Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (FhG) is the largest organization for applied science in Europe. FhG is comprised of 80 research units, 57 Fraunhofer Institutes and 40 separate location throughout Germany. The headquarters is in Munich. About 2/3 of the funding comes from private business and industry through contracts and about 1/3 from the German government and endowments. The emphasis is a partnership with the private sector and scientists and engineers.

Address
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung
der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Postfach 20 07 33
80007 Munchen
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On-site visualization of planned buildings

Using a system developed by Fraunhofer FIT, architects, developers or their clients can view a 3D model of a building in its intended shape, precisely where the building is to be constructed. This will give ...

Jan 13, 2015
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Wind-powered freighters

To make ships more eco-efficient, engineers have been working with alternative fuels. A Norwegian engineer is currently pursuing a new approach: With VindskipTM, he has designed a cargo ship that is powered ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Ultrasound technology made to measure

The range of uses for ultrasound is gigantic; the applied technologies are just as diverse. Researchers are now covering a wide range of applications with a new modular system: From sonar systems to medical ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Vehicle body made from cotton, hemp, and wood

Carbon and glass fibers reinforce synthetics so that they can be used for vehicle body construction. But in this regard, there is an abundance of potential found in natural fibers โ€“ obtained from hemp, ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Quick bacteria test for breweries, dairy bottlers

To guarantee a high quality of their beer, breweries monitor the production process very closely. With a new polymer powder, this monitoring will be able to be faster and simpler in the future. Manufacturers can also test ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Ensuring security for networks of the future

Company networks are inflexible โ€“ they are made up of many components that require a good deal of effort to be connected together. That's why networks of the future will be controlled by a central unit. ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Solar chip monitors windows

A new kind of radio chip is intended to warn when windows are left open. This way, you can avoid having the heat go out the window on cold days. The sensor also detects break-in attempts early on. The key: ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Milestones in human-machine cooperation

Just a little over a year has passed since BBC News ranked the Robo-Mate exoskeleton at No. 2,right after the announcement of the new iPhone, and major technical progress has been made on several fronts.

Dec 05, 2014
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Live images from inside materials

X-rays are a tried and tested way to investigate components and materials. Researchers are now developing an X-ray detector capable of delivering particularly high-quality 3D images in real time. This will ...

Dec 01, 2014
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Mobile radio passive radar makes harbors safer

Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror. Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats. This mobile ...

Dec 01, 2014
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Smart anti-icing system for rotor blades

In very cold climate zones, the wind can blow with tremendous force. But wind turbines have rarely been built in these regions up to now. The risk of ice formation on the rotor blades is just too high. But ...

Dec 01, 2014
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Proteins off the roll

Protein-coated Petri dishes are increasingly being used to support cell growth during cell cultivation. Scientists have developed a system for printing protein patterns onto film using a roll-to-roll process, ...

Dec 01, 2014
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Perfect chocolate sheen on confection and sweets

White flecks on sweets with a chocolate glaze are harmless โ€“ but esthetically unappealing. More than just improper storage can diminish the glossy sheen. Researchers have discovered other weak points in ...

Dec 01, 2014
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The flying inventory assistant

Standing on top of a ladder several meters high, pad and pen in hand, just to count boxes? Inventories in large warehouses could soon appear quite different and proceed to take flight, in the truest sense ...

Dec 01, 2014
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