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Starting the laundry before you get home

In a collaboration between the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM and the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication Systems ESK, for the first time, researchers have been able to develop an IPv6 (Internet Protocol...[more]


The last word… today goes to Sebastian Kibler (Fraunhofer EMFT)

Sebastian Kibler, what are you working on at the moment? I am currently working on a scent delivery system for search-dog training. The aim of the system is to train dogs to react to much lower concentrations of scent than they...[more]


Taking a good look at concrete structures

Reinforced concrete is considered to be a versatile and extremely robust building material – but it’s not indestructible. Over time, moisture and de-icing salt corrode the reinforcement. The problem is that inspections are...[more]


Microlenses for 3D endoscopes

Endoscopy is considered a particularly gentle operation. However, a minimally invasive procedure such as this demands considerable skill on the part of surgeons, as both their vision and freedom of movement are very restricted....[more]


Future-oriented design process: the VERDI project

Modern cars are complex electronic systems with many safety and comfort features. Close interaction of electronics with devices in other physical domains, such as hydraulic or mechanical components, will be one of the major...[more]


Low-cost gallium nitride crystals

Crystalline gallium nitride is considered the semiconductor material of the future because it is needed for special electronic devices such as those found in energy-efficient, robust power converters. This miracle material is...[more]


A camera to check road surfaces

Humans cannot see the direction in which light waves are oscillating. Polarization can be used for many applications, however – for example, for non-destructive testing methods in production. Researchers at Fraunhofer IIS have...[more]