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  • Microplastics in the river

    Forschungsgruppe am Fachgebiet Abwassertechnik. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Research in the joint project EmiStop

    More and more plastic particles are polluting the environment. In the fields of wastewater technology and wastewater management, research teams are investigating the extent to which industry is involved in microplastic pollution.

  • Combating hunger with artificial intelligence

    Prof. Dr. Kristian Kersting / Fachbereich Informatik. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Computer scientists want to improve the world food conditions

    In order to improve world food conditions, a team around computer science professor Kristian Kersting was inspired by the technology behind Google News.



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  • 2019/05/16

    Security and privacy vulnerabilities

    Picture: Daniela Fleckenstein – © Daniela Fleckenstein

    When your Apple device allows file stealing, reveals first name and blacks out

    International research team discovers security and privacy vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS and macOS. The researchers strongly recommend users of Apple devices to install updates.

  • 2019/05/02

    Nuclear “magic numbers” collapse beyond the doubly magic Nickel 78

    Blick auf das MINOS Flüssig-Wasserstofftarget mit Protonendetektor in dem geöffneten DALI-2-Detektor. – © A. Obertelli

    New Publication in “Nature” / Scientists of TU Darmstadt involved

    Scientists from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Research in Japan and an international collaboration network with a strong participation of scientists from Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), the University of Tokyo and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, have used the center’s heavy ion accelerator, the RI Beam Factory, to demonstrate that nickel 78, a neutron-rich “doubly magic” isotope of nickel with 28 protons and 50 neutrons, still maintains a spherical shape that allows it to be relatively stable despite the large imbalance in the number of protons and neutrons.

  • 2019/04/26

    The mission continues

    © Patrick Bal

    TU Darmstadt and ESA conclude cooperation agreement

    TU Darmstadt and the European Space Agency (ESA) will in future be cooperating even more closely. TU President Professor Hans Jürgen Prömel and ESA General Director Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner have signed a corresponding “Memorandum of Collaboration”.

  • 2019/04/05

    The laboratory inside the microscope

    Dr. Leopoldo Molina-Luna am Transmissionselektronenmikroskop mit geöffneter Schleuse zum Einführen des „Labors“. – © Holger Menzel

    Enormous progress in electron microscopy

    Darmstadt researchers led by Leopoldo Molina-Luna observe the tiniest of electronic components in action. Not only can their electron microscope image individual atoms; it can also produce, heat and electronically control the sample.

  • 2019/03/28

    City without barriers

    Gute Zugänglichkeit und breite Nutzbarkeit von öffentlichen Räumen im Blick: Sabine Hopp, Marianne Halblaub Miranda, Martin Knöll (v.l.n.r.). Bild: Katrin Binner
– © Katrin Binner

    Research on universal designs for public spaces

    Many people do not feel at ease moving through their city. Martin Knöll and his team from the department of architecture are developing new pproaches to urban planning. The various needs of pedestrians are the focus.

  • 2019/03/20

    Upgrade for climate protection

    Professor Bernd Epple an der fachgebietseigenen Megawatt-Technikumsanlage – © Katrin Binner

    Research at the Institute of Energy Systems and Energy Technology

    A research team at TU Darmstadt has developed a process for the separation of carbon dioxide that uses surplus electricity from waste incineration.

  • 2019/03/15

    The road to the car with a true environmental profile

    Diskussion am Schnittgetriebe: Professor Stephan Rinderknecht, Andreas Viehmann und Arved Eßer (v.l.n.r.). Bild: Katrin Binner – © Katrin Binner

    TU Darmstadt develops intelligent operating concepts for the ‘Vehicle 5.0’

    The research association ‘Vehicle 5.0’ focuses on vehicles that continuously learn from operating data and optimize themselves. The knowledge-based approach should also improve the life cycle assessment.

  • 2019/03/01


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    TU Darmstadt aims to become a “European University” together with six partners

    TU Darmstadt has applied to the EU Commission to be awarded the title of “European University” together with six further European technical universities. The aim is to create a transeuropean campus.

  • 2019/02/15

    Internationally renowned personalities honoured

    TU awards Robert Piloty Prize to computer scientist and mathematician

    Prof. Dr. Klara Nahrstedt and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen have been awarded the Robert Piloty Prize 2018 of the TU Darmstadt for their many years of outstanding research and development work. The internationally renowned personalities each received a representative Robert Piloty medal and prize money of 5,000 euros.

  • 2019/02/07

    Developing a moral compass from human texts

    Können Maschinen einen Moral-Kompass entwickeln? Bild: Patrick Bal – © Patrick Bal

    Centre for Cognitive Science presents study about Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) translates documents, suggests treatments for patients, makes purchasing decisions and optimises workflows. But where is its moral compass? A study by the Centre for Cognitive Science at TU Darmstadt shows that AI machines can indeed learn a moral compass from humans. The results of the study have been presented at this year’s ACM/AAAI Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES).


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