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Innovation - Materials Science - 13.07.2022
#3: Houses from the printer
#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
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?
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
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.

Innovation - 10.06.2021
Insulators: Safe under Maximum Load
Insulators: Safe under Maximum Load
By Christoph Pelzl Insulator strings connect the live conductor to overhead-line towers. Researchers at TU Graz simulated for the first time when and under what conditions different loads act on these strings. Overhead lines will thus be made even safer. Another can be found at the end of the text Though small and inconspicuous, they literally play a supporting role in the operational safety of high-voltage lines: insulator strings.

Innovation - Materials Science - 10.05.2021
Yes to Wood
Yes to Wood
By Christoph Pelzl Researchers at TU Graz develop green alternatives to fossil raw materials. Bio-based materials are expected to reduce pollution and drive the shift to a more sustainable economy. As a renewable resource, wood offers great potential in the fight against the climate crisis. First, it sequesters large amounts of carbon (1 ton per cubic meter!).

Health - Innovation - 22.04.2021
A sensor as a pilot
A sensor as a pilot
By Cornelia Kröpfl, BA, MA Cycling keeps you healthy, but not in heavy traffic. Tomorrow's technology can help us find healthier routes - the world's smallest particulate matter sensor as a navigator. Road maps are so yesterday. Today, anyone new to a city navigates via Google Maps. For lo-cals, too, the app is one of several that people use frequently in everyday life.

Innovation - 13.04.2021
3D-printed Material to Replace Ivory
3D-printed Material to Replace Ivory
With an elephant-friendly alternative to ivory, developed by TU Wien and Cubicure, old artefacts can be restored with high precision. For centuries, ivory was often used to make art objects. But to protect elephant populations, the ivory trade was banned internationally in 1989. To restore ivory parts of old art objects, one must therefore resort to substitute materials - such as bones, shells or plastic.

Health - Innovation - 22.12.2020
Adaptive, automated, interactive: Graz research group develops health portal of the future
Adaptive, automated, interactive: Graz research group develops health portal of the future
Researchers from TU Graz, Med Uni Graz and Uni Graz are working on a digital interactive information system that automatically tailors medical content to individuals and their needs. Additional Images for download at the end of the text Can this digital medium make predictions about the individual information needs of users, recognize their cognitive abilities, and use this data to convey high-quality medical content in a comprehensible and clear manner?

Health - Innovation - 22.12.2020
Adaptive, automated, interactive: Graz research group develops health portal of the future
Adaptive, automated, interactive: Graz research group develops health portal of the future
By Christoph Pelzl Researchers from TU Graz, Med Uni Graz and Uni Graz are working on a digital interactive information system that automatically tailors medical content to individuals and their needs. Additional Images for download at the end of the text Can this digital medium make predictions about the individual information needs of users, recognize their cognitive abilities, and use this data to convey high-quality medical content in a comprehensible and clear manner?

Computer Science - Innovation - 06.12.2020
Trust me!
Trust me!
By Cornelia Kröpfl BA MA When cars drive autonomously, technical faults can be fatal. Can we trust technology? Researchers at Graz University of Technology are working on calculating and ultimately proving this dependability. 75 billion everyday objects - from the smart watch and the self-driven car to entire production plants in Industry 4.0 - are to be joined up by 2025.

Electroengineering - Innovation - 27.11.2020
TU Graz starts CD laboratory for multifunctional and highly integrated electronic components
TU Graz starts CD laboratory for multifunctional and highly integrated electronic components
By Susanne Eigner The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Technology-Guided Electronic Component Design and Characterization investigates ways to better control electromagnetic interactions in smart networked devices, especially in the 5G frequency range. In smartphones and many other complex, wirelessly networked devices, sophisticated technologies are used to integrate the individual electronic components into the housing.

Computer Science - Innovation - 17.11.2020
SGS and TU Graz open Lamarr Security Research
SGS and TU Graz open Lamarr Security Research
By Barbara Gigler SGS and TU Graz announce the opening of Lamarr Security Research, a non-profit research center focusing on information security and establishing trust in digital systems and products. This new research environment is open for partner sponsors to work together, and to make the world a safer place.

Innovation - 24.09.2020
Styrian technological innovation: The smallest particle sensor in the world - made in Graz
Styrian technological innovation: The smallest particle sensor in the world - made in Graz
By Christoph Pelzl TU Graz, ams and Silicon Austria Labs has developed a compact and energy-efficient sensor for mobile devices, which informs users in real time about the fine dust content in the air and warns them in case of elevated values. Additional at the end of the text It is slightly smaller than two one-cent coins stacked on top of each other, is particularly energy-efficient due to its size, requires no maintenance and can be integrated in mobile devices.

Innovation - 14.07.2020
TU Graz develops autonomous electric compost turner
TU Graz develops autonomous electric compost turner
By Christoph Pelzl The new machine is intended to facilitate industrial composting and makes autonomous driving acceptable for chain-driven machines as well. Turning and mixing large compost heaps are important steps in composting to speed up the rotting process. Composting plants and agricultural businesses use mostly tractor-drawn turners or a diesel-powered compost turner with crawler track.

Environment - Innovation - 13.07.2020
Shipping: Making the blue ocean greener
By Birgit Baustädter Even without living directly by the sea, researchers at TU Graz and the LEC are concerned about the environmental compatibility of merchant shipping and are researching wind and hydrogen-powered ships. "Modern shipping is on a par with air traffic in terms of CO2 emissions.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 04.05.2020
How to Put Neurons into Cages
How to Put Neurons into Cages
Using microscopically fine 3D printing technologies from TU Wien (Vienna) and sound waves used as tweezers at Stanford University (California), tiny networks of neurons have been created. Microscopically small cages can be produced at TU Wien (Vienna). Their grid openings are only a few micrometers in size, making them ideal for holding cells and allowing living tissue to grow in a very specific shape.

Innovation - 18.03.2020
Cross-technology communication in the Internet of Things significantly simplified
Cross-technology communication in the Internet of Things significantly simplified
By Christoph Pelzl Researchers at Graz University of Technology have developed a framework by which wireless devices with different radio technologies will be able to communicate directly with each other.

Materials Science - Innovation - 11.12.2019
Additive Manufacturing: The 3D Revolution
Additive Manufacturing: The 3D Revolution
By Birgit Baustädter 3D printing is the manufacturing technique of the future. And these are not just empty words: the approach's significance is reflected in numerous examples from a wide variety of disciplines. This article has just been published in our research magazine TU Graz research. You can read or download the latest issue directly as an e-paper.

Innovation - Computer Science - 02.12.2019
New Streaming Technology Will Change Computer Gaming
New Streaming Technology Will Change Computer Gaming
By Christoph Pelzl Dieter Schmalstieg, a researcher at Graz University of Technology, is working on a method combining the advantages of cloud computing and virtual reality. This method will allow computer games to be displayed on inexpensive VR headsets in unsurpassed quality. Streaming services, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, are widely used.