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Metal encapsulation optimizes chemical reactions
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0200
The chemical industry consumes millions of tons of packing materials as catalytic sup- port media or adsorbents in fixed-bed reactors and heat storage systems. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a ...

Fuel and chemicals from steel plant exhaust gases
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0200
Carbon monoxide-rich exhaust gases from steel plants are only being reclaimed to a minor extent as power or heat. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new recycling process for this materially unus...

Revealing faded frescos
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0200
Many details of the wall and ceiling frescos in the cloister of Brandenburg Cathedral have faded: Plaster on which horses once “galloped” appears more or less bare. A hyperspectral camera sees images ...

Miniature pump regulates internal ocular pressure
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0200
Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment. In response, Fraunhofer ...

New research platform provides support to journalists
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +0200
In-depth research is the key to all good journalism – but even experienced journalists have trouble dealing with the huge quantities of information available nowadays. A novel research platform promis...

Radar guards against space debris
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200
Space debris poses a growing threat to satellites and other spacecraft, which could be damaged in the event of a collision. A new German space surveillance system, schedu- led to go into operation in ...

Automated ion analyzer for space missions
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is scheduled to launch its Eu:CROPIS research satellite into orbit in early 2017. Its purpose is to test a biological life-support system for future human space missi...

Microalgae – produced on a commercial scale
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200
Many products, including food supplements, cosmetics and biodiesel, are made from substances derived from microalgae. A fully automated pilot plant operated by Fraunhofer in Leuna is capable of produc...

Diamond-like coatings save fuel
Mon, 8 Jun 2015 09:00:00 +0200
Coating engine components with hard carbon reduces friction to almost zero – a development that could save billions of liters of fuel worldwide every year. Now researchers have developed a new laser m...

Natural rubber from dandelions
Mon, 8 Jun 2015 09:00:00 +0200
Dandelions are modest plants that are an excellent alternative source for a raw material of high demand: natural rubber, the fundamental ingredient in rubber products. Fraunhofer researchers have esta...