Christiane Manow-Le Ruyet

Christiane Manow-Le Ruyet is a writer who is always curious and always ready to learn something new. In addition to IT and architecture, she is also at home in the areas of sustainability and food. And when she doesn’t write, she draws. Preferably sketch notes. This is her second passion – as a trained interior designer perhaps no surprise.

Editorial: Dear Floris Beemster (and other perpetual know-it-alls)

Whoever talks about Germany is at times quick to criticize. The country is lacking innovation. We are lagging behind in terms of digitization, 5G expansion, comprehensive WLAN coverage and so on and so forth. We are also taking our time to set up a charging infrastructure for electric cars. Other...

E-Scooters: On the pitfalls of the Sharing Society

Sharing is a good thing. You don’t need your own car, your own scooter or, as will soon be the case throughout Germany, your own electric scooter. Just register for the respective app, unlock the vehicle and off you go. Nothing stands in the way of a casual cruise through the city. In many...

“Handcrafted Goods are like a Rolls Royce Among Products”

Urban Change Lab is a web platform that brings together artisans and creative people, who want to realize their ideas. The creator, Jochen Baumeister, is particularly interested in high-quality work, the appreciation of craftsmanship and fair payment. In an interview with Christiane Manow-Le Ruyet...

Anti-lock Braking System for Pedelecs and E-bikes

With increasing use of pedelecs, the risk of accidents increases. According to the German Federal Office of Statistics, the curve showing the injuries and fatal accidents displays a steep rise. 4,300 accidents were counted only in the first nine month of 2017 alone. This shows a considerable...

Important step in Multiple Sclerosis research

Multiple Sclerosis is one of the most common inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system. More than 200,000 patients live with the disease in Germany. As the team led by Professor Martin Kerschensteiner, Director of the Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology at the LMU, and TUM Professor...

Our eyes have a perfect planning tool

A study by the Centre for Cognitive Science at the Technical University (TU) of Darmstadt shows: People can unconsciously plan their eye movements several steps ahead. The study results are important for understanding the information processing of our brain. Professor Constantin Rothkopf and his...

Groundbreaking results in type 1 diabetes research

MUNICH, 29th November 2018 – German scientists have taken a major step forward in research into type 1 diabetes. They have identified the signals responsible for the development of immature pancreatic cells. This could pave the way for the modification of stem cells into insulin-producing...

Science Slam: scientific entertainment for everybody

Sometimes science can be pretty dry. For example, when we talk about new molecular structures that have groundbreaking properties. This is usually difficult for the layperson to understand. But science can also work differently – that’s what science slam is all about. At a slam event,...

Light-driven molecular motors offer new opportunities in nanotechnology

It almost sounds like a utopia: When a molecular motor can be operated with just light, regardless of the ambient temperature. But beware, anyone who now thinks of car drives is wrong. These engines are used in nanotechnology. Chemists from LMU in Munich have developed a molecular motor that is...

“Reducing emissions won’t work without e-fuels”

The combustion engine could survive if the development of e-fuels were consistently pushed forward. But too many parameters of various kinds are still blocking the market launch of synthetic fuels. This will be discussed at the International Engine Congress in February 2019. An overview of the...

Your brains think better when cycling or running

What is the best way to increase your thinking power? Simply by running or cycling. This is the result of a recent study by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. In order to document the increased brain activity during movement, the method of electroencephalography (EEG) was applied in an...

Multicopter provides an overview of rescue operations

Fast action is what counts during rescue operations. Only then can it be guaranteed that casualties can be quickly found and cared for. Therefore, every time a rescue operation is carried out, helpers have to obtain a precise picture of the situation within the shortest possible time. A new system...

Grilling bike – biking to grill

The barbecue season can never start early enough. Moreover, since the temperatures this November are more like spring fever than a shivering winter mood, there might still be one or two barbecue evenings left. If you prefer to go out into the countryside, you don’t need to be on your way to...

Secure storage of health data – for decades to come

With increasing digitalization, the question arises in the healthcare sector in particular: How and where can data be stored that should be available for as long as possible? Researchers at Darmstadt Technical University have developed a prototype together with international partners. It will...

New strategy against dangerous anthrax pathogens

Researchers at the Technical University in Munich have developed a new method to prevent the anthrax bacillus from spreading further. The team around Professor Arne Skerra succeeded in preventing the anthrax pathogen from absorbing the iron it needs. The bacillus needs this to spread further. By...

Robot assistants to enable self-determined living in old age

As people in industrialised countries grow older and older, appropriate care is needed. But qualified personnel is lacking. The TU in Munich wants to create a remedy with for this a project. According to the researchers, robot assistants will support old people in their daily life and thus enable...

When packaging gets so smart it can send messages

Packaging that sounds the alarm or measures temperature – what still sounds like fiction could become reality in the coming years. The first prototypes have already been produced. Packaging is equipped with printed circuits and displays so that it can send messages. The advantage: Printed...

How to convert your diesel bus into an electric one: In-Tech knows how

The current discussion about diesel vehicles is heating up people’s minds.  Especially when it is said that older diesel cars should be excluded from city traffic. Practicable solutions are needed. But what happens to diesel buses in urban traffic? Due to the high emission values,...

Electric mobility in Germany – too little knowledge among consumers

Germans know too little about electromobility. This is the result of a recent study by the energy supplier Eon conducted in cooperation with Statista. It turned out that many Germans assume that electric cars do not get far enough with one tank charge, charging takes far too long and there are too...

One of the fastest supercomputers lives in Munich

“SuperMUC-NG” is the rather unspectacular name of the new supercomputer, which started its operation at Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ) in Munich/Garching. In the future, it will calculate experiments and simulations and support the scientists of the TUM in coping with the flood of data....

Truck2030: driving autonomously, doing fitness in the cabin

Even today, trucks are indispensable for transporting goods. According to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany, truck freight traffic is set to increase even further in the future. An increase of 39 per cent compared to 2010 is expected by 2030. It is logical...

Fraunhofer Tandem Camp – it’s easier in twos

It’s easier to do things together – not only in your private life but also in your professional life. The Fraunhofer is also counting on this and has announced a competition for start-up cooperations in the form of a Tandem Camp. Until September 16, 2018, researchers and institutes can...

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