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Robotic worm for head surgery can cut around corners
Wed, 4 Nov 2015 09:00:00 +0100
Removing tumors from within the inner ear is a very delicate matter that typically requires surgeons to remove the entire mastoid bone. However, in the future, all doctors will need to do is cut a tun...

Fighting head lice effectively with plasma
Tue, 3 Nov 2015 09:00:00 +0100
Once head lice have attached themselves to hair follicles, they can deftly evade detection and are therefore hard to kill. Infestations of these bloodsucking parasites are commonly dealt with using ch...

Detecting arthritis with light
Tue, 3 Nov 2015 09:00:00 +0100
Joint inflammation (arthritis) is a common problem in medical practice and can be due to a variety of causes. Many types of inflammatory disorders affecting the joints belong to the diverse group of r...

The navigation app for buildings
Mon, 2 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100
In large buildings, you can lose your orientation. Fraunhofer researchers have developed an Android app that navigates through passages, corridors, rooms and floors to the desired destination. They us...

Solar vehicle charging at home
Mon, 2 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100
Owners of home photovoltaic systems will soon be able to make their households even more sustainable, because PV power is also suitable for charging personal electronic vehicles. A home energy managem...

Economic LED recycling
Mon, 2 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100
Light emitting diodes are used in a great number of products like televisions and lamps or luminaires. Moreover they are penetrating the automotive lighting market to an ever greater degree. Neverthel...

The helping hand in the operation room
Mon, 2 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100
Surgeons have their hands full in the operating room: Among other things, clamps have to be set and tools have to be held. Until now, surgical assistants have been responsible for these tasks. In the ...

Simulating technical textiles perfectly
Mon, 2 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100
Compression bandages, protective jackets and car seat covers have to meet various requirements. Simulations help to improve such technical textiles for their specific application. Fraunhofer researche...

Preventing dental implant infections
Mon, 2 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100
One million dental implants are inserted every year in Germany, and often they need to be replaced due to issues such as tissue infections caused by bacteria. In the future, these infections will be p...

Lighting the way to your car
Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:00:00 +0200
On the new BMW 7 Series, a lighting system featuring a striped pattern of ground illumination makes it easier to enter the vehicle in the dark. Fraunhofer researchers have developed special microoptic...