Just a few days ago, a small asteroid lit up the sky over Botswana – having been discovered mere hours before it hit the Earth. Near Earth Objects (NEOs) like asteroids were the focus of a four-week conference at the Munich Institute for Astro and Particle Physics (MIAPP) in Garching. Dr. Detlef Koschny, lecturer with the Chair of Astronautics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), explains why we need to expand NEO research and detection capabilities.
Sixty-five million years ago, a 15-kilometer-sized asteroid wiped out two-thirds of all life on Earth, including the dinosaurs. But it’s probably not this kind...13.06.2018 | Read more
About 130 Earth system scientists from 14 countries and different scientific disciplines will meet for the 2nd Baltic Earth Conference in mid-June in Helsingør, Denmark, to discuss past, current and future environmental transitions which the Baltic Sea region will face in the future.
The goal of Baltic Earth (www.baltic.earth) is to improve our understanding of the Earth system of the Baltic Sea region, encompassing processes in the...08.06.2018 | Read more
3–5 July 2018: 5th international ISEKI_Food conference at the University of Hohenheim / Topic: The Food System Approach / Otto Rettenmaier Audimax & Biology Center, 70599 Stuttgart
Creating, processing, marketing, or health-related issues - in food production, these are all linked. “The Food System Approach: New Challenges for Education,...05.06.2018 | Read more
The 12th COMPAMED Spring Convention on May 3 in Frankfurt focused on biocompatibility of implants and gave new perspectives in medical technology. 45 selected international participants used the conference not only as an opportunity to get an outlook on this year’s COMPAMED, but also to meet again and develop business contacts.
The four sessions of the conference concerning the topics “Technologies for the Production of Implants”, “Packaging for Implants”, “Materials for Medical...28.05.2018 | Read more
An international conference on climate change took place in May 18.-19. in Nicosia, Cyprus. High-ranking politicians and scientists from various disciplines in climate research, medicine, the economic and energy sectors and agriculture discussed challenges and solutions to climate change in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
Former French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius referred in an impressive speech to the alarming signs of climate change. Many scenarios indicate that as early as...25.05.2018 | Read more
Around 7,000 scientists from all over Europe, USA and Asia await the organizers of the Forum of European Neuroscience, which will take place from 7 to 11 July 2018 in Berlin. Thus, after 20 years, this international congress returns for the first time to the city in which the first forum took place 20 years ago - with almost 4,000 participants. The venue will be the CityCube Berlin in 2018.
The FENS Forum is Europe’s largest neuroscience meeting. Development, cognition, diseases of the ageing brain, stem cells and genetics are just a few of the...02.05.2018 | Read more
The workshop “Current Topics in Bioinformatics – Big Data in Genomics and Medicine” will present the challenges in applying genomics data to improve clinical research and healthcare and highlight the problems and opportunities arising from it. The event will take place at the Magnus House Berlin on May 7th, 2018.
Recent advances in genomics technologies like next-generation sequencing or mass spectrometry provide huge amounts of data that has never been imaginable...13.04.2018 | Read more
The first-ever ‘International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications’ (ICULTA-2018) is dealing with UV LED developments along the whole value chain. At the international conference, the state of the art of UV LED technology and trends are discussed. The conference will be held from April 22 to 25, 2018 at the MELIÃ hotel in Berlin, Germany and is jointly organized by the German consortium ‘Advanced UV for Life’ and the ‘International Ultraviolet Association’.
"The scope of the conference is really unique, bringing together researchers in the area of semiconductor materials and UV LEDs as well experts covering a wide...12.04.2018 | Read more
How can smart systems be connected, even across locations, to increase efficiency and performance? How can they be protected against cyber attacks? And how can humans and machines collaborate successfully in the context of Industrie 4.0? These are the questions addressed by the "International Workshop on Optimization in Logistics and Industrial Applications" (IWOLIA) from 3 to 4 May 2018 in Karlsruhe. For interested business representatives and scientists, participation is free of charge after prior registration.
The Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, Systems Engineering and Image Analysis IOSB and the Technical University of Troyes (UTT) are the co-organizers of the...09.04.2018 | Read more
“Deep Learning” and “Artificial Intelligence” – High-tech implants are the main topic of the 12th COMPAMED Spring Convention
The COMPAMED Spring Convention is the annual expert meeting for developers, producers and users in the field of medical practice. The next event on May 3, 2018...26.03.2018 | Read more
Scientists at the University Würzburg and University Hospital of Würzburg found that megakaryocytes act as “bouncers” and thus modulate bone marrow niche properties and cell migration dynamics. The study was published in July in the Journal “Haematologica”.
Hematopoiesis is the process of forming blood cells, which occurs predominantly in the bone marrow. The bone marrow produces all types of blood cells: red...
For some phenomena in quantum many-body physics several competing theories exist. But which of them describes a quantum phenomenon best? A team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Harvard University in the United States has now successfully deployed artificial neural networks for image analysis of quantum systems.
Is that a dog or a cat? Such a classification is a prime example of machine learning: artificial neural networks can be trained to analyze images by looking...
An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bayreuth has produced a previously unknown material: Rhenium nitride pernitride. Thanks to combining properties that were previously considered incompatible, it looks set to become highly attractive for technological applications. Indeed, it is a super-hard metallic conductor that can withstand extremely high pressures like a diamond. A process now developed in Bayreuth opens up the possibility of producing rhenium nitride pernitride and other technologically interesting materials in sufficiently large quantity for their properties characterisation. The new findings are presented in "Nature Communications".
The possibility of finding a compound that was metallically conductive, super-hard, and ultra-incompressible was long considered unlikely in science. It was...
An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has built platinum nanoparticles for catalysis in fuel cells: The new size-optimized catalysts are twice as good as the best process commercially available today.
Fuel cells may well replace batteries as the power source for electric cars. They consume hydrogen, a gas which could be produced for example using surplus...
The fly agaric with its red hat is perhaps the most evocative of the diverse and variously colored mushroom species. Hitherto, the purpose of these colors was...
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