Hetero-integration (Image: Fraunhofer IAF).

Hetero-integration: Cherry-picking for better chips

The combination of different semiconductor technologies on one chip promises greater performance and functionality in high-frequency and power electronics, for… more

Health care

TREND Health care: Tech giants with solutions for diabetes

The medical and pharmaceutical industry is no longer alone in the fight against common illnesses such as diabetes. Apple, Google… more

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TREND MEMS: The invisible doctors

Tiny microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have been used in countless electronic devices for a long time now. However, only now are… more

microchip for tracking smart pills and biosensors (Image: Caltech)

Unique microchip tracks smart pills and biosensors

New technology gives tracking capabilities to medical devices inside the body. That is critical for the function of biosensors and… more


Aibo – the legend makes a comeback

Fans of robodog Aibo have had to wait 10 years for its return. But now the wait is over, and… more

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Neuromorphic chip mimics human brain

Lots of companies have created hardware for AI chores. By simulating human brain now neuromorphic chips can speed up machine… more

Biodegradable electronics

Biodegradable electronics for active implants

Electronics should function reliably for as long as possible. However, implants that dissolve in the body after they have done… more

Electric vehicles (Image: IFO Institute)

Electric vehicles: Job killer or job driver?

The current reorientation towards electromobility is already having a visible effect on jobs in the automotive industry. The south of… more

Chemical sensors (Image: University of California, San Diego)

Chemical sensors: “Smart” ring for protection against external threats

Wearables are now an integral part of the tech world. They not only measure all manner of vital data but… more

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Audiobooks with paper loudspeakers

A photo book incorporating the sound of the sea and birdsong, a novel with spoken dialog – this is all… more

Nobel Prize for Physics

Nobel Prize for Physics: The most sensitive “sensor” in the world

Supermassive black holes with masses millions of times that of the sun emit gravitational waves when they collide that can… more

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IoT: Five forecasts for the next year

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing quickly. Very quickly. In the future, we can look forward to vast numbers… more

Passive WiFi (Image: University of Washington)

Passive WiFi: Transmitting data with almost no electricity

Wireless communication with increasingly negligible energy consumption—it sounds almost too good to be true. And yet the idea is as… more

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

E-Mobility BMW i Vision Dynamicsals Tesla-Killer (Image: BMW)

TREND E-Mobility: Tesla killer wanted!

The diesel scandal, the CO2 dilemma and improved batteries deliver a charge to electromobility. But many of the concept cars… 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

Automated driving with Audi AI traffic jam pilot (Image: Audi)

TREND Automated Driving: The “German” AI button

For years, automakers in Germany have been accused of missing out on trends. However, when it comes to autonomous driving,… more

Over-the-air pdate (Image: Bosch)

Over-the-air update: Securing cars over their lifetime

The cars that most people buy today will forever run the same software. In the future over-the-air updates keep them… more

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LCD headlamp with endless opportunities

The use of LCDs in headlamps is a further step towards digitalizing lighting. It enables complex functions that will also… more

Jaguar Steering Wheel Sayer (Image: Jaguar)

Portable steering wheels

Steering wheels might disappear as self-driving cars hit the road. But they could also be the only part of the… more

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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

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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