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(20.06.2018)Synchrotron beams ready for series production

Superconducting undulator is a component for individualized accelerator technology.

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The conversion of forests into agricultural land accelerates climate change - this is the conclusion of the current study (Photo: Dr. Anita Bayer, KIT/IMK-IFU)
(20.06.2018)Agricultural Area Expansion Reduces CO2 Absorption

A study on the impact of land use change on carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere points to this.

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Innovation Day NEULAND (photo: Patrick Langer/KIT)
(20.06.2018)Innovation Day "NEULAND"

The regional start-up scene meets at the Innovation Day of KIT, the platform for innovative ideas, technologies and start-up projects.

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In the bioliq plant at KIT scientists explore how to produce high-quality biofuels from dry biomass, such as residues from agriculture and forestry (photo: Fabry)
(19.06.2018)Annual Meeting "10 Years KIT Energy Center"

On June 26, 2018, the KIT Energy Center will celebrate its anniversary – Heinrich Hertz Prize ceremony.

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Soiled cloud over South Asia: The "Atmospheric Brown Cloud" is formed during the winter months by burning biomass and fossil fuels. (Photo: NASA/Earth Observatory)
(18.06.2018)Air Purifier and Dirt Pump

HALO research aircraft with KIT measuring instruments crossed the Indian monsoon.

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The display in the glasses shows the fitter exact positions and work steps. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(13.06.2018)Building Aircraft Tanks with Augmented Reality

An assistance system developed at KIT facilitates the production and maintenance of narrow aircraft tanks.

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Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-House (right) in Berlin (photo: TAB)
(13.06.2018)Bundestag Continues to Rely on KIT Consulting

The “Office of Technology Assessment with the German Bundestag” will be run by KIT’s ITAS for another five years.

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Inside the vessel of the main spectrometer of the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment KATRIN (photo: Michael Zacher)
(11.06.2018)Neutrinos Weighed by the World´s Most Precise Scale

Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment KATRIN starts – official inauguration colloquium on June 11.

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Steel belt drying after pretreatment with infrared radiant porous burner (photo: GoGaS Goch GmbH & Co. KG)
(08.06.2018)Painting and Drying: Less Hot Air

Innovative process for steel strip drying – KIT coordinates ECCO research project under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme.

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(08.06.2018)KIT – The Patent Factory

U-Multirank: KIT again strong in research and knowledge transfer / QS ranking: KIT defends fourth place in Germany.

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(06.06.2018)"Extraordinary Success": Top Mark for Young Investigator Group

Helmholtz Junior Research Group at the KATRIN experiment extremely successful.

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Knowledge Dialogue for the Energy Transition (photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(06.06.2018)Knowledge Dialog for the Energy Transition

KIT researchers want to make the transformation of the German energy system more understandable and participative.

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(05.06.2018)Research Cooperation Expanded into Strategic Partnership

Karlsruhe and Heidelberg add joint promotion of young talent, teaching, and innovation to HEiKA activities.

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(04.06.2018)KIT and Startup Founders at VIVATECH 2018

Cooperation projects, initiatives, and startups relating to “Industry of the Future” were presented  at the fair.

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The project "Back to the working worlds of the future" aims to give historical depth of focus to the debate on the future of gainful employment, which was sparked off by the Year of Science in 2018. (Photo: KIT, Institute for German Studies, Department of
(04.06.2018)Back to the Working Life of the Future

Germany-wide project relating to the 2018 Science Year will start publicly on June 24.

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(30.05.2018)Award for the Coordinator of the KSOP Graduate School

OSA award goes to Uli Lemmer for the establishment of the graduate school as part of the Excellence Initiative.

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(28.05.2018)AKK Celebrates 40th Anniversary

AKK, the cultural institution of students, will organize a festival week to celebrate the 40th anniversary from June 1 to 10.

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CEBIT 2018: Federal Minister Anja Karliczek and Professor Tamim Asfour. (Photo:   Henning Stauch Photography)
(26.05.2018)KIT Shows Humanoid Robot

From June 12 to 15, KIT and FZI present highly exciting research and startup projects at CEBIT in hall 27 at stand G52.

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Glassomer can be milled, turnered, lasered or processed in CNC machines – just like a conventional polymer (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(26.05.2018)Processing Glass Like a Polymer

KIT Materials Scientists Develop New Forming Technology – Publication in Advanced Materials.

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(18.05.2018)Transregio 89 "Invasive Computing": DFG Approves 3rd Funding Phase

Scientists of KIT, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and Technical University of Munich work on the more efficient use of computer resources.

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Transmitter on the wing of the aircraft. A small parabolic antenna ensures the correct alignment with the ground station. Photo: R. Sommer/ Fraunhofer FHR
(11.05.2018)Moving towards Fast Internet on the Plane

For the first time, researchers achieve data transfer rates of eight gigabits per second.

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(09.05.2018)CHE: Top Grades for KIT by Students

KIT is strong in informatics, sports, and chemistry in the CHE university ranking.

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(09.05.2018)Dossier: "Metropolises under Pressure"

How do urban planners deal with the challenges posed by the continuing global trend towards urbanization?

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Professor Andrea Schäfer (right) of  the membrane technology department of the Institute of Functional Interfaces and her team carry out studies on the elimination of micropollutants. (photo: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT)
(08.05.2018)New Process for Water Treatment

Micropollutants contaminate drinking water worldwide - KIT develops process for removing hormones.

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(07.05.2018)Public Lecture Series on the Future of Work

Colloquium Fundamentale “Future Working Life: Visions, Opportunities, Risks” on the change of working life.

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(07.05.2018)Learning Systems Require Real Test Fields

Opportunities of learning at artificial intelligence research laboratories need to be extended.

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Im Antennenmessraum des KIT prüft Jerzy Kowalewski eine neue Super-Antenne. (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(03.05.2018)More Powerful Car Antennas

Researchers at KIT have designed an antenna system that can handle large amounts of data.

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Start beim Testfeld für Autonomes Fahren  (Quelle: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(03.05.2018)Start of the Test Area for Autonomous Driving

Minister of the Interior Strobl and Minister of Transport Hermann open the Baden-Württemberg Test Area for Autonomous Driving.

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(03.05.2018)BarCamp „Digital Studies at KIT"

On June 19, the ZML invites students to discuss sustainable solutions for the digitization of their studies.

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The extremely water-repellent surface of the floating fern (Salvinia) serves as a model for AIRCOAT technology. (Figure: Research Group Prof. Schimmel, KIT)
(02.05.2018)Air Coating for Ships

The coating reduces the frictional resistance of ships and makes them glide more easily through the water.

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Certified compliance with current data protection laws and regulations increases security for cloud customers (graphic: KIT)
(30.04.2018)Certify Cloud Services across Europe

Certified compliance with current data protection laws and regulations increases security.

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Human nose (photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(26.04.2018)Electronic Nose Detects Different Odors

In the "smelldect" project, researchers of the KIT develop a sensor suitable for everyday use.

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Particle accelerator experiment Belle II (photo: Felix Metzner, KIT)
(26.04.2018)Secrets of the Big Bang and Dark Matter

With Belle II, a globally unique particle accelerator experiment goes into operation in Japan.

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Lab in the Institute of Production Science of the KIT (photo: Manuel Balzer, KIT)
(26.04.2018)Production in Industry 4.0

Study shows how companies with Industry 4.0 can be versatile and what role humans play in it.

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Prototype of the EDR - Electrical Data Recorder. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(24.04.2018)Live View of Mains Voltage and Load Currents

Electrical Data Recorder provides high-resolution measurement data from ongoing network operation.

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(23.04.2018)More Internationality in STEM Subjects

KIT project to open STEM subjects for foreign students is granted EUR 50,000.

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President Holger Hanselka with Michael Ganß (photo: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT)
(23.04.2018)New Vice President Elected

KIT Senate confirms the election of Michael Ganß as Vice President Finance and Business Affairs.

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Jahresfeier 2018: Holger Hanselka, Präsident des KIT
(20.04.2018)Digital Chance and Its Impacts on Working Life and Society

“Working Life of the Future” was in the focus of KIT’s Annual Celebration 2018.

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Invisible password: The information for encryption is in the molecule, for example as liquid dripped onto paper. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(18.04.2018)Organic Molecules as Bearers of Secrets

Chemical compounds can be used as passwords for encrypted information.

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(17.04.2018)Studying in Karlsruhe: Yes, It's #Humboldt

Project presentation on teaching and learning with Science Minister Bauer on April 25, 2018.

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Julius Wess Prize Winner 2017: Belgian Francis Halzen researches and teaches in the USA (Photo: EL PAIS/Bernardo Pérez)
(13.04.2018)Julius Wess Prize 2017 Goes to Francis Halzen

He received the award for his achievements in astroparticle physics and in the international experiment IceCube.

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At an information event at KIT, parents can find out how they can support their children in choosing a course of study. (Picture: KIT/Manuel Balzer)
(16.04.2018)Parents and Choice of Studies

KIT’s Students Counseling Center provides information on topics, such as the role of parents in the choice of studies.

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Battery management (Foto: Markus Breig, KIT)
(12.04.2018)Grid Store for the Energy Transition

Researchers at KIT expect a breakthrough in flow technology and present an automatic battery management system.

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Examples of simulated tsunamis (photo: Andreas Schaefer, KIT)
(12.04.2018)Tsunamis: Multi-Million Dollar Losses for Tourism

Scientists develop global risk index for beach tourism loss by tsunamis.

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Pierre-Auger-Observatorium (Foto: Auger Collaboration, Steven Saffi los Morados)
(12.04.2018)New Graduate School for Astroparticle Physics

„Helmholtz International Research School for Astroparticle Physics and Enabling Technologies“ to be inaugurated.

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(12.04.2018)European University to be Established on Upper Rhine

Minister-President Kretschmann and French partners sign Memorandum of Understanding.

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Eyetracking (photo: Laila Tkotz, KIT)
(10.04.2018)"Is he gonna be okay with my cat?"

KIT researchers are developing an auxiliary robot for home care.

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(05.04.2018)Micro power supply without battery and cable

KIT Start-up otego GmbH has developed the world's first commercial printed thermoelectric generator.

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(11.04.2018)Energetic Restoration of Existing Buildings

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt promotes architectural research project.

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(10.04.2018)Students produce videos with ZDF

Learn from the professionals in the block seminar and put the theory taught directly into practice.

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Spatenstich zum ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT (Foto: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
(06.04.2018)Groundbreaking Ceremony for the ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT

With a groundbreaking ceremony, ZEISS has launched the construction of a new site at the KIT.

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(04.04.2018)First Prize for KIT Spinoff

Energy transition: Using carbon dioxide from ambient air and renewable electricity to produce climate-neutral kerosene.

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Perovskit solar cells convert a high proportion of the incident light directly into usable electricity. (Image: Fabian Ruf/Scilight)
(04.04.2018)Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

KIT researchers gain new insights into the opto-electronic properties of perovskite solar cells.

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Holger Hanselka, president of the KIT (photo: Andrea Fabry, KIT)
(04.04.2018)“The Right Course Has Been Set”

President Holger Hanselka about the energy transition and energy policy of the new grand coalition.

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The spreading of manure on fields and meadows ensures high nitrate levels in groundwater. Researchers are working on filter methods for the drainage water of fields. (Photo: Wikipedia commons)
(29.03.2018)Nitrate Problem in Agriculture

Liquid manure on fields leads to high nitrate levels in the groundwater. KIT researchers have now developed a cleaning method.

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In KIT's Robot Learning Lab, students and scientists can control real industrial robots via the Internet and test their programs. (Photo: KUKA)
(28.03.2018)KIT Offers Worldwide Access to Robot Laboratory

At the KUKA Udacity Robot Learning Lab, students and researchers test programs and algorithms.

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Mikrolinsen und Mikrospiegel lassen sich mit 3-D-Nanodruck auf optischen Fasern und Mikrochips herstellen. (Abbildung: Philipp-Immanuel Dietrich/Florian Rupp/Paul Abaffy, KIT)
(27.03.2018)3D Nanoprinting Facilitates Communication with Light

Tiny beam-shaping elements couple optical microchips – publication in Nature Photonics.

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Federal Minister Anja Karliczek at the stand of the KIT at the Hannover Messe 2018 (photo: supertrampmedia/KIT)
(27.03.2018)KIT at the Hannover Messe 2018

KIT presents innovative technologies for Industry 4.0, e-mobility, and the energy transition.

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Transparent IT production for digital sovereignty
(22.03.2018)Transparent IT Production for Digital Sovereignty

IT experts recommend the use of verified open source products.

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Image recognition makes the path audible based on different color saturations (Photo: Harald Kucharek)
(20.03.2018)Image Recognition Shows the Way in the Form of Sound

"Camassia" smartphone app: Assistance system helps the visually impaired to perceive footpaths acoustically.

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(16.03.2018)Reducing Seismicity in Geothermal Systems

Optimized positioning of geothermal wells can significantly reduce induced seismicity.

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(15.03.2018)Innovative for Higher Education Didactics

New research and practical approaches to teaching and studies. The quality of teaching is a decisive basis for successful study.

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Regions with highly concentrated reserves: the “lithium triangle“ in South America and, for cobalt, the Copperbelt in Central Africa. (Illustration: Nature Reviews Materials ©Macmillan Publishers Limited)
(14.03.2018)Lithium and Cobalt Might Dwindle

Growing relevance of lithium-ion batteries causes the pressure on the availability of certain resources to increase.

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Probenahme im Labor ((Foto: Patrick Langer, KIT)
(13.03.2018)Medical Tests with Less Fear

With alternative test methods, researchers want to reduce the fear of diagnostic examinations.

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How can good teaching succeed in the introductory phase? The meeting of the MINT-Kolleg in March 2018 deals with this question (Photo: MINT-Kolleg Baden-Württemberg)
(12.03.2018)Bridges to Studies

How does good teaching succeed in the introductory phase? Meeting of the MINT-Kolleg Baden-Württemberg on March 20 and 21, 2018..

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Tests in Schiltach: a seismometer package that corresponds to the one that will be used in the Mars mission "InSight-Lander" from May 2018 (Photo: Copyright CNES).
(12.03.2018)Mars Mission: Testing Instruments in the Black Forest

Joint observatory of the KIT and the University of Stuttgart tests seismometers for NASA.

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Water tank in the project area in North Vietnam (photo: IWG)
(12.03.2018)Water for Dong Van

KaWaTech Solutions: Horst Hippler, President of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK), visits pilot plant in North Vietnam.

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The KIT in the excellence strategy (photo: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT)
(12.03.2018)The KIT in the Excellence Strategy

With four full proposals, the KIT is in the final round of the funding line “Clusters of Excellence.”

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(09.03.2018)UNICARagil: Autonomous Driving Meets E-mobility

BMBF funds cooperation project with partners from universities and industry.

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(07.03.2018)European University: State Promotes Eucor

President of KIT: "Promoting Eucor is a strong signal for cooperation in Europe."

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Technik unterstützt Inklusion in der Arbeitswelt (Foto: Sandra Göttisheim, KIT)
(06.03.2018)Technology Supports Inclusion in Working Life

Study on assistive technologies for people with disabilities focuses on social and political options.

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Whether study or training: At Girls' Day, the KIT informs about career prospects. (Photo: Tanja Meißner, KIT)
(05.03.2018)Girls' Day 2018: Studies and Training at KIT

Information day for girls from the fifth class upwards with about 40 workshops, guided tours, and lectures - register now!

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(28.02.2018)CHE: Top Grades for KIT by Students

KIT is strong in computer science, sports and chemistry in the CHE university ranking.

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(28.02.2018)European University for the Upper Rhine

Prime Minister Kretschmann and partners sign a joint declaration of intent.

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(28.02.2018)Alumnus of the KIT listed on "Forbes 30 Under 30"

Business magazine ranks Pascal Stichler among the most influential young Europeans in the category of "Finance".

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Handover of the report on innovation policy to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo: Svea Pietschmann)
(28.02.2018)Report on Innovation Policy Handed over to the Federal Chancellor

"International competitors are more dynamic," states Ingrid Ott of the KIT and member of the Expert Commission.

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RescueWave: Order instead of chaos in major accidents
(26.02.2018)RescueWave: Order instead of Chaos

The RescueWave electronic sensor system is designed to make rescue operations more efficient.

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(22.02.2018)22nd Karlsruhe Dialogues: Smart Cities

During the three-day event, experts, city planners, and cultural professionals from many countries and cultures will join discussions.

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Demonstration setup of an ultra-fast distance measurement (photo: Laila Tkotz)
(23.02.2018)Optical Distance Measurement at Record Speed

With 100 million highly precise distance measurements per second, a research team scanned a rifle bullet in flight.

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Holger Hanselka, president of the KIT (photo: Laila Tkotz, KIT)
(23.02.2018)Gala Evening at the KIT

President Holger Hanselka appoints Rainer Blickle honorary senator.

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(21.02.2018)Working Life of the Future

On the occasion of the science year, experts of the KIT join the society’s dialog on technological progress of our work.

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hink Tank „Industrial Resource Strategies“ Inaugurated
(20.02.2018)Think Tank Inaugurated

The State of Baden-Württemberg establishes think tank "Industrial Resource Strategies“ at the KIT.

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(20.02.2018)Micro Power Supply without Battery and Cable

Power plants as small as sugar cubes, which are just as suitable for the home as for industry.

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KIT is helping to build the European Open Science Cloud
(19.02.2018)KIT Helps Build the European Open Science Cloud

EU funds setup of a European cloud with services for the exchange, use, and reuse of research data.

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Telemedical solutions provide rescue teams with valuable time (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
(15.02.2018)Sudden Cardiac Death: Advantage in the Race against Time

Emergency control centers receive  valuable medical information via remote access to smartphones - EU initiative funds consortium project led by KIT.

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Conference: Innovative approaches to higher education didactics
(14.02.2018)Conference: Innovative Approaches to Higher Education Didactics

Experts from science and practice will discuss new research and practical approaches to teaching and study.

 

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DPG Prize for Superprecise 3D Laser Printing
(14.02.2018)DPG Prize for Superprecise 3D Laser Printing

The German Physical Society grants a prize to the Institute of Nanotechnology and the Innovation Management Service Unit.

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(09.02.2018)Olympics, Snow Regions and Climate Change

Climate researchers of KIT expect changes in climate zones and snow conditions in mountain regions in particular.

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Nano Forest: view of the tiny wires growing on a silicon wafer (Photo: DESY, Satishkumar Kulkarni/Thomas Keller)
(08.02.2018)Scientists Observe Nanowires as They Grow

For the first time, X-ray experiments reveal exact details of self-catalyzed growth.

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How mushrooms grow: a movie from inside the cell
(05.02.2018)How Mushrooms Grow: A Movie from Inside the Cell

Using high-performance light microscopy, KIT scientists were able to observe the growth of fungi in living cells. 

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Power-to-Gas with high efficiency
(05.02.2018)Power-to-Gas with High Efficiency

Within the HELMETH EU project, efficiency of methane gas production from renewable electricity was increased to more than 75 percent.

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(31.01.2018)Energetic Refurbishment of Existing Buildings

German Federal Foundation for the Environment funds architectural research project.

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(31.01.2018)Better Weather Forecasts for Africa: Development Aid 2.0

Better weather forecasts could have a noticeable impact on development in Africa.

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Researchers find out about "wrong" superfoods
(30.01.2018)Researchers Track down “Forged" Superfoods

Genetic bar code shows whether products are original.

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Professor Holger Hanselka
(29.01.2018)KIT Represented in the Presidium of the AiF

The President of KIT Holger Hanselka represents the field of science in industrial joint research.

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Andreas Gerdes
(29.01.2018)Maintenance and Prevention in the Construction Sector

Andreas Gerdes has developed concepts to significantly extend the lifecycles of buildings.

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(24.01.2018)KIT in the Town Hall: Technologies for the Energy Turnaround

The KIT Center Energy presents new technologies for the energy of the future in public lectures on Wednesday, January 31,2018.

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Komplexe Parkettmuster – erstaunliche Materialien
(23.01.2018)Complex Tessellations, Extraordinary Materials

KIT and TUM researchers show how simple organic molecules form complex materials through self-organization.

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President Holger Hanselka (KIT), Professor Michael Kaschke (Zeiss), Vice President Hirth (KIT), Ulrich Simon (Zeiss) (Photo: KIT/Andreas Drollinger)
(23.01.2018)Zeiss and KIT: Collaborative Research, Teaching and Founding

KIT and ZEISS are expanding their joint research activities with a partnership, students and startups will also benefit.

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Gay-Lussac-Humboldt-Preis 2017 fuer Johannes Orphal
(22.01.2018)Gay-Lussac-Humboldt-Prize 2017 for Johannes Orphal

The French Academy of Sciences honours his outstanding contributions to the remote sensing of the Earth's atmosphere.

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(17.01.2018)Miniature Sensors for Industry 4.0 and IoT

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) appoints Professor Thomas Zwick as a Fellow. This is the second high-profile award within a short time.

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Die Soča in Slowenien (Foto: Gabi Zachmann)
(17.01.2018)„KIT Environment Lecture“ on the Future of Rivers

The challenges for a future-oriented river policy will be presented on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 at the KIT.

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Experimental setup for monitoring a computer chip with infrared cameras (Foto: CES/KIT)
(16.01.2018)An "Intelligent Fever Thermometer" for Microchips

Infrared cameras monitor thermal patterns of computer chips. Integrated heat sensors and neural networks can identify hacker attacks.

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Absolventen des KIT sind bei Personalern beliebt
(12.01.2018)Graduates of KIT are Popular by Personal Recruitment

In the WirtschaftsWoche-Ranking 2018, KIT subjects occupy top positions once again / first place in informatics.

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Kooperationsabkommen des KIT mit Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
(12.01.2018)Cooperation Agreement between KIT and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

The intensified cooperation is intended to introduce Austrian companies to the know-how of KIT and promote its transfer into application.

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Natursteine
(09.01.2018)Think Tank Makes Technologies Fit for the Future

The joint think tank of state, industry and KIT develops cross-disciplinary concepts for the efficient use of raw materials.

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(08.01.2018)Promotion of Science on the European Campus

With funds of the Eucor joint project, KIT can establish a new cross-border study program.

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