When military technologies appeared in pre-industrial societies

Peter Turchin from the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH) and an interdisciplinary team of colleagues set out to test competing theories about what drove the evolution of war machines throughout world history. Their study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, sees the strongest influence on the evolution of military technology coming from world population size, the Read more about When military technologies appeared in pre-industrial societies[…]

Is there sufficient and whether all possible accident scenarios have been considered for autonomous driving

The future has already arrived. (Partially) autonomous cars are already on our roads today with automated systems such as braking or lane departure warning systems. As a central vehicle component, the software of these systems must continuously and reliably meet high quality criteria. Franz Wotawa from the Institute of Software Technology at TU Graz and his team Read more about Is there sufficient and whether all possible accident scenarios have been considered for autonomous driving[…]

New 3D metal printing technology will reduce production time

Selective LED-based melting (SLEDM) – i.e. the targeted melting of metal powder using high-power LED light sources – is the name of the new technology that a team led by Franz Haas, head of the Institute of Production Engineering at TU Graz, has developed for 3D metal printing and has now applied for a patent. Read more about New 3D metal printing technology will reduce production time[…]

How the new 3D nanoprinting technology works

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. In the nanometer range, complex, free-standing 3D architectures are very difficult to produce in a single step due to the required precision. In the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Direct Read more about How the new 3D nanoprinting technology works[…]