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'Diesel Reloaded': A Vehicle For Rethinking Mobility Rolls Into Hannover Messe
2012-04-17 13:18:29

'Innotruck' demonstrates radical, holistic approach to electromobility he public and press can see the latest progress in a unique, ongoing electromobility research project during the international trade fair MobiliTec, which takes place April 23-27 at the Hannover Messe. Embodied in a sleek, Colani-designed tractor-trailer that looks more like a spaceship than a truck, the project "Diesel Reloaded" aims to demonstrate how paradigm shifts in automotive, energy, and information technologies...

Realistic 3D, Human-Like Robotic Head In Development
2011-11-08 06:13:35

Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) Institute for Cognitive Systems are in the process of creating a new robot that features a realistic human face and can reproduce basic dialog, according to a press release sent out by the university on Monday. According to that media advisory, the so-called "Mask-Bot" features a number of innovations. Those include the projection of a vast array of realistic 3D faces that can be viewed from any number of angles, rather than the...

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2011-04-04 13:55:00

Economists at the Technical University of Munich (Technische Universitaet Muenchen, TUM) have developed a website that predicts individual stock trends. To this end, economists are using automatic text analysis methods to evaluate thousands of daily Twitter microblog messages, so-called "tweets". On www.TweetTrader.net, current forecasts are available for all S&P 500 listed stocks. The share price of a stock reflects investor and analyst opinions about its prospects and indicates whether...

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2011-03-09 11:54:35

'Quantum-mechanics' solve a very classical problem: From the wooden bars in a xylophone or the head of a drum, to the strings and sound box of a guitar or violin, musical instruments are the most familiar examples of mechanical resonators. The actual mechanical vibrations of these instruments create acoustic waves that we hear as sound. The purity of the emitted tone is intimately related to the decay of the vibration amplitude, that is, the mechanical losses of the system. A figure of merit...

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2010-12-17 10:18:49

With the help of neutrons, TUM physicists discover new ways to save data One of the requirements to keep trends in computer technology on track "“ to be ever faster, smaller, and more energy-efficient "“ is faster writing and processing of data. In the Dec. 17 issue of the journal Science, physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and the Universitaet zu Koeln report results that could point the way to a solution. TUM physicists set a lattice of magnetic vortices in...

2008-10-29 18:00:25

TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ: TOMO) announced today that Technical University of Munich, Germany, recently welcomed 175 radiation oncology experts from 16 countries to the 'International Conference on the Clinical Use of TomoTherapy'. The two-day event featured 35 technical talks from doctors and physicists. Presentations covered the multiple cancer types clinicians are treating with CT-guided, helical TomoTherapy(SM) and treatment protocols that show promise in gaining improved outcomes...

2005-07-18 05:47:48

Cells control mitosis (cell division) by assembling a biochemical switch to block it or by disassembling the switch to trigger it, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Technical University of Munich. The researchers found that when the switch called SCFNIPA is intact, levels of an enzyme called cyclin B1 drop, preventing the enzyme from activating a third protein called Cdk1. By blocking the interaction between cyclin B1 and Cdk1, SCFNIPA prevents the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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