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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft produces films about current research topics.

Changes in Solar Cell Technology

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2016

A laser-based manufacturing process from the Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany is revolutionizing the photovoltaics market. For the first time point-contacted solar cells can be manufactured in series. Several million cells with significantly higher efficiency levels are already on the market.

Little Projectors that Pack a Big Punch

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2016

An image projected on a slanted or curved surface appears distorted and can appear out of focus in some areas. A high-intensity mini-projector about the size of a Euro cent coin from the Fraunhofer IOF in Jena, Germany can now correct for this effect. The projector‘s secret: Hundreds on tiny lenses inspired by the model of an insect‘s compound eye.

Digital Radio for the World

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2016

Digital radio makes spherics and crackling interference in radio broadcast a thing of the past. New technologies from Fraunhofer IIS make it possible for digital radio to replace analogue short and medium wave broadcasting around the world. Even local FM transmissions are being converted to digital. As a result, Digital radio listeners benefit from clear reception, a wider range of programming, and additional information via data services without having to pay for a costly Internet connection.

Tailor-Made Radiation Therapy

Stifterverband Science Prize 2016

Radiation therapy is one of the most essential elements in cancer treatment. But properly planning radiation therapy is a highly complex task. Fraunhofer mathematicians have joined an alliance with medical physicists andphysicians to improve the therapy planning process. In doing so they have helped improve patient‘s chances of recovery.

Technologies for old buildings and monuments

Technologies for old buildings and monuments

Building physicists and monument conservators of the Fraunhofer Center for Conservation and Energy Performance of Historic Buildings Benediktbeuern are developing solutions for improved preservation and energy-oriented refurbishment of historic buildings.

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