Latest news releases

  1. 23/01/2018

    Ultra-pure diamonds produced at Fraunhofer IAF for quantum applications. © Fraunhofer IAF

    Sensor the size of a nitrogen atom investigates hard drives

    With electronics components getting ever smaller, quantum technology presents new opportunities for miniaturization. Soon a new quantum sensor develop…


  2. 23/01/2018

    Scanning transmission electron microscopy image of the atomic ordering in (In, Ga)N monolayer:  single atomic column, containing only indium (In) atoms (shown by higher intensity on the image), followed by two, containing only gallium (Ga) atoms. | Source: IKZ Berlin

    Scientists reveal the fundamental limitation in the key material for solid-state lighting

    Peer reviewed paper

    For the first time an international research group has revealed the core mechanism that limits the indium (In) content in indium gallium nitride ((In,…

    Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB)

  3. 23/01/2018

    Flexible and hard all in one piece: the new plastic metamaterial MetAK. © Fraunhofer LBF

    Flexible bonding: hard and soft at the same time

    To connect components with each other, gluing is preferred today instead of welding, riveting or using screws. That makes cars, planes and agricultura…


  4. 23/01/2018

    A variety of options in motor vehicle manufacturing: Outwardly, many parts are virtually indistinguishable to workers. © Fraunhofer IFF

    Digitization in motor vehicle manufacturing

    Anyone who has ever ordered a new car knows that the list of options is long. The variety of options is constantly growing. Such customization entails…


  5. 23/01/2018

    In future, indoor aluminum surfaces should also be cost-effectively coated with paints based on potato starch. © Fraunhofer IAP

    Paints and varnishes based on potato starch

    Climate change, finite resources, increasing burdens on the environment mean that more and more industries are focusing on sustainable production. And…


  6. 23/01/2018


    The road to civilization goes through threat and punishment

    Peer reviewed paper

    Norms about violence and hygiene have become increasingly strict, a development that has been going on for hundreds of years. Until now explanations h…

    The Institute for Futures Studies

Forthcoming events

  1. 22/01/2018 — 26/01/2018

    First Regional Science Winter School in Lille

    Between January 22nd and 26th the first Winter School of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) is held at the University of Lille 1, in Lil…

    European Regional Science Association

  2. 02/03/2018


    Unpacking and explaining sustainable renovations – an essential workshop for energy professionals

    CITyFiED is proud to join forces with the dynamic World Sustainable Energy Days in Wiels, Austria to deliver a hands on session full of practical take…

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  3. 06/02/2018

    Vet2030 Research Symposium

    The most exciting and diverse research at Ghent University's Faculty of Veterinary Medicin, number 1 in the Shanghai Ranking Passionate PhD students…

    Ghent University

  4. 22/01/2018


    The Carbon Debate

    How much carbon can we still emit while keeping the rise in temperature below 1.5°C? A paper by a group of researchers led by Richard Millar caused…

    Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO)

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