14-11-2018 | Sensors | News | Article
Robot Eye with a 360° View
Robots can move – but not see – in all directions. Fraunhofer IAPT's new laser sensor is designed to solve this problem by providing an all-round view.
08-11-2018 | Biomedical Technology | News | Article
Medication through the Skin
If drugs are to enter the body painlessly and efficiently, they can be administered via skin patches. Researchers at Empa and the University of Fribourg are currently developing nanocontainers for therapeutic agents that can be controlled by light.
06-11-2018 | Materials Technology | News | Article
Chemists have developed a new method to precisely control the length of fatty acids chains, creating synthesised materials with tailor-made properties. In future, a special layered structure could be used for high-tech membranes.
02-11-2018 | Battery | News | Article
Polycarbonate Protects the Heart of Electric Mobility
Polycarbonate plastics are dimensionally stable as well as impact and temperature resistant. In electric vehicles, they ensure optimal protection of the lithium-ion battery as a cell holder or housing component.
29-10-2018 | Basic Technologies | News | Article
Colour Change with Temperature
Thanks to moving components, a new active nanocomposite reacts to temperature changes with a colour change. In the future, this will also be possible with other external influences such as chemical substances or toxins.
26-10-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article
Audi Updates R8 Super Sports Car
The Audi R8 super sports car is getting a facelift. Apart from changes in the design of the Audi R8 Coupé and R8 Spyder, the chassis and the V10 petrol engine have been revised for the 2019 models.
24-10-2018 | Manufacturing | News | Article
Riveting High-Strength Aluminium Layers Reliably
A special self-piercing rivet now allows up to four layers of 6000 series high-strength, low-ductility aluminium alloys to be riveted together reliably. This process is well suited to lightweight automotive construction.
22-10-2018 | Lightweight Design | News | Article
Particle Foam for Lightweight Components
The particle foam, which was developed on the basis of polyethersulfone, can withstand high temperatures, is intrinsically flame retardant and extremely lightweight, making Ultrason E suitable for foam mouldings in lightweight construction.
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