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Christmas for techies

It will be Christmas soon. The time has come to think about what you can give your favorite engineer, your… more

Hearables

Hearables: the coach in your ear

Smart headphones look like being the next big thing. Whether it’s headphones or a hearing aid, in the near future… more

Magnet sensors

Magnet sensors: The navigation finger

Before long, you will not need any type of map to find your way. That’s because an electronic skin will… more

Tech hubs

Tech hubs: the battle for the brightest minds

In the digital economy, cities and locations around the world are competing for talented tech specialists. After all, they are… more

Micro Loudspeaker

Micro loudspeaker: Hi-fi on 4 x 4 millimeters

In the past, the loudspeakers for in-ear headphones and hearing aids didn’t exactly shine with regard to their hi fidelity… more

Fall alarms

Fall alarms in nursing home 4.0

Older people who live on their own can be at risk. Severe injuries or unconsciousness as a result of falling… more

RNN

Parking with 12 neurons

You don’t always need a hundred layers filled with several tens of thousands of neurons to seem “intelligent.” New approaches… more

Tech Trends 2019

The Top Tech Trends 2019

Every year starting in fall, analyst firms try to predict the near future. Gartner is the first this year to… more

LTE-V2X

LTE-V2X: “Automobile” direct communication on trial

Traffic networking promises more safety, more energy efficiency, and fewer emissions. To do this, the first commercial technology connects automobiles… more

Startups

More cash for European startups

The latest EY Startup Barometer shows that there is more capital and more funding available for young companies on the… more

Smart Bridges

Smart bridges for connected infrastructure

Bridge collapses and badly maintained roads bring traffic to a standstill. An early warning system with sensors could help identify… more

Spray-on antennans

Spray-on antennas unlock future communications

Connection technology for smart devices is still bulky and take up too much space. New two-dimensional, “spray-on” antennas now could… more

Cybersecurity

TREND Cybersecurity: Attacks on private households

Energy efficiency, security, and comfort – these are just some of the attractions of a smart home. But unfortunately, this “networked”… more

embedded vision

TREND Embedded Vision: The “Eye” of AI

High computing performance and low power consumption in mini format – it’s not surprising that embedded vision has become the… more

GaN

Super networks with GaN

From 2020, the new 5G mobile communication standard is expected to make both consumers and companies happy. But, unfortunately, the… more

Robotic Skins

“Robotic skin” turns everyday objects into robots

Robots are typically built with a single purpose in mind. In contrast, new elastic sheets full of high-tech gear turn… more

Neuromorphic processor

Neuromorphic processor: The first brain chip

Conventional hardware is of only limited use for calculating neural networks, neuromorphic chips can do this far more efficiently. The… more

Telemedicine

Telemedicine saves lives “for the first time”

In spite of promising projects, telemedicine is still not part of regular care. However, a study which for the first… more

Lensless Camera

Lensless camera – Car windshield as a giant sensor

A new computerized camera without optics uses an ordinary window as the lens. This would enable car windshields to sense… more

Retrofit Kit

Retrofit kit for autonomous driving

Anyone who’s reluctant to give up their “old” car needn’t go without autonomous features. New retrofit kits will relieve drivers… more

Autonomous Commercial Vehicles

TREND Autonomous Commercial Vehicles: Robo trucks at the depot

While everyone is talking about self-propelled juggernauts on our streets, the autonomous revolution is actually taking place almost unnoticed in… more

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

TREND Rechargeable Batteries: “Developing Country” Germany

The German automotive industry does not normally involve itself with the key technology of rechargeable batteries. New battery technology might… more

single-atom transistor

Single-atom transistor: small, smaller, as small as it gets

In many areas of our lives these days, bigger is always seen as better. However, this isn’t the case when… more

Solid-State Batteries

Fast-charging solid-state batteries

There are currently great hopes for solid-state batteries. A new concept now allows high charging currents by a “clever” choice… more

SiC

SiC leads to faster cars in Formula E

Electric Vehicles started to become more and more accepted. However they must get much more energy efficient. Therefore a large part… more