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Driving by pointing
pieDrive system simplifies controlling the most up-to-date vehicles
An increasing number of assistance systems are being designed to facilitate driving. Things are heading towards automated driving. What role does the person behind the steering wheel play? Scientists at TU Darmstadt have presented “pieDrive”, an interactive operating concept for vehicles of the future.
Fundamentals of physics confirmed
Experiments testing Einstein’s time dilation and quantum electrodynamics
The special theory of relativity of Albert Einstein and quantum electrodynamics, which was formulated by, among others, Richard Feynman, are two important fundaments of modern physics. In cooperation with colleagues from several international universities and institutes, the research group of Professor Wilfried Nörtershäuser (Institute for Nuclear Physics, TU Darmstadt) re-examined these theories in experiments at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research.
Innovation secures growth and survival
International scientists at the first „Darmstadt Innovation Summit“
How can one drive innovation forward? Scientists from all over the world will meet on Monday (29.) at the „1. Darmstadt Innovation Summit“ which aligns the research pillars innovation and growth of the TU Darmstadt. Gloria Barczak, professor for marketing at Northeastern University in Boston, gives insight into this topic beforehand.
Microalgae – the factories of the future
TU Darmstadt offers best conditions for algae research
Biology professor Ralf Kaldenhoff is making microalgae fit for industry. The microorganisms could produce a variety of products from carbon dioxide and light.
Accident-free thanks to PRORETA
Third research project on accident-avoiding vehicle concluded
PRORETA 3 is completed after three and a half years of research work: The comprehensive driver assistance and automated maneuver concept supports the driver in keeping the vehicle in a safe driving corridor- with the main aim of preventing accidents. Research results and research vehicle were presented to the public on Thursday (11. September).
The top address for foreign engineers
TU Darmstadt successfully defends 1st place in the Humboldt ranking
Technische Universität Darmstadt remains the most attractive German University for foreign visiting scholars and researchers in the field of engineering science. That much is clear from the current ranking of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Hector is the best rescuer
Rescue robots from TU Darmstadt win RoboCup world championship in Brazil
At this year’s RoboCup, which was held July 19 to 25 in João Pessoa, Brazil, Team Hector of the TU Darmstadt beat the international competition in the RoboCup Rescue League to become world champion for the first time. In addition, the team once again won the prize for the most intelligent robot.
Student dormitory of the future
European Solar Decathlon: TU Darmstadt presents prototype in Versailles
From June 27 to July 14, France is organizing the 2014 European Solar Decathlon. 23 universities are presenting their ideas for buildings that are self-sufficient in terms of power. Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany, is taking part with a special contribution that is not in competition: “CUBITY” – the first PlusEnergy student dormitory in the world. After the competition, the dorm is scheduled to be permanently set up on the TU campus.
Clean water for the future
Worldwide first semicentralized Supply and Treatment Center in Qingdao (China)
On the occasion of the „World Horticulture Exposition 2014” (WHE) in Qingdao, China, the Supply and Treatment Center (STC) Qingdao of the project SEMIZENTRAL, will be opened April 27, 2014. It is the worldwide first reference plant following the semicentralized, integrated infrastructure approach. The center will serve approximately 12,000 people.
Quantum physics for more secure communications
Physicists from Darmstadt are perfecting quantum cryptography
One of the recent revelations by Edward Snowden is that the U.S. National Security Agency is currently developing a quantum computer. Physicists aren’t surprised by this news; such a computer could crack the encryption that is commonly used today in no time and would therefore be highly attractive for the NSA.
Microwave radar monitors sliding slopes
Geodesists from TU Darmstadt research in the Alps
If entire mountain slopes start to slide, danger threatens. It is not always easy to predict and monitor these mass movements. In an international project, scientists at the TU Darmstadt combined numerical models with microwave radar systems in Northern Tyrol – with promising results.
Teaming up to explore complex wetting
New EU-funded project CoWet brings together science and industry
Functional textiles, cosmetics for hair and skin care, or inkjet printing: The research areas of the Marie Curie Training network “Complex Wetting Phenomena” (CoWet) which started January 1st, 2014, are relevant for numerous applications. On February 24-25, 2014, all partners from science and industry met for a joint kick-off.
Against thirst and drought in the Mediterranean region
5.2 million euros for the MARSOL joint TU project
How can the increasingly scarce resource called water be exploited and used intelligently? A joint project developed and coordinated by the TU Darmstadt is hoping to secure “excess” water and store it in the soil. The EU is funding the recently launched MARSOL project with 5.2 million euros.
Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
International scientific prize winners and scholarship holders of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are visiting Technische Universität Darmstadt regularly. Here they engage in research and push scientific projects forward. We are glad to introduce our guests and their hosts.
The sixth sense in mechanical engineering
Researchers at TU Darmstadt invent sensor screw
An age-old engineering problem: how do you precisely measure the forces that act between two components inside a machine or, for example, on the sail of a boat without drilling holes or sticking on a sensor? Researchers at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have developed a brilliantly simple solution: a screw with an integrated sensor.