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
Save the date: international symposium on spatial cognition in Magdeburg
Scientists from Germany and abroad will be meeting in Magdeburg from 27 to 29 November 2018 to discuss latest research on spatial cognition in aging and...06.11.2018 | Read more
Am 15. November 2018 lädt das Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR zu seinem ersten Space Talk nach Wachtberg ein. Jeder von Weltraum und Weltraumforschung Begeisterte ist herzlich eingeladen mit den Experten des Instituts und von der europäischen Raumfahrtorganisation ESA zu diskutieren und sich auszutauschen. Fokus dieses Space Talks ist, ob und wie Weltraumschrott unsere moderne Gesellschaft gefährdet und wie die Weltraumradare des Fraunhofer FHR hier helfen können. Interessierte können sich unter www.spacetalks.net zu der Veranstaltung anmelden.
Die berühmten unendlichen Weiten sind alles andere leer. Schon im erdnahen Weltraum schwirrt es nur so von Technik, die unserer Gesellschaft das Leben...23.10.2018 | Read more
The German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) is hosting a global meeting of world leading scientists to answer the question: How can the benefits of medical research reach the patient?
DZHK Conference on Translational Medicine in Berlin, 9th to 10th January 2019
Scientists and healthcare professionals all over the world ask themselves this question as diseases like dementia, cardiovascular diseases and cancer continue...17.10.2018 | Read more
University of Texas and MIT researchers create virtual UAVs that can predict vehicle health, enable autonomous decision-making
In the not too distant future, we can expect to see our skies filled with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) delivering packages, maybe even people, from location...
With ultracold chemistry, researchers get a first look at exactly what happens during a chemical reaction
The coldest chemical reaction in the known universe took place in what appears to be a chaotic mess of lasers. The appearance deceives: Deep within that...
Abnormal scarring is a serious threat resulting in non-healing chronic wounds or fibrosis. Scars form when fibroblasts, a type of cell of connective tissue, reach wounded skin and deposit plugs of extracellular matrix. Until today, the question about the exact anatomical origin of these fibroblasts has not been answered. In order to find potential ways of influencing the scarring process, the team of Dr. Yuval Rinkevich, Group Leader for Regenerative Biology at the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease at Helmholtz Zentrum München, aimed to finally find an answer. As it was already known that all scars derive from a fibroblast lineage expressing the Engrailed-1 gene - a lineage not only present in skin, but also in fascia - the researchers intentionally tried to understand whether or not fascia might be the origin of fibroblasts.
Fibroblasts kit - ready to heal wounds
Research from a leading international expert on the health of the Great Lakes suggests that the growing intensity and scale of pollution from plastics poses serious risks to human health and will continue to have profound consequences on the ecosystem.
In an article published this month in the Journal of Waste Resources and Recycling, Gail Krantzberg, a professor in the Booth School of Engineering Practice...
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