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Start-up of the Day: Sirum provides software for smaller logistic firms

The Hamburg-based start-up Sirum has set out to solve a fundamental problem in the logistics sector. Only a few companies can afford modern IT solutions, and only larger companies can afford to use digital Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP, which controls, monitors and optimizes all processes...

Start-Up of the day: Tenzir keeps your company safe

Cybercrime is an expanding business. Time and again, criminal hackers succeed in even penetrating well-protected corporate networks and extracting confidential data. Traditional security solutions often do not offer sufficient security. This is where the Hamburg startup Tenzir comes in with their...

Making Virtual Reality more User-friendly

Whether virtual reality or VR work for the user must be tested. This often requires complex laboratory tests. But recently, the Göttingen computer scientist Dr. Patrick Harms presented a program with which this phase of VR development can be automated. Use of Virtual Reality applications on the...

mtu unveils new engine technologies

In the wake of climate change, even aircraft engines seems to need a change. The engine manufacturer mtu used this year’s Aero Salon in Paris to present some of its concepts for the next generation of jet engines  and beyond. At Paris, mtu showcases new engine concepts As passengers, we...

VIVATOP: How Virtual Reality and 3D-printed models make surgery easier

Surgical procedures always  pose a risk. Moreover, x-ray imagery or data from CT or MRT do not reveal everything. A research project led by the Technology Centre for Computer Science and Information Technology (Technologie-Zentrum Informatik und Informationstechnik or TZI) at the University of...

DLR tests ATM system for drones

Up to now, the activity in the airspace above our cities is fairly limited. Air traffic to and from the airports is routed around cities as far as possible. The flight operations of sport and private aviation are also subject to strict regulations. On the other hand, police and rescue helicopters...

ESA greenlights Sabre engine

The British company Reaction Engines  has been working for several years on an innovative rocket propulsion system for space shuttles and hypersonic aircraft. The Sabre engine could one day power an European space shuttle. In mid-March, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the UK Space Agency...

“Sirius-19” simulates moon mission

“Sirius-19” is one of the long-term studies with which space agencies around the globe are preparing for longer manned missions to celestial bodies such as the Moon and Mars. It is about the optimal interaction of the crew on long flights. The International Space Station ISS and its...

Air Taxi Concept for Hamburg

Commuting by small plane? Or get on an air taxi in Blankenese to quickly get to Fuhlsbüttel Airport? That could be the future of air traffic above the Elbe metropolis. Scientists at the Institute for Air Transport Systems of Hamburg Technical University (TUHH)  and the German Aerospace Center...

Tests in the USA: New rotor blades for wind turbines

Wind energy is regarded as one of the energy sources of the future. Wind power plants generate electricity by driving a generator with a large propeller. Due to their climate-friendly eco-balance, ever larger, more powerful wind turbines are being built all over the world. However, the rotor...

Tailor-made robots for everyone

BREMEN, December 15, 2018 – Robots have long been an important part of industrial production. They are also fulfilling more and more functions in logistics, especially in the internal logistics of an industrial company. In the past, they could only be found stationary, but now there are more...

How German professors see Industry 4.0

HAMBURG, 9 December 2018 – Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, is already changing not only industrial production, but also the world of work. Digitilisation, the increasing use of adaptive robots and systems for production and logistics control make conventional function...

It takes time to make aircraft quieter

HAMBURG, 25 November 2018 – Aircraft noise is a frequent nuisance, especially for residents in the neighbourhoods of large airports. Although the problem is far from solved (this fully silent MIT prototype won’t really fly commercially for the next decades), in recent years, much has...

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