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  • 2013/06/03

    Facebook-Likes could be worth millions of euros

    Symbolbild: Daumen symbolisieren Facebook-Likes. Bild: Patrick Bal

    Study confirms online sales are enhanced by social recommendations

    When online retailers display customer recommendations next to their product descriptions, it can significantly increase the sales of these. This is the conclusion reached following a study undertaken by academics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt.

  • 2013/05/29

    Frances Arnold Awarded Emanuel Merck Lectureship

    Prof. Dr. Frances Arnold hält einen Vortrag. Bild: Jan Ehlers

    Emanuel Merck Lectures mark 20th anniversary

    Frances Arnold, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in Pasadena (USA), has been awarded the Emanuel Merck Lectureship this year. The 57-year-old professor is regarded globally as the eminent authority in the field of directed evolution and has been recognized with many prestigious honors and awards.

  • 2013/05/13

    Half Time for PRORETA 3

    Ein Fahrer am Steuer mit Linien im Gesicht, die die Blickrichtung visualisieren. Bild: Continental

    Continental hands over research vehicle

    Handover of research vehicle to Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt by Continental takes the PRORETA 3 project into its second half. As part of the third collaborative PRORETA research project, TU Darmstadt and the international automotive supplier have been working for around two years on an integrated driver assistance concept for avoiding accidents and mitigating the consequences of accidents in urban traffic scenarios.

  • 2013/05/02

    The mobile telephones of the future

    Zwei Hände halten einen Handy-Prototypen.

    Future Internet research cluster present roadmap

    The mobile telephones of the future will be able to see, shrink while becoming larger, and slip into their users’ skins. That terse statement summarizes the recently released results of a thorough look at the next ten to fifteen years of mobile telephony by the Technische Universität Darmstadt’s “Future Internet” research cluster.

  • 2013/03/15

    Well-Tempered Lighting

    Ein Wissenschaftler vor einem Licht-Versuchsaufbau Bild: Katrin Binner

    Emitting much more light for less electric-power dissipation

    Scenarios for the optimal employment of light-emitting diodes for lighting purposes are being investigated at the TU Darmstadt’s Institute for Lighting Technology. The focus is on human perceptions, wellbeing, and health.

  • 2013/01/21

    Facebook makes users envious and dissatisfied

    Facebook-Startseite auf einem Laptop. Bild: Paul Glogowski

    Study reveals a colossal role of facebook in users’ emotional life

    Participation in social networks, such as Facebook, can cause negative feelings and reduce members’ life satisfaction. Those are the results of a survey with nearly 600 Facebook users by Information Systems scientists at the TU Darmstadt and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

  • 2012/12/11

    Infectious diseases diagnosable before symptoms appear

    Molekül: Nachweisessonde Schlafkrankheit Früherkennung. (co) AG Molekulare Genetik/ TU Darmtadt

    Bioscientists develop a biosensor for the early diagnosis of sleeping sickness

    Infectious African sleeping sickness is widespread south of the Sahara Desert. Although the around sixty million people residing in tropical Africa run the risk of becoming infected every day, only around four million of them are monitored for the disease by disease-control authorities. TU Darmstadt bioscientists have recently developed a biosensor that provides simple, cost-effective, means for diagnosing incidences of the disease before it breaks out.

  • 2012/11/27

    “A Milestone Along the Way to CO2 Free Power Plants”

    In ihrer Versuchsanlage zur Abscheidung von Kohlendioxid haben Wissenschaftler der TU Darmstadt das Carbonate-Looping-Verfahren erfolgreich erforscht. Bild: Thomas Ott

    Innovative method inexpensively and energetically efficiently reduces CO2 emissions

    The “carbonate-looping” method for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2), which has been researched at TU Darmstadt could reduce power-plant CO2 emissions by more than 90 %, while utilizing less energy and incurring less expense than former approaches.

  • 2012/11/26

    On Cloud Nine

    Prof. Dr. Mira Mezini, Leiterin des Fachgebiets Softwaretechnik an der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Miguel Hahn

    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.”

  • 2012/10/15

    Facebook Privacy Settings Brought Under Control

    Screenshot einer Facebookseite mit dem Plugin "„Facebook Privacy Watcher“. Bild: CASED

    “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.

  • 2012/08/22

    Winner of the Sophia Kovalevskaya Prize to Join the TU Darmstadt

    Dr. Miriam Ronzoni. Bild: Privat

    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.

  • 2012/08/21

    Surface emitters developed at the TU Darmstadt set a new world record for spectral bandwidth

    Design of TU Darmstadt's semiconductor laser. Picture: Institute for Microwave Technology and Photonics

    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.

  • 2012/08/02

    Printed Electronics: Research Project Enters the Next Phase

    Im Reinraum des Spitzenclusters arbeiten Forscher an den zukünftigen Anwendungen der gedruckten Elektronik. Bild: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

    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.

  • 2012/07/16

    World record neutron beam generated

    Porträt von Prof. Markus Roth

    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.

  • 2012/07/16

    Getting to the Bottom of Statistics

    Darstellung des Korruptionswahrnehmungsindex 2011 von Transparency International.

    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.