Together with the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – The German Internet Institute, TU Berlin is organizing a multidisciplinary conference on "Research towards Trustworthiness and Self-Determination in a Networked Society", to be held on 24 and 25 September in Boston, USA.
In addition to talks to be given by renowned experts such as Professor Gerald C. Kane from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and Professor...21.09.2018 | Read more
Angela Merkel, Bill Gates, many ministers and two Nobel laureates at the 10th World Health Summit 2018
The 10th World Health Summit – one of the world’s most prominent strategic forums for global health – is being held in Berlin from October 14-16, 2018....03.09.2018 | Read more
17. – 19. June 2019, Kiel, Germany
Intelligent materials integrate novel functionalities into materials. Examples include self-responsive materials, switchable materials and biofunctional...27.08.2018 | Read more
This year's LaserForum, organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, will take place under the title "3D Production of Precision Components" on October 12, 2018 at the Chair for Laser Application Technology (LAT) of the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany.
The annual meeting of laser technology experts focuses on 3D materials processing, 3D printing and 3D structuring.17.08.2018 | Read more
The International Astronautical Congress 2018 opens its doors to the public
Outer space. Vast expanses of the universe...over 4,500 experts will meet during the International Astronautical Congress 2018 (IAC 2018) to discuss the...08.08.2018 | Read more
A permanent medical history exhibition at the Berlin-based Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) impressively shows that microscopes have always been part of medical advances. Manufacturers and scientists in Berlin and Brandenburg have played a key role in this success story. The future of medicine is also linked to the microscope.
Progress in medicine and science would be unthinkable without microscopes. Today, structures can be visualized to the millionth of a millimeter, and living...27.07.2018 | Read more
Results and trends from research and industry will be presented at the highlight event of the Science Year 2018
On December 4 and 5, the Science Year 2018 will culminate with the 2018 Work Research Conference at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart. The Fraunhofer...25.07.2018 | Read more
New technologies enable deeper insights into the causes of major diseases such as diabetes, obesity or cancer and open the way to a new generation of diagnostics and therapies. For the first time, the new Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC) at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) have invited bioengineers, diabetes researchers and scientists from related therapeutic areas to the International Conference on Engineering Biomedical Breakthroughs on the island of San Servolo in the Venice Lagoon.
About 100 internationally renowned scientists discussed most advanced concepts for biomedical discovery and routes towards clinical application. The...13.07.2018 | Read more
It’s all about the finishing touches, in the truest sense of the word, for the third time at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen on the 12th and 13th of September 2018. After the first two successful conferences on laser polishing, the institute expects more than 70 participants from industry and research to attend the third “Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP”.
Laser polishing is a relatively new process that has only been used for selected fields of applications in the industry: for example, machining metals for...12.07.2018 | Read more
The European Wood-based Panel Symposium, organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI and the European Panel Federation EPF, has firmly established itself in the calendars of the international wood-based materials industry and its suppliers. From 10th – 12th October 2018, the conference will be staged for the eleventh time; due to its great success two years ago, it will again take place in Hamburg. The program for the Symposium is now available.
More than 300 participants from all corners of the globe are expected by the organizers at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg. The program is formed by speakers...03.07.2018 | Read more
Our brain is a complex network with innumerable connections between cells. Neuronal cells have long thin extensions, so-called axons, which are branched to increase the number of interactions. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) have collaborated with researchers from Portugal and France to study cellular branching processes. They demonstrated a novel mechanism that induces branching of microtubules, an intracellular support system. The newly discovered dynamics of microtubules has a key role in neuronal development. The results were recently published in the journal Nature Cell Biology.
From the twigs of trees to railroad switches – our environment teems with rigid branched objects. These objects are so omnipresent in our lives, we barely...
The Fraunhofer FEP has been involved in developing processes and equipment for cleaning, sterilization, and surface modification for decades. The CleanHand Network for development of systems and technologies to clean surfaces, materials, and objects was established in May 2018 to bundle the expertise of many partnering organizations. As a partner in the CleanHand Network, Fraunhofer FEP will present the Network and current research topics of the Institute in the field of hygiene and cleaning at the parts2clean trade fair, October 23-25, 2018 in Stuttgart, at the booth of the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance (Hall 5, Booth C31).
Test reports and studies on the cleanliness of European motorway rest areas, hotel beds, and outdoor pools increasingly appear in the press, especially during...
The building blocks of matter in our universe were formed in the first 10 microseconds of its existence, according to the currently accepted scientific picture. After the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago, matter consisted mainly of quarks and gluons, two types of elementary particles whose interactions are governed by quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interaction. In the early universe, these particles moved (nearly) freely in a quark-gluon plasma.
This is a joint press release of University Muenster and Heidelberg as well as the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt.
Then, in a phase transition, they combined and formed hadrons, among them the building blocks of atomic nuclei, protons and neutrons. In the current issue of...
Thin-film solar cells made of crystalline silicon are inexpensive and achieve efficiencies of a good 14 percent. However, they could do even better if their shiny surfaces reflected less light. A team led by Prof. Christiane Becker from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has now patented a sophisticated new solution to this problem.
"It is not enough simply to bring more light into the cell," says Christiane Becker. Such surface structures can even ultimately reduce the efficiency by...
A study in the journal Bulletin of Marine Science describes a new, blood-red species of octocoral found in Panama. The species in the genus Thesea was discovered in the threatened low-light reef environment on Hannibal Bank, 60 kilometers off mainland Pacific Panama, by researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama (STRI) and the Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología (CIMAR) at the University of Costa Rica.
Scientists established the new species, Thesea dalioi, by comparing its physical traits, such as branch thickness and the bright red colony color, with the...
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