From November 6-8, 2017, the eighth Clash of Realities conference will be held in Cologne at the Cologne Game Lab. The artistic-academic research conference will feature internationally renowned experts from the academy, research and industry in forum of interdisciplinary exchange and dialogue. Numerous international speakers have already confirmed their participation. Registration is now possible here: http://www.clashofrealities.com
In its eighth iteration, the Clash of Realities conference will discuss pressing questions concerning the development and social perception of digital games...26.07.2017 | Read more
• Renowned experts offer insights into current research results
• How consumers benefit from new materials
The Cofresco Forum’s 11th Round Table on 16 November 2017 entitled “Closing the Sustainability Circle: Protection of Food with Biobased Materials – How...21.07.2017 | Read more
From June 26 to 29, the laser community met again at the LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT was there with more than 50 exhibits from the various fields of applied laser technology and beam-source development: This year the spectrum ranged from diode and fiber lasers to new measurement technology all the way to complete machines for additive processes or even laser systems for space.
The opening of the LASER fair is usually an occasion to draw attention to new trends. This year, Peter Leibinger of the TRUMPF Group spoke about opportunities...19.07.2017 | Read more
In the EMOIO project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), scientists from Fraunhofer IAO are developing an emotionally responsive, neuro-adaptive brain-computer interface. The first live demonstration took place at the BMBF future congress “Bringing technology to people,” held in Bonn June 26-27.
Emotions play a crucial role in our interaction with technology – but even smart systems are not yet able to react appropriately to human emotion. In the EMOIO...12.07.2017 | Read more
With hydrothermal processes (HTP), water-rich, biogenic residues can be converted into liquid, solid or gaseous carbon carriers. The further refined products have a wide application potential. For a bio-based economy, hydrothermal processes thus represent a key technology. At the third Leipzig HTP-Forum, on the 12th/13th of September 2017, the current state of knowledge in this area is going to be intensified and the mutual exchange of experience between research and industry will be promoted. Registration for the event is available at www.dbfz.de/htp
At the heart of the 3rd HTP-Forum "Technologies for value creation through use of raw materials and as an energy source", the entire range of hydrothermal...12.07.2017 | Read more
What do we know about our home galaxy, the Milky Way? How was the Galaxy assembled and how did it evolve from the most pristine eras to its present state? About 200 astronomers meet from Monday, 10 July 2017, till Friday, 14 July 2014, on Telegrafenberg in Potsdam at the IAU symposium “Rediscovering our Galaxy” to debate the latest research results and surveys in the field of galactic archaeology. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) supports the event, which the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is organising and hosting, with further support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation).
From the chemical composition to the motion and the ages of stars: in contrast to galaxies that are far away, researchers can study the Milky Way in detail...07.07.2017 | Read more
Invitation to the 3rd international Leibniz Plant Biochemistry Symposium
Plants are masters of adaptation. They almost have always means to defend themselves against pathogens, climate fluctuations, and extreme weather conditions.19.06.2017 | Read more
In a 3-day intensive training managers discover the world of IT: programming, machine learning, internet of things. Aim: Understanding the language of tomorrow!
In Digital_Survival training, decision makers learn future thinking in just three days. On an intensive course organized by the NIT’s Digital Think Tank,...13.06.2017 | Read more
International experts discuss technology enhanced lifelong learning
On June 29th and 30st scientists and professionals from all over the world will meet in Berlin to exchange experiences concerning digital learning along the...13.06.2017 | Read more
It is the biggest “fare” for exchanging scientific findings in the field of Baltic Sea research: Every second year, scientists from all littoral states and beyond meet under the umbrella of the Baltic Sea Science Congress (BSSC) in order to present their new research results. This year, the BSSC is hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) and the University of Rostock.
The event, which takes place from June 12 to 16, 2017, at the HanseMesse Rostock, offers a platform for 350 scientists from 18 countries, for 107 oral...12.06.2017 | Read more
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...
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
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...
Whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators are used to make tiny micro-lasers, sensors, switches, routers and other devices. These tiny structures rely on a...
Using ultrafast flashes of laser and x-ray radiation, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) took snapshots of the briefest electron motion inside a solid material to date. The electron motion lasted only 750 billionths of the billionth of a second before it fainted, setting a new record of human capability to capture ultrafast processes inside solids!
When x-rays shine onto solid materials or large molecules, an electron is pushed away from its original place near the nucleus of the atom, leaving a hole...
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