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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 262,000 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 262,000 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: Tomorrow´s coolants of choice

Scientists assess the potential of magnetic-cooling materials

Later during this century, around 2060, a paradigm shift in global energy consumption is expected: we will spend more energy for cooling than for heating....

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Too much of a good thing: overactive immune cells trigger inflammation

Scientists describe a previously unknown disorder of the immune system: in a distinct subset of immune cells from patients with primary immunodeficiency, cellular respiration is significantly increased. This cellular metabolic overactivity leads to inflammation, as an international research team led by the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel report in the journal Nature Immunology.

The immune system protects us from infections and tumors – a challenging task, not least because harming the body’s own healthy tissue must be avoided at the...

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Scientists create a nanomaterial that is both twisted and untwisted at the same time

The material developed at University of Bath allows for incredibly sensitive detection of the direction molecules twist

A new nanomaterial developed by scientists at the University of Bath could solve a conundrum faced by scientists probing some of the most promising types of...

16.09.2019 | Materials Sciences | nachricht Read more

Researchers have identified areas of the retina that change in mild Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have identified changes in retinal layer thickness, inflammation or thinning in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease, confirming that the retina is one of the most important biomarkers for early diagnosis of the disease.

For the first time, researchers have determined the shape and size of the areas that present significant thinning in each retinal layer, which tend to occur in...

16.09.2019 | Health and Medicine | nachricht Read more

The magic wavelength of cadmium

A newly discovered property of cadmium could lead to the most accurate clock ever

Researchers experimentally determined a property of cadmium called the magic wavelength which is considered essential for the development of the most accurate...

16.09.2019 | Physics and Astronomy | nachricht Read more

The sleep neuron in threadworms is also a stop neuron

Sleep or stop? The RIS neuron has both functions / Publication in Nature Communications

The nervous system of the threadworm C. elegans is simple at first sight: it consists of 302 neurons, some of which, however, have several functions. The...

16.09.2019 | Life Sciences | nachricht Read more

Wood that Shapes Itself

Report in Science Advances: Sophisticated modelling technology opens up new avenues in timber construction and digital design.

Researchers from the University of Stuttgart, ETH Zurich and the Swiss Empa have presented a method with which wood panels themselves bend into a previously...

16.09.2019 | Architecture and Construction | nachricht Read more

Quantum computers by AQT and University of Innsbruck leverage Cirq for quantum algorithm development

Quantum computers promise to solve problems that are out of reach for today's supercomputers. Programming quantum computers differs radically from what programmers are used today and thus new programming languages are required. A collaborative effort by Alpine Quantum Technologies (AQT) and the University of Innsbruck allows direct access to the ion-trap quantum computer in Innsbruck via Cirq, a framework developed by Google focused on developing and implementing quantum algorithms. Cirq can be used to explore quantum algorithms on the different hardware architectures, superconducting electronics and trapped ions.

Quantum computers and software

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Study: We need more realistic experiments on the impact of climate change on ecosystems

When it comes to the impact of climate change on ecosystems, we still have large knowledge gaps. Most experiments are unrealistic because they do not correspond to projected climate scenarios for a specific region. As a result, we lack reliable data on what ecosystems might look like in the future, as a team of biodiversity researchers from Central Germany show in the journal "Global Change Biology". The team reviewed all experimental studies on the topic. The researchers are now calling for the introduction of common protocols for future experiments.

The facts that climate change is man-made and that it will alter ecosystems are indisputable. However, there is debate about its extent and its consequences....

16.09.2019 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | nachricht Read more

Low sea-ice cover in the Arctic

Second-lowest September minimum since observations began

The sea-ice extent in the Arctic is nearing its annual minimum at the end of the melt season in September. Only circa 3.9 million square kilometres of the...

13.09.2019 | Earth Sciences | nachricht Read more

Researchers produce synthetic Hall Effect to achieve one-way radio transmission

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have replicated one of the most well-known electromagnetic effects in physics, the Hall Effect, using radio waves (photons) instead of electric current (electrons). Their technique could be used to create advanced communication systems that boost signal transmission in one direction while simultaneously absorbing signals going in the opposite direction.

The Hall Effect, discovered in 1879 by Edwin Hall, occurs because of the interaction between charged particles and electromagnetic fields. In an electric...

13.09.2019 | Power and Electrical Engineering | nachricht Read more

Penn engineers' new topological insulator reroutes photonic 'traffic' on the fly

Dynamic data routing could make for faster photonic chips that use their entire footprint

Topological insulators are a game-changing class of materials; charged particles can flow freely on their edges and route themselves around defects, but can't...

13.09.2019 | Power and Electrical Engineering | nachricht Read more

Princeton researchers explore how a carbon-fixing organelle forms via phase separation

A new study yields insights into how an organelle called the pyrenoid, which helps algae remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, forms via a process similar to how oil separates from water

Plants, algae and other photosynthetic organisms remove carbon dioxide from the air, incorporating it into starches in a process known as carbon fixation. In...

13.09.2019 | Life Sciences | nachricht Read more

An OLED pilot line introduces itself: From PI-SCALE to LYTEUS

Flexible OLED light - a dream comes true for many product designers! The PI-SCALE project (project number: 688093) funded by the European Commission has been successfully completed.

In order to evaluate the successful development of the H2020 project PI-SCALE and ist final results, a review meeting together with representatives of the...

13.09.2019 | Power and Electrical Engineering | nachricht Read more

Initial repulsion does not rule out subsequent attraction

Scientists from Universities of Regensburg and Munich revealed intricate mysteries of chemical bonding

The Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer formulated a metaphor called the porcupine dilemma, which explains a certain optimal distance between people. People feel...

13.09.2019 | Physics and Astronomy | nachricht Read more

The working of a molecular string phone

Researchers from the Department of Atomically Resolved Dynamics of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg, the University of Potsdam (both in Germany) and the University of Toronto (Canada) have pieced together a detailed time-lapse movie revealing all the major steps during the catalytic cycle of an enzyme. Surprisingly, the communication between the protein units is accomplished via a water-network akin to a string telephone. This communication is aligned with a ‘breathing’ motion, that is the expansion and contraction of the protein.

This time-lapse sequence of structures reveals dynamic motions as a fundamental element in the molecular foundations of biology.

13.09.2019 | Life Sciences | nachricht Read more

Artificial Intelligence speeds up photodynamics simulations

Scientists use deep neural networks to achieve simulations on long time scales

The prediction of molecular reactions triggered by light is to date extremely time-consuming and therefore costly. A team led by Philipp Marquetand from the...

12.09.2019 | Information Technology | nachricht Read more

Automated assembly system manufactures solid-state LIDAR systems for autonomous vehicles

The majority of driver assistance systems and completely autonomous vehicles currently use solid-state systems, known as LIDAR systems to measure distances and detect obstacles: The abbreviation LIDAR stands for "light detection and ranging" and describes a method used to measure the environment using the reflection of emitted laser beams. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen, Germany, has developed a system for the automated assembly of solid-state LIDAR systems so that such systems can soon be made available to the automotive industry at low cost.

Alignment of the optical components with micrometer accuracy

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Important step towards European warning system: European Commission launches warning app

Fraunhofer development for more safety »EUWARN« launched

EU Commission staff will soon be receiving location-based danger alerts on their mobile phones from an app that calls their attention to potential hazards such...

12.09.2019 | Information Technology | nachricht Read more

NASA's Hubble finds water vapor on habitable-zone exoplanet for 1st time

Its size and surface gravity are much larger than Earth's, and its radiation environment may be hostile, but a distant planet called K2-18b has captured the interest of scientists all over the world. For the first time, researchers have detected water vapor signatures in the atmosphere of a planet beyond our solar system that resides in the "habitable zone," the region around a star in which liquid water could potentially pool on the surface of a rocky planet.

Astronomers at the Center for Space Exochemistry Data at the University College London in the United Kingdom used data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to...

12.09.2019 | Physics and Astronomy | nachricht Read more

New metamaterial morphs into new shapes, taking on new properties

But it's the defects that really make them interesting

A newly developed type of architected metamaterial has the ability to change shape in a tunable fashion.

12.09.2019 | Materials Sciences | nachricht Read more

Deburring EXPO: Finishing sheet edges and functional surfaces with the laser

At Deburring EXPO, the leading trade fair for deburring technology and precision surfaces in Karlsruhe, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be presenting current developments in the field of laser deburring and polishing from October 8 to 10, 2019. The focus is on laser polishing for tribologically stressed surfaces, sealing surfaces and laser deburring of sheet edges.

The topics of deburring and polishing are becoming increasingly important in metalworking. Laser-based deburring and polishing processes are particularly...

12.09.2019 | Trade Fair News | nachricht Read more

A precise chemical fingerprint of the Amazon

Drone-based monitoring system reveals important information on the health of the Amazon

In 2017, Scot Martin, the Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied...

12.09.2019 | Earth Sciences | nachricht Read more

Bioengineers explore cardiac tissue remodeling after aortic valve replacement procedures

University of Colorado Boulder engineers and faculty from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have teamed up to develop biomaterial-based "mimics" of heart tissues to measure patients' responses to an aortic valve replacement procedure, offering new insight into the ways that cardiac tissue re-shapes itself post-surgery.

Aortic valve stenosis (AVS), a progressive disease characterized by heart valve tissue stiffening and obstructed blood flow from the heart, is known as a...

12.09.2019 | Medical Engineering | nachricht Read more

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