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2011-03-15 15:53:01

Devices for precise analysis or manufacturing are very sensitive to ambient vibrations. The experts at Fraunhofer have developed an insulation unit that actively counteracts these effects emanating from the environment. This compact and flexible system can be viewed at the Hannover Messe trade fair (April 4-8 in Hanover) at the booth of the Fraunhofer Adaptronics Alliance in Hall 2, Booth D18. It is difficult to write a letter on a driving bus, or to measure small distances on a vibrating...

2011-03-15 00:00:29

Partnership with Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology expands R&D capabilities East Granby, CT (PRWEB) March 13, 2011 Joining Technologies, an innovator in laser cladding, electron beam and laser welding applications, announces that it will showcase its laser additive manufacturing capabilities at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' AeroDef Manufacturing Exposition and Conference, to be held Apr. 5-7, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Joining Technologies...

2011-02-18 15:58:21

How can you plan for an emergency the nature of which you don't know? Several Fraunhofer institutes are working on strategies and technologies that would help to predict and improve the response to crises. Their solutions are shown at the CeBIT in Hannover (March 1 "“ 5) in Hall 9, Booth B36. Extreme weather, major accidents, forest fires or attacks: Citizens, rescue services and the authorities need to receive as much advance warning as possible to be able to react as quickly as...

2011-02-15 19:43:27

Auto manufacturers are looking for shorter production times, faster logistics processes, new materials and technologies. A novel software platform will help companies to achieve these goals by reducing not only the development times but also the development costs. The auto industry faces major challenges. New models are entering the market at ever shorter intervals, products are becoming more complex, and the trend towards electric cars requires modified vehicle structures. European...

2011-02-08 09:33:00

MONTBONNOT, France, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altatech Semiconductor S.A. has received an order for its versatile AltaCVD platform from the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technology EMFT in Munich, Germany. The 200-mm AltaCVD system was selected for its ability to perform both plasma-enhanced and sub-atmospheric-pressure CVD processes, which the Fraunhofer center will use in depositing dielectric layers and layer stacks on silicon and silicon-on-insulator...

2011-02-04 12:45:21

Elderly people living alone have a dangerous life: after a fall, they often spend hours lying on the floor before their situation comes to anyone's attention and a doctor is contacted. A new system automatically detects predicaments like this and informs a trusted person. This makes it possible to live an independent life in one's own four walls. Ms. K. is vision-impaired and can't get around very well any more. Still, the 80-year-old, who lives alone, has no intention whatsoever of moving to...

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2011-01-21 09:56:21

Microscopically small nanostructured arrays of lenses that can record or project amazingly sharp images in brilliant colors are being demonstrated by Fraunhofer research scientists at the nano tech 2011 trade show in Tokyo from February 16 to 18. Lights off "“ projector on. Lecture theaters, conference halls and seminar rooms currently have to be darkened if the speaker wants to project a presentation on screen. Unfortunately, the attention of the listeners goes off with the lights, and...

2011-01-17 08:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ORBIT/FR, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ORFR), a Microwave Vision Company and a leading producer of automated microwave test and measurement systems for the aerospace, defense, communications, automotive and satellite industries, closed out the 2010 calendar year with several significant orders totaling approximately $3.3 million. All recent significant orders came from the aerospace & defense industry; with the majority from aviation customers...

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2011-01-15 10:42:00

A woman passing by the window display is captivated and asks her companion "Isn't the leather bag chic?" "Which one do you mean? There are so many of them." The woman points to one of the bags and as if by magic the luxurious purse appears on a display behind the shop window. Then she points to a button and the designer object rotates on the screen. "So that's what it looks like from the back." The woman passing by is impressed. She makes another gesture to zoom the bag towards her letting...

2010-12-17 09:44:00

SINGAPORE, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a research collaboratory in Singapore, where researchers from IBM intend to collaborate with scientists and engineers from public agencies in Singapore to improve the quality of its urban services. The focus of this research effort will be to use sensor networks to more effectively model, predict and manage the use of natural and physical infrastructure resources - water, transport and energy. (Logo:...