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Protecting nerve tissue during bowel surgery
Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0100
After bowel surgery, more than half of the patients suffer from irreparable nerve damage. Now scientists have developed an assistance system that warns surgeons about the risk of inflicting possible i...

Panoramas for your tablet
Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0100
Most people are familiar with the fictional world of “Star Trek,” in which the characters can use a holodeck to create and interact with virtual worlds. It is possible to recreate a similar effect in ...

Virtual vehicle testing – modeling tires realistically
Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0100
Manufacturers conduct virtual tests on vehicle designs long before the first car rolls off the assembly line. Simulation of the tires has remained a challenge, however. The software tool “CDTire/3D” f...

Power vest
Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0100
Each year millions of people within the EU injure themselves in the course of their work due to picking up heavy loads or from one-sided movements – ending up with serious health issues. Together with...

Predicting pesticide loads more accurately
Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0100
The EU wants to further improve the authorization process for plant protection prod-ucts. The different national procedures for this are supposed to be further harmonized. Fraunhofer researchers have ...

High-precision radar for the steel industry
Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0100
Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction. Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from rolling and milling crude steel into strip steel. New radar from F...

Fraunhofer and the German federal government are paving the way for an Industrial Data Space
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:30:00 +0100
Together with partners from industry and with support from the German federal government, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is launching an initiative to create a data space available to industry all over t...

New head of Fraunhofer IAP
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100
Professor Alexander Böker has been heading the Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm since February 1, 2015. He will be taking over this position as Professor Hans-Pete...

Prof. Ina Schieferdecker appointed to Executive Board of Fraunhofer FOKUS
Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0100
The Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft appointed Prof. Ina Schieferdecker as Director and Member of the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS in ...

Safe production in Industry 4.0
Mon, 2 Feb 2015 09:30:00 +0100
Production facilities and components of Industry 4.0 are linked to the Internet, networked with each other, and thus open to attack. Using an IT security laboratory, Fraunhofer researchers offer a tes...