Technologies and Applications

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”.

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

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

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

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

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

Two-dimensional transistors (Image: AMBER)

First printed two-dimensional transistors

2D transistors make displays so cheap that they would be literally disposable. Then wine labels could show when the contents… more

Backscatter (Image: Disney Research)

Sensors hitchhike on ambient radio waves

Sensor transceivers for IoT demand battery power thus limiting usability. In the future they could connect via radio sources from… more

Battery concept EMBATT (Image: EMBATT)

1000 km range with sandwich-like batteries

You cannot get far today with electromobiles, because batteries require a lot of space. With the bipolar approach a lot… more

Single-electron transistors (Image: TU Ilmenau)

Single-electron transistors: Light at the end of the tunnel

Electronics are expected to get—and have to get—increasingly smaller and more efficient. Of course, at some point that is when… more

Magnetic field sensors

Magic magnetic field sensors sound the alarm

In the future, a new sensor cable could be used to protect airports, industrial complexes and people’s yards without a… more

Brain implants (Image: EPFL)

Brain implants can do more than help people stop shaking

Having a chip in your brain still sounds like science fiction. But for many Parkinson patients, now it is more… more