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Prof. Alexander Verl becomes Executive Vice President
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0200
Prof. Alexander Verl assumed his position as Member of the Board and Executive Vice President for Technology Marketing and Business Models on 1 April 2014. He moves from Director of the Fraunhofer Ins...

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0200
High-performance plastics developed in kilo quantities +++ Route-specific load analysis for vehicles +++ Nanostructures even on curved surfaces

Mobile robots support airplane manufacturers
Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0200
In production facilities, robots, and people will soon be working side-by-side. A new mobile assistant is intended to support technicians in the airplane manufacturing industry when applying sealant, ...

Wire inspection: As fast as a world-class sprinter
Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Pipes, rails, and wires are manufactured at high speeds. A new optical inspection system reviews the workpieces at 10 meters a second and finds defects in real time that can be as narrow as a single h...

Detecting diamonds with X-ray technology
Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0200
X-rays penetrate objects and reveal information about its contents. Using two X-ray spectra, you can identify different materials. And now, a new algorithm is making it possible to find diamonds in th...

Smaller microchips that keep their cool
Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Temperatures often over 200 degrees C occur in geothermal and oil production conventional microelectronics hit their limits there. Researchers have now fabricated compact microchips that can keep th...

Environmental hormones tiny amounts, big effects
Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Empty nets and few species environmental hormones are believed responsible for the diminishing numbers of fish. How damaging are these substances really, though? Studies that depict a complete pictu...

Analyzing living cells quickly and accurately
Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0200
In order to investigate inflammation, tumors or stem cells, medical practitioners analyze living cells. Non-invasive optical procedures such as Raman spectroscopy accelerate this procedure. Researcher...

Freighter without crew
Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Ships of the future will soon be steered across the Seven Seas unmanned. A new simulator is helping propel these plans forward. Partners from five different countries engineered the design of the au...

Big Data keeps complex production running smoothly
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:30:00 +0100
Industrial plants must function effectively. Remedying production downtimes and breakdowns is an expensive and time consuming business. That is why companies collect data to evaluate how their facilit...