Thin-film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing, solar cells and touchscreens. With the Megatron® sputtering system, it is now possible for the first time to vary the materials in these coatings in any way and to produce entirely new coatings with improved surface quality. The researchers will be presenting the Megatron® at the glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf from October 21 to 24 (Hall 15, Booth A33).
When it’s frosty outside and cozy and warm indoors, a little bit of heat always escapes through the windows. Triple glazing is intended to keep as much of the...07.10.2014 | Read more
Whether on baby bottles, beer mugs or perfume bottles, imprints on glass consist mainly of lead oxide. Fraunhofer researchers have developed printing inks for glass that do not contain any toxic elements. At the glasstec tradefair from October 21st to 24th in Düsseldorf, they are going to present the new imprints (Hall 15, Booth A33).
The perfume bottles seem almost like little works of art: made of stained glass, elegantly formed and decorated with imprints. But the decorative graphics and...07.10.2014 | Read more
Fraunhofer FEP works on cost-effective system solutions for flexible devices and presents results at Plastic Electronics 2014
A significant growth is predicted for the market of flexible devices. The topic “Wearables”, namely intelligent, wearable systems with several useful and funny...24.09.2014 | Read more
The British Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, and Jochen Eickholt, CEO Siemens Rail Systems, alongside Cross London Trains and Govia Thameslink Railway Limited, today presented for the first time three completely assembled cars for the new Class 700 train, to be used as part of the Thameslink project, at Innotrans 2014.
Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, said: "A world-class rail network needs world-class trains, and it is fantastic to see the spacious and...23.09.2014 | Read more
Defects in the final product can quickly lead to malfunction and thus compromise safety massively – a challenge in many industrial areas such as automotive industry, aircraft, or steel construction. Hence, nondestructive inspection methods which allow to check components without destroying it take a key role in the quality assurance.
From 21 to 25 October 2014, engineers of Fraunhofer IZFP in Saarbrücken provide two innovative methods on EuroBlech 2014 in Hannover which enable fast and...23.09.2014 | Read more
From 23 to 26 September 2014, Fraunhofer IZFP engineers present a new and enhanced generation of test equipment for rapid and reliable determination of residual stresses in rims at InnoTrans in Berlin, (hall 23B, booth 206).
In the case of a car, the braking operation is carried out in seconds – jamming on the brakes and shortly afterwards the vehicle has stopped. But with a fully...11.09.2014 | Read more
At the Cigré conference in Paris, Siemens today presented the first compact gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for high-voltage direct current applications. Within...26.08.2014 | Read more
New series of SABIX Rail Cables fulfil the fire protection requirements acc. to DIN EN 45545-2. The Cables will be presented on the Fair “Innotrans” from 23rd to 26th September 2014 – Hall 14.1, Stand 212.
SABIX Rail Data - Cables for signal-transmission in the Railway Technology07.08.2014 | Read more
Infrared emitters for edges, corners and burrs of plastic components
Whether it’s a watering can or a steering wheel, plastic products need to function correctly for the user. Containers should not leak water at seams and...05.08.2014 | Read more
The world's largest trade fair for transport technology – InnoTrans - is being held in Berlin from September 23 to 26. Once again, Siemens will be showcasing its products in Hall 4.2, Stand 2013 and in the outdoor exhibition area.
Global trends such as digitization, automation and electrification are the defining developments of our time.30.07.2014 | Read more
From more efficient database queries to the cracking of today's reliable cryptographic systems: The development of a competitive quantum computer would mark...
Scientists think of CD8 T cells as long-lived cells that become tuned to fight just one pathogen, but a new study finds that once CD8 T cells fight one pathogen, they also join the body's "innate" immune system, ready to answer the calls of the cytokine signals that are set off by a wide variety of infections.
Think of CD8 T cells as soldiers who are drafted and trained for a specific mission, but who stay in service, fighting a variety of enemies throughout a long...
The claim by UMass Amherst researchers that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires has been mired in controversy for a decade, but a new collaborative study provides stronger evidence than ever to support their claims.
The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires,...
Siemens has developed a solution for integrating an electric car's motor and inverter in a single housing. Until now, the motor and the inverter, which converts the battery's direct current into alternating current for the motor, were two separate components.
The new integrated drive unit saves space, reduces weight, and cuts costs. The solution's key feature is the use of a common cooling system for both...
NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice. This year’s airborne campaign, which began its first flight Thursday morning, will revisit a section of the Antarctic ice sheet that recently was found to be in irreversible decline.
For the next several weeks, researchers will fly aboard NASA’s DC-8 research aircraft out of Punta Arenas, Chile. This year also marks the return to western...
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