39-Minute Corona Test

Speed is of the essence in combatting the coronavirus pandemic, and German conglomerate Bosch is doing its bit with a new test it says will shorten the time needed to obtain result from 2.5 hours to 39 minutes.

Anti-Corona Antibodies

Scientists at Berlin’s Charité Research Hospital say that they have identified antibodies that can protect against the coronavirus.

Innovative Hydrogen Tanks

The Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Plastics Technology (ILK) at the Technical University of Dresden is developing new thermoplastic fiber-composite hydrogen tanks in pancake design.

Green Hydrogen in Saxony-Anhalt

In August, the renowned Fraunhofer Institute broke ground for its green hydrogen electrolysis testing and experimental facility (ELP) in the town of Leuna in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt. This pilot plant will help Germany’s “chemical triangle” optimize its operations and meet the future demands of the regional industry for 100,000 standard cubic meters of hydrogen per hour.

Quick as a Hawk

Stuttgart’s Hawk supercomputer has set a new German standard in speed.

North Sea Launch Pad

Could a German offshore facility really be blasting off small-scale rockets into space any time soon? If the German industrial association BDI and a number of shipbuilding companies get their way, the answer to that question will be yes.

Cancer Self-Defense Discovery

Genetics researchers at the University of Bayreuth have discovered a natural process that protects healthy human cells from attacks by harmful cancerous ones.

Rich & Deep in R&D

Halle’s Weinberg Campus Technology Park is a prime location in eastern Germany for international R&D in the fields of life sciences and materials sciences. Since opening its doors in 1993, it has provided a platform for around 250 start-ups.

BITC Beginning

July 10, 2020 saw the opening of the 5,000-square-meter Battery Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) in the Erfurter Kreuz area of the eastern German state of Thuringia. The center will be the site of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems.

Anti-Ageing Cell Receptors

Increasing abdominal girth – better known as the middle-aged spread – and shrinking muscles are two unpleasant side effects of growing older. But in experiments with mice, researchers at the University of Bonn say that have identified cell “antennas,” so-called A2B receptors, that encourage the body to burn fat instead of storing it.