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  • 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.

  • 2012/06/26

    Smart Software Tool

    The software determines those alternatives that will most likely aid the developer.

    TU Darmstadt Computer Scientists Develop “Smart” Code-Completion Tool

    Unlike conventional code-completion tools, “Code Recommenders” suggests just the most-plausible alternatives for the particular context involved, instead of offering a list of all available options. Eclipse users may download an open-source version, commencing Wednesday, June 27.

  • 2012/06/14

    New diagnostic technique measures reliably velocity and size of particles in flows

    Researchers at the TU Darmstadt have developed a new technique to measure the size and velocity of droplets and particles in a flow. The new method measures reliably also non-transparent particles and droplets of suspensions or emulsions.

    Researchers at the TU Darmstadt have developed a new technique to measure the size and velocity of droplets and particles in a flow. The new method measures reliably also non-transparent particles and droplets of suspensions or emulsions. Industrial application areas include primarily diagnostics in processes such as spray drying, spray painting or in the food industry.

  • 2012/02/07

    Satellite Reception Underway

    Onur Hamza Karabey gewann mit seinem Konzept den Ideenwettbewerb der TU Darmstadt. Bild: Katrin Binner – © Kartin Binner

    Liquid-crystal antenna allows stable satellite-broadcast reception in vehicles

    Satellite-television reception and stable Internet links to earth satellites have thus far demanded employment of stationary antennae. However, a doctoral candidate at the Technische Universität Darmstadt has developed a space-saving, inexpensive, and extremely rapidly, electronically redirectable antenna that should allow automobiles, ships, and aircraft to maintain stable radiocommunications with earth satellites.

  • 2012/01/12

    Tiny transmitter sets frequency record

    Der Darmstädter Terahertz-Sender emittiert die Rekordfrequenz von 1,111 Terahertz. Bei der Miniaturisierung ihres Bauelementes gingen die Forscher an die Grenze des technsich Machbaren. Bild: Michael Feiginov / TU Darmstadt

    TU-Darmstadt researchers develop revolutionary terahertz transmitter

    A terahertz transmitter developed at the TU Darmstadt has generated the highest frequency ever attained by a microelectronic device. The innovative device is also minuscule and operates at room temperature, which could lead to it paving the way for new applications in, e.g., nondestructive testing or medical diagnostics.

  • 2011/11/15

    Detecting Alzheimer’s earlier

    Prof. Dr. Boris Schmidt, Clemen-Schöpf-Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie an der TU Darmstadt hält das Modell eines Gehirns. Bild: Katrin Binner.

    Nasal deposits indicate incipient Alzheimer’s disease years before the first symptoms appear

    Chemists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have developed a new method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. The method involves making protein deposits on mucous nasal membranes that are detectable years before the disease erupts visible.