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  • COMPAMED 2014

    Diagnosing prostate cancer quickly and safely

    Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half. Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting the prototype at the COMPAMED trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 12th to 14th.

  • MEDICA 2014

    Endoscopy with panoramic view

    Whether physicians examine or operate on the bladder wall with an endoscope, they can catch a glimpse of only a miniscule section of the organ – their viewpoint is like that of someone looking through a keyhole. But soon, however, this perspective could be broadened to a panorama. ‘Endorama‘, a new software program, assembles this panorama from all the images acquired. Researchers from Fraunhofer IIS will present their research project at MEDICA, the medical device technology fair in Düsseldorf, from November 12th to 15th, 2014 (Hall 10, Booth G05).

  • electronica 2014

    Line camera makes magnetic field lines visible in 3D and real time

    Fraunhofer scientists have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real time. Field lines in magnetic systems such as generators or motors, which are invisible to the human eye, can be made visible using this camera. It is especially suitable for industrial applications, for example in quality assurance during the manufacture of magnets. A prototype will be on display for the first time at electronica 2014 in Munich from November 11-14 (Hall A4 / Booth 113).

  • Vision 2014

    Dazzlingly sharp images on curved screens

    Projecting images on curved screens poses a dilemma. The sharper the image, the darker it is. A novel optical approach brings brightness and sharpness together for the first time on screens of any curvature – and additionally allows about 10,000-times faster projection rates. Researchers will be presenting their technology November 4-6 at Vision 2014 in Stuttgart. (Hall 1, Booth G42)

  • Electronica 2014

    Fraunhofer develops economical process for micro energy harvesting

    The trend toward energy self-sufficient probes and ever smaller mobile electronics systems continues unabated. They are used, for example, to monitor the status of the engines on airplanes, or for medical implants. They gather the energy they need for this from their immediate environment - from vibrations, for instance. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a process for the economical production of piezoelectric materials. They will unveil a preliminary demonstration model at this year’s electronica trade show from November 11 to 14 in Munich (Hall A4, Booth 113).

  • EARTO prize for Fraunhofer

    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 theft and improper use of data. In addition, Frank Treppe, Division Director of Corporate Strategy and International Affairs at Fraunhofer, has been elected as EARTO Vice President. Together with EARTO President Maria Khorsand, he will be representing 350 institutions conducting applied research in Europe.

  • Prof. Manfred Hauswirth becomes new Executive Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS

    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 assume his new post on October 1, 2014. Concurrently, he will take over the professorship in "distributed open systems" at the Technical University of Berlin. Prof. Dr. Popescu-Zeletin will retire from his position as Executive Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS effective September 30, 2014.

  • Glasstec 2014

    Lead-free glass decor

    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 elements. At the glasstec tradefair from October 21st to 24th in Düsseldorf, they are going to present the new imprints (Hall 15, Booth A33).

  • Glasstec 2014

    Variable glass coatings to stop condensation on windows

    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 time to vary the materials in these coatings in any way and to produce entirely new coatings with improved surface quality. The researchers will be presenting the Megatron® at the glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf from October 21 to 24 (Hall 15, Booth A33).

  • Trade fair EuroBLECH

    Inspection system for high-strength steels

    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 will be showcasing the MAGNUS technique at the EuroBLECH 2014 trade fair in Hannover, October 21-25.


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