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For powerful arguments
Research at Ubiquitous Knowlege Processing (UKP) Lab
There is a sea of information and argumentation on the Internet covering every possible world-shattering subject. The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab at TU Darmstadt is developing tools for a quality check.
Water reuse increases yields
Joint research project examines a stabilisation pond system in Namibia
What is a simple way to upgrade wastewater stabilisation pond systems in Africa so that the water can be reused for animal fodder production? Under the direction of Technische Universität Darmstadt, the joint project “EPoNa – upgrading wastewater ponds to generate irrigation water, using the Cuvelai-Etosha basin in Namibia as an example” has been researching into a comprehensive response to this question since the start of September.
For they know not what they do
A study by TU Darmstadt on the robotisation of office and service professions
Would humanoid robots equipped with emotional skills be accepted as a colleague in the office or even as a leader in teams? And what activities would service workers leave to robots? The transnational study series "Robots@work4.0" by Prof. Stock-Homburg from TU Darmstadt delivers surprising answers.
With Big Data to Vehicle 5.0
New collaborative research consortium at TU Darmstadt
Data mining involves opportunities and risks – including for the automotive industry. An interdisciplinary team at the TU Darmstadt is looking into ways it can utilise vehicle operating data in a targeted and transparent manner.
Heaviest Atoms in the Limelight
First spectroscopic investigation of element nobelium
The analysis of atomic spectra is of fundamental importance for our understanding of atomic structures. Until now, researchers were unable to examine heavy elements with optical spectroscopy because these elements do not occur in nature and cannot be artificially created in weighable amounts. However, scientists have now looked for the first time into the inner structure of heavy elements. For this they used short-lived nobelium atoms with a nuclear charge of Z=102, which had been produced at the GSI accelerator facility.
First quantum photonic circuit with electrically driven light source
Findings published in „Nature Photonics“
Optical quantum computers are what people are pinning their hopes on for tomorrow’s computer technology – whether for tap-proof data encryption or ultrafast calculations involving enormous quantities of data. For the first time researchers have now succeeded in putting a complete quantum optical set-up on a chip. This meets one requirement for making it possible to use photonic circuits for quantum computers.
Professor Mira Mezini develops intelligent encryption libraries
Sometimes, when two people or software applications are communicating via the Internet, a third party is listening. Cryptographic protocols could prevent this situation, but software developers often find it difficult to correctly integrate them into applications. This is the reason why researchers at the TU Darmstadt want to automate encryption.
The chosen ones in the USA
Virginia Tech becomes TU’s second strategic partner – after Tongji University
Virginia Tech is now officially a “strategic partner” of TU Darmstadt: Professor Hans Jürgen Prömel, President of TU Darmstadt, and professor Timothy Sands, President of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech for short) in Blacksburg, Virginia, signed a relevant cooperation agreement between the two institutions in a formal ceremony.
Are Fitness Trackers fit for Security?
Study by TU Darmstadt reveals serious security flaws
They may look like a normal watch but are capable to do much more than just showing the time: So called fitness trackers are collecting data on their users‘ lifestyle and health status on a large scale helping them with training or losing weight. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, system security professor at the cybersecurity profile area (CYSEC) of TU Darmstadt and his team investigated fraud opportunities with fitness trackers and detected serious security flaws.
Apple devices are vulnerable
Researchers find vulnerabilities in iPhone and iPad Operating System
An international team of cybersecurity researchers with the involvement of TU Darmstadt has identified serious security vulnerabilities in the iOS – the operating system used in iPhone and iPad. The vulnerabilities enable a variety of attacks on Apple’s devices.
The secret language of the internet
Researchers in the Software Lab make the internet more reliable
What happens when we access a website? In the Software Lab of the Technical University of Darmstadt, researchers are looking for errors in the programs running unnoticed in the background. Their aim is to make the internet more secure and reliable.
Turbo for the broadband network
Scientists work on an alternative to carry data
Installing new optical fibres is expensive. So network operators want to make better use of their existing capacities. A new type of laser diode from Darmstadt could help. It has now been put into practice with the industry.
An excellent example of active cooperation
Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management (GSEFM)
Research training groups demonstrate the positive effects that result when fellow doctoral candidates do not study and research on their own in a single field but rather are integrated into a uniquely tailored curriculum where they have opportunities to exchange, discuss, and reflect on their work. Prof. Volker Nitsch, Deputy Dean of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management, about successful cooperation and the alliance of Rhine-Main Universities.
Tor even stronger
Selfrando: A new defense to proctect Tor users, developed at TU Darmstadt
Researchers from TU Darmstadt developed successfully in collaboration with the University of California Irvine a new protection for Tor users. “Selfrando” strengthens the Tor Browser against attempts to hack and de-anonymize Tor users.
The precarious care market
Study from TU Darmstadt analyses situation of migrant workers
Care work in German families is increasingly being taken over by female migrant workers. Their precarious situation is now analysed in an industrial and organisational sociology study from TU Darmstadt.