On Monday evening the Climate Engineering Conference (CEC17) was opened in Berlin by Mark Lawrence, Scientific Director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS). The international conference explores the potentials and risks of possible measures to intervene in the climate system. Over four days, experts from academia, political institutions, and civil society are engaging in intensive debates about the study, risks, and governance of geoengineering.
The international community has set itself ambitious climate goals in the Paris Agreement. But how can those goals be achieved? The Intergovernmental Panel on...10.10.2017 | Read more
At the International Paludiculture Conference – Renewable Resources from Wet and Rewetted Peatlands (www.rrr2017.com) 27th–29th September in Greifswald – scientists, professionals and politicians discuss how to tap the potential of peatlands in order to protect the climate, introduce alternative agriculture and save substantial socio-economic costs.
Wet peatlands protect the world’s climate as gigantic carbon sinks. Drained peatlands, in contrast, globally emit over 2 Gt of carbon dioxide per year. To...28.09.2017 | Read more
Fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) are becoming more important for a wide variety of industries, e.g. automotive engineering. The need for efficient manufacturing and processing methods for these composites is increasing. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT invites interested parties to the “Laser in Composites Symposium” in Aachen on November 22, 2017 in collaboration with the experts of the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL). Experts will inform industrial users in lectures and guided tours about the developments and applications in laser material processing of FRP. The symposium will also provide a forum for an exchange between research and industry.
Although the laser processes for lightweight construction applications developed in research have already been tested, the step towards industrial application...19.09.2017 | Read more
9th International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications, March 22 – 23, 2018
Growing markets, innovative competitors and fast changing technologies make it imminent for companies to interact flexibly with suppliers and consumers. The...12.09.2017 | Read more
EMBO and Basel Life are pleased to announce the EMBO at Basel Life conference, taking place at the Congress Center Basel, Switzerland from 10-13 September 2017. A committee of leading scientists has organized this international and broad-scope scientific conference on current and emerging life science research to be held as part of Basel Life (www.basellife.org).
“Established and young researchers will present and discuss work on all aspects of genome biology, ranging from microbial genomes and genome evolution to...06.09.2017 | Read more
On October 17, 2017 the LaserForum visits the city of Buchs in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen with the topic "Ultrashort pulse lasers: new technologies, materials processing & medical applications". Host is the NTB Interstate University of Technology Buchs. The LaserForum take place on international ground for the first time in 2017. The event has been organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network in collaboration with partners from industry and research for ten years now.
Ultrashort pulse lasers generate light pulses in the megawatt range and a with pulse duration in the range of pico and femtoseconds. They are the ideal...06.09.2017 | Read more
Panel of experts will address the practical applications of quantum computing and what could impede its development.
Rapid development in quantum computing over the past few years has brought it from an exotic theoretical possibility to a technology with tangible prototypes....31.08.2017 | Read more
From September 12 – 15, 2017 international scholars of computational neuroscience meet at the Bernstein Conference in Göttingen. They are driven to explore new avenues in using computational theory and to unravel the functioning of the brain.
The human brain is nature’s most complex system. To understand its processes, computers have become indispensable. The annual Bernstein Conference in Germany...30.08.2017 | Read more
From novices to experienced users: The „AKL – International Laser Technology Congress“ offers insights into the latest developments in the area of laser technology. With more than 600 international participants, over 70 speakers from research and industry and the accompanying Sponsors‘ exhibition the AKL has established itself as the leading forum for applied laser technology in Europe.
For the 12th time, laser manufacturers and users from different sectors will be gathering at AKL’18 in Aachen, Germany, to catch up on the top issues in the...29.08.2017 | Read more
Potsdam Summer School Explores the Future of Cities
The rapid pace of change around the world is presenting humankind and human environments with tremendous challenges. What solutions and strategies can we...28.08.2017 | Read more
The more electronics steer, accelerate and brake cars, the more important it is to protect them against cyber-attacks. That is why 15 partners from industry and academia will work together over the next three years on new approaches to IT security in self-driving cars. The joint project goes by the name Security For Connected, Autonomous Cars (SecForCARs) and has funding of €7.2 million from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Infineon is leading the project.
Vehicles already offer diverse communication interfaces and more and more automated functions, such as distance and lane-keeping assist systems. At the same...
A research team led by physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed molecular nanoswitches that can be toggled between two structurally different states using an applied voltage. They can serve as the basis for a pioneering class of devices that could replace silicon-based components with organic molecules.
The development of new electronic technologies drives the incessant reduction of functional component sizes. In the context of an international collaborative...
At the LASYS 2018, from June 5th to 7th, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) will be showcasing processes for the laser material processing of tomorrow in hall 4 at stand 4E75. With blown bomb shells the LZH will present first results of a research project on civil security.
At this year's LASYS, the LZH will exhibit light-based processes such as cutting, welding, ablation and structuring as well as additive manufacturing for...
There are videos on the internet that can make one marvel at technology. For example, a smartphone is casually bent around the arm or a thin-film display is rolled in all directions and with almost every diameter. From the user's point of view, this looks fantastic. From a professional point of view, however, the question arises: Is that already possible?
At Display Week 2018, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP will be demonstrating today’s technological possibilities and...
So-called quantum many-body scars allow quantum systems to stay out of equilibrium much longer, explaining experiment | Study published in Nature Physics
Recently, researchers from Harvard and MIT succeeded in trapping a record 53 atoms and individually controlling their quantum state, realizing what is called a...
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