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Solar chip monitors windows
Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:30:00 +0100
A new kind of radio chip is intended to warn when windows are left open. This way, you can avoid having the heat go out the window on cold days. The sensor also detects break-in attempts early on. The...

Ensuring security for networks of the future
Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:30:00 +0100
Company networks are inflexible – they are made up of many components that require a good deal of effort to be connected together. That’s why networks of the future will be controlled by a central uni...

Vehicle body made from cotton, hemp, and wood
Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:30:00 +0100
Carbon and glass fibers reinforce synthetics so that they can be used for vehicle body construction. But in this regard, there is an abundance of potential found in natural fibers – obtained from hemp...

Ultrasound technology made to measure
Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:30:00 +0100
The range of uses for ultrasound is gigantic; the applied technologies are just as diverse. Researchers are now covering a wide range of applications with a new modular system: From sonar systems to m...

Wind-powered freighters
Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:30:00 +0100
To make ships more eco-efficient, engineers have been working with alternative fuels. A Norwegian engineer is currently pursuing a new approach: With VindskipTM, he has designed a cargo ship that is p...

Beer, milk and Co. in bacteria quick test
Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:30:00 +0100
To guarantee a high quality of their beer, breweries monitor the production process very closely. With a new polymer powder, this monitoring will be able to be faster and simpler in the future. Manufa...

Fraunhofer is part of EIT’s new consortium
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0100
Fraunhofer and Helmholtz jointly managed the start of Knowledge and Innovation Community on raw materials.

Perfect chocolate sheen on confection and sweets
Mon, 1 Dec 2014 09:30:00 +0100
White flecks on sweets with a chocolate glaze are harmless – but esthetically unappealing. More than just improper storage can diminish the glossy sheen. Researchers have discovered other weak points ...

Proteins off the roll
Mon, 1 Dec 2014 09:30:00 +0100
Protein-coated Petri dishes are increasingly being used to support cell growth during cell cultivation. Scientists have developed a system for printing protein patterns onto film using a roll-to-roll ...

Smart anti-icing system for rotor blades
Mon, 1 Dec 2014 09:30:00 +0100
In very cold climate zones, the wind can blow with tremendous force. But wind turbines have rarely been built in these regions up to now. The risk of ice formation on the rotor blades is just too high...