Nano satellites weighing just a few kilograms orbit the Earth. Pivotal point of these miniature computers are their solar-powered batteries. Computer scientists at Saarland University have now developed a procedure that allows for better planning of solar battery operations. They are able to predict how much the on-board battery will in fact be utilized in the course of the satellite’s mission. The efficiency achieved here is about five times greater than with conventional systems. And electric cars on Earth are already benefiting from the procedure as well. The researchers will present their methods at the Cebit computer fair in Hannover (Hall 6, Stand E28).
“As far as we know, there is nothing like it in Earth orbit so far,” says Holger Hermanns, professor of Computer Science at Saarland University. In...15.03.2017 | Read more
FISBA exhibiting C-Lenses, rod lenses manufactured in ultra-high precision for expanded beam connectors and cables at OFC.
FISBA is showcasing high precision C-Lenses at OFC, The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition. FISBA C-Lenses offer high precision with...14.03.2017 | Read more
Neural networks are commonly used today to analyze complex data – for instance to find clues to illnesses in genetic information. Ultimately, though, no one knows how these networks actually work exactly. That is why Fraunhofer researchers developed software that enables them to look into these black boxes and analyze how they function. The researchers will present their software at CeBIT in Hannover from March 20 to 24, 2017 (Hall 6, Booth B 36).
Neural networks are commonly used today to analyze complex data – for instance to find clues to illnesses in genetic information. Ultimately, though, no one...13.03.2017 | Read more
With modern transmission technology, so much more is possible than has made it into our private living rooms so far. Multi-View Video Streaming for instance lets users move into a recorded scene and view it from different perspectives.
With modern transmission technology, so much more is possible than has made it into our private living rooms so far. Multi-View Video Streaming for instance...13.03.2017 | Read more
The Hohenstein Group at Techtextil/Texprocess 2017 – Trade Show Booth in Hall 3.1, B21
The Hohenstein Group is bringing its newly designed booth to this year’s Techtextil/Texprocess trade show in Frankfurt at hall 3.1, B21 from 9 to 12 May 2017....10.03.2017 | Read more
Whether telephone numbers or email addresses – customer contact details are extremely important for many companies. Keeping them up to date is often very time-consuming. Graduates of the University of Kaiserslautern have a solution for this: They have developed self-learning software that recognises and updates outdated data using artificial intelligence. The system is attractive for companies with large address databases, as well as for manufacturers of address and sales software. The researchers are marketing their technology via their start-up company Complero.
Whether telephone numbers or email addresses – customer contact details are extremely important for many companies. Keeping them up to date is often very...09.03.2017 | Read more
Within the new focus area MICRO-NANO-AREA, the IVAM Microtechnology Network and Deutsche Messe will pool the “Key Enabling Technologies” Micro- and Nanotechnology, MEMS, Photonics and Advanced Materials. With these technologies, production of structures, components and devices is becoming more precise, more reliable, more flexible and faster. The following exhibitors will present their product innovations on-site.
Within the new focus area MICRO-NANO-AREA, the IVAM Microtechnology Network and Deutsche Messe will pool the “Key Enabling Technologies” Micro- and...08.03.2017 | Read more
The Fraunhofer IVV Dresden will present two new systems for efficient process management at interpack 2017 from 4-10 May 2017 in Düsseldorf on the stand of the VDMA (Hall 5, Stand J38): An innovative mobile device for cleaning processing machinery and a self-learning assistance system to help remedy machine faults.
The Fraunhofer IVV Dresden will present two new systems for efficient process management at interpack 2017 from 4-10 May 2017 in Düsseldorf on the stand of the...07.03.2017 | Read more
Digital technologies found their way into daily life long ago - including school life. Researchers in Kaiserslautern are exploring how the technologies can be applied usefully in lessons. In the “HyperMind” project, an intelligent school book is being developed for tablet and PC. This uses technology, which will detect the reader’s line of vision, which it will then analyse. This will quickly determine whether the pupil has understood the learning content. The technology aids individual progress. At the Cebit computer trade fair in Hannover, researchers will present their project from 20th to 24th March at the research stand of Federal State Rhineland-Palatinate (hall 6, stand C17).
Digital technologies found their way into daily life long ago - including school life. Researchers in Kaiserslautern are exploring how the technologies can be...07.03.2017 | Read more
Human lives depend on their decisions, and psychological stress levels are high. An average radio contact takes 3.5 to 11.3 seconds, during which the air traffic controller checks in with the pilot, examines the radar screens and gives out new instructions. The current technical support systems typically lack the ability to understand and process these brief radio exchanges. Together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), computer scientists from Saarland University have now developed a new system that listens in to these conversations and engages with the controllers. The scientists are presenting their prototype at the Cebit computer fair in Hannover, Germany (Hall 6, Stand E28).
Air traffic controllers are responsible for keeping aircraft at a safe distance to one other in the air and on runways and airstrips. Their most important tool...07.03.2017 | Read more
On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are nowadays standard in modern quantum optical laboratories. This shows how machines could play a more creative role in research in the future.
We carry smartphones in our pockets, the streets are dotted with semi-autonomous cars, but in the research laboratory experiments are still being designed by...
What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how...
For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution. This fundamental insight of an SNSF Professor could also pave the way for future medical diagnostics.
Electrical charge is one of the key properties that allows molecules to interact. Life itself depends on this phenomenon: many biological processes involve...
At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.
No other industry has attracted as much public attention to composite materials as the automotive industry, which along with the aerospace industry is a driver...
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University have developed high-quality GFO epitaxial films and systematically investigated their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. They also demonstrated the room-temperature magnetocapacitance effects of these GFO thin films.
Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as...
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