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  • 2011/06/20

    Careless behaviour of cloud users leads to crucial security threats

    Wissenschaftler des Darmstädter
Forschungszentrums CASED haben große Sicherheitsmängel in
zahlreichen virtuellen Maschinen in der Amazon-Cloud entdeckt. Von
1100 untersuchten öffentlichen Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), auf
denen Cloud-Dienste basieren, waren rund 30 Prozent so verwundbar,
dass Angreifer teilweise Webservices oder virtuelle Infrastrukturen
hätten manipulieren oder übernehmen können. Grafik: CASED

    CASED scientists find sensitive data of Amazon Web Services users

    Scientists from the Darmstadt Research Center for Advanced Security (CASED) have discovered major security vulnerabilities in numerous virtual machines published by customers of Amazon’s cloud. From 1100 public Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), that are used to provide cloud services, about 30 percent are vulnerable, allowing attackers to manipulate or compromise web services or virtual infrastructures.

  • 2011/04/12

    A World Full of Sensors

    Bild: Thomas Ott

    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.

  • 2011/03/29

    Readily Stimulated: “Smart” Polymers

    Molekular dünne Filme aus intelligenten Polymeren an Grenzflächen sind in der Lage auf äußere Reize, wie Licht, elektrische oder magnetische Felder zu reagieren und so funktionale Eigenschaften der Oberfläche schaltbar zu machen. Bild: Biesalski / TU Darmstadt

    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.

  • 2011/03/14

    Darmstadt: Growth in Hessen’s Silicon Valley with the new “House of IT” (HIT)

    Eröffnung House of IT (HIT) am 14.03.2011. Foto: Andreas Arnold.

    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.

  • 2011/01/20

    PRORETA 3 Gets Underway

    Continental and Technische Universität Darmstadt join forces for research into safe city driving. (c) Continental

    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.

  • 2010/12/15

    “Raising Awareness of the Ambivalence of Technological and Scientific Progress”

    Prof. Tucker

    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.

  • 2010/11/03

    On the Way to CO2 Free Power Plants

    CCS-Versuchsanlage. Bild: Thomas Ott.

    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.

  • 2010/08/11

    TU Darmstadt’s synagogue exhibition to tour the USA

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manred Koob vor einer Projektion. Bild: Katrin Binner, TU Darmstadt.

    Launch scheduled for 29 August at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Mi

    The TU Darmstadt and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen’s “Synagogues in Germany – A Virtual Reconstruction” exhibition may be viewed in the USA commencing in late August. The first stop on the tour will be at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, where the exhibition will be opened on 29 August, 2010. The show will then remain in the possession of the Holocaust Museum, which plans to exhibit it in various museums in major American cities over the next three years.

  • 2010/07/05

    Students simulated negotiations on a Nuclear Weapons Convention

    UN Photo

    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).

  • 2010/04/20

    Clean Water for Megacities

    The “Expo 2010”, Shanghai: Civil engineers from the TU Darmstadt to exhibit new water-supply and sewage/refuse-disposal solutions

    The Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt will be exhibiting a new type of infrastructure system for supplying water and disposing of sewage and refuse that may be flexibly adapted to suit conditions at rapidly, and frequently wildly, growing cities and greater metropolitan areas in newly industrializing and developing countries at the “EXPO 2010,” Shanghai. The TU Darmstadt will be the only German university to have its own exhibit at the Shanghai World Fair.

  • 2010/04/13

    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.

  • 2010/01/26

    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.

  • 2009/10/16

    TU team wins the international Solar Decathlon

    Besucherandrang am Siegerhaus. Bild: Andreas Schmautz / TU Darmstadt.

    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.

  • 2009/04/20

    Fish robot as an alternative marine propulsion system of the future

    Fischroboter, Segmente ohne Haut

    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.

  • 2008/12/04

    TU professor Jürgen Rödel awarded with the most renowned German research prize

    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rödel received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis for his research on high-performance ceramics. With a grant of 2,5 m €, the award is the highest national price for scientific research.