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Spatial movie production – more creative and better value
Thu, 4 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200
The days when the camera viewed a scene from a single position are long gone. Nowadays, special effects are in demand, and even more so if they’re in 3D. Researchers in the Spatial-AV project looked a...

On the way to a safe and secure Smart Home
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:30:00 +0200
A growing number of household operations can be managed via the Internet. Today’s “Smart Home” promises efficient building management. But often the systems are not secure and can only be retrofitted ...

Ethanol fireplaces: the underestimated risk
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Ethanol fireplaces are becoming more and more popular. However, they are not only highly combustible – in the past, severe accents have occurred repeatedly with decorative fireplaces. The devices als...

Central biobank for drug research
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:30:00 +0200
For the development of new drugs it is crucial to work with stem cells, as these allow scientists to study the effects of new active pharmaceutical ingredients. But it has always been difficult to der...

Greater safety and security at Europe’s train stations
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:30:00 +0200
When a suspicious individual fleas on a bus or by train, then things usually get tough for the police. This is because the security systems of the various transportation companies and security service...

Simulations for better transparent oxide layers
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Touchscreens and solar cells rely on special oxide layers. However, errors in the layers’ atomic structure impair not only their transparency, but also their conductivity. Using atomic models, Fraunho...

Fingerprints for freight items
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:30:00 +0200
Security is a top priority in air freight logistics but screening procedures can be very time consuming and costly. Fraunhofer researchers intend to boost efficiency with a new approach to digital log...

Ship ahoy! Fraunhofer displays innovations at SMM
Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200
Seven Fraunhofer Institutes will be presenting their latest developments in seafaring and navigation at the SMM Convention in Hamburg from September 9 to 12. Among the featured novelties at Booth 411,...

Razor-sharp TV pictures
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:30:00 +0200
The future of movie, sports and concert broadcasting lies in 4K definition, which will bring cinema quality TV viewing into people’s homes. 4K Ultra HD has four times as many pixels as today’s Full HD...

Charging electric cars efficiently inductive
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0200
We already charge our toothbrushes and cellphones using contactless technology. Researchers have developed a particularly efficient and cost-effective method that means electric cars could soon follow...