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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.
Students simulated negotiations on a Nuclear Weapons Convention
On 11 and 12 May 2010 more than 30 students of all subjects, mainly from the universities in Darmstadt and Hamburg, Germany, came together in New York to negotiate articles IX (Nuclear Weapons) and X (Nuclear Material) of the model Nuclear Weapons Convention (mNWC, UN document A/62/650) as a side event to the 8th Review Conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT RevCon).
Laser Physics Turned Upside Down
Discovery of a new effect occuring in quantum-dot lasers has allowed generating customtailored, turnable wavelengths / Prospective applications are biomedicine and nanosurgery
Researchers at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have found a new method for generating tunable wavelengths, as well as more easily switching back and forth between two wavelengths, employing quantum-dot lasers. Prospective application fields are biomedicine and nanosurgery.
The Technische Hochschule in the Third Reich
Presidium launches appraisal of its role in the Nazi era
The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to methodically and comprehensively appraise its role in the Nazi era. To that end, the university’s presidium has launched a research project aimed at assessing its predecessor’s (the TH Darmstadt’s) deeds during the Nazi era and dealings during the post WWII era and summarizing the results in a historical review.
TU team wins the international Solar Decathlon
It’s not just a dream house, but a dream come true: the team working together with architecture Professor Manfred Hegger of TU Darmstadt has built a house that is so energy-efficient and attractive that TU Darmstadt came first in the international “Solar Decathlon 2009” contest in Washington, successfully defending its 2007 title.
Fish robot as an alternative marine propulsion system of the future
Scientists at the TU Darmstadt have developed a new type of fish-shaped, bionic robot as an alternative means of marine propulsion.
Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have developed a new type of fish-shaped, bionic robot as an alternative means of marine propulsion that might replace ships’ screws in sensitive waters.