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Computer Science - Innovation - 27.11.2023
From the lab to the road: How TU Graz is making driver assistance systems safer
In the Christian Doppler Laboratory under his leadership, Franz Wotawa has developed test and monitoring procedures with company partner AVL that make common driver assistance systems safer. Intelligent Speed Assist, Emergency Brake Assist, Emergency Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Drowsiness Assist, Reversing Assist, Low Concentration Warning System or Emergency Brake Lights - from July 2024, a whole range of safety and driver assistance systems will be mandatory for all new cars in the European Union.
Innovation - 15.11.2023
Questionable helpers: people are skeptical about AI, but appreciate its advice
Positive experiences mitigate aversion to artificial intelligence as advice Generative artificial intelligence (AI) generates data that is similar to the human way of thinking. If a generative artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT functions as "practice advice" for overcoming personal or social challenges, it is considered by people to be less competent than human experts.
Environment - Innovation - 08.08.2023
AI Designs Sustainable Electricity Storage at TU Graz
By Falko Schoklitsch Based on the vanillin made usable for electricity storage in 2020, an AI-optimised prototype of an environmentally friendly electricity storage system is now being developed in an international project. In 2020, Stefan Spirk from the Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) described the research achievement with which he and his team had succeeded as a "ground-breaking success in the field of sustainable energy storage technologies" to make redox flow batteries more environmentally friendly.
Computer Science - Innovation - 02.08.2023
New CPU security loophole: Analysis of energy consumption allows data theft
Researchers at TU Graz and the Helmholtz Center for Information Security have discovered a novel security gap in all common CPUs that can hardly be mitigated. Main processors (CPUs) of computers are designed to run multiple applications simultaneously. This is beneficial for efficiency, but poses a security risk.
Physics - Innovation - 04.07.2023
Quantum physics secures digital payments
Scientists from the University of Vienna have now designed an unconditionally secure system for shopping in digital settings Have you ever been compelled to enter sensitive payment data on the website of an unknown merchant? Would you be willing to consign your credit card data or passwords to untrustworthy hands? Scientists from the University of Vienna have now designed an unconditionally secure system for shopping in such settings, combining modern cryptographic techniques with the fundamental properties of quantum light.
Physics - Innovation - 26.05.2023
TU Graz researchers revolutionise production of biocompatible microfibres
By Falko Schoklitsch Using a newly developed method for the efficient and cost-effective production of biocompatible microfibres, the production of autologous skin and organs can be significantly accelerated. In biomedical technology, tissue engineering for the ex-vivo production of skin or organs is becoming increasingly important.
Innovation - Electroengineering - 15.05.2023
New Invention for more Efficient Atomic Force Microscopes
Tiny tips on cantilevers are used to scan a surface in an atomic force microscope. A new invention from TU Wien now provides a simpler way to measure the result. The basic principle of the atomic force microscope is very simple: an extremely thin, movable tip on a cantilever is moved over a surface that is being examined.
Environment - Innovation - 03.04.2023
Hidden Ice Melt in the Himalaya: Revealing the ’Invisible’ Glacier Loss Underwater
By Chinese Academy of Sciences A study by a multinational research team with the participation of Graz University of Technology shows that the actual mass loss of numerous glaciers in the Himalayas has been significantly underestimated so far. A new insightful study reveals that the mass loss of lake-terminating glaciers in the greater Himalaya has been significantly underestimated, due to the inability of satellites to see glacier changes occurring underwater, leading to critical implications for the region's future projection of glacier disappearance and water resources.
Innovation - Health - 27.02.2023
Artificial intelligence shows potential for solving global challenges
Medicine & Science A study by the Medical University of Vienna has investigated the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to address societal megatrends and analyzed its proposed solutions in dealing with these global challenges. Artificial intelligence can offer understandable insights into the complex and cross-cutting issues of megatrends, and how they could change and benefit in different areas if AI systems are deployed.
Innovation - 18.01.2023
Step by Step to Fossil-Free Track Work Machinery
By Susanne Filzwieser Rail infrastructure is currently largely built and maintained using diesel-powered track-work machinery. Together with partners, TU Graz is investigating alternative drives for special machinery. For safe railway operation, tracks must be regularly maintained and renewed. This requires special construction machinery, most of which is nowadays powered by diesel engines.
Innovation - 06.12.2022
Lightweight Construction: Light Railed Vehicles, Less Damage
By Birgit Baustädter Peter Brunnhofer works at the Institute of Structural Durability and Railway Technology to make trains lighter, more robust and more efficient. An interview with the researcher talking about lightweight construction. News+Stories: Why is the idea of lightweight construction for railed vehicles so important? Peter Brunnhofer : The interplay between the vehicle and the rails in railway transport is much more important than with cars on a road.
Environment - Innovation - 24.10.2022
Stable or chaos?
Researchers discover key to predicting the future of ecosystems Whether in the gut, in the lake, in the forest or in the meadow: All over nature, a wide variety of living organisms form ecosystems. How these develop is a question that is extremely relevant in both medicine and environmental protection.
Health - Innovation - 06.10.2022
Smart Medicine: Digitalization of the Health Care System
Fitness trackers, patches to measure body temperature, telemonitoring of cardiac parameters - the Internet of Things does not stop at medical technology, as Christian Baumgartner from TU Graz well knows. The skin patch that monitors body temperature, the implanted chip that monitors medication intake, or communicating pacemakers.
Environment - Innovation - 15.09.2022
What Makes a Building Smart?
Smart buildings are designed to increase comfort and reduce energy consumption. Gerald Schweiger, who works on intelligent energy systems at TU Graz, knows what opportunities are opening up.
Innovation - Computer Science - 14.09.2022
Researchers in Graz develop technology for precise assessment of the danger of virus variants One of the greatest difficulties in combating viral infectious diseases is the excellent adaptability of the viruses. In the case of SARS-CoV-2, we have seen how quickly new variants are constantly being formed that bring with them different properties.
Innovation - 05.09.2022
Tracking in dense forest with commercial drones
New method enables people and game tracking in dense forest cover with commercially available drones. Back in the spring, JKU reported on the world's first real-time tracking of people in dense forest cover. Now comes the next step . The system can now also be used for normal, commercially available drones.
Innovation - Materials Science - 13.07.2022
#3: Houses from the printer
Will we soon be able to print out houses with a printer? Georg Hansemann, who works on 3D printing of components in the Robot Design Lab, answers these and many other questions. Talk Science To Me is the most curious science podcast in the podcast world - but especially at TU Graz. We ask the questions, and our researchers provide the answers.
Innovation - Materials Science - 20.04.2022
Graz Universities Present Austria’s First Micro-CT Devices for In-Situ Measurements
By Christoph Pelzl The devices can be used to non-destructively observe and measure structural changes inside materials under real operating conditions. They were presented to the public by the inter-university Graz-µCT consortium on 20 April. What happens inside a piece of concrete when it comes into contact with acid?
Innovation - Environment - 25.01.2022
Will Emerging Technologies for Building Construction Help Reduce Our Contribution to Climate Change?
By Marcella Ruschi Mendes Saade An increasing number of proposed novel technologies in construction claim to be low carbon. Proper methods to estimate the emissions arising from these emerging technologies must be implemented to determine their environmental feasibility. A prospective Life Cycle Assessment study of 3D-printed concrete structures is proposed to investigate whether the technology holdsthe potential to reduce buildings' contribution to climate change.
Chemistry - Innovation - 14.10.2021
Let there be Light: Photoinitiators for Dental Fillings, Contact Lenses and Dentures etc
By Susanne Filzwieser Photoinitiators ensure that liquid plastic - for example for dental fillings - hardens quickly by means of light. Thanks to a new synthesis method developed by TU Graz, these initiators can be produced cheaply, something which will open up further doors for the technology. Anyone who has ever been in the dentist's chair with a hole in their tooth is probably familiar with the procedure.