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Innovation - Economics - 24.10.2017
Testing the test beds: new Christian Doppler lab at TU Graz
Testing the test beds: new Christian Doppler lab at TU Graz
Starting shot for Christian Doppler Laboratory for Model-Based Control of Complex Test Bed Systems. From vehicles to solar energy systems, practically all systems are becoming more and more complex, are being quickly further developed, and have to be comprehensively tested before use. This calls for suitable high-performance and flexible test beds; but developing them is extremely challenging.

Health - Innovation - 28.09.2017
Making surgical screws from bones
Making surgical screws from bones
Biomechanics from TU Graz are developing surgical screws from donated human bone material for foot and jaw surgery in a project together with surgebright, a start-up from Linz. To heal broken bones using medical help, the surgical method of choice for decades have been metal screws, mainly made of titanium or stainless steel.

Pharmacology - Innovation - 01.09.2017
Inkjet Pharmacy: On-demand Drugs from the Printer
By Ulrike Keller In the near future, orodispersible films could replace pills: scientists at the Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering are developing printing technologies to create personalized dosage forms for individual patient needs on demand. "Would you print out this prescription?" In the future, pharmacists could hear this question more frequently and could react in a different way than we would expect today.

Innovation - Economics - 18.08.2017
Pro2Future - Products and Production systems of the future
Pro2Future - Products and Production systems of the future
By Birgit Baustädter At the beginning of April, the COMET competence centre Pro²Future was established and shared between Linz and Graz. It will conduct research on products and production systems of the future. The key question is: what comes after Industry 4. Eight TU Graz-institutes of the In the future, machines should be able to recognise when humans and other machines are moving about in the room and adapt their work accordingly.

Electroengineering - Innovation - 01.07.2017
Why Large Engines Research Steps on the Gas
Why Large Engines Research Steps on the Gas
By Andreas Wimmer In order to meet ambitious environmental goals, research around the world must rise to the challenge of developing innovative and sustainable solutions in the areas of mobility, transportation and power generation. The question often arises in connection with electric mobility whether there will be any need to conduct research on internal combustion engines in the future.

Economics - Innovation - 01.07.2017
Demand Forecasting
Demand Forecasting
Market disruptions and innovation strongly impact its stakeholders on a shortto mid-term perspective. In the particular case of the smartphone market, where new products are released in very short cycles, it becomes imperative to forecast and identify heavy shifts in market demand as soon as possible.

Environment - Innovation - 10.05.2017
Natural gas facilities with no CO2 emissions
Natural gas facilities with no CO2 emissions
How can we burn natural gas without releasing CO2 into the air? This feat is achieved using a special combustion method that TU Wien has been researching for years: chemical looping combustion (CLC). In this process, CO2 can be isolated during combustion without having to use any additional energy, which means it can then go on to be stored.

Health - Innovation - 26.04.2017
Metabolic disorders: University of Graz and TU Graz 'research studio'
Metabolic disorders: University of Graz and TU Graz ’research studio’
The agent Atglistatin can reduce the level of fatty acid in the blood. Funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, researchers at the University of Graz and TU Graz want to further develop the agent into a medicine to treat metabolic disorders. Worldwide, some 1.9 billion persons are overweight.

Innovation - Chemistry - 18.04.2017
Hand scanner measures bitumen quality
Hand scanner measures bitumen quality
Asphalt does not last forever. At some point, it ages and starts to crumble. This has to do with the bitumen, the sticky binding agent, which holds and keeps the rock content in the asphalt. Bitumen is a petroleum product consisting of several organic components, which undergo a chemical change over time.

Physics - Innovation - 12.04.2017
Microprocessors based on a layer of just three atoms
Microprocessors based on a layer of just three atoms
Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although - or often more precisely because - they are made up of just one or a few layers of atoms. Graphene is the best-known 2D material. Molybdenum disulphide (a layer consisting of molybdenum and sulphur atoms that is three-atoms thick) also falls in this category, although, unlike graphene, it has semiconductor properties.

Physics - Innovation - 10.04.2017
Diamonds coupled using quantum physics
Diamonds coupled using quantum physics
Diamonds with minute flaws could play a crucial role in the future of quantum technology. For some time now, researchers at TU Wien have been studying the quantum properties of such diamonds, but only now have they succeeded in coupling the specific defects in two such diamonds with one another. This is an important prerequisite for the development of new applications, such as highly sensitive sensors and switches for quantum computers.

Innovation - 23.06.2016
Modelling for optimising the properties of paper
Modelling for optimising the properties of paper
Paper is an extremely versatile material and can be used for countless applications. To make the natural all-rounder suitable for its special tasks, it's necessary to know about its inner life. In the new "CD Laboratory for Fiber Swelling and Paper Performance", the individual fibres are measured and analysed in order to design the behaviour of the next generation of paper.

Environment - Innovation - 14.01.2016
Turning Grey into Green
Turning Grey into Green
Traditional concrete is usually grey and is used in the construction of walls, bridges and roads. Right? Almost. Concrete is much more. Concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world and has to conform to demands in terms of workability, strength and durability, depending on area of application.

Innovation - Environment - 24.06.2014
Sweet Sweet Straw
The calorie free sweetener erythritol is widely used in Asia; it is also gaining popularity in Europe and America.

Physics - Innovation - 13.06.2014
Quantum Computation: Fragile yet Error-free
Quantum Computation: Fragile yet Error-free
In a close collaborative effort, Spanish and Austrian physicists have experimentally encoded one quantum bit (qubit) in entangled states distributed over several particles and for the first time carried out simple computations on it. The 7-qubit quantum register could be used as the main building block for a quantum computer that corrects any type of error.

Physics - Innovation - 04.06.2014
Shaken, not stirred: Control Over Complex Systems Consisting of Many Quantum Particles
At TU Vienna, a new method was developed to utilize quantum mechanical vibrations for high precision measurements. The well-known concept of the Ramsey interferometer is applied to a complex multi particle system consisting of hundreds of atoms. Sometimes quantum particles behave like waves. This phenomenon is often used for high precision measurements, for instance in atomic clocks.

Physics - Innovation - 15.07.2013
Taking the "Random" out of a Random Laser
Random Lasers are tiny structures emitting light irregularly into different directions. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have now shown that these exotic light sources can be accurately controlled. The light they emit is as unique as a fingerprint: random lasers are tiny devices with a light emission pattern governed by random scattering of light.

Physics - Innovation - 08.07.2013
Heat Radiation of Small Objects: Beyond Planck’s Equations
Objects that are smaller than the wavelength of thermal radiation cannot radiate heat efficiently. A generalized theory of thermal radiation has now been experimentally confirmed at the level of a single object at the Vienna University of Technology. All the objects around us emit thermal radiation.

Innovation - Electroengineering - 10.04.2013
Aircraft Sensors without Batteries or Cables
An idea from EADS and Vienna University of Technology is taking off: in a joint project, Energy Harvester Modules suitable for aircrafts have been tested, which should supply sensor nodes with electrical power in the future. Like a nervous system in a human body, sensor networks attached to the aircraft fuselage will in future record and transmit essential data concerning the structural health of the aircraft.

Physics - Innovation - 12.11.2012
CERN Collider to Become the World’s Fastest Stopwatch?
Light pulses a million times shorter than previously possible: Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology are proposing a new measuring method, using equipment which will soon be available at CERN. Heavy ion collisions at CERN should be able to produce the shortest light pulses ever created. This was demonstrated by computer simulations at the Vienna University of Technology.