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Making biofuel from native Australian microscopic algae

By Maja Bosanac
One Comment26 July 2013

sbrc-pond-measurements-1Collaboration between researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) with researchers at Germany’s Bielefeld University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology resulted in identification of a fast-growing microscopic algae that could be used in production of cheaper and more efficient biofuel. Newly tested algae species native to Australia provide real hope for the development of commercially… »


Electronic read-out of quantum spin states achieved

By Damir Beciri
18 March 2013

carbon-nanotubes-and-magnetic-molecules-quantum-vibration-1Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and French colleagues from Grenoble and Strasbourg have found a way to combine carbon nanotubes and magnetic molecules on the atomic level in order to build a quantum mechanical system with novel properties. This vibrating system offers new opportunities in quantum computing by adding a vibration variable to spin… »

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Fast laser lithography 3D printing on the micrometer scale

By Damir Beciri
5 March 2013

nanoscribe-nano-3d-printing-1A spin-off company of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) named Nanoscribe GmbH recently presented their 3D printer able to print microstructures. Based on a laser lithography method, the 3D printer can create minute 3D objects that are smaller than the diameter of a human hair. What’s great about this 3D printer is its ability to… »


Airwriting input device enables 3D writing in air

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments2 March 2013

airwritingComputer scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) developed a technology which enables “airwriting” – a technology which might change the way we input data while on the go while by writing data in air. Since it can be worn like clothes, which can be integrated seamlessly into the everyday life of the user, the… »

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Sisma Calce fabric is aiding in building integrity during earthquakes

By Damir Beciri
9 January 2013

kit-sisma-calce-fiber-earthquakeBy now, it is likely that you’ve seen how devastating earthquakes can be. Thoughtfully planed construction and investment into better material and increased safety pay off for the damage and threatened lives. A group of researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, have developed a reinforcing fabric that could be used to fasten… »


The potential of rechargeable batteries based on fluoride shuttle

By Damir Beciri
23 October 2011

kit-fluoridw-shuttleLithium-ion batteries have found use in various portable devices, but their storage capacity limits the usability of those gadgets. As we mentioned in a couple of our previous articles, we need a new battery systems capable to charge faster and store more energy. Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) found a potential solution… »

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Nature inspires faster battery charging

By Damir Beciri
18 October 2011

kit-battery-researchA multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has been inspired by the way water is transported in trees and they used the same physicochemical effect to develop a faster way to fill the porous electrodes of lithium-ion batteries with liquid electrolyte. Aside lowering the time needed for battery consumption, the… »