Single-atom electronics (Image: KIT)

A generation donation for single-atom electronics

Electronic components with the size of an atom are nothing new, but until now they only existed in the laboratory…. more

Hardware Trojan (Image: Fraunhofer FKIE)

The hardware Trojan: The “Greek” virus

Unlike its software counterpart, manipulated hardware enjoys a dangerous existence in the shadows. However, the threat that Trojans present to… more

Sensor plasters (Image: dgist.ac.kr)

Sensor plasters for permanent health checks

Wafer-thin, self-adhesive and packed with electronic – that’s what the medical wearables of the future will look like. A new… more

AI myths (Photo credit: pixabay/ OpenClipart-Vectors)

The most dangerous AI myths

If you listen around, artificial intelligence seems to be like the eighth wonder of the world. If you fall for… more

Smart City (Image: pixabay Speedy McVroom)

Smart City made in Germany

What has made Vienna the “smartest” city of 2017 is to also finally find its way into German cities. A… more

Hearing aid (Image: ReSound).

Hearing aid with AI and “telepathy”

Hearing aids are already marvels of technology. But in the future, scientists promise they will be almost “fantastic”.

bauma Open Innovation

bauma Open Innovation starts a new challenge

The new bauma Open Innovation Challenge is to improve fault-prone sensors in locking systems. Submissions must be received by 11:59… more

RoboCup 2017 (Image: Universitaet Bremen/DFKI Peter Schulz)

RoboCup: Cute World Champions

Artificially intelligent machines have already spoiled a lot of games for us, just think of chess, checkers and Go. But… more

Optimal material with big data (Image: MPG)

“Revolutionary” materials and big data

Whether electric cars, smartphones or bio-implants – many technical innovations are based to a considerable extent on new materials. And… more

Piezosensor (Image: EMPA)

Piezosensor: As if by magic

Humans and machines are moving closer together. So it is important for them to “understand” one another. An amazing solution… more

Softwarte Obsolescence

Software obsolescence: the underestimated risk

Nothing is possible without software. And like hardware, software is changing all the time. These changes can soon pose a… more

Simulation models for cars. (Image: TU Vienna).

Car with built-in crystal ball

Our cars constantly make decisions on their own that we cannot control. Networking them with their surroundings combined with appropriate… more

IT job market 2017 (Image: DEKRA)

IT job market 2017: Software overtakes hardware

Software developers are the needle in the current employment haystack. That is according to the latest DEKRA Employment Market Report…. more

VW cars with pWLAN (Image: VW)

pWLAN: VW cars will talk to each other

Connected cars will make traffic safer and more efficient. Therefore, in the future, VW cars will allow drivers to effectively… more

Tactile internet with 5G (Image: pixabay/Gerd Altmann)

TREND Tactile Internet: The magic of real time

5G is more than just a new mobile standard. By enabling haptic communications, it will have a marked impact on… more

Smart Grid (Image: Baden-Württemberg)

TREND Smart Grids: Intelligence boost for energy networks

Intelligent sensor systems or self-learning machines will revolutionize many industries. The energy industry too is increasingly seeing an opportunity to… more

Supercapacitor (Image: pixabay/Bilderjet).

Superstretchable, supercompressible supercapacitor

Flexible, wearable electronics require equally flexible, wearable power sources. A new supercapacitor can be stretched to 1000 percent in length… more

acoustic measurement technology

Acoustic measurement technology: Artificially intelligent ears

In most cases, machine-based automated testing is based on visual or physical criteria. In contrast, a new cognitive system detects… more

Organic transistors (Image: Fraunhofer IPMS)

Organic transistors: The color blue for green electronics

Searching for materials is an “organic” electronics specialist’s favorite thing. And it can lead to some surprising results. After blue… more

Energy Harvester (Image: University of Oulu).

Triple energy harvester

Until now, most energy collectors “tapped” a single source to get small quantities of energy. But not enough for an… more

Packaging technology for power semiconductors (Image: Infineon)

Power semiconductors: European research

One of the most significant European research projects on the topic of energy efficiency was launched three years ago. Now,… more

Collaborative robots (Image: ABB).

STARTUP: AI for collaborative robots

German start-ups that have devoted themselves to artificial intelligence are rare. While there is no lack of knowledge, there does… more

Battery cells from A123 Systems, China (Image: Porsche)

Battery cells “Made in Germany”

Daimler tried it once years ago—building a cell factory in Germany. But it threw in the towel in 2015. Now… more

Sensor Package (Image: Carnegie Mellon University)

Sensors and AI are a dream team

You don’t have to attach sensors to everything. With machine learning, a new suite of only nine different sensors can… more

Magnetic resonance imaging (Image: pixabay).

Deep Learning: Neural telepaths

Observing the brain at work has long been a dream of neuroscientists. A dream that could now come true. New… more