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EARTO prize for Fraunhofer
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Fraunhofer researchers receive an Innovation Prize this year from the European Association for Research and Technology Organisations EARTO for the development of software that protects companies from ...

Prof. Manfred Hauswirth becomes new Executive Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0200
The Senior Vice President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft appointed Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth to Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communications Systems FOKUS in Berlin. Hauswirth will a...

Variable glass coatings to stop condensation on windows
Tue, 7 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Thin-film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing, solar cells and touchscreens. With the Megatron® sputtering system, it is now possible for the first tim...

Lead-free glass decor
Tue, 7 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Whether on baby bottles, beer mugs or perfume bottles, imprints on glass consist mainly of lead oxide. Fraunhofer researchers have developed printing inks for glass that do not contain any toxic eleme...

Inspection system for high-strength steels
Mon, 6 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0200
High-strength steels are in demand as lightweight construction materials. Now Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new inspection system that allows them to examine the materials contact-free. They...

More efficient transformer materials
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Almost every electronic device contains a transformer. An important material used in their construction is electrical steel. Researchers have found a way to improve the performance of electrical steel...

Combatting periodontal pathogens
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0200
A total 12 million Germans suffer from periodontitis. If the inflammation remains untreated, this could lead to tooth loss. However, it is also suspected of triggering many other diseases, like cardio...

Engineering new vehicle powertrains
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Car engines – whether driven by gasoline, diesel, or electricity – waste an abundance of energy. Researchers are working on ways to stem this wastefulness. Ultramodern test facilities are helping them...

Miniature camera may lead to fewer accidents
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Measuring only a few cubic millimeters, a new type of camera module might soon be integrated into future driver assistance systems to help car drivers facing critical situations. The little gadget can...

Analyzing gold and steel – rapidly and precisely
Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Optical emission spectrometers are widely used in the steel industry but the instruments currently employed are relatively large and bulky. A novel sensor makes it possible to significantly reduce the...