The international conference addresses the multiple functions of green infrastructure in the sustainable transformation of cities. It aims to critically reflect the planning and implementation of green infrastructure in cities and regions across Europe. Particular attention is paid to the long-term management of green infrastructure against the background of recent economic trends in spatial development on the one hand, and new approaches of participation and empowerment on the other. Thus, the conference aims to introduce the concept of green infrastructure into political debates based on a critical review of conceptual discussions as well as planning practice.
We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the International Conference "Panacea Green Infrastructure? Multidimensional Contributions to Competitive...30.09.2016 | Read more
The 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) drew to a close on last Friday in fitting form at Heidelberg Castle, and it did so with the certainty of many HLFs to follow. “HLF will be continued as long as the open, unfettered scientific exchange between laureates and young researchers is a useful means for advancing science – which we are convinced will be the case for a long time,” affirmed Beate Spiegel, Chairperson of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) and Managing Director of the Klaus Tschira Foundation. In 2013, the HLF took shape as an experiment in the hope it would take root. Since then, it has cemented itself as a fixture in the worlds of mathematics and computer science.
Two strong scientific institutions have joined the side of the organizing foundation: Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical...29.09.2016 | Read more
The primary forum to debate all things health policy for nearly 20 years, the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) - 28-30 September - opens today. This year’s theme is “Demographics and Diversity in Europe – New Solutions for Health”, with key input from European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab, and Nobel Laureate and Professor of Economics Paul Krugman.
Over the course of the 3-day conference, over 500 experts will debate the health and social challenges and opportunities associated with demographic change in...28.09.2016 | Read more
This year’s LaserForum will be held on November 3, 2016 at NIFE, Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development in Hanover, Germany. It will be titled "Laseranwendungen in der Medizin" (Medical Laser Appplications).
This year, the annual German meeting point for experts will focus on the use of lasers in medical research, in the field of neurosurgery, biomedical...27.09.2016 | Read more
More than 100 international industry representatives and scientists are expected for a conference of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) to be held at the University of Kassel, Germany, from 5 - 7 October. The experts will be discussing the current situation, market potential and technical standards of future mobile telecommunication systems, the so-called fifth mobile generation (5G).
5G is seen as a key element for the upcoming digitilisation in all areas of life. It will have an effect on many other aspects of a networked society in the...23.09.2016 | Read more
On September 14, 2016 at Graz University of Technology the 7th edition of the two-day "International Congress on Pharmaceutical Engineering (ICPE)" started. At the venue “Alte Technik” top researchers from more than 20 countries are expected.
ICPE 2016, one of the world-renowned international congresses in the pharmaceutical process engineering field, takes place from September 14 to 15 and is...20.09.2016 | Read more
From September 21st – 23rd, 2016, the international Bernstein Conference will take place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU). Attracting more than 500 scientists, it is the largest annual conference in the field of Computational Neuroscience in Europe. One of its highlights will be the presentation of the Valentino Braitenberg Award for Computational Neuroscience 2016. For the public, there will be a hands-on science lab and an evening lecture on video games.
The conference will be opened by Professor Dr. Sabine Kunst, President of Humboldt-Universität, on Wednesday, September 21st, at 14:00 h, at the university’s...16.09.2016 | Read more
Major players in the aerospace and automotive sectors are modifying 3D printing processes for use in large-scale production, while small and medium-sized companies also increasingly recognize the technology’s huge potential. However, the costs and know-how associated with 3D printing still represent major obstacles to its introduction. Now researchers and manufacturers have joined forces in Aachen to offer users customized solutions.
A quick glance at the trade fair industry is enough to see that 3D printing technology is the next big thing: new trade fairs such as RapidTech or formnext are...07.09.2016 | Read more
From Monday 29 August to Wednesday 31 August, the 1st “International Conference on Energy Geotechnics” will be held at Kiel University. Around 150 experts from over 26 countries are expected to participate and exchange opinions on geotechnical issues related with the energy transition. The conference is organised by Professor Frank Wuttke’s working group from the Institute of Geosciences at Kiel University. Specialist audience and interested members of the public can register for the conference online until 30 August 2016.
Over the past few years, in Schleswig-Holstein in particular, there has been a significant increase in the number of wind power sites. In the course of climate...25.08.2016 | Read more
“Let’s meet in Hamburg!” The International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) held its annual conference in Germany for the first time, hosting a rec-ord number of 276 guests from all over the world.
“The shipping crisis of the last seven years has made only too clear” explained Prof. Dr. Orestis Shinas from HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration,...24.08.2016 | Read more
Heavy construction machinery is the focus of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s latest advance in additive manufacturing research. With industry partners and university students, ORNL researchers are designing and producing the world’s first 3D printed excavator, a prototype that will leverage large-scale AM technologies and explore the feasibility of printing with metal alloys.
Increasing the size and speed of metal-based 3D printing techniques, using low-cost alloys like steel and aluminum, could create new industrial applications...
Friction stir welding is a still-young and thus often unfamiliar pressure welding process for joining flat components and semi-finished components made of light metals.
Scientists at the University of Stuttgart have now developed two new process variants that will considerably expand the areas of application for friction stir welding.
Technologie-Lizenz-Büro (TLB) GmbH supports the University of Stuttgart in patenting and marketing its innovations.
Friction stir welding is a still-young and thus often unfamiliar pressure welding process for joining flat components and semi-finished components made of...
Optical quantum computers can revolutionize computer technology. A team of researchers led by scientists from Münster University and KIT now succeeded in putting a quantum optical experimental set-up onto a chip. In doing so, they have met one of the requirements for making it possible to use photonic circuits for optical quantum computers.
Optical quantum computers are what people are pinning their hopes on for tomorrow’s computer technology – whether for tap-proof data encryption, ultrafast...
The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been developing various applications for OLED microdisplays based on organic semiconductors. By integrating the capabilities of an image sensor directly into the microdisplay, eye movements can be recorded by the smart glasses and utilized for guidance and control functions, as one example. The new design will be debuted at Augmented World Expo Europe (AWE) in Berlin at Booth B25, October 18th – 19th.
“Augmented-reality” and “wearables” have become terms we encounter almost daily. Both can make daily life a little simpler and provide valuable assistance for...
With the help of artificial intelligence, chemists from the University of Basel in Switzerland have computed the characteristics of about two million crystals made up of four chemical elements. The researchers were able to identify 90 previously unknown thermodynamically stable crystals that can be regarded as new materials. They report on their findings in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters.
Elpasolite is a glassy, transparent, shiny and soft mineral with a cubic crystal structure. First discovered in El Paso County (Colorado, USA), it can also be...
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