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Learning from superheroes

Learning from superheroes

For the ELiSE Procedure, the group of scientists and engineers led by Christian Hamm take nature as their model to create building components in an entirely new manner.

The fastest wireless data transmission

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The fastest wireless data transmission

Research scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) hold a remarkable record: They succeeded in transmitting data at a rate of 100 gigabit per second.

Founding their own enterprise using luminous bacteria

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Founding their own enterprise using luminous bacteria

Microorganisms are highly suitable for the production of nutrients and medical substances. But how can the most productive organisms be found?

The smallest timber-framing construction

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The smallest timber-framing construction

The construction style of medieval buildings shows that timber framing ensures long-term stability. KIT research scientists have created a nano-structure with interesting prospects for the future.

Quantum communication in flight

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Quantum communication in flight

A team of scientists and engineers was successful in their attempts to exchange a quantum key between a research aircraft and a ground station.

Can computers read minds?

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Can computers read minds?

By now computers are capable of converting spoken words into text. But can they also read minds? Tanja Schultz is a computer scientist and head of the Cognitive Systems Lab and explains:

Lord of the rings

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Lord of the rings

As a child, Jens Stadlmann enjoyed tinkering with bicycles, and today he takes care of the particle-accelerator facilities at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt.

The thinnest material

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The thinnest material

Among the natural-science fields of activity, material research is one of the less glamorous. But some materials have the potential to become a hit – and this is valid, once and for all, for graphene.

Keeping pace with the times?

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Keeping pace with the times?

For some, they are important aids in the daily routine, but for others, they are ominous surveillance tools. Wearables – minicomputers hidden in our apparel – are conquering new territories – step by step – in our daily lives. For our benefit? Two points of view.

“There are endless possibilities”

Interview

“There are endless possibilities”

Anyone can transcribe the genetic code of bacterial cells in his kitchen at home, says biohacker and research scientist Rüdiger Trojok.

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