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innovations-report is an interdisciplinary forum for publishing research results and strengthening scientific collaboration.

The science, industry and economic forum functions as a knowledge network by shedding light on innovations resulting from scientific research. Modern research benefits from an active exchange between various disciplines to produce innovations inspired and driven forward through interdisciplinary communications. The forum's more than 8,200 global content partners publish up-to-date research findings from all scientific disciplines in more than 261,000 publications. By publishing scientific studies, informative statistics and trend-setting innovations, the forum acts as a catalyst for further research and networking.

Research results from all scientific disciplines

innovations-report purposely avoids focusing on specific fields of science. Up-to-dateinnovations across all scientific disciplines published by research-intensive companies as well as by well-known scientific institutes can be retrieved through innovations-report. The social sciences are represented, as well as all fields of the natural sciences such as astronomy and physics or life sciences. The forum also publishes innovative ideas from such fields asmedicine, information technology, ecology and many other disciplines. Given that global research requires an interdisciplinary network that is broad as possible, the international publication of periodically ground-breaking innovations is in the best interest of science.

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Any company that wants to remain globally competitive requires independent research in its fields of expertise. The necessary inspiration can be provided by scanning innovations-report for research results from every corner of the world. Innovations created on the other side of the globe can serve to advance one's own ideas. This leads to continuously improved services, products and manufacturing processes adapted to changing global market conditions. Patents increase the value of a company and can have a significantly positive impact on revenues. The exchange of scientific knowledge takes place at the onset of each new innovation however.

Research and new innovations chart the course

Modern scienceis charting the course of the future, but not only for companies. Global research efforts regularly lead to new findings that impact people's current and future lives. State-of-the-art innovations can make day-to-day tasks increasingly simpler, ease the burden on our ecological system and promote human health. The most effective way to do this is through the interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge in all areas of research. Innovations must offer positive utility in order to benefit many people. When knowledge is made available to as broad an audience as possible and if it precisely outlines the advantages and disadvantages of a new innovation, researchers can then optimize how the results are used. p>

Scientific networking creates platform for sharing experiences

The sharing of research results has a long tradition, even prior to the digital age. Rapid advances in science can be traced in particular tointense, international collaboration in the area of innovations. Thanks to the Internet, new innovations can be divulged much faster to a broad base of interest groups these days. That means scientific developments are advancing faster than ever before. Research is not an end in itself, even though researchers can find a degree of personal satisfaction in their innovations. All innovations that derive from global research activities should be made available to the broadest range of interest groups to keep research from becoming a dead-end street. In many cases a new innovation can always be enhanced. Networking thus stimulates the development of the innovation and constantly pushes scientific research in new directions.

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With content from more than 8,200 partners and 261,000 publications, innovations-report offers up-to-date R&D results and information on leading-edge technologies, processes, products and services from innovative companies and well-known research institutes around the world, thus making us a key driver of global innovation.

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Im Focus: Hamburg and Kiel researchers observe spontaneous occurrence of skyrmions in atomically thin cobalt films

Since their experimental discovery, magnetic skyrmions - tiny magnetic knots - have moved into the focus of research. Scientists from Hamburg and Kiel have now been able to show that individual magnetic skyrmions with a diameter of only a few nanometres can be stabilised in magnetic metal films even without an external magnetic field. They report on their discovery in the journal Nature Communications.

The existence of magnetic skyrmions as particle-like objects was predicted 30 years ago by theoretical physicists, but could only be proven experimentally in...

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Making small intestine endoscopy faster with a pill-sized high-tech camera

Greater resolution, sharper images, and more efficient diagnostic processes – this is the promise of an endoscopy capsule developed by Fraunhofer IZM to allow more detailed small intestine diagnostics.

2001 the first endoscopic capsule took its journey through the small intestine of a human patient. With its miniature camera, the capsule captured thousands of...

23.08.2019 | Medical Engineering | nachricht Read more

More reliable operation offshore wind farms

The green energy revolution has firmly established offshore wind power as the backbone of renewable energy: Its many advantages – like the sheer wind yield out at sea – are often impacted by the costs of operating systems that can only be installed and serviced when the weather and the seasons allow. The installation of the necessary power electronics is a costly and labor-intensive effort, making reliable and long-lasting technology a precondition for commercial viability. Fraunhofer researchers and their project partners have found answers in the KorSikA and AMWind project.

Wind-swept, wet, freezing cold or blazing hot – Wind turbines have to withstand the most extreme climatic conditions on a daily basis, accelerating the aging...

23.08.2019 | Power and Electrical Engineering | nachricht Read more

Tracing the evolution of vision

International team led by Göttingen University discovers function of opsin protein outside vision

The function of the visual photopigment rhodopsin and its action in the retina to facilitate vision is well understood. However, there remain questions about...

23.08.2019 | Life Sciences | nachricht Read more

Software for diagnostics and fail-safe operation of robots developed at FEFU

A team of scientists from School of Engineering at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Institute of Automation and Control Processes, and Institute of Marine Technology Problems of the Far Eastern Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences developed a software module to automatically diagnose defects in sensors and electric drives in various kinds of robots. The system is able to compensate for the detected defects in real time.

Using the software module, a robot can identify constant and variable errors in the signals of its sensors and malfunctions of electromechanical drives and...

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Structure of protein nano turbine revealed

IST Austria scientists determine the first structure of a cell’s rotary engine using state-of-art microscopy.

Cells rely on protein complexes known as ATP synthases or ATPases for their energy needs – adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules power most of the processes...

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Caffeine does not influence stingless bees

Stingless bees unlike honey bees are not manipulated by the presence of caffeine in nectar and pollen to increase their foraging activities

The western honey bee (Apis mellifera) that has a sting for use in defense is common in Western Europe. Stingless bees, on the other hand, are mainly at home...

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Building an atomic-scale vacuum trap for spin-polarized electrons

Physicists at the University of Hamburg in Germany experimentally realized a spin-resolved electron interferometer on the atomic scale.

They placed an atomically sharp magnetic probe tip in front of a magnetic sample surface, thereby realizing a one-dimensional trap for electrons in the gap.

23.08.2019 | Physics and Astronomy | nachricht Read more

Novel paradigm in drug development: Understanding resistance mechanisms to targeted protein degradation

Targeted protein degradation (TPD) is a new paradigm in drug discovery that could lead to the development of new medicines to treat diseases such as cancer more effectively. A recent study by researchers at CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences reveals global and drug-specific cellular effectors needed for TPD. The results have now been published in the scientific journal Molecular Cell.

Traditional medicines mostly function as inhibitors, attacking the disease-relevant proteins that cause cancer, by binding to their accessible pockets....

23.08.2019 | Life Sciences | nachricht Read more

Under scrutiny: Automated induction thermography for surface crack testing of forgings

Within the framework of a project funded by the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen" AiF ("Consortium of Industrial Research Associations"), Fraunhofer IZFP scientists investigate the reliability of the automated application of the thermographic crack detection method: After positive validation, this technology is to find better acceptance as an alternative to the established magnetic particle inspection. Using this method, surface-related defects such as cracks in forged parts can be determined quickly, objectively and in a resource-saving manner while the results can be stored and documented in detail.

This study is intended to confirm the increased inspection reliability compared to current standard procedures. The resulting optimized economic efficiency of...

23.08.2019 | Machine Engineering | nachricht Read more

Nano-thermometer takes temperature inside cells

Rice University chemistry lab uses fluorescence of molecular motors to sense conditions

How do you know a cell has a fever? Take its temperature.

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OHIO professor Hla develops robust molecular propeller for unidirectional rotations

A team of scientists from Ohio University, Argonne National Laboratory, Universitié de Toulouse in France and Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan led by OHIO Professor of Physics Saw-Wai Hla and Prof. Gwenael Rapenne from Toulouse developed a molecular propeller that enables unidirectional rotations on a material surface when energized.

In nature, molecule propellers are vital in many biological applications ranging from the swimming bacteria to intracellular transport, but synthetic molecular...

22.08.2019 | Life Sciences | nachricht Read more

127-year-old physics problem solved

Researcher proves that boat wakes can be skewed

"Seeing the pictures appear on the computer screen was the best day at work I've ever had," says Simen Ådnøy Ellingsen, an associate professor at the Norwegian...

22.08.2019 | Physics and Astronomy | nachricht Read more

Physicists create world's smallest engine

Theoretical physicists at Trinity College Dublin are among an international collaboration that has built the world's smallest engine - which, as a single calcium ion, is approximately ten billion times smaller than a car engine.

Work performed by Professor John Goold's QuSys group in Trinity's School of Physics describes the science behind this tiny motor.

22.08.2019 | Physics and Astronomy | nachricht Read more

In cystic fibrosis, lungs feed deadly bacteria

In cystic fibrosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a much-feared pathogen. The bacterium easily colonizes the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, leading to chronic infections that are almost impossible to eradicate and are ultimately fatal.

Why does P. aeruginosa, but not other common bacteria, thrive in cystic fibrosis lungs?

22.08.2019 | Life Sciences | nachricht Read more

Scientists develop a metamaterial for applications in magnonics

Physicists from Russia and Europe have demonstrated the real possibility of using superconductor/ferromagnet systems to create magnonic crystals, which will be at the core of spin-wave devices to come in the post-silicon era of electronics. The paper was published in the journal Advanced Science.

Magnonics investigates the possibilities of using spin waves to transmit and process information. Whereas photonics deals with photons and electromagnetic...

22.08.2019 | Power and Electrical Engineering | nachricht Read more

Clean air for a sustainable future in Manila

With 13 million inhabitants, Manila is one of the largest megacities in Southeast Asia. At the same time, the capital of the Philippines is one of the cities with the highest air pollution worldwide: soot pollution is about 50 times higher than found in Europe. The risk of developing lung cancer is about 1000 times higher. A strategy on how to get this massive environmental problem under control will be developed by a new research project over the next one and a half years. Environmental, social and health scientists from Germany and the Philippines will work together with NGOs, politicians and affected citizens to find solutions.

By improving the living conditions for the people of Manila, the project also aims to contribute to the United Nations' Agenda 2030 for Sustainable...

22.08.2019 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | nachricht Read more

Cascading activity in a cortical network

New study provides unprecedented insights on the nature of neural processing in the cortex.

Brain computation is carried out by thousands to millions of neurons that interact with one another over space (within and between brain areas) and time (from...

22.08.2019 | Life Sciences | nachricht Read more

An Ice Age savannah corridor let large mammals spread across Southeast Asia

Tübingen research team finds evidence of an open landscape through which animals and people could walk to today’s Indonesian islands

New research from the University of Tübingen indicates that the Thai-Malay Peninsula – where parts of Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand are located – was at least...

22.08.2019 | Earth Sciences | nachricht Read more

Protein-transport discovery may help define new strategies for treating eye disease

Study reveals how proteins from the eye's nerve cells relay visual cues to different parts of the brain

Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root of all eye-to-brain communication...

22.08.2019 | Health and Medicine | nachricht Read more

Boreal forest fires could release deep soil carbon

Increasingly frequent and severe forest fires could burn generations-old carbon stored in the soils of boreal forests, according to results from the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) funded by NASA's Earth Science Division. Releasing this previously buried carbon into the atmosphere could change these forests' balance of carbon gain and loss, potentially accelerating warming.

Canada's Northwest Territories were scorched by record-breaking wildfires in 2014. The team of researchers from the United States and Canada took soil samples...

22.08.2019 | Earth Sciences | nachricht Read more

Scientists discover the basics of how pressure-sensing Piezo proteins work

A team of scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine and The Rockefeller University has illuminated the basic mechanism of Piezo proteins, which function as sensors in the body for mechanical stimuli such as touch, bladder fullness, and blood pressure. The discovery is a feat of basic science that also opens up many new paths of investigation into the roles of Piezo proteins in human diseases and potential new therapeutic strategies.

In the study, published Aug. 21 in Nature, the scientists used advanced microscopy techniques to image the Piezo1 protein at rest and during the application of...

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IFA 2019: Intelligent sensor technology for a better posture at the workplace

Whether pain in the back, shoulders or knees: Incorrect posture in the workplace can have consequences. A sensor system developed by researchers at TU Kaiserslautern and the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) might be of help. Sensors on arms, legs and back, for example, detect movement sequences and software evaluates such data. The system provides the user with direct feedback via a Smartwatch so that he can correct movement or posture. It is possible to install the sensors in working clothes and shoes.

At the International Consumer Electronics Fair (IFA) in Berlin from 6 to 11 September (IFA Next, hall 26, stand 324/325), the researchers will present their...

22.08.2019 | Trade Fair News | nachricht Read more

HADES experiment simulates colliding and merging neutron stars Temperatures of 800 billion degrees in the cosmic kitchen

It is among the most spectacular events in the universe: a merger of neutron stars. An international team of researchers with strong representation from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has completed the first laboratory measurements of thermal electromagnetic radiation arising in such collisions. The resulting data enabled them to calculate the prevailing temperature when such stars merge.

When two neutron stars collide, the matter at their core enters extreme states. An international research team has now studied the properties of matter...

22.08.2019 | Physics and Astronomy | nachricht Read more

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