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  • 2018/05/22

    Big stage for small animals

    3D-Scan eines Polyphylla fullo (Türkischer Maikäfer). Bild: Michael Heethoff

    Scanner enables digital archiving of preserved insects

    A scanner developed jointly at TU Darmstadt and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences enables automated digital archiving of preserved insects – in high-resolution and in 3D. The scientists have published this new and unique development in the journal “ZooKeys”.

  • 2018/04/25

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Danilo Karličić. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Danilo Karličić

    Danilo Karličić from the Department of Mechanics, Mathematical Institute of SASA, Serbia is researching from Structural dynamics and Nonlocal elasticity to Nonlinear oscillations and MEMS / NEMS. He is a guest of Professor Dr. Peter Hagedorn at the Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • 2018/04/05

    Freezing the web

    Professor Michael Pradel (l.) und Cristian-Alexandru Staicu. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Vulnerabilities in JavaScript-based web servers uncovered

    Scientists at the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP) demonstrate that malicious intentions may cause not functioning, apparently “frozen” websites. The scientists discovered vulnerabilities in JavaScript software modules, which allow cyber criminals to freeze specific web sites, so that other users cannot access the web site anymore.

  • 2018/03/26

    Teaching in pace with the times

    Professor Ralf Tenberg. Bild: Katrin Binner

    TU-scientists support vocational schools on their path into the future

    Digitalisation is fundamentally changing the working world, and also presents vocational colleges with new challenges. Educators in the didactics of technology at the TU Darmstadt are supporting them on their path into the future.

  • 2018/03/22

    Hope in the battle against common diseases

    Kleine Moleküle ganz groß: Prof. Hausch inspiziert ein Modell für neue Wirkstoffe gegen Schmerz, Fettleibigkeit und Depression. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Biochemists of TU Darmstadt develop substances fighting obesity

    A team led by biochemistry professor Felix Hausch of the TU Darmstadt is working on substances that are to help fighting three widespread diseases: depression, chronic pain and obesity.

  • 2018/03/20

    Foams, gels, thin films

    Regine von Klitzing und ihr Mitarbeiter, Matthias Kühnhammer, wollen die Strukturen in makroskopischen Schäumen mit Hilfe von Neutronenstreuung untersuchen und entwickeln hierfür eine spezielle Probenumgebung. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Developing intelligent surfaces from soft matter

    Regine von Klitzing's research objects are neither clearly liquid nor clearly solid, but a mixture of the two. The physics professor and her team want to develop functional coatings and “switchable” foams from this “soft material”.

  • 2018/03/15

    Deep knowledge of water quality

    Prof. Schüth, Dr. Sakaguchi-Söder und Doktorand Abrha (v.l.) untersuchen toxische Stoffe im Wasser. Bild: Katrin Binner

    MAR-DSW analyses decomposition of toxic products in drinking water infiltration

    Desalinated seawater can easily be stored underground. However, toxic by-products occur during infiltration. And these are something Professor Christoph Schüth and his team are taking a closer look at. Their aim: to have the best-quality drinking water for arid areas.

  • 2018/03/07

    Future Field of Study: Biomedical Engineering

    Treppenlaufen leicht gemacht: Ein Mini-Motor im Exoskelett unterstützt die Muskulatur. Bild: EMK / TU Darmstadt

    Collaborative study programme by TU Darmstadt and University Frankfurt

    TU Darmstadt and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main have been working intensively to develop a joint collaborative study programme for a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering. And everything is now ready: The first Biomedical Engineering students will be welcomed to the Rhine-Main Universities in the winter semester 2018/19.

  • 2018/03/05

    Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation at TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Meng Hu. Photo: Claus Völker

    Introducing: Dr. Meng Hu

    Dr. Meng Hu from the Yanshan University, China is researching from high-pressure synthesis to properties of functional materials. She is a guest of Prof. Dr. Ralf Riedel at the Department of Materials and Earth Sciences.

  • 2018/02/28

    Solution to the Hyperfine Puzzle in Reach

    Probenkopf, der in den Magneten eingebracht wird. Bild: Dr. Stefan Schmidt

    Measurements on Bismuth Nuclei bridge reported Gap

    Last year, physicists at TU Darmstadt cast doubt on our current understanding of the interplay between electrons and atomic nuclei, and are now upping the ante by proposing a solution to this so-called “hyperfine puzzle”. New measurements of the magnetic properties of bismuth atomic nuclei are now published in an article in the prestigious “Physical Review Letters” journal.

  • 2018/02/26

    Decoding the signals of the heart

    Tim Schäck (links) und Michael Muma mit der App zum Erkennen von Vorhofflimmern. Bild: Claus Völker

    TU-Scientists are working on algorithms to detect atrial fibrillation

    There are currently an estimated 1.8 million people in Germany who have atrial fibrillation but do not know it. Now a Dutch company has developed an app with which a smartphone can be used to detect this dangerous cardiac arrhythmia. Scientists at the TU Darmstadt are helping to ensure the recorded data is interpreted correctly and efficiently.

  • 2018/02/15

    Strategy in the blink of an eye

    Blinzeln unterbricht die visuelle Wahrnehmung für eine Drittelsekunde. Bild: Patrick Bal

    Centre for Cognitive Science publishes study of coordination of blinking

    If a brief event in our surroundings is about to happen it is probably better not to blink during that moment. A team of researchers at the Centre for Cognitive Science from Technische Universität Darmstadt published a study in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences”, which found that humans unconsciously trade off the loss of information during a blink with the physiological urge to blink.

  • 2018/02/08

    Discovering neutron halos and neutron skins

    Dr. Alexandre Obertelli. Bild: Sandra Junker

    European Research Council awards nuclear physicist of TU Darmstadt

    The European Research Council awards an ERC Consolidator Grant to Alexandre Obertelli, researcher at the Department of Physics, and supports him for a period of five years with a total of 2.55 Million Euros. This will extend to antimatter the activities of TU Darmstadt in the domain of experimental Nuclear Physics.

  • 2018/01/05

    Vision teacher

    Professor Stefan Roth. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Professor Stefan Roth teaches intelligent algorithms to detect objects

    Digital images and videos contain much more information than computers currently extract from them. With the help of intelligent algorithms, a research team led by Professor Stefan Roth aims to obtain the maximal amount of knowledge from images.

  • 2017/12/20

    Well organised to defeat hacker networks

    Blick auf einen in Griechenland ausgelegten „Honeypot“: in kurzer Zeit erfolgen Angriffe aus allen Teilen der Welt. (Bild: Jan-Christoph Hartung)

    Honeypots luring attackers

    Cyber criminals expertly plan their activities while their victims act rather clueless in isolation. A research team headed by Professor Max Mühlhäuser wants to change this – by bundling the victims‘ defences.