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Silicon carbide to move e-cars into the fast lane

Researchers have been looking into silicon carbide, a promising alternative material for the semiconductor industry, for several years now. The Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM joined forces with partners in the SiC Module project to ramp up this type of power...

Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new production process which is aimed at future efficient and environmentally friendly battery production. They coat the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid...

Porsche launches low-volume production with bio-based materials

Automaker Porsche is leveraging the benefits of organic materials in automotive manufacturing applications. The new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport features body parts made of natural-fibre composite materials developed in the Application Center for Wood Fibre Research HOFZET, which is part of the...

Polar ice too thick: climate expedition ceased

The German climate expedition to the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has ceased. The reason is that the ice floes are momentarily too thick: up to ten metres at some places. This is too dense for the expedition ship Polar Stern to continue their mission. “We tried to make our way through...

Retorio is training your rhetoric through AI

For many people, speaking off the cuff to a large audience does not come easily. But without professional feedback, rehearsing speeches and presentations can be a tough process. A psychologist, a management scientist and an IT specialist have developed an online training tool that uses artificial...

Electric heating could save CO2 emissions

Using building stock as an intelligent component in the energy transformation The dependence of renewable energy generation on the time of day and the seasons is one of the biggest challenges for the transition to a sustainable energy model. A new study by a scientist at the Technical University...

Celonis is the first ‘unicorn’ from TU Munich

Celonis has taken its place among the ‘unicorns’, as the world’s most successful start-ups are known The signs that Celonis would stand out among other start-ups were there right from the start: Profitable from its very beginning, in 2011, it was ranked as Germany’s...

The transparent soccer player has the ‘dangerousity’ to score

TUM sports data scientist developed a model that can be used to measure how likely a team is to score a goal during a match Goals in soccer only provide limited information about a team’s performance and the quality of its players: Goals are scored only rarely in soccer and can come about through...

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