Latest University of Stuttgart Stories

Developing Highly Rugged, Lightweight Liquid Crystal Displays
2013-09-04 09:18:22

AlphaGalileo Foundation Displays for smartphones or tablet-PCs should be highly ruggedized at little overall weight. For curved displays, that might play a role in advertising or the automotive sector, a certain flexibility of the display materials is mandatory. Together with national and international industry partners, scientists at the University of Stuttgart have started the development of very robust and extremely lightweight displays within the research project LiCRA. Instead of...

Ultra-fast Satellite Computer Inaugurated By University Of Stuttgart
2013-08-05 09:23:57

AlphaGalileo Foundation One of the quickestand most compact satellite computers in the work was inaugurated today at the University of Stuttgart. The computer is the centrepiece of the ultra-modernsmall satellite platform "Flying Laptop", which was developed by students at the Institute of Space Systems at the University of Stuttgart with the support of the Baden-Wurttemberg space industry. At the beginning of 2014, the Stuttgart small satellite with three camera systems is to record,...

2010-04-14 09:40:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is extremely proud to welcome the University of Stuttgart to its distinguished group of member universities. The addition of this outstanding university, which brings the number of USRA member universities to 105, expands USRA's already significant reach into the space science university and research communities and enhances the association's ability to not only carry its 40-year...

2010-03-30 12:39:26

Researchers discover why atoms in solids show a preference for certain structures Nature likes some symmetries, but dislikes others. Ordered solids often display a so-called 6-fold rotation symmetry. To achieve this kind of symmetry, the atoms in a plane surround themselves with six neighbors in an arrangement similar to that found in honeycombs. As opposed to this, ordered materials with 7-fold, 9-fold or 11-fold symmetries are never observed in nature. Researchers from the Max Planck...

2009-08-25 14:20:00

Since several years members of the Research Group Baubotanik at the Institute of Theory of Modern Architecture and Design (University of Stuttgart) are focusing on the idea of living plant constructions. Recently the first "baubotanical" tower made of living trees has been completed. The prototypical building is located in the very south of Germany and offers the opportunity to carry out practical test. The group around Prof. Gerd de Bruyn, the director of the institute, expect that the...

2009-04-23 16:33:44

German-led scientists say they have observed for the first time a rare molecule, the existence of which has until now only been predicted by theory. The researchers from the University of Stuttgart and the University of Oklahoma told the BBC the so-called Rydberg molecule was theorized to form when one of its two atoms has an electron orbiting at an extreme distance from the atom's nucleus. First predicted by physicist Chris Greene of the University of Colorado, the existence of the Rydberg...

2008-12-02 15:47:22

Remote controlled with a magnetic field, aggregates of plastic particles on a microchip function like stirrers and pumps Sometimes physicists resort to tried and trusted model-making tricks. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, the University of Stuttgart and the Colorado School of Mines have constructed micromachines using the same trick that model makers use to get ships into a bottle where the masts and rigging of the sailing ship are not erected until it is in the...

2008-11-11 07:46:24

Researchers found that fiber optic-like cables allow sea sponges to beam light deep inside their bodies, a discovery that has delighted researchers. German researchers published the findings in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Sponges are among the oldest and simplest of Earth's animals. Researchers say sponges appear to be the only animals capable of transmitting light around their bodies in this way. They believe the finding reveals why some sponges are able to...

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