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Tiny transmitter sets frequency record
TU-Darmstadt researchers develop revolutionary terahertz transmitter
A terahertz transmitter developed at the TU Darmstadt has generated the highest frequency ever attained by a microelectronic device. The innovative device is also minuscule and operates at room temperature, which could lead to it paving the way for new applications in, e.g., nondestructive testing or medical diagnostics.
Detecting Alzheimer’s earlier
Nasal deposits indicate incipient Alzheimer’s disease years before the first symptoms appear
Chemists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have developed a new method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. The method involves making protein deposits on mucous nasal membranes that are detectable years before the disease erupts visible.
Lightning Strikes in the Form of Bits and Bytes
Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt are utilizing a superfast computer system for simulating lightning strikes. Their objectives are arriving at better understandings of the effects of lightning strikes on humans and machinery and better predictions of those effects.
Smartphones as Helpers During Disasters
Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have developed software, with which smartphones can automatically and autonomously organize an energy-efficient, ad-hoc network. Rapid organization of such a communications network can be vital in the event of disasters where normal communications infrastructures have been destroyed, since smartphones could then exchange, e.g., environmental-sensor data.
New Substances Accelerate Drug Transport Into Cells
Biologists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have discovered means for speeding the transport of the active ingredients of drugs into live cells that might allow drastically reducing drug dosages in the future.
Theft Protection for Virtual Machines
Characteristic echo-profiles betray unauthorized data migrations
TU Darmstadt scientists have found a way to promptly detect hacker attacks on virtual machines. Companies and government agencies that employ virtual machines can thus protect data stored on them against theft.
Nano Sensor Detects Minute Traces of Plastic Explosives
TU Darmstadt scientists enable inexpensive, reliable checks for explosives
Working in collaboration with the RhineMain Polytechnic, materials scientists at the TU Darmstadt have developed an extremely sensitive explosives sensor that is capable of detecting even slight traces of the high-explosive chemical compound pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN). Terrorists had employed PETN in several attacks on commercial aircraft.
Double success for IT security
Scientists from Technische Universität Darmstadt receive Heisenberg and Horst Görtz Foundation Professorships
Two scientists at CASED, the research center for IT security in Darmstadt, were awarded highly coveted sponsorship for their outstanding accomplishments: Prof. Dr. Stefan Katzenbeisser assumed his Horst Görtz Foundation professorship on May 1, 2011. Dr. Marc Fischlin has held the Heisenberg professorship at the TU Darmstadt since June 2011.
Careless behaviour of cloud users leads to crucial security threats
CASED scientists find sensitive data of Amazon Web Services users
Scientists from the Darmstadt Research Center for Advanced Security (CASED) have discovered major security vulnerabilities in numerous virtual machines published by customers of Amazon’s cloud. From 1100 public Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), that are used to provide cloud services, about 30 percent are vulnerable, allowing attackers to manipulate or compromise web services or virtual infrastructures.
A World Full of Sensors
Researchers at the TU Darmstadt are Working on “Smart” Cities
Thanks to numerous sensors, Smartphones make it easy for their owners to organize certain parts of their lives. However, that is just the beginning. Darmstadt researchers envision entire “smart” cities, where all devices present within municipal areas are intelligently linked to one another.
Readily Stimulated: “Smart” Polymers
Darmstadt researchers plan to selectively control material properties utilizing thin plastic films
Darmstadt researchers plan to selectively control the properties of underlying materials utilizing thin, “smart,” plastic films. For example, paper might be induced to release printing inks, if necessary, chemical reactions might be started and interrupted as required, or medications might be tailored to affect only certain parts of the body.
Darmstadt: Growth in Hessen’s Silicon Valley with the new “House of IT” (HIT)
The State of Hessen continues to promote the concentration of the expertise in science and industry in Darmstadt, with the newly established “House of IT” (HIT), which is to be located on the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) campus. Darmstadt is located only 25 miles away from Frankfurt International Airport making it an ideal business location. No other European region combines more ICT competencies in the software and ICT sector.
PRORETA 3 Gets Underway
Continental and Technische Universität Darmstadt Join Forces for Research into Safe City Driving
The third stage of PRORETA has begun, with Continental and Technische Universität Darmstadt signing an agreement for joint research into an advanced driver assistance system for city driving.
“Raising Awareness of the Ambivalence of Technological and Scientific Progress”
Newly appointed professor Jonathan Tucker is an internationally renowned expert on biological and chemical weapons and arms control.
The American peace researcher Jonathan B. Tucker holds the Georg Zundel endowed professorship “Science and Technology for Peace and Security” at the TU. A specialist on biological and chemical weapons, he seeks to build bridges between the natural and the social sciences. At the TU, he will contribute to the establishment of a new research focus in synthetic biology, teach in the master’s degree program in International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research, and cooperate closely with the IANUS group.
On the Way to CO2 Free Power Plants
Innovative methods for capturing CO2 use hardly any energy and add little to operating costs / TU Darmstadt dedicates a pilot plant
The Technische Universität Darmstadt dedicated a pilot plant for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) contained in flue gases of power plants. Its Institute for Energy Systems and Technology plans to utilize the plant for investigating two innovative methods for CO2 capture that require less energy and lower operating costs than earlier approaches.