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Innovation - Life Sciences - 13.05.2024
Nature's 3D printer: bristle worms form bristles piece by piece
Nature’s 3D printer: bristle worms form bristles piece by piece
Better understanding of this natural formation process offers potential for technical developments A new interdisciplinary study led by molecular biologist Florian Raible from the Max Perutz Labs at the University of Vienna provides exciting insights into the bristles of the marine annelid worm Platynereis dumerilii.

Innovation - Materials Science - 21.03.2024
World’s first high-resolution brain developed by 3D printer
In a joint project between MedUni Vienna and TU Wien, the world's first 3D-printed "brain phantom" has been developed, which is modelled on the structure of brain fibres and can be imaged using a special variant of magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI). As a scientific team led by MedUni Vienna and TU Wien has now shown in a study, these brain models can be used to advance research into neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis.

Computer Science - Innovation - 13.02.2024
Artificial Intelligence as a Tool in Science
Artificial Intelligence as a Tool in Science
ISTA researchers welcome AI use in science, but remain cautious From identifying complex morphologies in the brain to analyzing the properties of storm clouds, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are aiding several research projects employing deep learning and machine learning at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA).

Materials Science - Innovation - 12.02.2024
Artificial cartilage with the help of 3D printing
Artificial cartilage with the help of 3D printing
A new approach to producing artificial tissue has been developed at TU Wien: Cells are grown in microstructures created in a 3D printer. Is it possible to grow tissue in the laboratory, for example to replace injured cartilage? At TU Wien (Vienna), an important step has now been taken towards creating replacement tissue in the lab - using a technique that differs significantly from other methods used around the world.

Computer Science - Innovation - 27.11.2023
From the lab to the road: How TU Graz is making driver assistance systems safer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
Pinpoint
Pinpoint
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
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.
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