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(13.09.2019)Sustainable Building: "Acting Decisively"

Researchers adopt Graz declaration for climate protection in the construction sector.

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Climate research (Photo: Matthias Mauder, KIT)
(13.09.2019)National Infrastructure for Climate Research

Federal ministry publishes priority list of research infrastructures - KIT involved in ACTRIS-D million euro project.

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The tenure-track professorship makes the way to a professorship much more transparent and predictable for young scientists (Photo: Andrea Fabry, KIT)
(12.09.2019)Plannable Future for Young Scientists at KIT

Additional tenure-track professorships from the federal-states program promoting young scientists.

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Karlsruhe climate researchers investigate the chemical processes in the atmosphere above Antarctica with the HALO research aircraft (Photo: Wieser/KIT)
(11.09.2019)Climate Change in the Southern Hemisphere

Measuring campaign investigates southern atmosphere and its impact on climate change.

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Katharina E. Schratz acquired a ERC Starting Grant and develops methods around non-linear partial differential equations. (Photo: Magali Hauser, KIT)
(11.09.2019)Innovative Methods for Non-smooth Problems

Mathematician Katharina E. Schratz acquires ERC Starting Grant of EUR 1.5 Million.

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(03.09.2019)KIT Remains Best German University in Natural and Engineering Sciences

International ranking of the National Taiwan University (NTU) is based on publication data.

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Die Forscherinnen und Forscher im Projekt „Capitano“ entwickeln neue Materialien und Prozesse sowie Prototypen für Perowskit-Solarzellen und -module mit hohem Wirkungsgrad. (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(02.09.2019)Tandem Solar Modules: More Power from Two Layers

Combined perovskite and CIGS semiconductors promise to increase efficiency in photovoltaics.

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The AI is intended to be able to derive detailed information about soil conditions, such as vegetation, in water deficiency regions from simple aerial and satellite photographs (Photo: KIT)
(29.08.2019)From Satellite Image to Drinking Water Concept

AI-based method is to provide reliable information about ground properties.

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(27.08.2019)Universities Are Concerned about Their Viability

Insufficient funding may lead to a major reduction of study places.

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In the practical phase of the Laboratory for Applied Machine Learning Algorithms, students have time to implement what they have learned in their own projects. If necessary, supervisors provide support. (Photo: J. Ballach/ C. Wetzel, KIT).
(27.08.2019)AI Training to Be Fit for the Job

Students train AI methods at the laboratory for later professional practice.

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Electro-optical crystal for the acquisition of extremely short electron pulses in modern particle accelerators. (Photo: Nicole Hiller, KIT)
(21.08.2019)Accelerator Technology of Tomorrow

Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds KIT accelerator research with around three million euros.

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(20.08.2019)Decentralized "Cash Books"

Research group at KIT develops tools for the use of "Distributed Ledger Technology".

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(19.08.2019)Three Alumni among the Best "Innovators under 35".

Tim Böltken, Andreas Bihlmaier, and Sebastian Zanker honored for outstanding projects.

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The worldwide first integrated power-to-liquid pilot plant for the synthesis of fuels from carbon dioxide in the air. (Photo: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(19.08.2019)Fuels from Air and Electricity

Integrated test facility on container scale produces fuels from carbon dioxide in the air and green electricity.

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CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti und KIT President Holger Hanselka sign a letter of intent at CERN. (Photo: Maximilien Brice)
(16.08.2019)KIT and CERN Expand Collaboration

Closer cooperation in the field of advanced accelerator technologies - "Declaration of Intent" signed.

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Fibronectin plays an important role in wound healing. The graph shows an important part of the protein with contact pairs (balls of the same colour). (Figure: Ines Reinartz, KIT)
(14.08.2019)AI to Predict the Protein Structure

KIT researchers have developed an efficient method for determining the structure of proteins.

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Dorothea Wagner (Photo: Tanja Meißner, KIT)
(13.08.2019)Konrad Zuse Medal Goes to KIT Researcher

Dorothea Wagner receives highest award of the Gesellschaft für Informatik.

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(08.08.2019)IPCC Special Report Published

Co-author Almut Arneth on the outcome of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on "Climate Change and Land."

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Schlosslichtspiele Karlsruhe (Photo: Fränkle/Stadt Karlsruhe)
(05.08.2019)KIT to Join Schlosslichtspiele Karlsruhe

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the KIT Climate and Environment Center supports a film contribution.

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Karlsruhe’s palace gardens (Pjoto: Gabi Zachmann, KIT)
(30.07.2019)How Green Spaces in Cities Improve Well-being

Interdisciplinary study identifies neural correlates – potential for the prevention of mental illness.

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Precise edges at new record speed: New process significantly increases production capacity of battery electrodes. (Photo: Ralf Diehm, KIT)
(30.07.2019)Battery Production at Record Speed

Innovative processes make KIT the technology leader in the manufacturing of battery electrodes.

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Laying of the foundation stone for the Karlsruhe Research Factory on the KIT Campus East (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(25.07.2019)Test Zone for Agile Manufacturing

Cornerstone ceremony for the “Karlsruhe Research Factory” boosts vision of self-learning manufacture.

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Pupils between the ages of seven and 14 can experience science and research at the KIT Children's University. (Photo: Anastasiya Sultanova, KIT)
(24.07.2019)KIT Children's University 2019

From July 30 – eleven presentations and Children’s University Campus with interactive stands for different scientific topics.

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Apps are already used today to help travellers plan their public transport routes. (Photo: Robert Fuge, KIT)
(24.07.2019)Traveling Faster with Public Transport - Thanks to Algorithms

KIT researchers accelerate the calculation of the best transport connections.

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Meteorological measuring station on the Zugspitze (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(23.07.2019)Two Good Rankings of KIT’s Atmospheric Research

KIT is very good in the “Shanghai” ranking and second together with the Helmholtz Association in the Nature Index.

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(22.07.2019)Julius Wess Prize Goes to Sally Dawson

Scientist receives award for theoretical descriptions of processes in particle accelerators.

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Excellent: With its concept, KIT has asserted itself in the "Excellence Universities" funding line. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(19.07.2019)KIT Is University of Excellence

With its application, KIT succeeds in the second funding line of the Excellence Strategy competition.

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Transparent, electrically conductive and selective towards a type of charge carrier: these are the properties of hole conductor layers for perovskite solar cells. (Photo: Tobias Abzieher, KIT)
(17.07.2019)High-efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

KIT Team has developed an innovative hole conductor layer that can be deposited over a large area and leads to record efficiencies.

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(16.07.2019)Ten Years Schroff Scholarships for Young Talents

Eleven KIT students are granted a scholarship by the Gunther Schroff Foundation.

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Aurora borealis over the South Pole. The IceCube laboratory can be seen as a red dot, the neutrino experiment itself is embedded kilometre deep in the ice. (Photo: Kathrin Mallot, IceCube, NSF)
(16.07.2019)Antarctica: Neutrino experiment is growing

IceCube is being expanded with the participation of KIT to measure neutrinos with unprecedented accuracy.

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The seamless connection of wireless transmission links with fiber optic networks enables high-performance data networks. (Figure: IPQ/KIT)
(16.07.2019)Wireless Data Networks of the Future

High-performance technologies for the sixth generation of mobile communications are being researched at KIT.

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Research Minister Anja Karliczek informed herself about battery research in Ulm. Photo: Eberhardt/Uni Ulm
(15.07.2019)Federal Minister Karliczek Visits Ulm

The Minister of Research has gained an impression of the battery research at the location.

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ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst received an honorary doctorate from the KIT Faculties of Physics and Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(12.07.2019)A Glimpse into Space: Alexander Gerst Inspires at KIT

The German ESA astronaut received an honorary doctorate and spoke about his missions in space. Video available.

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Im Forschungsfeld Uncertainty Quantification entstehen Werkzeuge für die Data Science, die Unsicherheit als Informationsquelle nutzen. (Foto: Markus Riecker, KIT)
(11.07.2019)Data Analysis: Uncertainty as a Source of Information

Helmholtz supports project in which mathematicians and users improve the handling of uncertainties in data sets and thus strengthen data competencies.

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Mit Messflügen während des asiatischen Monsuns, Satellitenbeobachtungen und Laboranalysen lösten die Forscher das Rätsel der Asiatischen Tropopausen Aerosolschicht (Foto: Dr. Erik Kretschmer)
(09.07.2019)Ammonia from Agriculture Influences Cloud Formation over Asia

Climate researchers of KIT solve the puzzle of a huge aerosol layer in the atmosphere. Results will improve climate models.

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(08.07.2019)Atmospheric Research at KIT Is among the Best in the World

KIT performs very well in the "Shanghai" ranking: With 12 subjects it is among the 100 best universities in the world.

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ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst (Photo: ESA/NASA)
(05.07.2019)Honorary Doctorate: ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst Visits KIT

Ceremonial act to the hand-over of the certificate - Gerst will hold also a lecture in the Audimax.

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The innovation campus "Mobility of the Future" strives for a clearer view of the necessary innovations for the day after tomorrow. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(04.07.2019)Thinking Mobility Ahead

The state of Baden-Württemberg funds the "Mobility of the Future" innovation campus with around 10 million euros.

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From the left: Transport Minister Winfried Hermann and Michael Decker, Head of KIT Division (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(04.07.2019)Minister of Transport Hermann Visits TAF BW

Test area for autonomous driving Baden-Württemberg in operation in Karlsruhe for 14 months.

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(02.07.2019)Falling Walls Lab Karlsruhe

For the first time, aspiring talents from Southern Germany will compete at KIT and present their original concepts.

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Array of microdroplets with different reagents on the synthesis platform of the chemBIOS chip. (Photo: Maximilian Benz, KIT)
(02.07.2019)A Turbo Chip for Drug Development

Process developed at KIT simplifies and accelerates chemical synthesis and biological screening of drugs.

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Wissenschaft zum Anfassen: Demonstratorfahrzeuge und mehr am Campus Ost, Präsident Holger Hanselka links im Bild (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(29.06.2019)Successful Open Day at KIT

In midsummer temperatures, 9,000 visitors experience exciting research at Campus East.

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KIT scientists present their inventions in an innovation exhibition. (Photo: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT)
(26.06.2019)Innovation Day NEULAND: Inventions at your Fingertips

On July 10, 2019, the KIT will give an insight into its diverse innovation activities.

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(26.06.2019)EPICUR Successful as "European University"

Network of eight European universities, including KIT, wins the European Commission's competition.

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The climbing robot MAFRO climbs walls independently and measures or cleans the surface, for example in nuclear facilities. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(25.06.2019)Semi-autonomous Robots for Decontamination

Central contact point for the development of robots for decontamination tasks inaugurated.

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(24.06.2019)High-tech Forum Publishes First Impulse Paper

The committee advises the Federal Government on the High-tech Strategy 2025.

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There are 537 weather stations in Germany: The blue dots show the stations where an AI model made the best predictions, the orange dots show those where a standard procedure was more accurate (source: Sebastian Lerch, KIT).
(19.06.2019)Neural Networks in Weather Forecasting

KIT scientists use artificial intelligence techniques to make weather forecasts more accurate.

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(19.06.2019)50 Years of Computer Science Program

Minister of Science Bauer congratulates the IT location Karlsruhe on its pioneering role then and now.

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(18.06.2019)Eucor - The European Campus Grows and Bears Fruit

Universities on the Upper Rhine establish cross-border professorships.

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From June 19, the Eucor Tour will again be rolling through the Upper Rhine region. (Photo: Tanja Meißner, KIT)
(13.06.2019)Tour Eucor 2019: Experiencing the Upper Rhine on the Bike

Five-day round trip to the locations of "Eucor - The European Campus" – start at Karlsruhe palace.

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The Karlsruher Messstraßenbahn now records mechanical and electrical parameters as well as various environmental parameters during regular passenger operation. (Photo: AVG/Michael Krauth)
(12.06.2019)Green Light for the Measuring Tram in Karlsruhe

KIT and AVG want to improve local rail transport by intelligent sensors and machine learning.

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(11.06.2019)Groundwater Exploration

New method quantifies the state and level of groundwater and subsoil.

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(11.06.2019)YIG Prep Pro Program Launched

The Young Investigator Group Preparation Program supports young researchers in applying for a junior research group.

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Robot (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(06.06.2019)Potential of AI in Hazardous Environments

Report of the Learning Systems Platform also contains requirements and structural options.

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(04.06.2019)Labsters wanted!

This is the opportunity for you to present your idea to the best experts of science and industry at the renowned Falling Walls Conference.

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Tag der offenen Tür des KIT, Campus Ost (Grafik: KIT)
(03.06.2019)Mobility in the Focus – Open Day at KIT

KIT will open its doors on Campus East on June 29. This event will also mark the start of the EFFEKTE science festival.

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Tailor-made support frames for cells are a research field of the KIT Materials Center. (Photo: Martin Bastmeyer, KIT)
(29.05.2019)KIT at the City Hall: Materials Sciences

The KIT Materials Center will present itself and its research to the public.

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Up to now, the optimal evaluation of earthquake waves has required a great deal of human know-how. With KIT's neural network, more data can now be evaluated more quickly. (Image: Manuel Balzer, KIT)
(29.05.2019)AI Improves Earthquake Analysis

First neural network that predicts the arrival time of seismic waves with the same accuracy as human experts.

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(24.05.2019)Science Year "Artificial Intelligence"

The dossier on the 2019 Science Year provides an overview of the diverse AI activities at KIT.

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(23.05.2019)Successful Research on Wave Propagation

German Research Foundation approves further funding of a Collaborative Research Center and a Transregional CRC.

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Was autonome Autos wahrnehmen, thematisiert Professor Christoph Stiller in seinem Vortrag beim Colloquium Fundamentale des KIT. (Bild: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(22.05.2019)Public Lecture Series on Artificial Intelligence

The Colloquium Fundamentale at KIT focuses on the technological and cultural potential of AI.

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Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are more flexible than ordinary specialized computer chips. Until now, they were considered to be particularly secure. (Photo: Gnad, KIT)
(21.05.2019)Cloud Service Hardware Vulnerability Detected

Researchers have found a vulnerability that needs to be protected against attacks.

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(17.05.2019)Delegation Informs Itself About AI Research

A high-ranking French delegation visited the KIT to inform itself about the research on artificial intelligence.

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Annual celebration 2019: KIT president Holger Hanselka  (photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(17.05.2019)Fascination AI - a Tool that Changes the World

Learning systems in the focus of KIT’s annual celebration 2019.

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For app vendors, smartphones are a never-ending source of data. The AVARE application turns off the tap for such data collectors. (Photo: Lydia Albrecht, KIT)
(16.05.2019)No more Chance for Data Kraken

New app protects cell phone data without limiting the usability of popular applications.

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Mobile Messinfrastruktur KITcube: Mithilfe eines Autokrans wird das Niederschlagsradar im Müglitztal/Sachsen installiert. (Foto: Dr. Andreas Wieser, KIT)
(14.05.2019)From Rain to Floodwater

Helmholtz research centres launch measurement campaign on hydrological extremes.

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(14.05.2019)DFG Prolongs Two KIT Research Training Groups

GRK 2078 focuses on lightweight materials, GRK 2039 on fluorescent imaging of cells.

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(13.05.2019)Trade Fair REHAB: Robot "To Dress" in Action

Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics of KIT is partner of Cybathlon Prosthesis Series and AsWeR Symposium on Assistive and Wearable Robotics.

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The Federal Government and the states will jointly fund the NFDI, and with this digital knowledge repository create an indispensable prerequisite for new research questions, findings and innovations. (Photo: Andreas Drollinger, KIT)
(09.05.2019)NFDI Directorate to Be Established in Karlsruhe

National research data infrastructure (NFDI) is intended to make valuable data stocks usable.

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(09.05.2019)Digital Change – Impact on Society

The state provides 2.1 million euros in funding for the Baden-Württemberg research network.

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Venue for students and companies: The KIT Career Fair (Photo: Anastasiya Sultanova, KIT)
(08.05.2019)KIT Career Fair with around 240 Companies

Three days program with presentations, lectures, application portfolio check and photo shooting.

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(08.05.2019)KIT Scores in Engineering Disciplines

Top positions in university rankings by CHE and WirtschaftsWoche show satisfaction among students and recruiters.

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(02.05.2019)Granular Aluminum for Future Computers

KIT researchers use new superconducting material for quantum circuits.

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(30.04.2019)"Crowd Oil:" Fuels from the A/C System

Concept envisages use of air conditioning and ventilation systems for decentralized production of CO2-neutral energy fuels.

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(30.04.2019)New Director of the German National Library

Director of the KIT Library Frank Scholze will assume office in early 2020.

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Compact but durable: The power supply newly developed at KIT overcomes the weaknesses of the devices commonly used today. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(30.04.2019)New Power Supply Lets Electrical Devices Live Longer

New control method for power supply units significantly increases the service life of the end devices.

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Urban park or forest areas such as here in the Karlsruhe Schlossgarten are more important than ever for a good urban climate (Photo: Sebastian Mang, KIT).
(29.04.2019)"Green Lungs" for a Good Urban Climate

KIT researchers work on strategies to maintain the vitality of urban green spaces.

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(25.04.2019)2019 Federal Garden Show: Pavilion Made of Recycled Materials

KIT Department of Architecture presents a construction consisting entirely of secondary raw materials.

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The PrognoNetz project aims at high-resolution, real-time overhead line monitoring. (Illustration: ITIV, KIT)
(24.04.2019)Artificial Intelligence Improves Power Transmission

KIT researchers develop self-learning sensor networks to predict the resilience of overhead lines.

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Professor Stefano Passerini and his colleague Hyein Moon assemble a sodium ion battery on a glove box. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(23.04.2019)Powerful Sodium-ion Batteries

KIT and HIU develop prototypes for future application in electric mobility and stationary energy storage.

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AI-based competence assistance systems help to make the right decisions for personal development in everyday work. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(16.04.2019)Full Flow Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

Competence assistance systems are designed to maintain concentrated work phases and provide impetus for the development of competencies.

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Luftaufnahme der unterschiedlichen Energiesystemkomponenten auf dem Campus Nord des KIT. (Foto: Sebastian Mang, KIT)
(15.04.2019)Sector Coupling in the Real-World Laboratory

In the SEKO project, strategies and technologies for climate-friendly interconnection of energy systems are being tested.

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(15.04.2019)KIT Doctoral Student Becomes Schmidt Science Fellow

Andreas Schlüter from the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research is the only Fellow from Germany.

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In addition to the basics in computer science, economics and law, the business informatics course emphasizes practice-oriented problem-solving competence. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(12.04.2019)Start of the Information Systems Studies Program

The Program imparts competences for the digital worlds of work and life.

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Drivers of a more sustainable society: With the new network, German urban transition labs increase their visibility (Photo: MWK, Jan Potente)
(11.04.2019)Real-world Laboratories Increase Visibility

KIT, Wuppertal Institute, Lüneburg University, and Ecornet establish “Network of Real-world Labs for Sustainability.”

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(10.04.2019)Training Data for Autonomous Driving

Startup with roots at KIT accelerates precise marking of objects in image and video files.

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Schlosslichtspiele Karlsruhe (Photo: Fränkle/Stadt Karlsruhe)
(09.04.2019)KIT to Join Schlosslichtspiele

On the occasion of KIT’s 10th anniversary, the KIT Climate and Environment Center will organize a film contribution.

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Agile production systems with learning robots make industrial production fit for the future. (Photo: Sandra Goettisheim, KIT)
(02.04.2019)Artificial Intelligence for the Production of the Future

KIT research group develops agile production system – Carl Zeiss Foundation funds EUR three million.

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Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek informs herself about current KIT projects at the Hanover Fair. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(01.04.2019)KIT at the Hannover Messe 2019

Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek visited the KIT stand at the start of the fair.

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(29.03.2019)KIT Strengthens AI Research in the Energy Sector

As part of the Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit (HAICU), the KIT will receive 900,000 euros.

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Campus of the Universiy of Leeds (Photo: University of Leeds)
(28.03.2019)KIT and University of Leeds Sign Agreement

Partnership agreement fosters research projects and exchange of students and staff.

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(27.03.2019)On the Way towards Self-aware AI?

New technology foresight project addresses the vision of “conscious“ machines.

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Complex structures imitating nature retain air even under water. The air on the actually blue carrier shines silver under water. (Photo: Thomas Schimmel, KIT)
(27.03.2019)Ships Glide in an Envelope of Air

Award of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research goes to project for research into bionic ship coatings.

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Protagonists of the inauguration event (Photo: Heiko Grandel)
(26.03.2019)Ceremonial Kickoff for "Excellent" Energy Research

CELEST research platform and POLiS battery cluster of excellence inaugurated.

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There are many fields of study, and so are many types of higher education institutions. Which possibilities Karlsruhe offers, show KIT, HsKA and DHBW KA on March 28. (Photo: Harry Marx/KIT)
(21.03.2019)Information on Choosing Studies Programs and Universities

Joint event of KIT, University of Applied Sciences, and Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University.

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Street lamps with LED technology at night (Photo: Tanja Meißner/KIT)
(21.03.2019)LED Street Lights Tested in Practice

Special interconnection of many LED diodes - significantly lower costs for public lighting.

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) conducts intensive research into artificial intelligence. (Photo: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(15.03.2019)Artificial Intelligence in All Areas of Life

KIT researchers work intensively on bringing in line the opportunities of AI and their threats to IT security.

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(14.03.2019)Roofing Ceremony for New Research Building

The new building for interdisciplinary research is to be completed by 2020.

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DFG president Peter Strohschneider and Wolfgang Wernsdorfer (Photo: DFG / David Ausserhofer)
(14.03.2019)Leibniz Prize 2019 for Wolfgang Wernsdorfer

The KIT physicist received the highest research prize in Germany for his contribution to quantum computing in Berlin.

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The high-temperature superconductor HTS CroCo enables energy-efficient energy transport for future technologies. (Figure: ITEP, KIT)
(13.03.2019)Superconducting Cable for Future Technologies

The “HTS CroCo“ made by KIT can transport large amounts of electrical energy.

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(12.03.2019)Particulate Matter Pollutes the Air above Africa

Consortium presents policy brief on impacts of air pollution on climate, population, and environment.

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Logo mit der Aufschrift "Grenzenlos studieren. Europa wählen!" (Grafik: HRK)
(12.03.2019)“Education Knows no Borders. Vote for Europe!”

German Rectors’ Conference and German National Association for Student Affairs call on students to participate in the European elections.

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(11.03.2019)9.1 Million Euros for Trinational Quantum Research

The international doctoral program “QUSTEC” will be established at the European Campus.

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Exercise is important for the development of children and adolescents. The congress shows how it can be integrated into everyday and school life (Photo: Tanja Meißner, KIT)
(07.03.2019)Congress „Kinder bewegen“

The congress underscores the importance of exercise to the physical and mental development of children and adolescents.

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(07.03.2019)Synthetic Fuels

Kopernikus Project P2X: KIT spin-off INERATEC puts a power-to-liquid demonstration facility into operation at KIT.

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(07.03.2019)Practical Teaching

Students presented their results at the closing event of the innovation project "IP - Integrated Product Development."

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Wanted: Film contributions about artificial intelligence - whether short or long, documentary, essayistic or fictional. (Illustration: KIT)
(06.03.2019)International KI Science Film Festival at KIT

On the occasion of the Science Year 2019, KIT invites filmmakers to submit films on artificial intelligence. Deadline on March 31, 2019.

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KIT at the Hannover Messe (Photo: supertrampmedia)
(05.03.2019)KIT at the Hannover Messe 2019

KIT presents innovations at the trade shows "Research & Technology" and "Integrated Energy."

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The fast-charging system relies on particularly long-lasting lithium-ion cells and a comparatively high charging current of up to ten amperes. (Photo: Lea de Biasi/ Steffen Jokisch, KIT)
(04.03.2019)New Quick Charging System for E-bikes

To shorten charging time, KIT and e-bike manufacturer Coboc plan to make batteries capable of quick charging.

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(04.03.2019)EPICUR: Application in the European Universities Initiative

Eight partner universities, among them the KIT, to jointly develop new learning formats for their students.

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Innovative storage materials and technologies are an essential prerequisite for the success of the energy transition. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(28.02.2019)Europe-wide Research for Batteries of the Future

European initiative BATTERY 2030+ brings together leading scientific institutions.

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On the Zugspitze, KIT scientists do research on the effects of climate change on the Alps. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(28.02.2019)Climate Change and Winter Sports

For the first time, experts comment on the effects of climate change on winter sports.

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(28.02.2019)KIT Among the Top 100 Worldwide in Ten Subjects

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 – KIT strong in „Natural Sciences“ and „Engineering & Technology“.

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Storing energy from renewable sources - this is one of the challenges of the energy transition. (Photo: Pascal Armbruster, KIT)
(27.02.2019)Chemical Storage of Renewable Energies

Research of catalytic systems under fluctuating operating conditions.

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Researchers test the cycle stability of the improved lithium-ion cell. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(26.02.2019)Sustainable Battery Production

The Si-DRIVE research project aims at establishing a European lithium-ion battery production.

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Forests bind large amounts of CO2 - and thus counteract global warming. (Photo: Gabi Zachmann, KIT)
(25.02.2019)Carbon Dioxide Sinks in Young Forests

International research team found that renewable forests absorb large amounts of carbon.

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Der 3D-Druck ermöglicht viele große und sehr kleine Anwendungen: Mit spezieller Tinte können etwa Biogerüste für Zellgewebe entstehen (Foto: Martin Bastmeyer, KIT)
(21.02.2019)Materials Design in 3D

Cluster of Excellence of KIT and Heidelberg University starts and focuses on printed three-dimensional design structures.

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KIT offers its students programs that make it easier for them to get started in university life and help them avoid dropping out of university (Photo: Anne Cordts, KIT)
(20.02.2019)Optimum Start of Studies

State of Baden-Württemberg funds KIT programs to facilitate the start of studies.

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Deforestation and intensive agriculture and grazing - human land use contributes to climate change just as much as fossil power plants and combustion engines (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(19.02.2019)Climate Protection and Land Use

Efforts to reduce global warming due to anthropogenic land use are not sufficient.

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Eggshells consist of porous calcium carbonate, which is very suitable for electrochemical storage. (Photo: Manuel Balzer, KIT)
(18.02.2019)Storing Energy with Eggshells

For the first time, research group successfully uses eggshells as an electrode for energy storage.

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Whether study or education: On Girls' Day, KIT provides information on career prospects and on technologies such as electric cars. (Photo: Lydia Albrecht, KIT)
(18.02.2019)Girlsʼ Day 2019: Studies and Training at KIT

Information day for girls from class 5 with 40 workshops, guided tours, and presentations.

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Treating diseases, "improving" the genetic make-up: Researchers at KIT are investigating the possible contribution of AI and the ethical questions that arise here. (Photo: Pixabay)
(14.02.2019)Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Project analyzes opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence, modern human genomics, and genome editing.

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The goal of the new Science Data Center MoMaF is to use data from many laboratories sustainably and jointly. (Photo: Laila Tkotz/KIT)
(14.02.2019)Molecular and Materials Research: Easy Data Sharing

"Science Data Center" develops digitization modules for scientific data.

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(13.02.2019)Karlsruhe Talks on Social Responsibility

The programme with lectures, discussions and cultural events is open to all interested parties.

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Double-edged: The reason for the increasing green cover is an increase in agricultural yields - which require fertilizers and increased irrigation. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(12.02.2019)Greening of the Earth Progresses

Intensive agriculture and forestry play an important role, with China and India being in the lead.

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In the project "bwirkt", KIT is investigating the effects of autonomous driving on traffic flow and traffic demand. (Photo: Manuel Balzer, KIT)
(11.02.2019)Research on the Test Area Autonomous Driving

Analysis of transport-related, technological, social, and legal impacts.

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Multi-coloured fluorescent security feature in computer design. (Figure: Frederik Mayer, KIT)
(11.02.2019)Mix of Materials for Three-dimensional Micro- and Nanostructures

Precise and efficient process combines 3D laser lithography with microfluidics.

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The KIT research laboratory develops new manufacturing techniques for assembly and connection technology for high-frequency electronics. (Photo: Joachim Hebeler, KIT)
(05.02.2019)Radar Technology from the Printer

KIT research laboratory will develop manufacturing technologies for terahertz microelectronics.

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IT security icon (Photo: Laila Tkotz, KIT)
(05.02.2019)Safer Internet Day 2019

Focus on IT security: KIT experts contribute to solutions, provide information, and advise politicians.

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(05.02.2019)Roadmap for Cyber Security Research

Scientists of the secUnity joint project present recommendations in Brussels.

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In the test facilities of the KArlsruhe Liquid metal LAboratory (KALLA), the thermofluid dynamics of metal melts are explored. (Photo: Karsten Litfin, KIT)
(04.02.2019)Liquid Metal Research: Solutions for the Energy Transition

Technologies made by KIT can essentially contribute to climate protection.

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Members of the Hightech Forum of the Federal Government (Photo: BMBF)
(04.02.2019)KIT President Is Member of the Hightech-Forum

Holger Hanselka and 19 other experts advise the Federal Government with respect to future-related issues.

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Transport Minister Winfried Hermann (2nd from the left) at the Institute of Vehicle System Technology of KIT (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(30.01.2019)Minister Winfried Hermann at KIT

The Baden-Württemberg Minister of Transport obtains information on current mobility research.

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Expertise in high-precision mechanical engineering is needed, for example, in the wire windings of the stator of an electric motor, the so-called hairpins. (Photo: Felix Wirth, KIT)
(28.01.2019)Electromobility: Using Existing Competencies

The "Electric Mobility Transformation Hub" at KIT will be the contact point for SMEs.

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 The objects from the 3D printer are still mobile even after printing and can be stimulated by temperature changes, for example. (Graphic: Marc Hippler, KIT)
(24.01.2019)Mobile Microstructrures from the Printer

By means of dynamic 3D printing, microstructures can be moved by light and temperature.

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Fighting criminal activities on the Internet is the aim of a Europe-wide project in which KIT jurists are involved (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(24.01.2019)Effectively Combating Darknet Crime

EU project TITANIUM launches police test phase - KIT monitors legal compliance.

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Networks of autonomous robots can master challenges that would cause individual machines to fail. (Graphic: Theresa Lösch, KIT)
(23.01.2019)Exploring Foreign Worlds with Robot Teams

Autonomous machines are to jointly cope with difficult tasks in the deep sea or on Mars.

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Printed colored perovskite solar cells in the form of the KIT logo. (Photo: IMT/KIT)
(21.01.2019)Photovoltaics - Versatile in Form and Color

Researchers and industrial partners develop printed perovskite solar modules for flexible use in buildings.

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Start of  'refuels' project:  Managing director of MiRO Ralf Schairer, Transport Minister  Winfried Hermann, Thomas Hirth, Vice-President of KIT. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(18.01.2019)Research Offensive on Regenerative Fuels

Transport Minister Hermann: "Fuel production by means of renewable energy serves climate protection."

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Happy Birthday, Neumayer Station III: The impressive station in the Antarctica was built 10 years ago. (Photo: Esther Horvath)
(18.01.2019)Atmosphere Research in the Permanent Ice

Neumayer Station III in Antarctica celebrates tenth anniversary – from summer 2019, KIT will operate a new measurement instrument there.

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Der Large Hadron Collider, kurz LHC, am CERN in Genf ist der weltgrößte Teilchenbeschleuniger. (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(16.01.2019)KIT at the City Hall: Superaccelerators

The KIT Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics Center presents itself and its research acitivities.

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Students with notebook (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(15.01.2019)Students Develop Open Source Educational Software

Tools and programs for computer science classes to be developed in a new teaching laboratory.

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LED cube (Photo: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(09.01.2019)Strengthening Research on Artificial Intelligence

Two new professorships for AI methods in IT security and materials research at KIT.

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Erdbebentätigkeit am Laacher See (Abbildung: Hensch et al.)
(07.01.2019)Deep Earthquakes beneath Laacher See

Study indicates deep low-frequency earthquakes caused by magma migration.

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From left: Dr. Olaf Sauer, Prof. Jürgen Beyerer, Prof. Holger Hanselka, Prof. Jürgen Fleischer, Prof. Frank Henning beim Spatenstich (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(07.01.2018)On the way to the Karlsruhe Research Factory

KIT and Fraunhofer establish development and demonstration center for the factory of the future.

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Researchers at HIU assemble magnesium batteries under argon shielding gas. (Photo: Laila Tkotz/KIT)
(04.01.2019)Start of the Post-Lithium Age

In the European research project E-MAGIC, a magnesium-based energy storage technology is to be developed.

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