It has become popular in science to present research results in a video abstract – a brief video statement.
But how can a scientific publication be transformed into a video lasting three to five minutes? Science described comprehensibly in short videos – this is...07.12.2015 | Read more
The partners of the international EU Culture project “EuroVision - Museums Exhibiting Europe”, which is co-ordinated by Prof. Dr. Susanne Popp (University of Augsburg), are coming together for their fifth Smaller Meeting, at FRAAP (Fédération des réseaux et associations d’artistes plasticiens), in Paris from October 13th to 16th 2015.
Highlight of the meeting is the 1st implementation of the EMEE Workshop “One Object – Many Visions – EuroVisions. Museums, contemporary artists and target...09.10.2015 | Read more
The »7th International Workshop on Terahertz Technology and Applications«, jointly organized by Fraunhofer IPM and the Division Optical Technologies of the VDI/VDE Society Measurement and Automatic Control (GMA), will take place from March 15 to 16, 2016 at Fraunhofer IPM in Kaiserslautern. Abstracts may be submitted until October 31, 2015.
The workshop fosters the exchange of knowledge and experience between academics and industry in rapidly developing field of terahertz technology.08.10.2015 | Read more
COMPETE demands a branch compliant and coordinated promotion of the international competitiveness of European food supply chains
After three years of research, the results from the COMPETE project were presented on 22 September 2015 in the General Agency of the Land of Saxony-Anhalt in...28.09.2015 | Read more
Vom 31. August bis 1. September 2015 findet an der Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz der 10. Workshop Magnetlagertechnik Zittau-Chemnitz statt. Die inhaltliche Vorbereitung des Workshops erfolgt gemeinsam mit der TU Chemnitz. Organisiert wird er in diesem Jahr durch das Institut für Prozeßtechnik, Prozeßautomatisierung und Meßtechnik (IPM) der Hochschule. Er findet immer im Wechsel an der Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz und der TU Chemnitz statt.
30 Teilnehmer aus sechs Staaten - sie kommen aus Finnland, Österreich, Polen, China, Südafrika und Deutschland - werden in diesem Jahr erwartet, um sich über...31.08.2015 | Read more
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
The University of Würzburg has two new space projects in the pipeline which are concerned with the observation of planets and autonomous fault correction aboard satellites. The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy funds the projects with around 1.6 million euros.
Detecting tornadoes that sweep across Mars. Discovering meteors that fall to Earth. Investigating strange lightning that flashes from Earth's atmosphere into...
Physicists from Saarland University and the ESPCI in Paris have shown how liquids on solid surfaces can be made to slide over the surface a bit like a bobsleigh on ice. The key is to apply a coating at the boundary between the liquid and the surface that induces the liquid to slip. This results in an increase in the average flow velocity of the liquid and its throughput. This was demonstrated by studying the behaviour of droplets on surfaces with different coatings as they evolved into the equilibrium state. The results could prove useful in optimizing industrial processes, such as the extrusion of plastics.
The study has been published in the respected academic journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).
Exceeding critical temperature limits in the Southern Ocean may cause the collapse of ice sheets and a sharp rise in sea levels
A future warming of the Southern Ocean caused by rising greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere may severely disrupt the stability of the West...
Indications of light-induced lossless electricity transmission in fullerenes contribute to the search for superconducting materials for practical applications.
Superconductors have long been confined to niche applications, due to the fact that the highest temperature at which even the best of these materials becomes...
Researchers at King’s College London and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the United Kingdom have for the first time demonstrated a direct link between the Wbp2 gene and progressive hearing loss. The scientists report that the loss of Wbp2 expression leads to progressive high-frequency hearing loss in mouse as well as in two clinical cases of children with deafness with no other obvious features. The results are published in EMBO Molecular Medicine.
The scientists have shown that hearing impairment is linked to hormonal signalling rather than to hair cell degeneration. Wbp2 is known as a transcriptional...
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