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Yersiniae cause severe intestinal infections. Studies using Yersinia pseudotuberculosis as a model organism aim to elucidate the infection mechanisms of these...
Solar cells convert light into electricity. While the sun is one source of light, the burning of natural resources like oil and natural gas can also be harnessed.
However, solar cells do not convert all light to power equally, which has inspired a joint industry-academia effort to develop a potentially game-changing...18.01.2017 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
New modeling method focuses attention on amorphous material's unusual vibrational modes
Asegun Henry wants to avert the worst effects of climate change by finding new forms of renewable energy and improving the materials that contribute to energy...18.01.2017 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Treatment for certain diabetes cases involves constant monitoring of blood-glucose levels and daily insulin shots. But scientists are now developing a painless "smart" patch that monitors blood glucose and releases insulin when levels climb too high. The report on the device, which has been tested on mice, appears in the journal ACS Nano.
People with Type 1 diabetes don't make insulin -- a hormone that regulates blood glucose, or sugar. Those with Type 2 diabetes can't use insulin effectively....18.01.2017 | Life Sciences | Read more
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has developed a dental implant that gradually releases drugs from a built-in reservoir. This helps prevent and fight infections.
Our mouth contains many micro-organisms, including bacterial and fungal pathogens. On traditional dental implants, these pathogens can quickly form a so-called...18.01.2017 | Interdisciplinary Research | Read more
Chip scale high precision measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and refractive index have become common with nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics resonance cavities. As excellent transducers to convert small variations in the local refractive index into measurable spectral shifts, resonance cavities are being used extensively in a variety of disciplines ranging from bio-sensing and pressure gauges to atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Chip-scale microring and microdisk resonators (MRRs) are widely used for these purposes owing to their miniaturized size, relative ease of design and fabrication, high quality factor, and versatility in the optimization of their transfer function.
The principle of operation of such resonative sensors is based on monitoring the spectrum dependence of the resonator subject to minute variation in its...18.01.2017 | Information Technology | Read more
IBS physicists found that to shed light on the cracking of MoS2, we must go beyond the theory used so far
Cracks sank the 'unsinkable' Titanic; decrease the performance of touchscreens and erode teeth. We are familiar with cracks in big or small three-dimensional...18.01.2017 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Modern infrastructures for telecommunication or building automation are complex systems. They consist, for example, of software components, of electronic elements and of sensors, which often communicate with each other over the Internet. In such cyber-physical systems (CPS) large quantities of data are generated. The analysis of these data volumes – online and offline – represents a scientific challenge. In the “Flex4Apps” project, the aim is to use data analysis to better understand the processes inside CPS, to make the systems more error-tolerant and reliable and to provide new services.
“The German contribution in the international consortium focuses on data analysis”, says Prof. Dr. Jochen Garcke, Head of Department “Numerical Data-Based...18.01.2017 | Information Technology | Read more
There are two disposal alternatives for processing residual waste from the grey refuse bins used in Germany: a waste incinerator or mechanical biological treatment (MBT). With the latter, the recyclable materials are first of all sorted and recovered for reuse. Then the remainder is treated in composting tunnels. The new BINE Projektinfo brochure entitled "Reducing energy use from waste treatment" presents a more efficient exhaust air treatment system for MBT. This can save almost a quarter of the energy compared with current plants.
Optimised exhaust air purification for mechanical-biological waste treatment18.01.2017 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | Read more
Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago. In two studies, international teams of astronomers suggest that recent images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory of two pulsars -- Geminga and B0355+54 -- may help shine a light on the distinctive emission signatures of pulsars, as well as their often perplexing geometry.
Pulsars are a type of neutron star that are born in supernova explosions when massive stars collapse. Discovered initially by lighthouse-like beams of radio...18.01.2017 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Scientists from Germany (Bonn) have discovered 127 new species of „Mini chafers“(a beetle group with the Latin name Sericini) from the Indian Subcontinent. The examined species were since decades in different collections of the world. After a study of nearly 20 years they were now named and described . In course of this long-term project it was for example also unveiled the identity of the mysterious Khomeini's beetle.
From time to time one has notice from a single newly discovered species from the remote depth of oceans or of rain forests. However, how badly we know the life...18.01.2017 | Life Sciences | Read more
Without words – what if computers could intuitively understand us
The experimental setting is not entirely unlike the popular children’s party game Topfschlagen (“Hit the Pot!”): one child is blindfolded and has to find a...18.01.2017 | Information Technology | Read more
The first clinical studies for a new type of immunotherapy for leukaemia are beginning at Bern’s Inselspital, Bern University Hospital. Antibodies discovered in the laboratory should inhibit the growth of tumour cells.
Leukaemia stem cells: they have the ability to renew themselves and are resistant to most current, existing cancer therapies (chemotherapy, radiation, targeted...18.01.2017 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Currently terrestrial ecosystems absorb about one quarter of the anthropogenic carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere. However, how this land carbon sink will develop in the future is uncertain and strongly depends on the responses of ecosystems to climate. New clues on how the land carbon sink is regulated have now been revealed by researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany: When looking at the global scale, the annual carbon balance largely responds to temperature, while locally water availability turns out to be the dominant factor.
Their study also highlights that compensation effects of water availability lead to the differences seen between local and global scales.17.01.2017 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Researchers from the University of Hamburg in Germany, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, have synthesized a new superconducting material by growing a few layers of an antiferromagnetic transition-metal chalcogenide on a bismuth-based topological insulator, both being non-superconducting materials.
While superconductivity and magnetism are generally believed to be mutually exclusive, surprisingly, in this new material, superconducting correlations...17.01.2017 | Materials Sciences | Read more
The EU project “LISTEN” creates a robust, hands-free speech control interface for smart home systems. During the recent project review meeting, the partners from Germany, Greece, and Italy demonstrated a real-time, matchbox-size, smart-home-specific natural voice interface to web services. “LISTEN” bridges the gap between microphone array networks, signal processing and speech recognition.
Wouldn´t it be convenient to control heating or cooling, lighting, and media anywhere in your home by just using your voice, without any device in your hand?...17.01.2017 | Architecture and Construction | Read more
In the last few years, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has been developing satellite-based laser beam sources for climate research. The project »ALISE« (Diode-pumped Alexandrite Laser Instrument for next generation Satellite-based Earth observation) started in August 2016 and will run until July 2018. In cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Atmospheric Physics (IAP) and Airbus Defence & Space, the Fraunhofer ILT will be investigating the technical feasibility and the possible applications of a novel laser system for satellite-based observation of the world's climate.
The fight against global climate change poses one of the greatest challenges of the coming decades. To develop effective measures against global warming,...17.01.2017 | Machine Engineering | Read more
Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states within condensed matter systems and switching between different states on ultrafast time scales
Studying properties of fundamental particles in condensed matter systems is a promising approach to quantum field theory. Quasiparticles offer the opportunity...17.01.2017 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Model allows researchers to study how diseases like schizophrenia impact different regions of the brain simultaneously
Harvard University researchers have developed a multiregional brain-on-a-chip that models the connectivity between three distinct regions of the brain. The in...16.01.2017 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
A computer algorithm for analyzing time-lapse biological images could make it easier for scientists and clinicians to find and track multiple molecules in living organisms
A new image analysis technique makes it easier for scientists to quickly find and track important biological molecules including tell-tale signs of disease.16.01.2017 | Information Technology | Read more
Soy-based filter can capture toxic chemicals that other filters can't
Washington State University researchers have developed a soy-based air filter that can capture toxic chemicals, such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, which...16.01.2017 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
What if big data could help you see the future and prevent your mobile phone from breaking before it happened?
Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise,...16.01.2017 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
When integrating renewable energy into the building envelope, solar thermal plays a significant role. So far, solar thermal products were generally based on metal components that conduct heat, absorb a high fraction of solar radiation and emit little infrared radiation to prevent thermal loss. Using this state of the art technology, building integration and architectural aspects are however often neglected.
In the »TABSOLAR II« project, Fraunhofer ISE, together with partners, is following the new approach to produce solar-thermal collectors made from ultra-high...16.01.2017 | Trade Fair News | Read more
How does an automotive assembly line have to be retrofitted for a change of model? 3D scanners are an elegant way to find this out. Professor of computer science, Andreas Nüchter, is a specialist for the job.
The variety of car models has increased significantly over the past decades. Take Volkswagen: In 1950, the automaker produced just two model ranges – the...16.01.2017 | Automotive Engineering | Read more
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