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Determining ion beam effects to greater precision
Researchers conduct high-res analyses on lesions in tissue
A precise understanding of how ion beams affect biological tissue is of great importance for both radiotherapy applications and the assessment of radioprotection risks, e.g. to astronauts on long term missions in space.
Who is driving then?
Scientists from Darmstadt about opportunities of autonomous driving
Professor Hermann Winner and Walther Wachenfeld from the Automotive Engineering research group illustrate the opportunities, risks and challenges of autonomous driving.
A virtual memorial of destroyed synagogues
US Holocaust Memorial Center presents remembrance project of TU Darmstadt
For the second time the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills (Detroit/USA) exhibits “Synagogues in Germany – A Virtual Reconstruction”, a project created by the Technische Universität Darmstadt’s Digital Design Institute.
On the same wavelength when it comes to urban planning
Yungsheng Su, urban planer from Shanghai, visits Department of Architecture
The long-lasting relationship between TU Darmstadt and the Tongji University in Shanghai has now become a strategic partnership. This allows student and double degree exchanges, collaborative research, travelling scholarships – and invitations to visiting professors. You only have to look at Yungsheng Su, who is currently staying in Darmstadt, to understand how beneficial it is to have visiting professors.
Success in international Design Competition
Students of TU Darmstadt win Design Excellence Award in Singapore
TU Darmstadt wins overall design excellence award and a honourable mention in “Designing Resilience in Asia 2015 – International Design Competition” at the National University of Singapore.
“I am exceedingly honored”
Gerhard M. Sessler Awarded Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America
Gerhard M. Sessler, Professor at TU Darmstadt, has been awarded the 2015 Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for the development of electret and silicon-based micromachined microphones.
No queues on the web
Peer-to-Peer-connections and "Adhoc"-Networks against congestion
The internet and its applications are expanding exponentially. Teams at the MAKI collaborative research centre of the TU Darmstadt are developing dynamic mechanisms of communication to maintain the web’s enormous performance capability.
App Data Vulnerability Threatens Millions of Users
56 million sets of unprotected data in Cloud databases
Researchers of the Technische Universität Darmstadt and Fraunhofer SIT have investigated Cloud databases and established: developers wrongly use authentications for cloud services thereby threatening millions of user accounts which become susceptible to attack.
Green chemistry: an industry has a rethink
Emanuel Merck Lectureship 2015 awarded to Professor Paul T. Anastas
Paul T. Anastas coined the term "green chemistry" 25 years ago, and today he is the Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at the prestigious Yale University. The "father of green chemistry" was the guest of honour at the TU Darmstadt on 11 and 12 May.
Better Quality of Life in Megacities
SEMIZENTRAL Project Receives GreenTec Award 2015
SEMIZENTRAL, an international research project that is anchored at the TU Darmstadt, has received one of the GreenTec 2015 awards. Dr. Susanne Bieker’s team (at the Chair headed by Prof. Peter Cornel) was awarded the prize in the category “Urbanization” because it has made an impressive contribution to improving the quality of life in megacities.
New pathways into the cell
Scientists gain fundamental insights into drug delivery processes
Chemists, biologists and pharmacologists deal with the question of how complex active substances can be introduced into cells such that they are rapidly and easily available. Building on earlier research, interdisciplinary teams of scientists, with biology Professor M. Cristina Cardoso (TU Darmstadt), physics Professors Henry D. Herce (RPI, NY, USA and TU Darmstadt) and Angel E. Garcia (RPI, NY, USA), and chemistry Professor Christian P. R. Hackenberger (FMP, Berlin), have made some important advancements.
Acoustics at Runway West
A research team is working on electrifying processes on the runway
Manoeuvring aircraft on the ground in an environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient manner – that is the aim of the project Airport eMove. Operating noise could also be significantly reduced.
Active participation in fire safety
Building information models, indoor navigation systems and serious games
They can help fire fighters orientate themselves more quickly in fires and practice for emergency situations more realistically: scientists supply the digital technology, as well as building simulations.
Great conditions: beneath palm trees
Coco de mer performs “parental care” and modifies its habitat
Can plants take care of their offspring? A TU Darmstadt scientist has found that they can. The coco de mer palm manages to modify its extremely barren habitat in the Seychelles in such a manner that it produces the largest fruits of all plants, optimally supplying its offshoots and even protecting them from competition.
Climate Change under Satellite Observation
Scientist from the TU Darmstadt investigates changing sea levels
The sea level has been rising by an average of 3.1 millimetres a year since 1993. Long-term measurements recorded since the start of the 20th century indicate an acceleration in the averaged sea level change. Coastal flooding and land loss are just some of the severe consequences. Geodesist Dr.-Ing. Luciana Fenoglio-Marc, is currently using satellite data to analyse sea level change and its causes.