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On Cloud Nine
Computer scientist Mira Mezini receives 2.3 million-Euro ERC Advanced Grant
TU Darmstadt computer-science professor Mira Mezini has been honored with the European Union’s best-endowed research award, an “Advanced Grant” of 2.3 million Euros conferred by the European Research Council (ERC). She intends to use the funding for basic research into the programming of software that will be fit for the “cloud.”
Facebook Privacy Settings Brought Under Control
“Traffic light” tool allows users to check and readily change settings governing access to their Facebook entries
Simple, but effective: A plug-in developed at the TU Darmstadt for Mozilla Firefox, a widely used Internet browser, allows Facebook users to check their privacy settings at a glance and readily change them.
Winner of the Sophia Kovalevskaya Prize to Join the TU Darmstadt
Political scientist Dr. Miriam Ronzoni to found a research group with prize money
Commencing in November 2012, the TU Darmstadt’s Political Science Institute will be strengthened by the addition of Dr. Miriam Ronzoni to its faculty. As the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation announced today, Ronzoni will receive this year’s Sophia Kovalevskaya Prize. She plans to use the around € 1.6 million prize money to found her own research group at the TU Darmstadt.
Surface emitters developed at the TU Darmstadt set a new world record for spectral bandwidth
Semiconductor Lasers for the Fiberoptic Communications Networks of the Future
Working in collaboration with their partners under the EU’s “Subtune” project, scientists at the TU Darmstadt have developed semiconductor lasers that emit light over a wavelength range of 100 nm, a new world record for a single semiconductor laser. Such lasers might allow more efficient, lower-cost operation of future fiberoptic telecommunications networks and the development of high-responsivity gas sensors.
Printed Electronics: Research Project Enters the Next Phase
BASF, Heidelberg und TU Darmstadt continue cooperation
BASF SE, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), and TU Darmstadt are pleased with the results of the first phase of the joint research project "Nanostructuring and plastic electronics print platform" (NanoPEP) and have agreed to continue their joint work.
World record neutron beam generated
New method has potential to advance materials measurement
Using a one-of-a-kind laser system at Los Alamos National Laboratory, scientists, with participation from physicist Prof. Dr. Markus Roth of TU Darmstadt, have created the largest neutron beam ever made by a short-pulse laser, breaking a world record. Neutron beams are usually made with particle accelerators or nuclear reactors and are commonly used in a wide variety of scientific research, particularly in advanced materials science.
Getting to the Bottom of Statistics
TU Darmstadt software utilizes data from the Internet for interpreting statistics
Computer scientists at the TU Darmstadt have developed software that, aided by linked open data, i.e., enormous collections of semantically linked data accessible on the Internet, discovers correlations and regularities in statistics and formulates hypotheses regarding its interpretation.
Smart Software Tool
TU Darmstadt Computer Scientists Develop “Smart” Code-Completion Tool
Unlike conventional code-completion tools, “Code Recommenders” suggests just the most-plausible alternatives for the particular context involved, instead of offering a list of all available options. Eclipse users may download an open-source version, commencing Wednesday, June 27.
New diagnostic technique measures reliably velocity and size of particles in flows
Researchers at the TU Darmstadt have developed a new technique to measure the size and velocity of droplets and particles in a flow. The new method measures reliably also non-transparent particles and droplets of suspensions or emulsions. Industrial application areas include primarily diagnostics in processes such as spray drying, spray painting or in the food industry.
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.