Dear reader,

in the current issue of hoch³ FORSCHEN – the science quarterly – you´ll find the following topics:

Optimal use of flows
Humankind has been using water as a source of energy for millennia. The Institute for Fluid Systems at the TU Darmstadt under the direction of Professor Peter Pelz is researching how to generate the optimal yield from ocean currents.

Like a good butler
Jan Peters, Professor of Computer Science at the TU Darmstadt, teaches robots to play table tennis and hand materials as needed. His machines learn the way children do: through imitation and self-improvement.

No queues on the web
The internet and its applications and expanding exponentially. Teams at the MAKI collaborative research centre of the TU Darmstadt are developing dynamic mechanisms of communication to maintain the web’s enormous performance capability.

Hoping for lightning to strike
Researchers at the High Voltage Labs want to measure storm lightning. Their findings might optimise lightning protection

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hoch3 FORSCHEN (English) 2/2015