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  • Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars

    Innovative nano-material based supercapacitors are set to bring mass market appeal a good step closer to the lukewarm public interest in Germany. This movement is currently being motivated by the advancements in the state-of-the-art of this device.

  • Formula calculates thickness of bombproof concrete

    Formula calculates thickness of bombproof concrete

    A new type of steel-reinforced concrete protects buildings better from bomb attacks. Researchers have developed a formula to quickly calculate the concrete’s required thickness. The material will be used in the One World Trade Center at Ground Zero.

  • New drugs to combat asthma and the like

    Science and industry are collaborating to develop future pharmaceuticals for treating chronic inflammatory diseases. The medicines will combat immunological processes that have gone wrong.

  • Linking television and the Internet

    Linking television and the Internet

    In the “LinkedTV“ project, researchers are seamlessly connecting TV offerings with the Internet. Audiences will benefit from an informative and personalized viewing experience.

  • Fast building inspection from the air

    Fast building inspection from the air

    Many buildings in Germany are in need of renovation. The reasons for this are often aging building structures and environmental influences. In the future, flying inspection robots will be able to accelerate and simplify inspections, thus reducing the safety risk.

  • Managing the data jungle

    Managing the data jungle

    Many biology labs fight with a glut of measurement data. New software aims to make this a thing of the past: it simplifies laboratory experiment evaluation and unifies how data is saved. It even identifies measurement errors on the spot.

  • Telemedicine for patients with chronic liver diseases

    Telemedicine for patients with chronic liver diseases

    Although telemedicine could improve the quality of life of patients with chronic liver diseases, viable home care systems are still lacking. Scientists working on the EU-project “d-LIVER” mean to remedy this situation. Initial results have now been released.

  • Newsflash

    Control from the cloud *** Understanding production at a glance *** Passenger exchange without loss of time

  • Klaudia Kunze takes on responsibility for the new Communications Division at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

    Klaudia Kunze

    Klaudia Kunze has become director of the new Communications division at Fraunhofer at the beginning of June 2014. She will be reporting directly to President Prof. Reimund Neugebauer.

  • Implanted infection prevention

    Hospital germs can be fatal, since they are resistant to antibiotics. As a result, alternative methods of defense against bacteria are in demand. Fortunately, a German-French research team has been able to develop bone implants that keep the germs at bay.


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