Apropos K -- K Trade Fair


Overview: Apropos K

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Artificial cornea gives the gift of vision


In close cooperation with the Aachen Centre of Technology Transfer, Dr. Storsberg and his team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer research IAP in Potsdam, are developing an artificial cornea.
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High-temperature superconductivity with Scotch tape


An international team has developed a simple new technique using Scotch poster tape that has enabled them to induce high-temperature superconductivity in a semiconductor for the first time.
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Ghostbusters in the desert


South African scientists have worked to unearth the secret of the mysterious circles. In their view, the circles are created not by extra-terrestrial forces, but rather by subterranean phenomena.
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Focus on plastic buckets


When you think of Majorca, you think of tourists drinking hard liquor out of plastic buckets through metre-long straws. This is supposed to be a thing of the past soon now, however.
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Artificial muscle as shock absorber


Engineers are working on intelligent materials that can diminish vibrations and extract power from the environment.
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A plastic that remembers


A new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) shows that plastics can also have a memory.
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Rubber Chicken Flies into Solar Radiation Storm


Last month, when the sun unleashed the most intense radiation storm since 2003, peppering satellites with charged particles and igniting strong auroras around both poles, a group of high school students in Bishop, California, knew just what to do. They launched a rubber chicken.
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3D-Printer with Nano-Precision


Printing three dimensional objects with incredibly fine details is now possible using “two-photon lithography”.
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Back to nature: Film coatings made from whey


Researchers have not only developed a biomaterial from whey protein, they have also come up with a commercially viable method of producing multifunctional films on an industrial scale
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Wireless monitoring of organ functions with electronic plastic plaster


Conductive polymers have established a research field known as plastic electronics, organic electronics or polytronics.
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