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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
On Tuesday, researchers from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and their colleagues from partner institutes presented a new report at the first ever United Nations’ Ocean Conference in New York. The report examines the role of regional marine conservation in the implementation of the global sustainable development goals for oceans. Together with international decision-makers and marine conservation experts, the researchers also submitted recommendations for the sustainable use of the oceans, which will feed into the UN negotiations.
The oceans are part of a global commons. After all, neither fish swarms nor marine litter stay within national borders. Coastal states can only protect and use...07.06.2017 | 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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