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Innovation - Physics - 13.11.2019
New 3D printing for the direct production of nanostructures
New 3D printing for the direct production of nanostructures
By Christoph Pelzl A team from Graz University of Technology succeeded in using the FEBID method to produce complex 3D-printed nano-components for the first time without additional support structures. Additional at the end of the text In the nanometer range, complex, free-standing 3D architectures are very difficult to produce in a single step due to the required precision.

Innovation - Health - 12.11.2019
Graz universities celebrated their flashes of genius
Graz universities celebrated their flashes of genius
By Christoph Pelzl Med Uni Graz, TU Graz and Uni Graz yesterday honoured those scientists who have pioneered research in the last two years with their inventions and patents. Since 2015, the Medical University of Graz, Graz University of Technology and the University of Graz have been honouring particularly "inventive" researchers in a joint ceremony every two years.

Physics - Innovation - 19.08.2019
"Qutrit": Complex quantum teleportation achieved for the first time
Austrian and Chinese scientists have succeeded in teleporting three-dimensional quantum states for the first time. High-dimensional teleportation could play an important role in future quantum computers. Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna have experimentally demonstrated what was previously only a theoretical possibility.

Environment - Innovation - 14.06.2019
Advanced Control for Sustainable Energy Systems
Advanced Control for Sustainable Energy Systems
By Martin Horn, Markus Gölles The growth in renewable energy technologies will render future energy systems more complex and volatile. So advanced control strategies are required to ensure their optimal operation. For this reason, the Bioenergy 2020+ competence centre established a working group focusing on automation and control in close cooperation with the Institute of Automation and Control at TU Graz.

Health - Innovation - 03.05.2019
How smart is our health?
How smart is our health?
By Birgit Baustädter IT-expert Christian Poellabauer conducts research on smart health at his home university Notre Dame du Lac in the US state of Indiana. In the summer semester he is carrying out research at TU Graz. Christian Poellabauer studied at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology). For his doctorate he moved to a different continent and worked at Georgia Institute of Technology in the US state of Georgia.

Materials Science - Innovation - 09.04.2019
Pit stop for paper bags
By Werner Schandor What does industry-scale cement bag filling have in common with a pit stop in Formula 1? Filling a 25kg paper bag with cement in the factory takes about three seconds, about as long as a pit stop. But packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi reckons this is too long. They asked TU Graz to study the material flow that is at work in this process.

Innovation - Microtechnics - 22.02.2019
Coebro: 3D-Printers Learn to Build Houses
Coebro: 3D-Printers Learn to Build Houses
Many things today can be produced simply, fast and cheaply using a 3D printer: jewelry, small components and even prototypes. Printing complete houses is still a long way off. For the moment, at least. But work is being done at TU Graz on additive manufacturing of concrete parts using printing robots.

Innovation - 12.02.2019
New Wheelchair Design: a Hand Gear for better Ergonomics
New Wheelchair Design: a Hand Gear for better Ergonomics
Using biomedical modelling, researchers at TU Wien have developed a completely new type of wheelchair. Specially designed handles make the drive more efficient and ergonomic. Anyone who thinks that a wheelchair is a simple piece of equipment with no room for improvement is sorely mistaken. The research team for biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering at TU Wien (Vienna) has now developed a completely new drive system.

Chemistry - Innovation - 09.01.2019
Viennese Scientists develop promising new type of polymers
Viennese Scientists develop promising new type of polymers
S-PPV polymers are suitable for use in a wide range of applications, from solar cells through to medicine but, until recently, they were almost impossible to produce. Now, a new synthetic method has been patented. Organic polymers can nowadays be found in solar cells, sensors, LEDs and in many other technical applications.

Innovation - 05.11.2018
The car is becoming communicative thanks to antennas in the roof
The car is becoming communicative thanks to antennas in the roof
Telecommunications is becoming ever more important for vehicles. At TU Wien, a new antenna concept has now been developed for cars. Driving without communication technology has now become almost unthinkable. It seems quite normal to us that navigation systems regularly update their maps and shows us the way using satellite data, or that we can make phone calls while driving.

Physics - Innovation - 02.11.2018
One step closer to complex quantum teleportation
One step closer to complex quantum teleportation
Novel complex quantum entanglement generated in the laboratory for the first time For future technologies such as quantum computers and quantum encryption, the experimental mastery of complex quantum systems is inevitable. Scientists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have succeeded in making another leap.

Environment - Innovation - 23.10.2018
The future of energy supply: combined energy storage as key technology
The future of energy supply: combined energy storage as key technology
A system developed at TU Graz uses water as a storage medium for electricity and thermal energy. It can be used to meet up to 90% of our energy requirements - while producing zero emissions. Additional at the end of the text The idea is simple. A team headed by Franz Georg Pikl, a PhD candidate at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at TU Graz, has combined the advantages of pumped storage technology and heat storage using water as a medium to create a "hot-water pumped storage hydropower plant".

Life Sciences - Innovation - 17.09.2018
Rerouting the Function of the Hand
Rerouting the Function of the Hand
By Birgit Baustädter The MoreGrasp project is coming to an end and has provided substantial results. The mental control of neuroprostheses can be considerably simplified in the future with the help of reprocessed brain signals. Marcel is paralysed and can only partially move his arms and legs. He cannot grasp glasses and needs support to eat.

Physics - Innovation - 10.07.2018
The perfect terahertz beam - thanks to the 3D printer
The perfect terahertz beam - thanks to the 3D printer
TU Wien has succeeded in shaping terahertz beams with extremely high precision. All that is needed for this is a simple plastic screen from a 3D printer. Terahertz radiation can be used for a wide variety of applications and is used today for airport security checks just as much as it is for material analysis in the lab.

Physics - Innovation - 03.07.2018
Guiding sound waves through a maze
Guiding sound waves through a maze
A wave manipulation concept developed at TU Wien has now been tested for the first time in an experiment. The technique allows sound waves to be guided effortlessly through complex structures. We are constantly dealing with waves that are deflected in complex ways: this could be a light beam passing through a glass of milk and being dispersed in all directions, or electromagnetic waves from mobile phone masts being dispersed or absorbed, causing us to complain about poor reception in indoor areas.

Physics - Innovation - 14.06.2018
Realization of high-performance magnetic sensors due to magnetic vortex structures
Realization of high-performance magnetic sensors due to magnetic vortex structures
Magnetic sensors play a key role in a variety of applications, such as speed and position sensing in the automotive industry or in biomedical applications. Within the framework of the Christian Doppler Laboratory "Advanced Magnetic Sensing and Materials" headed by Dieter Süss novel magnetic sensors have been realized that surpass conventional technologies in performance and accuracy in a cooperation between the University of Vienna, the Danube University Krems and Infineon AG.

Sport - Innovation - 07.05.2018
Football and Big Data: A search engine for movements
Football and Big Data: A search engine for movements
By Birgit Baustädter Tobias Schreck and his team are developing tools for strategy-loving fans and professionals with the University of Konstanz: They visualise and analyse movement data from football games. A ball of wool. That's what the chaotic structure looks like on Professor Tobias Schreck's computer screen at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualisation at TU Graz.

Astronomy / Space - Innovation - 03.04.2018
My month on Mars
My month on Mars
By Michael Müller For many people a mission to Mars would be a dream. For Michael Müller, physics student at TU Graz, this was a dream come true - at least almost. He reports on his experiences as a field crew member of the AMADEE-18 Mars Simulation project in Oman - from his arrival on the 'red planet' to the exciting experiments.

Innovation - Electroengineering - 22.03.2018
Vehicles of the future
Vehicles of the future
By Julian Naderer How to build the world's most efficient vehicle? What materials are suitable? Is electromobility the mobility of the future? In the TERA team we deal with all these TERA TU Graz is a student team that develops energy-efficient vehicles. We are students of various Graz universities, and we work together because we want to educate ourselves further and because we want to help shape the future of mobility.

Physics - Innovation - 22.01.2018
TU Wien develops new semiconductor processing technology
TU Wien develops new semiconductor processing technology
TU Wien can now produce porous structures in monocrystalline silicon carbide. This opens up new possibilities for the realization of micro-and nanomachined sensors and electronic components, but also for integrated optical mirror elements to filter certain colours. Extremely fine porous structures with tiny holes - resembling a kind of sponge at nano level - can be generated in semiconductors.