Voice Control

Voice control without speaking

What looks like a badly designed gadget could feature in a whole range of applications in the future. After all,… more

Skills revolution

So is digitalization not costing jobs after all?

Robots are assuming tasks in the workplace, not replacing people. At least not in this country anyway. This latest insight… more

Industrial Wearables

TREND Industrial Wearables: Digital “laborers” for analog workers

Even Industry 4.0 is not possible without manual labor. In the future, however, this will be more productive, safer and… more

IIoT

TREND IIoT: The year of the breakthrough

Companies are still experiencing initial difficulties when carrying out IoT projects. However, two recent studies show that this could all… more

Bioresponsive sensors

Bioresponsive tooth-mounted sensors track what you eat

High-tech wearables are nearly everywhere. Now a new tooth-mounted biosensor take measurements from inside the mouth.

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize: Algorithms for “securely” preventing errors

This year the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize goes to Prof. Antonia Wachter-Zeh. Her algorithms prevent and correct errors that may arise… more

Ultralow-power communications

Future sensors with cat-like “hearing”

Atomically thin “drumheads” are able to receive and transmit signals across a radio frequency range far greater than what we… more

Polymer films

Astonishing self-sensing high-tech actuators

New polymer films are not just actuators, but also have sensory properties. Controlled by algorithms they transform into high-tech components.

Test infrastructure (Image: HSHL / Kerstin Heinemann)

Quick tests for safety-critical chips

In autonomous vehicles, microchips play a key role. To ensure that they do their job without problems, scientists can now… more

Autonomous chips (Image: TUM)

The independent chip

Despite countless transistors, today’s chips are not prepared for all the challenges of digitalization. In the future, they will also… more

Autonomous bikes

Autonomous bikes: Call a Bike

Thousands of hire bikes are increasingly clogging up European cities. In order to put an end to the parking chaos,… more

Smart fashion makes outfits interactive.

Smart Fashion: Pretty electronic

Smartphones, smart homes, and smart watches are already almost old-fashioned. Smart fashion is the new trend. In two weeks’ time… more

Thermoelectric effect. (Image: Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin).

Thermoelectric effect: Ancient effect with large and small impacts

All over the world heat fizzles out unused. But that needn’t be the case. Thermoelectric “energy harvesting” could generate any… more

Autonomous robots

Autonomous robots on skis

There’s no getting away from the Olympics. Even robots are contributing to the spectacle in South Korea. And in a… more

SmartSleep with white noise (Image: Philips)

White noise for deep sleep

A new headband technology lets you feel rested and refreshed. It boosts slow wave brain activity to enhance the time… more

Edge Computing (Image: MIT)

TREND Edge Computing: Intelligence at the edges

Cloud-based AI offer an easy route to deploy artificial intelligence technology. But when it’s a question of milliseconds, decisions need… more

Embedded Security (Image: Continental).

TREND Automotive: Embedded Security by Design

Cars that were once closed systems are now increasingly exposed to threats from outside attackers. And the consequences for the… more

Vanadium dioxide (Image: EPFL)

Vanadium dioxide: “Godly” material for undemanding electronics

In the future, low-power electronics could benefit from the amazing properties of a well-known material. An EU project involving leading… more

reinforcement learning

Reinforcement Learning: Virtuell worm trained to balance a pole

Machine Learning or a living being? The neural system of a nematode was translated into computer code – and then… more

Cognitive Sensors (Image: pixabay/Geralt Altmann)

Cognitive sensors in production processes

Cognitive systems are the nerve cells of the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). They must be able to identify and… more

Parking assistant

Parking Assistant : When slippers park

To sell high tech to men or women, you have to somehow bring its qualities to life. Japanese companies have… more

ZVEI Germany’s electronics industry

ZVEI: Electronics industry ready to set new records

Germany’s electronics industry is unstoppable. After last year’s excellent results, Germany’s Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) is also optimistic… more

Thermometer against cyberattacks

Thermometer against cyberattacks

It is not just games and summers of the century that make processors break out in a sweat. Hacker attacks… more

Survey about AI

Better to be artificially intelligent than naturally stupid

When it comes to “life and limb”, Germans remain skeptical as regards artificial intelligence. But a recent study shows that… more


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Another exciting “electronic” year is drawing to a close. It could eventually go down in history as the “year of… more