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Start-up of the day: the greening of the fuel-guzzling shipping industry

We4Sea helps ship charterers and ship owners to reduce the fuel consumption and emissions of their ships. And they do this without needing to install sensors on board. This energy-intensive sector can reap substantial profits with the help of big data. Especially now...

Professor: ‘Involve companies in scientific research from the outset’

"Get science and industry to work together from the outset to ensure that everyone benefits from major scientific research." This is the message that Marco Beijersbergen, Professor of Physical Instrumentation, is delivering to visitors at the annual Precision Fair....

Saxion wants to build a drone that cannot only see and hear, but touch and grab things as well

A drone with a camera can be bought in any toy store. Many of them have a built-in microphone and some of them can even pick up odours. But actually taking immediate action on the basis of what it makes visible, audible or smelling, that was quite difficult until now....

What makes a pop hit such a classic?

Have you always wanted to write a pop music classic? Good news! Prof. Dr. Stefan Kölsch and PhD student Vincent Ka Ming Cheung from the Max-Planck-Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig have decoded part of successful music's DNA. Songs like James...

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...

What makes a pop hit such a classic?

Have you always wanted to write a pop music classic? Good news! Prof. Dr. Stefan Kölsch and PhD student Vincent Ka Ming Cheung from the Max-Planck-Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences in...

Who owns AI-based works? The Law faces a challenge

Our copyright law is aimed at protecting works created by the human mind. But with the rise of artificial intelligence, products and ideas are increasingly the result (in part) of stand-alone...

Blogpost Roel Wessels: Follow the Heartbeat!

Roel Wessels is a physicist, keyboard player in bands and in his daily working life he is a project manager for Holland Innovative. He blogs about his experiences in the world of high-tech every...

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Start-up of the day: vineyards operated by robots

The age when vineyards are operated by robots has arrived. As you read this, a robot could well be helping to cultivate grapes that might be used in your next glass of vino. This is what the French...

Technical workshops for pre-schoolers

How do you explain complex correlations to young children? TU Graz experts are taking up this challenge. Pedagogically and professionally trained staff are busy developing technical workshops for...

TU Munich: Incarnation of the H-1 robot

Scientists surrounding Prof. Gordon Cheng from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) recently gave the robot H-1 a biologically inspired artificial skin. With this skin, (which is the largest...

Flexible batteries for foldable smartphones

The sales roll-out of the Samsung Galaxy Fold seems to be running a bit sluggish at the moment. Not just due to a few teething problems. Take the display, for example, which still tends to shut down...

Mobile braille keyboard available as open source

Bachelor student Johannes Střelka-Petz has designed a portable Braille keyboard for the blind and visually impaired. OSKAR, the prototype’s name, is an open source project. The blueprints and...

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