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A facelift for old buildings – Energy-efficient renovations and conservation of historic monuments

Opening of the Fraunhofer Center for Conservation and Energy Performance of Historic Buildings Benediktbeuern.

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Cyber Security for the Future

Cyber security is the basic prerequisite for digitalization. Whether it is in automotive, production, critical infrastructure or digital services, confidence in the safety of new technologies is indispensable.

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Real-time communication: Why the Internet has to become tactile

The Internet of the future will greatly enrich many areas of life: From industry to health care provision, all the way to traffic management and intelligent logistics. The essential foundation for all this will be 5G, the next generation of mobile communications.

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Focus on people

People play a very special role in scientific endeavors. Whether it’s work, health, energy, resources or autonomous systems – for decades, Fraunhofer has put the focus on people researching for people.

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Production 4.0

Producing individual products quickly, flexibly and sustainably – Industry 4.0 will make it possible.

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Fraunhofer Awards Ceremony 2016

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Doing Secure Digital Business

Cloud Computing, Industry 4.0, Smart Data, the Internet of Things and Services - the digital transformation of the economy is already underway.

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Popular Encryption

Sending emails is as easy as pie. However, until now a lot of know-how has been required to securely encrypt them. This is bound to change: Deutsche Telekom and the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Darmstadt will be making encryption easy – with a popular encryption named Volksverschlüsselung.

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New Products, One Layer at a Time

Bones, engines and shoe soles from the printer: How additive manufacturing is revolutionizing our production world.

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Dealing with Antibiotic Resistance

Cross-sectional infection model for skin infections: Histological section through a skin model grown in a test tube, which has been infected with Candida albicans – one of the commonest human fungal pathogens. Violet: Candida albicans, blue: skin model.

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Driving Electric

Innovative batteries, cable-free charging and cost-efficient drive systems are to help improve the performance of future generations of the electric automobile.

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Cyber-physical equivalence

Smart production control opens the way for flexible manufacturing processes capable of producing one-off products and limited series on an industrial scale.

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Human-Computer-Collaboration

Fraunhofer’s »NeuroLab« has been built to study what happens in the brain when people use technical devices.

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News

From Belgium‘s largest university in Leuven

Honorary Doctorate for Fraunhofer President

Prof. Reimund Neugebauer received the Honorary Doctorate from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven). 

Chicago / Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2016

Radiological Society of North America

Fraunhofer at the RSNA Annual Meeting 2016

 

Maritime research at Fraunhofer

Science Year 2016*17 focuses on Seas and Oceans. Scientists at Fraunhofer are developing the technologies needed to explore and make sustainable use of the world's oceans.

Frank Treppe elected new President of EARTO

The EARTO Executive Board has elected Frank Treppe President of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations.

 

Düsseldorf / October 19-26, 2016

Fraunhofer at the K 2016

Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber

 

Morgenstadt – City of the Future Initative

Fraunhofer researchers are working on the idea of sustainable, livable and future-oriented cities. »Morgenstadt« is a vision of a innovative city of the future and its suburban surroundings.

 

Fraunhofer magazine 1.2016

Making it lighter

Trimming down the weight of cars, planes and trains offers a potential solution for saving energy and raw materials.

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1.12.2016

Ceiling panel cools regardless of climate

Poorly maintained air conditioning systems cause mold or other bacteria to spread; they often also generate drafts and are costly to operate. An alternative technology that uses ceiling panels covered in special heat-conducting film operates well below the dew point. Designed by Fraunhofer researchers, the system offers hygienic cooling even in tropical climates, and uses up to 70 percent less energy. The multifunctional system will be launched at the BAU trade fair from January 16-21, 2017 as part of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance’s special show, “Fraunhofer CityLaboratory – creating living spaces” (Hall C2, Booth 538).

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1.12.2016

Security planning for urban areas simplified

For the first time, security aspects regarding urban planning have already been taken into account during the design phase. Software identifies and analyzes specific risks, quantifies damages and proposes solutions. VITRUV supports city planners at all stages of their work and helps optimize existing infrastructures. Scientists will present their technology at Trade Fair BAU 2017 from January 16-21, 2017 in Munich at the Fraunhofer booth (Hall C2, Booth 538).

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1.12.2016

Combination of insulation and thermal mass

When the summer sun burns in the sky, phase change materials (PCM) integrated in building envelopes absorb the heat – it remains cool inside. When it is getting colder outside, the materials give off heat. Several grams of these storage media can protect against overheating and undercooling for a long time. For the first time, researchers have combined insulating characteristics of foams with PCM thermal masses via established procedures of shaping processes. Due to this combination of materials the heat transfer through walls is reduced for hours.

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1.12.2016

SmartMeters to use algorithms to analyze electricity consumption

Using innovative electric meters and smart algorithms, Fraunhofer researchers want to revolutionize energy management in the future. In cooperation with their partners, they have developed a method that breaks down total energy consumption appliance by appliance using a single, high-tech electric meter. A prototype will be exhibited at BAU 2017, and is set to go on sale next summer.

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