The essay competition "twentyforty – Utopias for a digital society" invites researchers worldwide to describe their visions of a digital society in 20 years from now.
How will we decide, live and love in 2040? How will we shape education and the way we work in the future? The European Hub in the Global Network of Internet...16.01.2019 | Read more
Modern life thrives on the availability of electrical energy. Countless applications spanning from medical to industrial and consumer products have been made possible only by modern battery technology.
Future electric vehicles will have ranges of 450 km and more. Nowadays, batteries are an integral technological component in home solar energy installations...14.01.2019 | Read more
Digitalization of the production process has allowed turbomachinery components to be manufactured more efficiently than ever before: The core question to be addressed at what is now the fifth ICTM Conference to take place 6 and 7 February 2019 in Aachen and hosted by the Fraunhofer Institutes for Laser Technology ILT and for Production Technology IPT is “How do high levels of data consistency, continuity and availability along with more robust processes and greater production transparency result in a more economically efficient process chain?” Online enrolment for conference attendance is now open and there is an early-bird discount for bookings made by 17 December 2018.
The event, organized by the Fraunhofer Institutes for Laser Technology ILT and for Production Technology IPT, offers participants the very latest information...12.12.2018 | Read more
The first New Plastics Economy Investor Forum welcomed over 120 international investors, innovators and industry representatives. During the course of the event, attendees took part in networking activities and listened to inspiring start-up pitches and discussion panels centred on advancing new business models, designs and technologies that keep plastics in the economy and prevent them from becoming waste.
The Investor Forum has been organized by the circular economy platform Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the innovation accelerator Think Beyond Plastic and the...10.12.2018 | Read more
The 2019 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) provides an opportunity for journalists to find out about the latest research in the Earth, planetary and space sciences, and to talk to researchers from all over the world.
The EGU General Assembly (https://www.egu2019.eu/) allows journalists to learn about new developments in a range of fields, such as planetary exploration,...06.12.2018 | Read more
EXCELLERAT Centre of Excellence, coordinated by the High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart, kicks off, life-streaming a discussion among experts involved in the HPC engineering application LifeCycle.
The centre of excellence is coordinated by the High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS).03.12.2018 | Read more
Livestream to shed light on work carried out by 12 renowned labor research institutes around the globe
On December 4–5, Fraunhofer IAO is staging a global dialog on tomorrow’s world of work. Organized to mark the culmination of Science Year 2018, this inaugural...28.11.2018 | Read more
The open-source Robot Operating System (ROS) has been gaining ground in industrial applications and offers robot suppliers and users numerous benefits. At the ROS-Industrial Conference from 11 to 13 December 2018 in Stuttgart's SI-Centrum, everything revolves around ROS technologies, applications and next challenges to overcome. The conference is also an excellent opportunity for networking and professional exchange with international experts.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA 2018 is organizing the sixth ROS-Industrial Conference to bring together developers,...23.11.2018 | Read more
The Conference was hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and Tokyo Women’s Medical University on November 8, 2018 in Tokyo. Around 100 attendees listened and discussed insights into the latest developments in OCT research. Leading clinical experts and representatives of international companies and universities provided valuable input in the form of lectures and presentations. The Fraunhofer IPT and TWMU took this opportunity to strengthen their strategic research collaboration. Both partners signed an official Cooperation Agreement to kick off the establishment of the research alliance and the joint research facility in Tokyo.
Medical imaging is currently undergoing a period of dynamic change: Calls from medical experts for improved imaging modalities in the areas of diagnostics and...19.11.2018 | Read more
The “Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is an international meeting point for all experts using or researching laser polishing. For the third time, the conference took place in Aachen and offered a comprehensive overview of research results and trends relating to the industrial use of laser polishing for metals, glass and plastics. On September 12 and 13, some 80 participants from a total of 15 different countries exchanged knowledge as well as ideas and gained insights into the laboratories at Fraunhofer ILT.
Laser polishing processes can be used in many different applications and combinations, for example in machining micro-structured metal surfaces and complex...09.11.2018 | Read more
A stellar flare 10 times more powerful than anything seen on our sun has burst from an ultracool star almost the same size as Jupiter
A localization phenomenon boosts the accuracy of solving quantum many-body problems with quantum computers which are otherwise challenging for conventional computers. This brings such digital quantum simulation within reach on quantum devices available today.
Quantum computers promise to solve certain computational problems exponentially faster than any classical machine. “A particularly promising application is the...
The technology could revolutionize how information travels through data centers and artificial intelligence networks
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have built a new photonic switch that can control the direction of light passing through optical fibers...
Physicists observe how electron-hole pairs drift apart at ultrafast speed, but still remain strongly bound.
Modern electronics relies on ultrafast charge motion on ever shorter length scales. Physicists from Regensburg and Gothenburg have now succeeded in resolving a...
Engineers create novel optical devices, including a moth eye-inspired omnidirectional microwave antenna
A team of engineers at Tufts University has developed a series of 3D printed metamaterials with unique microwave or optical properties that go beyond what is...
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