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Batteries: Protective Textile Brings Fires Under Control
(16.04.2021)Batteries: Protective Textile Brings Fires Under Control

Awarded cooperation of KIT and medium-sized company makes handling batteries safer and offers new options in fire fighting

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Shopping Online or Locally - an Individual Choice
(14.04.2021)Shopping Online or Locally - an Individual Choice

The effort involved in shopping and personal attitudes influence the decision on the shopping source in a multi-channel context

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A Molecule That Responds to Light
(12.04.2021)A Molecule That Responds to Light

A novel light-spin interface with europium(III) molecule advances development of quantum computers

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Process Technology: Construction Set for Particle Production
(12.04.2021)Process Technology: Construction Set for Particle Production

KIT coordinates a new interdisciplinary DFG priority program aimed at developing concepts for safe production

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Competence Center to Increase Acceptance for Work and Learning
(08.04.2021)Competence Center to Increase Acceptance for Work and Learning

Research project makes artificial intelligence a learning experience and environment

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Airbus A350 Becomes a Research Aircraft
(07.04.2021)Airbus A350 Becomes a Research Aircraft

In the IAGOS-CARIBIC research infrastructure coordinated by KIT, a 1.7-ton measurement laboratory is used in the cargo hold of a converted passenger aircraft

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Electron Beam Melting Brings Brittle Metal into Shape
(07.04.2021)Electron Beam Melting Brings Brittle Metal into Shape

KIT researchers have succeeded in manufacturing components made of tungsten for use in the high-temperature range using the electron beam melting 3D printing process.

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Quantum Technology: Adaptable Quantum Bits
(06.04.2021)Quantum Technology: Adaptable Quantum Bits

New method developed with KIT participation. Targeted electrical pulses enable precise control of electrical resistance

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Protection against Hazardous Substances
(01.04.2021)Protection against Hazardous Substances

EU project pursues approaches for the prediction of adverse health effects of chemicals. KIT involved with work package "Comparative Toxicology"

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Digitalisierung der Materialwissenschaften

Zwei Forschungsprojekte des KIT erhalten BMBF-Förderung - Testphase des Verbundprojekts „Innovations-Plattform MaterialDigital“ gestartet.

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Digitization: Regional Research Alliance Provides Impetus
(31.03.2021)Digitization: Regional Research Alliance Provides Impetus

University of Mannheim and KIT bundled competencies in the ForDigital project. Interdisciplinary and cooperation in 81 projects

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Girls' Day 2021: Studies and Training at KIT
(31.03.2021)Girls' Day 2021: Studies and Training at KIT

Digital information day for schoolgirls from fifth grade on with many interesting lectures, interactive workshops, and quizzes - registrations now open!

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Anti-reflective Film: What Hightech Can Learn from Plants
(30.03.2021)Anti-reflective Film: What Hightech Can Learn from Plants

KIT spin-off Phytonics develops anti-reflective film modeled on flower petals - Innovation can be experienced digitally at Hannover Messe 2021 from April 12 to 16

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High Satisfaction with Studies Conditions at KIT
(29.03.2021)Graduate Survey: High Satisfaction with Studies Conditions at KIT

Study of Baden-Württemberg universities based on surveys conducted from 2018 to 2020

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(26.03.2021)KIT Mourns the Death of Heinz Blessmann

The honorary senator and longtime friend and supporter of KIT has passed away at the age of 93

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Digitalisierung der Materialwissenschaften
(25.03.2021)Digitization of Material Sciences

Two KIT research projects are funded by the BMBF - Test phase of the project "Innovation Platform MaterialDigital" started

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Hannover Messe 2021
(25.03.2021)Hannover Messe 2021

„Future Hub“ and „Energy Solutions“: From April 12 to 16, 2021, KIT will present selected highlights from the technological development at two virtual stands.

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Nachhaltige Stromerzeugung mit niedrigen Temperaturen
(23.03.2021)Sustainable Power Generation with Low Temperatures

MoNiKa power plant technology centre: researchers and industry work on technologies for the energy-efficient conversion of low-temperature heat into electricity

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Corona in den Medien: Wissenschaftliche Expertise überraschend hoch
(23.03.2021)Corona in the Media: Scientific Expertise Surprisingly High

KIT study examines expert selection in German quality media in the Covid 19 pandemic

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(19.03.2021)KIT Mourns the Death of Rainer Blickle

Honorary senator of KIT and former managing partner of SEW-EURODRIVE Rainer Blickle has died at the age of 73.

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Mentale Gesundheit fördert bei Kindern Aktivität im Lockdown
(18.03.2021)Mental Health Promotes Lockdown Activity in Children

Study shows correlation between psychological well-being, exercise and screen time in children and adolescents

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Efficiency wins games: Determination on the defensive and in front of goal are more important than mere possession, even for national teams. (Photo: Gabi Zachmann, KIT)
(18.03.2021)Football: Success Factors at International Tournaments

KIT scientists present statistical analysis of the 2014 and 2018 World Cup matches. Solid defence and efficiency in front of goal decisive.

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Stauseen: Die Ressource Wasser einfacher schützen
(17.03.2021)Reservoirs: Protecting Water Resources More Easily

International research project develops user-friendly methods for predictive assessment of water quality in reservoirs - Reduced data requirements enable global use

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Teilchenphysik: Höchstenergetisches Neutrino gemessen
(15.03.2021)Particle Physics: High-energy Neutrino Measured

Neutrino from outside the solar system confirms open theory of particle physics. KIT involved in IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

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Ozone Decrease due to Corona Lockdown
(12.03.2021)Ozone Decrease due to Corona Lockdown

KIT shows a record decrease of seven percent in the free troposphere with infrared measurements at Zugspitze

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Savings Potential: 55,000 Car Kilometers per Week in the Region
(10.03.2021)Savings Potential: 55,000 Car Kilometers per Week in the Region

KIT transport experts simulate options of smart use of public transport and sharing offers in Karlsruhe

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Hail: Danger from the Sky Grows
(09.03.2021)Hail: Danger from the Sky Grows

KIT digitally hosts 3rd European Hail Workshop from March 15 to 18, 2021 - Frequency and severity of hailstorms increase with climate change

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KIT Worldwide Among the Top 100 in Ten Subjects
(09.03.2021)KIT Worldwide Among the Top 100 in Ten Subjects

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 - KIT ranks high in natural and engineering sciences

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Mit KI Wälder schützen und bewirtschaften
(08.03.2021)Protecting and Managing Forests with AI

KIT and EDI GmbH develop an intelligent assistance system for forest management under a changing climate - New  interactive video of the series "Sachen machen mit KI"

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Wenn die Tram Pakete bringt
(04.03.2021)When the Tram Delivers Parcels

LogIKTram project develops logistics concept and an IT and communications platform for the transportation of goods by tram and city railway vehicles – the region of Karlsruhe is model region.

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Climate Change: Protection against Floods
(03.03.2021)Climate Change: Protection against Floods

KIT researchers study the effects of heavy rainfall in southern Germany to develop recommendations for municipalities.

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Agile Production: More than 14 Million Euros for Battery Research
(03.03.2021)Agile Production: More than 14 Million Euros for Battery Research

KIT coordinates Agilobat2: Novel production system for battery cells – flexible in terms of format, material, and quantity – BMBF funds second project phase

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Sicherheit: WLAN-Router soll das Wachpersonal ersetzen
(02.03.2021)Security: WLAN Router Instead of Security Guards

WACHMANN research project uses the home router to detect and report burglaries. KIT involved in legally compliant implementation

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Imaging: Making Molecular Processes Visible
(01.03.2021)Imaging: Making Molecular Processes Visible

Innovative technique provides new insights into living cells and processes involving ribonucleic acids

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Karlsruhe Real-world Lab for Sustainable Climate Protection
(01.03.2021)Karlsruhe Real-world Lab for Sustainable Climate Protection

Real-world lab to bring science and society together to develop and test concrete measures

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Innovation Region: Development in the Fessenheim Area
(26.02.2021)Innovation Region: Development in the Fessenheim Area

With cross-border cooperation, an innovation model for industry and energy transition is to be developed

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Renewable Energies: CO2 Splitting by Microwave Plasma
(25.02.2025)Renewable Energies: CO2 Splitting by Microwave Plasma

KIT researchers show that high efficiency is possible not only in vacuum but also at atmospheric pressure

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KIT Strengthens IT Security Research
(24.02.2021)KIT Strengthens IT Security Research

10 Years in the Field of cybersecurity: KASTEL continues its successful research in KIT's new Institute of Information Security and Dependability

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Energy transition: Media reports on renewable energies
(24.02.2021)Energy Transition: Media Reports on Renewable Energy

Shift from positive to negative media coverage could endanger public support and long-term goals

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Perovskite Layers Closely Examined
(23.02.2021)Perovskite Layers Precisely Examined

Efficient materials for solar cells of the future - New model for determining photoluminescence quantum yields

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Armin Grunwald appointed to German Ethics Council
(19.02.2021)Armin Grunwald Appointed to German Ethics Council

The scientist will advise the federal government and the German Bundestag as a member of the council of experts

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Climate Change: Heat Stress Affects Livestock Breeding
(19.02.2021)Climate Change: Heat Stress Affects Livestock Production

KIT researchers warn of adverse effects on meat and milk production in East Africa. High temperatures and humidity lead to stress in animals

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More than a Place of Learning: School as a Hybrid System
(18.02.2021)More than a Place of Learning: School as a Hybrid System

Research on the architectural-pedagogical design of schools as a hybrid system - opening for non-school user groups

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Corona Pandemic: Lifetime of Aerosols
(17.02.2021)Corona Pandemic: Lifetime of Aerosols

KIT researchers contribute to the understanding of coronavirus transmission paths. Study explores evaporation of saliva droplets

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Scalable Charging System for Electric Vehicles
(16.02.2021)Scalable Charging System for Electric Vehicles

In the SKALE research project, KIT and partners work on the design, simulation, and construction of a charging infrastructure for electric cars.

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The multifunction electron microscope at KIT opens new research horizons. (Photo: Anne Behrendt, KIT)
(16.02.2021)Immunology: Supporting Excellent Research

With "EURIdoc", the trinational "Eucor Network" with KIT participation expands its offer for international PhD students

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(16.02.2021)Mourning for Hans Joachim Langmann

KIT and KIT Freundeskreis und Fördergesellschaft e.V. mourn the death of the founding and honorary member of the former Freundeskreis des Forschungszentrums Karlsruhe

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50 Million Euros More for the Innovation Campus Mobility of the Future
(12.02.2021)50 Million Euros More for the Innovation Campus Mobility of the Future

State of Baden-Württemberg funds junior research groups, a top professorship and international exchange as well as new projects in research and innovation

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Security for embedded systems
(11.02.2021)Security for Embedded Systems

EU project XANDAR provides standardized tool chain for software development and hardware-software integration

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Help Against Chronic Procrastination
(09.02.2021)Help against Chronic Procrastination

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for better self- and time management - offer open to all interested participants

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Artificial intelligence: Unfair contracts put to the test
(05.02.2021)Artificial Intelligence: Detecting Unfair Contracts

New portal developed by thingsTHINKING helps to find hidden traps in contracts

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Federal and State Government Agree on Further Steps to Complete the Merger
(04.02.2021)Federal and State Governments Agree on Further Steps to Complete the Merger

Agreement signed: Large-scale research and university research will merge even more closely 

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Outstanding Quality of Studies and Teaching at KIT
(03.02.2021)Outstanding Quality of Studies and Teaching at KIT

KIT is permitted to continue accrediting its study programs on its own in the next eight years

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KIT Successful in Innovation Contest "AI made in BW"
(03.02.2021)KIT Successful in Innovation Contest "AI made in BW"

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor, and Housing funds six  research projects in which KIT is involved and two projects of KIT spin-offs

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AI reduces data volumes for automated driving
(02.02.2021)AI Reduces Data Volumes for Automated Driving

KIsSME research project starts - Intelligent algorithms enable efficient recording of scenarios for testing highly automated vehicles

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Technologis for more powerful quantum computers
(29.01.2021)Technologies for more Powerful Quantum Computers

KIT researchers study use of superconducting qubits based on novel materials and fabrication methods

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Quantencomputer: Innovationspotenziale erforschen
(28.01.2021)Quantum Computers: Exploring Innovation Potentials

Research project with KIT participation aims at further developing future technology and making it usable for industry.

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First Year of the ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT
(28.01.2021)First Year of the ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT

The ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT, which has already been operating for one year, officially opens with a virtual celebration

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PCR Tests: Higher Efficiency due to Magnetic Particles
(27.01.2021)PCR Tests: Higher Efficiency due to Magnetic Particles

KIT invention is applied in millions of corona tests worldwide. Market share of about 25 percent in Germany

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Excellent Research and Teaching: 15 Years of TU9
(26.01.2021)Excellent Research and Teaching: 15 Years of TU9

TU9 celebrates anniversary. Alliance is a model of success as an essential element of Germany as a location for science and innovation

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Autonome Fahrzeuge: Mehr Sicherheit durch KI
(25.01.2021)Autonomous Vehicles: More Safety through AI

KIT researchers work on risk-sensitive real-time methods to push the development of safety concepts

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Das KIT trauert um Professor h.c. Jürgen Hubbert
(22.01.2021)KIT Mourns the Death of Professor h.c. Jürgen Hubbert

The honorary citizen of KIT and long-time former Daimler board member died at the age of 81 in his home town Sindelfingen.

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Sustainable and Safe Batteries
(21.01.2021)Sustainable and Safe Batteries

Lifecycle research: KIT bundles interdisciplinary expertise in two new battery competence clusters

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Nanoelectrodes for the Treatment of Neurological Diseases
(21.01.2021)Nanoelectrodes for the Treatment of Neurological Diseases

International team develops injectable brain stimulators that could be used to treat Parkinson's disease or spinal cord injuries.

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Printed Thermoelectric Generators for Energy Harvesting
(20.01.2021)Thermoelectric Generators for Energy Harvesting

KIT researchers develop printing process for inexpensive, three-dimensional thermoelectric generators

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Innovation Transfer: KIT Receives YES Certificate
(20.01.2021)Innovation Transfer: KIT Receives YES Certificate

Falling Walls Foundation Awards certificate for entrepreneurship in science

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(19.01.2021)Materials Research: The Next Step in the 3D Printing Process

KIT researchers expand possibilities with new functional materials

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(19.01.2021)KIT Mourns the Death of Hugo Rhein

The honorary senator of KIT and founder of the "Dr.-Hugo-Rhein-Stiftung für Studenten-Unterkünfte in Karlsruhe" has died at the age of 102.

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"ITK InnoLab" Brings Business and Science Together
(18.01.2021)"ITK InnoLab" Brings Business and Science Together

New platform of KIT and partners to help realize research projects quickly and efficiently

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Drinking Water Supply: Increasing the Service Life of Filter Systems
(15.01.2021)Drinking Water Supply: Increasing the Service Life of Filter Systems

KIT researchers investigate natural cleaning process for photovoltaic-powered membrane filter systems

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Leading Role of KIT in Cloud Observation
(14.01.2021)Leading Role of KIT in Cloud Observation

KIT researchers assume development and management of the CIS topical center for the direct measurement of cloud processes

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Social Effects of the Corona Crisis
(13.01.2021)Social Effects of the Corona Crisis

KIT study investigates impact on social life, science, economy, and politics

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Efficient Power Generation from Waste Heat
(12.01.2021)Efficient Power Generation from Waste Heat

Thermomagnetic generators convert waste heat into electrical power even at small temperature differences - publication in Joule

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