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Getting the perfect fit for artificial hips
Wed, 8 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200
When a patient receives a new hip, it is usually adjusted only approximately to leg length. Greater accuracy requires a more precise measuring process as well as adjustable implants. Now, a new type o...

Saving energy with smart façades
Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0200
Glass-fronted office buildings are some of the biggest energy consumers, and regulating their temperature is a big job. Now a façade element developed by Fraunhofer researchers and designers for glass...

Cost-effective production of magnetic sensors
Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0200
They are found wherever other measurement methods fail: magnetic sensors. They defy harsh environmental conditions and also function in fluids. A new procedure is now revolutionizing the production of...

Measurement of components in 3D under water
Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0200
Conveying systems for oil and gas, operated in the sea have many important underwater components. The maintenance of such components is elaborate and expensive, as measuring them is complicated. Fraun...

Novel tissue substitute made of high-tech fibers
Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0200
Regenerative medicine uses cells harvested from the patient’s own body to heal damaged tissue. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a cell-free substrate containing proteins to which autologous cells...

Reliable systems for recharging electric vehicles
Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0200
The success of electric vehicle networks depends on economical vehicles – and efficient power grids. Existing power lines were not designed for the loads generated by electric vehicles. Fraunhofer res...

Plastic parts for internal combustion engines
Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0200
Efforts to produce lighter vehicles necessarily include engine parts, such as the cylinder casing, which could shed up to 20 percent of its weight if it were made of fiber-reinforced plastic rather th...

Low-vibration sawing and sanding
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100
No matter whether it’s a drill or an oscillator, handheld power tools produce powerful vibrations. But a new anti-vibration system almost entirely eliminates that uncomfortable shaking sensation you g...

Encryption for everyone
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0100
In the wake of the revelations that intelligence agencies have been engaged in mass surveillance activities, both industry and society at large are looking for practicable encryption solutions that pr...

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...