Eco-friendly flying is on the horizon

All over the world, researchers are developing new technologies to achieve this goal. One focus of developments is the idea of using hydrogen-powered engines for aircraft in the future. The aircraft companies, though, face the challenge of storing this energy source. Hydrogen turns liquid when cooled to minus 253 degrees Celsius, and only then can Read more about Eco-friendly flying is on the horizon[…]

How can be avoided autonomous vehicles accidents

Before autonomous vehicles participate in road traffic, they must demonstrate conclusively that they do not pose a danger to others. New software developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) prevents accidents by predicting different variants of a traffic situation every millisecond. A car approaches an intersection. Another vehicle jets out of the cross street, Read more about How can be avoided autonomous vehicles accidents[…]

Novel Nano-CT Device creates high-resolution X-Ray Images

Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a Nano-CT device that creates three-dimensional x-ray images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers. The first test application: Together with Read more about Novel Nano-CT Device creates high-resolution X-Ray Images[…]

3D image of the space around the Wi-Fi transmitter

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a holographic imaging process that depicts the radiation of a Wi-Fi transmitter to generate three-dimensional images of the surrounding environment. Industrial facility operators could use this to track objects as they move through the production hall. Just like peering through a window, holograms project a Read more about 3D image of the space around the Wi-Fi transmitter[…]

A flexible semiconductor for electronics, solar technology and photo catalysis

It is the double helix, with its stable and flexible structure of genetic information, that made life on Earth possible in the first place. Now a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered a double helix structure in an inorganic material. The material comprising tin, iodine and phosphorus is a semiconductor with Read more about A flexible semiconductor for electronics, solar technology and photo catalysis[…]