Modern life thrives on the availability of electrical energy. Countless applications spanning from medical to industrial and consumer products have been made possible only by modern battery technology. Albeit both, limited energy density and high costs, sectors such as mobility, communications, renewable energy, count on the development of rising storage performances with regard to price, mass and energy.
Reason enough for researchers, application engineers, developers to join the 10th International meeting,“Advanced Battery Power”held in Münster, Germany, from...08.01.2018 | Read more
Fraunhofer IAO to launch hands-on activities relating to the Science Year showcasing the “Working Life of the Future”
With events, projects, interactive experiences and a series of blog posts, Fraunhofer IAO will offer a diverse range of information, hands-on activities and...11.12.2017 | Read more
Parasitic worm infections – or helminthiases – affect more than one billion people and have a considerable public health impact in many parts of the world. On 7 – 8 December 2017, international experts will gather in Basel, Switzerland, to discuss new strategies to control and eliminate parasitic worms. The scientific symposium is hosted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.
Approximately 1.5 billion people globally are affected by soil-transmitted helminthiasis and another 250 million suffer from schistosomiasis; two of the most...08.12.2017 | Read more
Laser experts from a remarkably broad spectrum of sectors will convene in Aachen May 2–4, 2018 at the International Laser Technology Congress AKL’18. 77 laser experts in research and industry will present cutting-edge methods and beam sources as well as the latest developments and trends in laser technology. The AKL gives technology suppliers and customers plenty of opportunities to swap stories and expertise. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT oversees this event, which is once more expected to draw more than 600 attendees. The program of events is already at www.lasercongress.org – where you can also register now for AKL’18.
For the 12th time now, users, manufacturers and developers can take advantage of the international platform provided by the AKL - International Laser...07.12.2017 | Read more
More than 500 experts from EventHorizon 2017 invited to participate in survey by ESMT Berlin and Grid Singularity
According to a survey by ESMT Berlin and the startup Grid Singularity, blockchain in the energy sector will continue to gain in importance. More than 500...05.12.2017 | Read more
11-14 December 2017, ICC Ghent, Belgium
1,500 ecologists from around 60 countries gather in Ghent, Belgium next month for the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland's joint* annual...15.11.2017 | Read more
In the past, service life tests for vehicles or individual components required test drives on the road lasting several days. Today, thanks to cutting-edge testing facilities, a few hours in the laboratory is enough. The Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF has specialized in recent years in the area of wheel testing and approval. Thanks to its diverse development and testing activities the institute has carved out a position for itself as a technology leader. The UC 13, Users Conference on Biaxial Fatigue Testing for Wheels and Wheel Hubs held on November 8 provided an opportunity to find out more about the latest developments in this area of Technology.
The wheel-related components of the chassis, i.e. wheels, wheel hubs and wheel bearings, are safety-relevant components subject to high levels of stress. Given...15.11.2017 | Read more
Individual mass production, condition monitoring of production facilities and modular production lines are some advantages that digitalization of industry brings with it. The basis is an interconnection that is secure, robust and fast. The 5G standard, the standard that follows 4G/ LTE, will play a central role. Emphases of this year’s #Berlin5GWeek will therefore lie on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as well as the dynamic programming of software-based 5G infrastructures. From the 6th to the 10th of November, international experts from science, industry and politics will discuss the basic technological requirements of the future network and possible application scenarios.
The connected factory of the future: A product blank be it for a sneaker or a car, is associated with an administrative layer. The administrative layer...30.10.2017 | Read more
"Virtual Environments for Testing of Automated Vehicles": This central idea of the 3rd Symposium on Driving Simulation on 9 November 2017 in Braunschweig says it all. For the third time, decision-makers and experts from the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, research and IT will be discussing topics related to driving simulation. This year's focus will be on the future challenges in the area of virtual development, testing and validation of systems for autonomous vehicles. The 3rd OpenSCENARIO User Meeting and a visit to the driving simulator of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) will take place on 8 November 2017 in the run-up to the symposium.
Increasing demands and growing cost pressure in the automotive industry make it increasingly necessary to transfer test scenarios with multiple variants to a...23.10.2017 | Read more
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam: some 630 million people live in the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Between 2007 and 2015, there was enormous growth in the economy here, by 5.3 percent per year on average – and the demand for energy is also rising as a result. How to deal with this is shown by the fifth ASEAN Energy Outlook, which the Fraunhofer ISI and the ASEAN Centre for Energy presented during the Ministers and CEO dialogue at the 35th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting in the Philippine capital of Manila at the end of September.
The 5th ASEAN Energy Outlook (AEO5), like its 2015 predecessor, was accompanied scientifically by Fraunhofer ISI and developed by the ASEAN Centre for Energy,...17.10.2017 | Read more
What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how...
For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution. This fundamental insight of an SNSF Professor could also pave the way for future medical diagnostics.
Electrical charge is one of the key properties that allows molecules to interact. Life itself depends on this phenomenon: many biological processes involve...
At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.
No other industry has attracted as much public attention to composite materials as the automotive industry, which along with the aerospace industry is a driver...
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University have developed high-quality GFO epitaxial films and systematically investigated their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. They also demonstrated the room-temperature magnetocapacitance effects of these GFO thin films.
Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as...
The oceans are the largest global heat reservoir. As a result of man-made global warming, the temperature in the global climate system increases; around 90% of...
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