Biopolymers can be processed into films using conventional machinery – this will be demonstrated in a workshop given by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Schwarzheide on June 10, 2015. In addition, new developments that considerably expand the range of familiar applications in the field of biopolymer films will be presented. Special attention will be given to co-extruded systems of films. The workshop is directed towards film manufacturers and processors, representatives from plastics groups and associations, as well as research institutions.
Films represent an important area of the plastics industry. The range of applications is diverse, from flexible films for the packaging sector, to bags and...08.06.2015 | Read more
For four days, from May 12 to 15, the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna will host the EMBO-Workshop “SMC proteins – Chromosomal organizers from bacteria to human“.
The scientific meeting, jointly organised by the IMP and EMBO (the European Molecular Biology Organization), draws the world’s leading experts on SMC proteins...12.05.2015 | Read more
New ways to increase productivity were top of the agenda at this year’s UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology, with many aspects of the subject presented and debated in depth – from beam sources and process engineering to applications. The conclusion: ultrafast laser pulses have arrived in material processing, new applications are becoming possible thanks to constant developments not least in process engineering, and the market for ultrafast laser systems is enjoying exceptional growth.
On April 22 and 23, over 160 experts from science and industry met up in Alsdorf near Aachen, Germany, for the 3rd UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology....08.05.2015 | Read more
From 15 to 17 April 2015, the »Innovations in Lead-Acid Batteries - Europe« (ILAB-E) workshop, jointly organized by the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium ALABC and Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, took place at Fraunhofer ISC in Wurzburg. The ILAB-E joined battery producers and researchers to discuss current needs and latest developments of lead-acid batteries. Over 60 visitors from 18 countries attended the venue.
The ILAB 2015 offers an international platform for researchers and producers to present new ideas and project results on lead-acid batteries (LAB).30.04.2015 | Read more
What does Industrie 4.0 mean for tomorrow’s employees? What will be the repercussions of increasing automation for qualification, employment, and organization? These are the issues that NIT and TUHH are dealing with as part of the Hamburg Dialog Platform Industrie 4.0, which was initiated by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and regional industrial associations.
Industrie 4.0 stands for the fourth industrial revolution and deals with the development of increasing autonomy of production processes. Major progress in...30.03.2015 | Read more
Experts Gather to Discuss the Latest Test Methods and Measuring Tools
This year’s PV Module Reliability workshop is being held at Loughborough University’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) in Leicestershire,...24.03.2015 | Read more
Thermography on rotor blades is in the focus of the 29th webinar of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI on March 24, 2015. The online seminar at 2.00 p.m. will be held in english language.
Hidden defects in rotor blades of wind energy turbines can cause huge economic losses and, in the worst case of a breaking blade, threaten human lives....24.02.2015 | Read more
Geruchsprüfungen an Innenraummaterialien, wie Bauprodukten und Konsumgütern, sind ein nützliches Werkzeug um unangenehmen Gerüchen (»off-odor«) auf die Spur zu kommen. In Kombination mit Emissionskammermessungen können unter definierten klimatischen Bedingungen qualitative und quantitative Kriterien zur Beurteilung von Geruchsstoffemissionen herangezogen werden. Das kostenfreie Webinar des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Holzforschung WKI am 24.2.2015 beschäftigt sich ab 15 Uhr mit dem Thema »Sensorische Prüfungen«.
Eine quantitative Untersuchung von Gerüchen kann mit der Methode der empfunden Intensität (»perceived intensity«) gemäß ISO 16000 Teil 28 oder mit der...17.02.2015 | Read more
Fraunhofer FEP is celebrating twenty years of research in the area of coating on flat substrates.
“Coating of Flat Substrates” has been one of the main business fields of Fraunhofer FEP for twenty years. During this period, an impressive technological...12.11.2014 | Read more
On April 22 and 23, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be holding the Third UKP Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology in Aachen, Germany.
Scientists, laser manufacturers and users from a wide variety of branches from Germany and abroad will meet here to catch up on the latest trends from...16.09.2014 | Read more
Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing.
Joint BioEnergy Institute study identifies bacterial protein that is key to protecting rice against bacterial blight
A bacterial signal that when recognized by rice plants enables the plants to resist a devastating blight disease has been identified by a multi-national team...
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to reveal light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission, as described in two new research papers.
By allowing indoor occupants to more precisely control the energy and sunlight passing through a window, the new materials could significantly reduce costs for...
Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) researchers helped enable the groundbreaking simulations by overcoming a performance bottleneck that doubled the speed of the team's code.
While reviewing the simulation results of a promising new lubricant material, Argonne researcher Sanket Deshmukh stumbled upon a phenomenon that had never been...
A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.
The color images of Earth from NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) are generated by combining three separate images to create a...
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