structures are still largely unknown. This is especially true for the so-called cerebral cortex of mammals, where among other things vision, thoughts or spatial orientation are being computed. Here the rules by which nerve cells are connected to each other are only partly understood. A team of scientists around Moritz Helmstaedter at the Frankfiurt Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and Helene Schmidt (Humboldt University in Berlin) have now discovered a surprisingly precise nerve cell connectivity pattern in the part of the cerebral cortex that is responsible for orienting the individual animal or human in space.

The researchers report online in Nature (Schmidt et al., 2017. Axonal synapse sorting in medial entorhinal cortex, DOI: 10.1038/nature24005) that synapses in...

Im Focus: Tiny lasers from a gallery of whispers

New technique promises tunable laser devices

Whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators are used to make tiny micro-lasers, sensors, switches, routers and other devices. These tiny structures rely on a...

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