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Augsburg chemists present a new technology for compressing, storing and transporting highly volatile gases in porous frameworks/New prospects for gas-powered vehicles
Storage of highly volatile gases has always been a major technological challenge, not least for use in the automotive sector, for, for example, methane or...
Graphene enables ultra-wide bandwidth communications coupled with low power consumption, with potential to surpass the needs of 5G, IoT and Industry 4.0.
Researchers within the Graphene Flagship project, one of the biggest research initiatives of the European Commission, showed that integrated graphene-based...15.10.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
In the fairy tale "Goldilock and the Three Bears", the girl Goldilock goes to the bears' house where she finds three bowls of porridge, but only one has the "just right" temperature, and in the same way within biology, you can find the "just right" conditions - called the Goldilocks principle. This is precisely what an international research team has done by demonstrating that in order to get the "just right" amount of signalling for symbiosis in the roots of legumes, a specific enzyme called chitinase (CHIT5) must be present.
Trying to transfer to other types of plants.15.10.2018 | Agricultural and Forestry Science | Read more
Scientists at Yokohama National University and the University of Tokyo in Japan have designed an ion gel with excellent toughness and an ability to self-heal at ambient temperature without any external trigger or detectable change in the environment such as light or temperature. This new class of material has promising potential for building flexible electronic devices.
Ion gels have attracted much attention due to their unique properties such as low tendency to evaporate at room temperature, high thermal stability and a high...12.10.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Researchers from Japan have taken a step toward faster and more advanced electronics by developing a way to better measure and manipulate conductive materials through scanning tunneling microscopy.
The team published their results in July in Nano Letters, an American Chemical Society journal. Scientists from the University of Tokyo, Yokohama National...12.10.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
The road cut seems rather dull and gray at first, but the tuff and pumice rocks hold the secrets of a volcano. Covered in green ferns and brown roots, the rocks lock in the compositional and temporal signatures from past eruptions of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Taupo is an active system, where some of the world's largest eruptions have occurred over the past two million years. In particular, between 350,000 and 240,000 years ago, Taupo exploded with seven eruptions--a volcanic 'flare-up' of activity.
But why? A team of geoscientists went to New Zealand's North Island to dig into the answers and the white-gray rocks holding them. As explained in their...12.10.2018 | Earth Sciences | Read more
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a novel catalyst that can significantly enhance the performance of perovskite electrodes in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC).
This breakthrough has been led by Professor Gunatae Kim in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST in collaboration with Professor Jeeyoung Shin...12.10.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Together with 14 project partners, Fraunhofer IWES, in the role of coordinator, launched the BladeFactory project at the beginning of October. The research project, which has been funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economics Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to the tune of € 7 million, is set to last 3.5 years. During this period, IWES researchers will develop and test production methods with the aim of reducing the production time for rotor blades. To this end, the team is working to parallelize production steps. In addition, a 3D laser measurement system, which is suitable for assuring the quality of blade production, will be tested for the first time.
Using the technology presently available, it takes around 24 hours to produce a rotor blade blank. The process is protracted since almost all production steps...12.10.2018 | Machine Engineering | Read more
How exactly the grid cell system works in the human brain, and in particular with which temporal dynamics, has until now been speculation. A much-discussed possibility is that the signals from these cells create maps of “cognitive spaces” in which humans mentally organize and store the complexities of their internal and external environments. A European–American team of scientists has now been able to demonstrate, with electrophysiological evidence, the existence of grid-like activity in the human brain.
It has long been known that so-called place cells in the human hippocampus are responsible for coding one’s position in space. A related type of brain cell,...12.10.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
When we put water in a freezer, water molecules crystallize and form ice. This change from one phase of matter to another is called a phase transition. While this transition, and countless others that occur in nature, typically takes place at the same fixed conditions, such as the freezing point, one can ask how it can be influenced in a controlled way.
We are all familiar with such control of the freezing transition, as it is an essential ingredient in the art of making a sorbet or a slushy. To make a cold...12.10.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Heat pumps are a key technology for the energy transformation, since they cover the heating demand efficiently and sustainably. While the market for heat pumps in detached and semi-detached homes is growing continuously, there is still potential for heat pump use in multi-family homes and for commercial and industrial applications. At the Chillventa, the international trade fair for cooling, air-conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE focuses on the potential and the current challenges facing heat pumps in a special presentation. The Chillventa trade fair takes place from 16-18 October 2018 in the City of Nuremberg.
“In addition to process optimization, the sustainable supply of heating and cooling in multi-family homes as well as in businesses and industry is important...12.10.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
Purdue researchers find light-active version of heme may help people infected with MRSA
Purdue University researchers are testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may...12.10.2018 | Health and Medicine | Read more
For the first time, physicists have built a unique topological insulator in which optical and electronic excitations hybridize and flow together. They report their discovery in "Nature".
Topological insulators are materials with very special properties. They conduct electricity or light particles on their surface or edges only but not on the...11.10.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Fundamental research sheds light on new many-particle quantum physics in atomically thin semiconductors
A paper published in Nature Communications by Sufei Shi, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer, increases our understanding...11.10.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
Extremely hard tools are required in forming technology, metal-cutting and process engineering. They are conventionally made by powder pressing. Although this achieves a high degree of hardness, it is often necessary to carry out a complex and therefore expensive post-processing.
Additive manufacturing enables complex geometries, but has been limited in terms of hardness and component size so far. Researchers at the Fraunhofer IKTS in...11.10.2018 | Process Engineering | Read more
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is the first institution in Europe to receive an NVIDIA DGX-2, which is considered to be the world's most powerful AI supercomputer. Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, presented the new AI system in his keynote speech at the GPU Technology Conference Europe (GTC) in Munich yesterday and referred to the outstanding work of DFKI in the field of satellite image analysis.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel, head of the research area Smart Data & Knowledge Services at DFKI in Kaiserslautern and coordinator of the Deep Learning Competence...11.10.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
At NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) from October 9th – 11th, 2018 in Munich, Fraunhofer FOKUS researchers will demonstrate on the outdoor exhibition grounds how they can control a vehicle tele-operatively with minimal latency. That helps to bridge the gap from driver-controlled to fully autonomous vehicles. In addition, they will present their semi-automated tool for processing image data from Lidar laser scanners and cameras for training the artificial intelligence (AI) of smart cars.
There will be near-future situations, in which highly automated and autonomous vehicles will also utilize a remote human operator. For example, a truck that...11.10.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
At the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen, scientific software will be further developed over the next three years together with partners. It is intended to provide new insights into the individual use of various media and into the resulting digital traces. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) is supporting the research and development project with more than 720,000 euros.
The project with the exact title “The sustainable provision of software for cross-media practices and digital traces research” is headed by Professor Andreas...11.10.2018 | Information Technology | Read more
Fraunhofer IWS Dresden scientists print electronic layers with polymer ink
Thin organic layers provide machines and equipment with new functions. They enable, for example, tiny energy recuperators. In future, these will be installed...11.10.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has taken its “TwoCure” process to the next level by developing it into an industry-ready machine technology. The team of scientists from Aachen, Germany will be presenting their “TwoCure” system at formnext in Frankfurt am Main from November 13 to 16. The new technique uses resin-based 3D printing to produce large numbers of plastic components without support structures in an automated process.
Sometimes systems have an inherent flaw that causes manufacturing difficulties. In the case of resin-based 3D printing, most users would immediately point to...11.10.2018 | Machine Engineering | Read more
Recipes for three-dimensional (3D) printing, or additive manufacturing, of parts have required as much guesswork as science. Until now.
Resins and other materials that react under light to form polymers, or long chains of molecules, are attractive for 3D printing of parts ranging from...10.10.2018 | Materials Sciences | Read more
A RUDN chemist developed a new type of photocatalysts -- nanostructures from titanium dioxide
A RUDN chemist developed a new type of photocatalysts - nanostructures from titanium dioxide. Hollow nanocubes with ultra-thin walls act like nanoreactors and...10.10.2018 | Life Sciences | Read more
Novel design could help shed excess heat in next-generation fusion power plants
A class exercise at MIT, aided by industry researchers, has led to an innovative solution to one of the longstanding challenges facing the development of...10.10.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Harvesting solar fuels through a bacterium's unusual appetite for gold
A bacterium named Moorella thermoacetica won't work for free. But UC Berkeley researchers have figured out it has an appetite for gold. And in exchange for...10.10.2018 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
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