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A flexible solution for secure IT in cars
Mon, 3 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200
Today, almost everything in your car is managed by an electronic control unit (ECU). The problem is that these minicomputers are increasingly coming under attack. Fraunhofer researchers have now devel...

Cutting costs in aircraft turbine production
Mon, 3 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200
Compressor disks for aircraft turbines are milled from a single piece of material. During processing, the blades begin to vibrate. Now, a novel clamping system boosts vibration absorption for the blad...

Space probes: sterile launch into outer space
Mon, 3 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200
Components used on a space mission must be cleaned meticulously. Fraunhofer researchers designed a cleanroom for the ESA (European Space Agency) in which the most infinitesimal contaminants can be rem...

Smart driver seat that responds to gestures
Mon, 3 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200
A multitude of professional drivers suffer from back problems. One cause: driver seats that are inadequately adjusted to each driver‘s ergonomic needs. Fraunhofer‘s researchers, in joint collaboration...

Proving nanoparticles in sunscreen products
Mon, 3 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200
Loads of cosmetics like sunscreen lotions contain titanium dioxide. These nanoparticles are contentious. Experts suspect they may have harmful effects on people and the environment. But it is difficul...

Heating with the sun
Mon, 3 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200
Solar-Active-Houses heat themselves using heat collectors and water tanks. However, no one had conducted an objective assessment of how efficiently they do so. Fraunhofer researchers put some of these...

Metal encapsulation optimizes chemical reactions
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0200
The chemical industry consumes millions of tons of packing materials as catalytic sup- port media or adsorbents in fixed-bed reactors and heat storage systems. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a ...

Fuel and chemicals from steel plant exhaust gases
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0200
Carbon monoxide-rich exhaust gases from steel plants are only being reclaimed to a minor extent as power or heat. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new recycling process for this materially unus...

Revealing faded frescos
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0200
Many details of the wall and ceiling frescos in the cloister of Brandenburg Cathedral have faded: Plaster on which horses once “galloped” appears more or less bare. A hyperspectral camera sees images ...

Miniature pump regulates internal ocular pressure
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0200
Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment. In response, Fraunhofer ...