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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 265,000 publications. By publishing scientific studies, informative statistics and trend-setting innovations, the forum acts as a catalyst for further research and networking.
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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.
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>
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 265,000 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.
Published by Marc Tudela, Laura Becerra-Fajardo, Aracelys García-Moreno, Jesus Minguillon and Antoni Ivorra, in Access, the journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The project Electronic AXONs: wireless microstimulators based on electronic rectification of epidermically applied currents (eAXON, 2017-2022), funded by a...
No matter where we look, the same rules apply everywhere in space: countless calculations of astrophysics are based on this basic principle. A recent study by the Universities of Bonn and Harvard, however, has thrown this principle into question. Should the measured values be confirmed, this would toss many assumptions about the properties of the universe overboard. The results are published in the journal “Astronomy & Astrophysics”, but are already available online.
Since the big bang, the universe has swollen like a freshly formed raisin roll put in a warm place to rise. Until recently, it was thought that this increase...08.04.2020 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI, Germany's leading business-oriented research institution in the field of innovative software technologies based on artificial intelligence methods, today announced that NVIDIA has joined the organization as a shareholder. The commitment is a further step in the long-standing successful cooperation between NVIDIA, the leader in accelerated computing, AI and high-performance computing, and DFKI in the area of machine learning and deep learning.
"The partnership between DFKI and NVIDIA combines our sophisticated models and procedures with their high-performance AI platforms,” said Professor Dr. Andreas...08.04.2020 | Information Technology | Read more
What does it actually look like deep inside our ears? This is has been very difficult to study as the inner ear is protected by the hardest bone in the body. But with the help of synchrotron X-rays, it is now possible to depict details inside the ear three-dimensionally. Together with Canadian colleagues, researchers from Uppsala University have used the method to map the blood vessels of the inner ear.
The study, which was published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports, can provide an explanation for why it is so effective to treat deafness in people...08.04.2020 | Medical Engineering | Read more
One year ago the EHT Collaboration published the first image of a black hole in the nearby radio galaxy M 87. Now the collaboration has extracted new information from the EHT data of the far quasar 3C 279: they observed the finest detail ever in the relativistic jet that is believed to originate from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole. In their analysis, led by astronomer Jae-Young Kim from the MPIfR in Bonn, they studied the jet’s fine-scale morphology close to the jet base where highly variable gamma-ray emission is thought to originate. Much of the development of the applied very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) was led by the Radio Astronomy/VLBI-division of the MPIfR.
The EHT collaboration continues extracting information from the exquisite data collected in its global campaign in April 2017. Target of the observations was...08.04.2020 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
DSMZ scientist develops innovative strategy for drug screening
A team of researchers led by Professor Dr. Yvonne Mast from the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures in Braunschweig...08.04.2020 | Life Sciences | Read more
New study examines how artificial light from research vessels affects fish counts
The Arctic polar night remains one of the last undisturbed dark environments on the planet. But as the climate changes and human activities increase in the...08.04.2020 | Earth Sciences | Read more
The pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is placing unprecedented restrictions on public life and economy. The global research efforts to fill the knowledge gaps regarding the new pathogen and to develop effective therapies are correspondingly large. In Wuerzburg, too, researchers from the Fraunhofer Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies are working together with the virologist Prof. Dr. Bodem from the University of Wuerzburg to identify active substances against the virus.
The tissue models from the Fraunhofer Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies (TLC-RT), which has been part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate...08.04.2020 | Life Sciences | Read more
For the first time, the cells of fungi can also be analysed using a relatively simple microscopic method. Researchers from Würzburg and Cordoba present the innovation in the journal "Frontiers in Microbiology".
Fungi play an important role for mankind. In the soil, they decompose dead organic material, making it accessible to plants as a nutrient. In industrial...08.04.2020 | Life Sciences | Read more
A team of scientists at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has developed a novel mechanical cleaning method for surfaces on the nanoscale. The technique successfully removes even the tiniest contaminants down to the atomic scale, achieving an unprecedented level of cleanliness. The results of this study led by Prof. Dr. Erdmann Spiecker from the Department of Materials Science at FAU have now been published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.
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A multidisciplinary team at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston working to combat the COVID-19 virus has a system that will unlock researchers' ability to more quickly develop and evaluate developing vaccines, diagnose infected patients and explore whether or how the virus has evolved.
The scientists, led by Pei-Yong Shi, developed the system by engineering a reverse genetic system for SARS coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, that is causing the...08.04.2020 | Interdisciplinary Research | Read more
Long-standing prediction of quantum physics now proven
The regular arrangement of atoms in a crystal allows complex interactions that can lead to new states of matter. Some crystals have magnetic interactions in...08.04.2020 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Novel radiopharmaceutical for the diagnosis of tumor-relevant transport proteins developed
Radiolabeled molecules, so-called radiotracers, help nuclear physicians to detect and precisely target tumors, which are often developing due to pathological...08.04.2020 | Life Sciences | Read more
Lead-based perovskites are very promising materials for the production of solar panels. They efficiently turn light into electricity but they also present some major drawbacks: the most efficient materials are not very stable, while lead is a toxic element. University of Groningen scientists are studying alternatives to lead-based perovskites.
Two factors that significantly affect the efficiency of these solar cells are the ability to form thin films and the structure of the materials in the solar...08.04.2020 | Materials Sciences | Read more
New ways to understand the functioning of marine phytoplankton
Marine microorganisms, such as bacteria and so-called protists, form a large part of the biomass in the oceans. Protists are a group of unicellular...08.04.2020 | Life Sciences | Read more
It does not require any cabling and its supporting structure is at the same time a battery: research teams from Braunschweig and Würzburg are working on such a cleverly constructed small satellite. Tests of the satellite in orbit are planned in 2023.
Some satellites are only slightly larger than a milk carton. This type of construction is now to be given a further simplified architecture and thus become...07.04.2020 | Information Technology | Read more
Scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Thorax Clinic at Heidelberg University Hospital, whose collaboration is taking place under the auspices of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), have examined samples from non-virus infected patients to determine which cells of the lungs and bronchi are targets for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
They discovered that the receptor for this coronavirus is abundantly expressed in certain progenitor cells. These cells normally develop into respiratory tract...07.04.2020 | Life Sciences | Read more
There is currently no industrial recycling process tailored to fuel cells. As part of the "BReCycle" project, a research consortium led by Fraunhofer IWKS is now developing a recycling management concept specifically for PEM fuel cells.
More sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly energy conversion technolo-gies such as fuel cells will play an increasingly important role in the...07.04.2020 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
There is one major challenge in converting our energy system to purely renewable energy sources: winter – or rather the supply gap at this time. The conversion of surplus summer electricity into synthetic gas offers a way of ensuring that renewable energy could be available in sufficient quantities during the winter months. It would also allow to operate long-distance trucks. The Canton of Zurich has great interest in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energies and is, therefore, providing financial support for the Empa's "Power-to-gas" project.
The call to abandon fossil fuels altogether is becoming ever louder, not just in Switzerland but also in the EU and numerous other countries. While a number of...07.04.2020 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
The Belle II experiment has been collecting data from physical measurements for about one year. After several years of rebuilding work, both the SuperKEKB electron–positron accelerator and the Belle II detector have been improved compared with their predecessors in order to achieve a 40-fold higher data rate.
Scientists at 12 institutes in Germany are involved in constructing and operating the detector, developing evaluation algorithms, and analyzing the data.07.04.2020 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Researchers find the foundations of toxin production in Amanita muscaria, confirming a 50-year old theory
The white-spotted fly agaric is probably the most famous of all forest fungi. That is not just due to its characteristic appearance, but also due to its...07.04.2020 | Life Sciences | Read more
Alexander von Humboldt research fellow Ran Du fabricates various noble metal aerogels (NMAs), and pioneers demonstrating their impressive performance for pH-universal electrocatalysis for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), and electrochemical water splitting at TU Dresden. Thus, TU Dresden chemists pave the way for new applications, such as for electrochemical hydrogen production and fuel cells.
Electrocatalysis is one of the most studied topics in the field of material science, because it is extensively involved in many important energy-related...06.04.2020 | Life Sciences | Read more
Heavy-load vehicle traffic is responsible for 6 percent of the CO2 emissions in the European Union. Solar electricity generated directly on the vehicle can improve this balance by 5 to 7 percent. In the “Lade-PV” project under the direction of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, four industrial companies and two Fraunhofer institutes want to demonstrate the market feasibility of PV applications in the heavy-load transport. The aim is to develop an overall concept that makes the widespread use of integrated PV modules on electrical and other commercial vehicles (over 3.5 tons commercial load) possible.
In the coming three years, not only singular components, such as PV modules and power electronic units, but also manufacturing and production concepts will be...06.04.2020 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
Although Swiss internet users use online services where algorithms select search results, recommendations and information daily, they know little about their role and function. This leads to uncertainty, a feeling of powerlessness and a desire for more control, as a representative survey of Swiss internet users conducted by the University of Zurich shows.
Services like Google, WhatsApp, Instagram or Netflix are based on algorithmic selection: They automatically select the content that is presented to us and...06.04.2020 | Social Sciences | Read more
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