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The Media Service page contains press releases on current developments involving TU Graz as well as facts and figures and image material in print quality. The Media Service team is the central contact point for journalists, arranges contacts with interview subjects and supports members of TU Graz in their publicity work.

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11/22/2022

Highly Endowed ERC Starting Grants for Daniel Gruss and Marcus Ossiander

Computer scientist Gruss receives the prestigious EU funding award for research into energy-efficient IT security, and physicist Ossiander for work on nano-optics for ultra-fast microscopes.

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11/16/2022

The “Data House”: New Innovation Cluster at the Campus of TU Graz

The “Data House” at TU Graz’s Campus Inffeldgasse brings together science and business to jointly drive innovation in the fields of data science and digital technologies.

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10/25/2022

Simulated Brain Model Made to See for the First Time

Researchers at TU Graz have for the first time reproduced the function of vision on a detailed model of the mouse brain. Until now, brain structures could be modelled, but it was not possible to perform specific functions.

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10/20/2022

AIT and TU Graz launch PhD programme in hydrogen technology

The nw PhD programme for the development of innovative hydrogen technologies with a focus on reversible high-temperature electrolysis will start in February 2023.

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10/19/2022

100 per cent Renewables for Energy-Intensive Industry (EII)

Energy-intensive industries (EIIs) must drastically reduce their dependence on fossil fuels if the EU is to be climate neutral by 2050. A consortium consisting of representatives from industry, interest groups and science present solutions on how to switch to 100 per cent renewable energies.

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10/17/2022

Growth of Nanoholes Visible for the First Time Thanks to Helium Scattering

Scientists at TU Graz in cooperation with the University of Surrey were able to observe and document the growth of hexagonal boron nitride for the first time. The material is mainly used in microelectronics and nanotechnology.

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10/15/2022

"Green Hydrogen Only with the Expansion of Renewable Sources"

Alexander Trattner heads HyCentA at the TU Graz campus and is convinced that hydrogen is part of the solution for a climate-neutral energy system. What is needed is speed and investment.

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10/11/2022

Machine learning: Starting Signal for Graz Center for Machine Learning (GraML)

The Graz Center for Machine Learning (GraML) research network is being launched at TU Graz. The focus is on machine learning, which, according to the head of GraML Robert Legenstein, will change the world in a similar way to the internet and computers.

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09/22/2022

How trustworthy are the sources tweeted by politicians?

A study by TU Graz and the University of Bristol shows: Republican members of the U.S. Congress in particular are increasingly spreading news from dubious sources on Twitter.

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08/31/2022

„TERRITORIAL TURN!“: Sustainable and adaptive urban systems:

How do we want to plan cities in the future – and how will we have to? High-profile experts will discuss potential answers at Territorial Turn!, a symposium taking place at TU Graz on 15-16 September. Some tickets are still available, with discounts on offer for students.

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08/24/2022

Digital sovereignty: TU Graz is part of an EU project for independent web searching

Foundation stone for alternatives to Google and Co: The aim of the EU project OpenWebSearch.EU is to initiate an open European infrastructure in web search. In addition to TU Graz, 13 other European research and computing centres are involved.

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08/18/2022

Cybersecurity Sitcom: New TU Graz Courses on Side Channel Attacks at edX.org

Cybersecurity experts at TU Graz have launched an online course designed as a sitcom on side channel attacks, in which physical effects allow inferences to be made about protected data. The first of two new seasons of the educational sitcom will go online on 23 August.

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08/09/2022

New attacks on computer systems: TU Graz publishes details of Æpic Leak and SQUIP

International IT security research teams headed by Daniel Gruss of TU Graz have released information on two new forms of cyberattack that exploit hardware.

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07/26/2022

Spread of Covid-19 in Schools: Video Instructions for Effective Low-cost Ventilation System with DIY-Materials

In two pilot classes of a Graz school, TU Graz shows that effective ventilation systems in schools and kindergartens can be installed very easily and inexpensively with material from the hardware store. Details are available in a video tutorial, a step-by-step guide is in the works.

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07/14/2022

Best-performance Trio: Sub Auspiciis Doctoral Graduation at TU Graz

Thomas Schlatzer and the twin brothers Erich Kobler and Reinmar Kobler all achieved top grades from the upper school to doctorate at TU Graz. On July 14th, all three therefore graduated “sub auspiciis” in the presence of Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen.

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07/11/2022

Quantum Computers: Cryptographic Algorithm Bearing the Handwriting of TU Graz Becomes Standard

Extremely powerful computers of the future require alternative encryption and signature methods. In a six-year process, the US authority NIST has now elevated four post-quantum algorithms to standard status – one of which bears the signature of TU Graz.

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07/07/2022

Horst Bischof Elected As New Rector of TU Graz

The University Council of TU Graz has elected Horst Bischof as the new Rector of TU Graz in its meeting on July 7th 2022. The term of office of the computer scientist and current Vice Rector for Research begins on October 1st 2023.

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06/29/2022

Annette Mütze Elected New Chair of the TU Graz Senate

The Senate of TU Graz has elected electrical engineer Annette Mütze as Chair of the Senate for the term of office starting in October 2022. Maria Cecilia Poletti, Daniela Klampfl and Karin Stana Kleinschek complete the chairship team.

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06/24/2022

New Research Centre for Sustainable Construction

The Graz Center of Sustainable Construction was officially opened yesterday at TU Graz. Its goals are to rethink construction in its entirety, reduce environmental impacts and make the built environment climate neutral.

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06/23/2022

University ranking U-Multirank: TU Graz is Austria's leading university

In the recently published international ranking U-Multirank, Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) is by far at the top of all Austrian universities. TU Graz also leaves internationally renowned universities behind.

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TU Graz researchers in a laser laboratory
06/23/2022

Experimental Physicist Marcus Ossiander Awarded START Prize 2022

With the Austrian Science Fund’s (FWF) science prize endowed with 1.2 million euros, the researcher at TU Graz is designing new nano-optics with the aim of building a microscope that can measure ultra-short chemical reactions with extreme precision.

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06/07/2022

New Service Point GESTU-Graz: Studying Successfully for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons

A new service point has started work at TU Graz to make everyday life easier for deaf and hard-of-hearing students at all the Graz universities and to support them in their studies.

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05/24/2022

TU Graz and Intel Demonstrate Significant Energy Savings Using Neuromorphic Hardware

Research published in Nature Machine Intelligence illustrates neuromorphic technology is up to sixteen times more energy-efficient for large deep learning networks than other AI systems.

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05/18/2022

Mixed Reality: U.S. Company Snap Inc. Endows TU Graz Professorship

The company behind the instant messaging service Snapchat will be researching new technologies in the field of mixed reality with TU Graz over the next six years. A working group is being set up and the professorship will be filled by the end of the year.

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05/17/2022

TU Graz and ÖBB Forge Mobility Alliance for Climate

On its way to climate neutrality by 2030, TU Graz is working together with ÖBB as a mobility partner. The goal is to increase employees’ awareness of climate-friendly travel through targeted offers and to further reduce the University’s mobility-induced greenhouse gas emissions.

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05/16/2022

Electronic Skin: Physicist at TU Graz Develops Multisensory Hybrid Material

The “smart skin” developed by Anna Maria Coclite is very similar to human skin. It senses pressure, humidity and temperature simultaneously and produces electronic signals. More sensitive robots or more intelligent prostheses are thus conceivable.

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05/13/2022

Locked-In Syndrome: Ending Isolation with Brain-Computer Interfaces

People with locked-in syndrome (LIS) are enormously restricted in their communication. Implantable brain-computer interfaces that decode speech in real time from brain signals should help free users from isolation.

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04/26/2022

Reduced fatty acid levels: Graz research leads the way for medicines

Atglistatin can reduce the fatty acid level in the blood, which is causal for type II diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver or cardiac insufficiency. Researchers from the University of Graz and TU Graz are going one step further and make the active substance fit for use in the human organism.

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04/20/2022

Graz Universities Present Austria’s First Micro-CT Devices for In-Situ Measurements

The devices can be used to non-destructively observe and measure structural changes inside materials under real operating conditions. They were presented to the public by the inter-university Graz-µCT consortium on 20 April.

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04/07/2022

Nerve Stimulation with the Help of Implantable Mini Solar Cells

An international research team has successfully developed and tested a concept in which nerves are stimulated with light pulses. The method provides considerable advantages for medicine and opens up a wide range of possible applications.

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03/25/2022

Speed Limit of Computers detected

One million gigahertz: This is the physical limit of the signal speed in transistors, as a German-Austrian physics team has now discovered.

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03/18/2022

A Quartet of Honorary Doctorates

In recognition of their outstanding services in their respective fields, gender and technology expert Corinna Bath, mathematician Friedrich Gesztesy, medical scientist Gerhard Stark and innovation researcher Stefan Thomke were awarded honorary doctorates from TU Graz.

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03/03/2022

Why Some Bubbles Move Faster

Why do large gas bubbles in viscoelastic liquids (such as polymer and protein solutions) rise so much faster than expected? An open question with great relevance for industrial production processes. Researchers at TU Graz and TU Darmstadt have now found an explanation.

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02/23/2022

Robust Radar: New AI Sensor Technology for Autonomous Driving

Researchers at TU Graz have modelled an AI system for automotive radar sensors that filters out interfering signals caused by other radar sensors and dramatically improves object detection. Now the system is to be made more robust to weather and environmental influences as well as new types of…

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02/16/2022

Biotechnology Prize for Enzyme Researcher Bernd Nidetzky

Biotechnologist Bernd Nidetzky of TU Graz is one of only a few European researchers to receive the Elmer L. Gaden Award. The top international biotechnology research prize is awarded by the US journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

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02/08/2022

TU Graz Implements Novel Brake Test Rig for Rail Vehicles

From 2023, rail vehicle manufacturers will be able to have their braking systems tested and certified on the TU Graz campus. In addition, the new test rig will allow for the first time investigations of brake loads and their effects on the complete chassis.

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02/01/2022

TU Graz Fills Endowed Professorship for Sustainable Construction

Alexander Passer is the new Professor of Sustainable Construction at TU Graz. The focus is on life-cycle-based sustainability assessment and low-emission, climate-robust construction methods. The professorship is endowed by the Trade Association of the Stone and Ceramics Industry.

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01/27/2022

Schools and the pandemic: Simulation model allows for safe operation

Developed during the ongoing pandemic, but expandable to different needs: Austrian scientists develop simulation model for keeping schools open safely during a pandemic.

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01/21/2022

Aircraft in Radio Contact: TU Graz Develops Simulation Tools for Transponder Occupancy

If aircraft disappear from radar, it may be due to overloaded transponders. TU Graz has developed a simulation tool for Austro Control to determine the transponder occupancy. This tool is now being further developed for the entire European airspace on behalf of EUROCONTROL.

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Simulation of a crash test, virtual dummy crashes into an airbag
01/20/2022

Euro NCAP Welcomes New Member Austria

Euro NCAP is expanding the network of member states, regions, mobility clubs, consumer organizations and auto insurers that work together to advance road safety. Also thanks to intensive efforts by TU Graz.

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01/20/2022

"Computer Simulation Optimizes Electrical Machines": First German-Austrian Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio approved

TU Darmstadt and TU Graz want to decisively improve electrical machines through computer simulations. The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Austrian Science Fund FWF are funding the project with more than eight million euros.

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01/10/2022

New children’s books published by TU Graz University Press

“Toni and the nut machine” and “Alex catches the echo” are the names of new children’s books published by TU Graz. The main themes are diversity, tolerance and openness towards fellow human beings, nature and technology.

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12/28/2021

University Innovation Report 2021 presents digital innovations and concepts in Higher Education

The Publication of the TU Graz presents the first successfully established projects for mastering the digital transformation in research, teaching and administration.

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12/22/2021

Covid-19 in Nursing Homes: Simulation model for prevention and vaccination strategies

Researchers from TU Graz and CSH Vienna have developed a detailed epidemiological model for the spread of the coronavirus in nursing homes. This enables optimal prevention strategies to be identified, as practical experience in Caritas nursing homes has shown.

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12/15/2021

StudentsART: Online Shop for Extraordinary Design by TU Graz Students Continues to Grow

New designer furniture and high-quality décor objects, ceramics 3D-printed for the first time and extraordinary works of art made of alginate that are not available anywhere else. StudentsART – the platform for art and design objects by TU Graz students is expanding its range.

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11/26/2021

The Study of the Microbiome Enables New Strategies for Healthy and Climate-Resilient Crops

Study led by TU Graz shows that apple trees inherit their microbiome to the same extent as their genes. The results lay the foundation for new breeding strategies for healthy and climate-robust fruit and vegetables.

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11/23/2021

Graz Center of Physics: A decision has been made in the architectural competition

The University of Graz, TU Graz, BIG and Ministry of Science present the winning project of the architectural competition – This is what the new Graz Center of Physics will look like

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11/17/2021

Ball der Technik: Cancellation for 2022, next edition 2023

At its meeting on 16 November, the Committee of the Ball der Technik decided to cancel the ball for 2022 due to the Corona pandemic. The next edition of the tradition-steeped ball will be entirely dedicated to mathematics, physics and geodesy and is planned for Friday, 27 January 2023.

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11/11/2021

“Coronavirus-proof” Interiors: New Measuring Method Documents Movements of Infectious Aerosols

With the method co-developed by TU Graz, virus movements in indoor spaces can be simulated easily and cost-effectively. The method helps to implement measures in rooms that significantly reduce the risk of transmission via the air.

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11/04/2021

Autonomous Driving: Styrian Development Saves Millions in Test Kilometres

TU Graz, JOANNEUM RESEARCH, AVL and Fraunhofer Austria have developed a method to validate test drives through highly realistic driving simulation studies and to substantially simplify the approval process for automated driving systems.

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10/28/2021

From Slurry to High-Purity Hydrogen

Hydrogen from real biogas: TU Graz and the start-up Rouge H2 Engineering have scored a world's first in producing high-purity hydrogen from biogas directly at a biogas plant using a new chemical looping process.

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10/14/2021

Let there be Light: Photoinitiators for Dental Fillings, Contact Lenses and Dentures etc.

Photoinitiators ensure that liquid plastic – for example for dental fillings – hardens quickly by means of light. Thanks to a new synthesis method developed by TU Graz, these initiators can be produced cheaply, something which will open up further doors for the technology.

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10/08/2021

Funding in the millions for joint doctoral programme of FH JOANNEUM and TU Graz

The Austrian Science Fund FWF is funding the joint training of doctoral students from the two Styrian universities in the field of electronics-based systems (EBS) to the amount of one million euros. The money comes from the new programme "doc.funds.connect".

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10/07/2021

Fire Tests Show that Austria's Tunnels are Fit for Electric Cars

TU Graz, the University of Leoben, the Austrian Fire Brigade Association and ILF Consulting Engineers have investigated the effects of e-vehicle fires in tunnel systems. The results are reassuring for passenger cars, but not for commercial vehicles. For the latter, as well as for fires in…

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09/28/2021

Getting the measure of tricky measurements

The new Christian Doppler Laboratory for Measurement Systems for Harsh Operating Conditions at TU Graz is conducting research into suitable measurement techniques that can deliver precise results in tough operating and environmental conditions.

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09/27/2021

BCI Research: Computer Decodes Continuous Movement from Brain Signals

For the first time ever, the intention of a continuous movement was able to be read out from non-invasive brain signals at TU Graz. This success enables more natural and non-invasive control of neuroprostheses to be carried out in real time.

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08/03/2021

Vaccination campaign by Styrian universities

All nine of Styria’s universities have a clear pro-vaccine stance and have issued an appeal for all those who can do so to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

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07/22/2021

The Mobile Robot that Charges the E-Car

The fully autonomous, mobile charging robot finds its way independently to the parked electric vehicle (EV) and supplies it with energy. The prototype developed by TU Graz and the Austrian companies ALVERI and ARTI Robots is intended to contribute to the widespread use of e-mobility.

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07/20/2021

CO₂-Saving Eco-Concrete: ÖBB, Wopfinger and TU Graz prove practicality

For the construction of a small animal culvert in the course of the double-track extension of the Pottendorf railway line between Vienna Meidling and Wiener Neustadt, a concrete mix was used for the first time, whose production emits a quarter less CO₂ compared with conventional concrete.

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07/13/2021

Electrons in quantum liquid gain energy from laser pulses

The absorption of energy from laser light by free electrons in a liquid has been demonstrated for the first time. Until now, this process was observed only in the gas phase. The findings, led by Graz University of Technology, open new doors for ultra-fast electron microscopy.

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07/01/2021

The World's First Digital Model of a Cancer Cell

The computer model, developed under the lead management of researchers at TU Graz, simulates the cyclical changes in the membrane potential of a cancer cell using the example of human lung adenocarcinoma and opens up completely new avenues in cancer research.

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06/23/2021

Railway System: Styria as International Centre of Research & Innovation

TU Graz, voestalpine, ÖBB, Siemens Mobility Austria and Virtual Vehicle pool their railway expertise. The Research Cluster Railway Systems research initiative marks the start of measures aimed at further enhancing the competitiveness of the railway through sustainable overall optimization.

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 TU Graz researchers in the midst of mechanical laboratory equipment
06/17/2021

New insights into aortic dissection

Aortic dissection is a life-threatening tear in the aortic wall. At present, little is known about the causes. Researchers at TU Graz have now developed algorithms and models designed to support early-stage diagnosis and treatment.

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Electricity pylon on green meadow
06/10/2021

Insulators: Safe under Maximum Load

Insulator strings connect the live conductor to overhead-line towers. Researchers at TU Graz simulated for the first time when and under what conditions different loads act on these strings. Overhead lines will thus be made even safer.

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06/01/2021

Computer Vision: TU Graz Researchers Define New State of the Art

Using the visual cortex as a model in the human brain, the research group led by ERC-award-winner Thomas Pock has developed new mathematical models and algorithms as the basis for faster and more intelligent image processing programs.

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05/27/2021

It takes some heat to form ice

Researchers from TU Graz in Austria and the Universities of Cambridge and Surrey succeeded to track down the first step in ice formation at a surface, revealing that additional energy is needed for water before ice can start to form.

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05/14/2021

Brakes as Emitters of Particulate Matter

"We have a problem and nobody knows how big it is," says TU Graz researcher Peter Fischer. But one thing is certain: brakes cause more particulate matter (PM) emissions than internal combustion engines via their exhaust gases. Nevertheless, there is a shortage of basic knowledge and legal…

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05/14/2021

GAM.17: Architectural Potentials of the Material wood

The current issue of the Graz Architecture Magazine (GAM) takes a fresh look at the architectural complexity of wood and explores the material's potential for a more climate-friendly building industry.

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05/11/2021

Understanding the Digital Society: New Master's Programme in Computational Social Systems

The joint study programme of the University of Graz and TU Graz offers an interdisciplinary education at the interface of computer science, economics, sociology, psychology and law and will start in the winter semester 2021/22.

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05/05/2021

From the Foot Perspective: TU Graz Develops Algorithm for Shoe-Based Blind Assistance System

The shoe from the company Tec-Innovation warns blind and visually impaired people of obstacles thanks to ultrasonic sensors. Computer scientists at TU Graz have now developed a camera-based AI image recognition system for this purpose.

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Two men operate battery crash plant
05/03/2021

Electric Vehicle Batteries: The older they get, the safer they are

Studies at TU Graz show that the older an traction battery of electric vehicles (EV) is, the lower the danger it poses. Now the researchers and industry partners want to define parameters for the subsequent use of discarded batteries.

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04/20/2021

6G technology: Domestic Trio Working on Tomorrow's Mobile Communications

With an eye on future mobile communications standards, a European consortium is working on the next generation of antennas for wireless networks. Austria is clearly represented with NXP, Technikon and TU Graz.

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04/14/2021

Of Apples and Oil Pumpkins: News from Microbiome Research

The extent to which the composition of the microbiome of apples and oil pumpkins depends on the geographical location and what insights can be derived from this for breeding, health and shelf life of the fruits is shown in two recent publications by researchers at TU Graz.

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04/12/2021

"Sustainable Construction": Austrian Association for Building Materials & Ceramic Industries endows TU Graz professorship

The Stones and Ceramics Association supports endowed professorship for sustainable construction at TU Graz with a focus on lifecycle-based sustainability assessment as well as greenhouse gas-free and climate-robust construction projects. The appointment will take place in the summer of 2021.

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04/08/2021

Smartfactory@tugraz: Styria's Research and Learning Factory Goes into Full Operation

In the unique pilot factory of TU Graz, now all types of companies can test agile and data-secure manufacturing concepts regarding Industry 4.0 – and beyond, the new landscape for research presents the first university 5G campus solution in Austria.

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03/30/2021

Starting Signal for the NAWI Graz Center of Physics

All parties involved have given the green light for the establishment of the Graz Center of Physics, the big physics centre of TU Graz and the University of Graz in the framework of the NAWI Graz research and teaching network. The architectural competition is under way, and construction is scheduled…

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03/30/2021

Algorithm-Generated Music Recommendations: Low Accuracy for Fans of Non-Mainstream Music

Listeners of high-energy music such as hard rock and hip-hop may be given less accurate music recommendations by music recommender systems than listeners of other non-mainstream music, according to research published in the open access journal EPJ Data Science.

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03/28/2021

Electromagnetic Fields of Nanostructures Visualized in 3D for the First Time

Researchers at TU Graz and the University of Graz, together with experts from France, have succeeded in imaging surface phonons in 3D for the first time. This success could accelerate the development of new, efficient nanotechnologies.

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03/25/2021

Mobile App Generates Data for the Energy Management of the Future

Researchers at TU Graz are linking energy consumption data and user feedback with AI applications to optimize energy consumption in households, buildings and higher-level energy systems.

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Landslides
03/18/2021

TU Graz Researchers Identify Chemical Processes as Key to Understanding Landslides

The study results are based on investigations of repeated mass movements and are expected to benefit planning, maintenance, and development of transportation infrastructure in affected areas.

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03/11/2021

New Approach Found for Energy-Efficient AI Applications

Researchers at TU Graz demonstrate a new design method for particularly energy-saving artificial neural networks that get by with extremely few signals and – similar to Morse code – also assign meaning to the pauses between the signals.

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Three students with furnitures in the TU Graz wood workshop
03/09/2021

TU Graz Launches web shop for Art and Design Objects by Students

In keeping with the spirit of the "entrepreneurial university", TU Graz supports students in the utilization of work they have designed themselves. Unique items such as paper ornaments and intricately crafted furniture are henceforth available for purchase at www.StudentsART.tugraz.at.

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03/01/2021

TU Graz on the Way to Becoming Austria's First Climate-Neutral University

TU Graz takes its social responsibility in climate protection seriously and has adopted an ambitious roadmap for its path to climate neutrality by 2030.

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02/23/2021

Mutable: Graz Researchers Decode Genome of Two Cichlid Species

Nature and man must constantly adapt to new living conditions. A research team from Graz has investigated how this is done and which genes play an important role in this process using the model system of the Great Lakes of East Africa.

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Tunnel construction vehicle inside a tunnel construction site
02/22/2021

Brenner Base Tunnel as a Lighthouse Project: Tunnels to become CO₂-neutral energy suppliers

Research association led by TU Graz wants to use the heat contained in the discharged tunnel water to supply energy to entire city districts. As part of the FFG programme "City of the Future", a sustainable concept for the city of Innsbruck is being developed.

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Smartphone display with data of a telephone contact
02/15/2021

More Privacy when Using Messaging Services

Cryptography experts at TU Graz, together with their colleagues at TU Darmstadt, have developed a privacy-protecting security software for mobile messaging services.

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TU Graz researchers with a quarter-sector cascade of an aircraft engine
01/28/2021

TU Graz provides know-how for efficient aircraft engine from General Electric

In the EU project TURANDOT, researchers from TU Graz investigated a sharkskin-like coating for engine blades and tracked the flow of cooling air in the engine. In this way, they make aircraft more fuel-efficient, less expensive and quieter.

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Three scientists in front of a computer screen, a digital heart is depicted
01/22/2021

Cardiovascular diseases: New computer model improves therapy

Using mathematical image processing, scientists at the BioTechMed-Graz research cooperation have found a way to create digital twins from human hearts. The method opens up completely new possibilities in clinical diagnostics.

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01/11/2021

Resistant rice plants: TU Graz identifies bacterium that protects rice plants against diseases

With their expertise in microbiome research, the researchers at the Institute of Environmental Biotechnology were able to demonstrate how a specific bacterium inside the seeds of rice plants effectively and in an eco-friendly way inhibits destructive plant pathogens.

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Computer simulation of a toboggan crash: Child sitting on the toboggan is trapped between an adult sitting behind it and a tree.
01/10/2021

Toboggan accident crash test: Without helmet, serious injuries even at low speeds

Austrian Road Safety Board, and TU Graz have investigated tobogganing accidents for the first time in a computer-simulated crash test. The results: Wearing a helmet and the correct sitting position dramatically reduce the risk of injury for children while tobogganing.

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12/22/2020

Adaptive, automated, interactive: Graz research group develops health portal of the future

Researchers from TU Graz, Med Uni Graz and Uni Graz are working on a digital interactive information system that automatically tailors medical content to individuals and their needs.

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Gläserner Tunnel, darin eine kleine Glasflasche mit Flüssigkeit
12/14/2020

RNA basic building block produced biocatalytically for the first time

Researchers from TU Graz and acib succeed in the first enzyme-driven biocatalytic synthesis of nucleic acid building blocks. This facilitates the development of antiviral agents and RNA-based therapeutics.

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Moon and space probe, in the background a planet
12/10/2020

Jupiter-Magnetometer leaves Graz

When ESA's JUICE mission is launched in 2022 to explore Jupiter's icy moons, a scientific instrument from Graz will also be on board. The Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the TU Graz are supplying a novel quantum interference magnetometer.

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Two researchers from TU Graz in front of an experimental setup with redox flow electrolytes
12/09/2020

New research project on environmental and safety aspects of stationary energy storage

The SABATLE project coordinated by TU Graz focuses on the sustainability and safety of redox flow technologies, which are of immanent importance for the stabilization of the power grid.

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Abstract graphical representation of a lung
12/04/2020

TU Graz develops screening system for lung sound analysis

A multi-channel recording device developed at TU Graz for pathological lung sounds and associated automatic lung sound analysis could support existing screening methods for early detection of, for example, Covid-19 infections. This now requires clinical data and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Thin film under a light source
11/27/2020

TU Graz starts CD laboratory for multifunctional and highly integrated electronic components

The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Technology-Guided Electronic Component Design and Characterization investigates ways to better control electromagnetic interactions in smart networked devices, especially in the 5G frequency range.

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11/17/2020

SGS and TU Graz open Lamarr Security Research

SGS and TU Graz announce the opening of Lamarr Security Research, a non-profit research center focusing on information security and establishing trust in digital systems and products. This new research environment is open for partner sponsors to work together, and to make the world a safer place.

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Shotcrete nozzle, which applies shotcrete to the tunnel wall
11/16/2020

Sustainable shotcrete mix-designs for tunnels with longer service-life

A project jointly initiated by the Austrian Society for Construction Technology (ÖBV), TU Graz and OTH Regensburg provides a more systematic understanding of shotcrete applications and forms the basis for new, even more durable concrete mixes and thus for more durable tunnels.

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11/12/2020

TU Graz launches Christian Doppler Laboratory for Solid-State Batteries

The focus of the new CD laboratory is the reduction of interface resistances within the solid-state battery. The aim is to make this particularly safe energy storage system fit for electric vehicles and other high-energy applications.

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Three researchers from TU Graz outdoors
11/10/2020

PLATYPUS: New vulnerabilities discovered in Intel processors

An international team of security researchers from TU Graz, CISPA and University of Birmingham is presenting new side-channel attacks, which use fluctuations in software power consumption to access sensitive data on Intel CPUs.

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11/05/2020

Graz researchers identify biomarker for cardiovascular diseases

The role of the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase 3 in the blood pressure-regulating renin-angiotensin system was investigated in the inter-university cooperation project BioTechMed-Graz. The results could pave the way for new therapies for cardio-renal diseases.

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Two TU Graz researchers, in the foreground a conductor's cap
10/28/2020

Intelligent maintenance: improved maintenance management for track

TU Graz algorithm-based method provides a basis for decisions on the correct amount of tamping measures on tracks, thus reducing their life-cycle costs by up to 20 per cent.

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Group of TU Graz researchers in front of a mass spectrometer
10/20/2020

TU Graz researchers discover new sediment archive for historical climate research

Geological investigations of low-temperature young deposits on the Styrian Erzberg provide paleoclimatology with new data on the earth's history and its development.

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Group of persons in climate chambers
10/16/2020

TU Graz and AVL launch Battery Safety Center Graz

At the heart of the research centre are climate chambers for targeted battery ageing under a wide variety of conditions, as well as novel mechanical test environments, including a highly dynamic crash facility for charged batteries.

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Eine Frau und zwei Männer stehen nebeneinander
10/13/2020

Starting signal for FET Open projects: Visionary research on biocatalysts, nanostructures and ultrafast information processing

Over the next few years, work will be carried out at TU Graz on cell factories for industrial algae biotechnology, on a rapid prototyping approach for micro- and nanodevices and on new paradigms for ultra-fast information processing.

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3 men in front of an X-ray measuring machine
10/07/2020

New findings pave the way to environmentally friendly supercapacitors

Similar to batteries, supercapacitors are suitable for the repeated storage of electrical energy. TU Graz researchers have presented a particularly safe and sustainable variant of such a supercapacitor in Nature Communications.

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Woman with petri dish and green algae inside
10/05/2020

Cyanobacteria as "green" catalysts in biotechnology

Researchers from TU Graz and Ruhr University Bochum show in the journal ACS Catalysis how the catalytic activity of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can be significantly increased. This brings biotechnological and thus eco-friendly application a big step closer.

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Mann mit Brille vor Bildschirm und Apparatur
10/01/2020

Ecological power storage battery made of vanillin

Researchers at TU Graz have found a way to convert the aromatic substance vanillin into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries. The technology is an important step towards ecologically sustainable energy storage.

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09/25/2020

Houska Prize 2020 goes to TU Graz researcher Harald Plank

With the research project "3D-Nanoprinting", Harald Plank from the Institute of Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis at TU Graz won the Houska Prize in the category "University Research", which is endowed with 150,000 euros.

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09/24/2020

Styrian technological innovation: The smallest particle sensor in the world - made in Graz

TU Graz, ams and Silicon Austria Labs has developed a compact and energy-efficient sensor for mobile devices, which informs users in real time about the fine dust content in the air and warns them in case of elevated values.

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Four men with construction helmets in front of a wall with foundation stone rolls
09/14/2020

Foundation Stone laid for two new Research Centres at TU Graz

On Campus Inffeldgasse of Graz University of Technology, Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft is constructing two new buildings: the "Data House" and the "SAL building". The total project volume is about 55 million euros.

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Frau mit Brille neben Metallgegenständen
09/03/2020

ERC Starting Grant for TU Graz researcher Birgitta Schultze-Bernhardt

The physicist receives the renowned prize for her project to investigate the interaction between UV light and matter in spectral ranges that have not yet been extensively researched. Birgitta Schultze-Bernhardt was already honored this year with the Austrian Science Fund FWF's START Prize.

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08/28/2020

TU Austria’s Innovation Marathon 2020 shows the potential of digital natives

Young, motivated students from all over the world impressively proved yesterday and today that they can solve complex problems together in just 24 hours, even if they live thousands of kilometers apart and don't know each other personally.

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08/26/2020

Hydrogen billions for Austria: TU Austria universities plead for investment boost

One billion euros by 2024 and another billion by 2030: These investments are needed to successfully implement the Austrian hydrogen strategy, to use existing potentials and not to lose ground in global competition.

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08/20/2020

Students develop innovative solutions for Austrian industry in only 24 hours

At this year's Alpbach Technology Talks, students from all over the world will be networking virtually in order to develop new products, processes and business models for local companies as part of the TU Austria Innovation Marathon.

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08/04/2020

Machine learning methods provide new insights into organic-inorganic interfaces

Simulations at Graz University of Technology refute earlier theories on long-range charge transfer between organic and inorganic materials.

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07/30/2020

TU Graz Researchers synthesize nanoparticles tailored for special applications

“Core-shell” clusters pave the way for new efficient nanomaterials that make catalysts, magnetic and laser sensors or measuring devices for detecting electromagnetic radiation more efficient.

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Woman behind the wheel of a car operating a navigation system in the cockpit
07/23/2020

Software of autonomous driving systems: TU Graz develops methods for the generation of simulation scenarios

Researchers at TU Graz and AVL focus on software systems of autonomous driving systems. They developed a method for generating safety-critical simulation scenarios and an adaptive control procedure for compensating for internal errors.

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07/17/2020

New learning algorithm should significantly expand the possible applications of AI

The e-prop learning method developed at Graz University of Technology forms the basis for drastically more energy-efficient hardware implementations of Artificial Intelligence.

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heap of compost run over by a machine
07/14/2020

TU Graz develops autonomous electric compost turner

The new machine is intended to facilitate industrial composting and makes autonomous driving acceptable for chain-driven machines as well.

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Moped driver
07/08/2020

Safe through the moped season: The right helmet can prevent serious head injuries

Joint investigations by researchers from Graz University of Technology and the ÖAMTC show that the risk of serious head injuries increases when an already damaged helmet or a wrong helmet is worn.

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07/01/2020

Harald Kainz to take over the presidency of TU Austria on July 1st

The Rector of Graz University of Technology will take over the presidency of TU Austria, the association of Austrian universities of technology, thus succeeding Sabine Seidler, Rector of Vienna University of Technology. The priorities for the next 12 months are digitalisation, sustainability and…

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06/29/2020

Honorary title from St. Petersburg for TU Graz Rector Harald Kainz

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University awards an honorary doctorate to the Rector of Graz University of Technology, Harald Kainz, in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of the long-standing strategic partnership between the two universities.***UPDATED ARTICLE (28th…

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06/26/2020

TU Graz researchers want to fundamentally improve concrete diagnostics

Under the scientific direction of Graz University of Technology, an Austrian consortium is working on new investigation methods for rapid and precise assessments of concrete structures.

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Two TU Graz researchers in front of a computer screen
06/23/2020

New approach for a biological programming language

New findings by researchers led by TU Graz computer scientists Wolfgang Maass and Robert Legenstein on neural information processing in the brain could enable more efficient AI methods.

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Blonde Frau mit Brille lehnt über technischer Apparatur
06/17/2020

TU Graz physicist Birgitta Schultze-Bernhardt receives START Prize 2020

The researcher receives the science prize worth up to 1.2 million euros for her work on a new measurement technology that enables UV-light-induced chemical processes to be investigated with unprecedented detail.

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TU Graz researcher with small test bench and gearbox
06/16/2020

Innovative gear principle: "Smart Gear" makes industrial robots more powerful and intelligent

Philipp Eisele, doctoral student at Graz University of Technology, has developed a compact gearbox with intelligent sensor technology that achieves twice the gear ratios of previous gearboxes and enables new, smart services.

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Cover Graz Architektur Magazin 16 with the inscription gewohnt: un/common
05/27/2020

GAM.16: Designs of uncommon living

The current issue of the Graz Architecture Magazine (GAM) gathers together new collaborative living concepts under the title "gewohnt: un/common" and presents them for discussion as “rehearsal stages" for affordable living.

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inner workings of the OSOD system: Gas furnace, process gas compressor, feed gas conditioning
05/26/2020

New system for widespread availability of green hydrogen

Hydrogen researchers at Graz University of Technology, together with the Graz-based start-up Rouge H2 Engineering, have developed a cost-effective process for the decentralised production of high-purity hydrogen.

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05/20/2020

Breaking down stubborn cellulose in time lapse

Researchers at TU Graz in Austria have for the first time ever succeeded in visualizing at the single-molecule level the processes involved in a biological nanomachine, known as the cellulosome, as it degrades crystalline cellulose. The fundamental insights thus obtained could support sustainable…

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Lying person with tattoo electrodes on the head
05/13/2020

Technology innovation for neurology: Brain signal measurement using printed tattoo electrodes

TU Graz researcher Francesco Greco has developed ultra-light tattoo electrodes that are hardly noticeable on the skin and make long-term measurements of brain activity cheaper and easier.

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Visualization of a machine
04/30/2020

LED instead of laser or electron beam: New technology revolutionizes 3D metal printing

A technology developed at Graz University of Technology uses LED instead of laser sources for the additive manufacturing of metal parts and optimizes 3D metal printing in terms of construction time, metal powder consumption, equipment costs and post-processing effort.

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Two men and a woman with laboratory equipment
04/21/2020

Milestone for the early detection of sepsis

Researchers from Graz, Austria, are developing a ground-breaking method that uses biomarkers to detect sepsis 2 to 3 days before the first clinical symptoms appear. This can significantly increase the chances of survival in cases of blood poisoning by bacteria or fungi.

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04/14/2020

Beacon in space

Satellite images from the BRITE mission with the participation of researchers from TU Graz and the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna document for the first time the complete development of a nova – from eruption to maximum brightness and burn out. The publication has now appeared in the journal…

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04/07/2020

KAGes relies on 3D printing by TU Graz for protective equipment

Protective equipment for clinical personnel is in short supply worldwide these days. TU Graz manufactures 10,000 urgently needed protective face shields for Steirische Krankenanstalten GmbH (KAGes) using 3D printing technology. The first 1,000 units were handed over today.

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Researcher with laptop and researcher with pollen sensor
04/02/2020

Pollen measurement system developed at TU Graz analyses pollen fast, cheaply and automatically

Researchers at Graz University of Technology have successfully tested a cost-effective and fully automated pollen sensor prototype and are now making their knowledge freely available and usable for everyone.

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Experimental physicist in the "Femtosecond Laser Laboratory" at the Institute for Experimental Physics
03/23/2020

Researchers observe ultrafast processes of single molecules in liquid helium for the first time

Graz University of Technology researchers describe in Physical Review Letters how a molecule moves in the protective environment of a quantum fluid.

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Researchers with electronic circuit boards in their hands
03/18/2020

Cross-technology communication in the Internet of Things significantly simplified

Researchers at Graz University of Technology have developed a framework by which wireless devices with different radio technologies will be able to communicate directly with each other.

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03/15/2020

Information from Graz University of Technology on dealing with COVID-2019 (“coronavirus”)

In accordance with the requirements of the federal government, no in-person courses are currently taking place at TU Graz, and employees are working from home or are on leave of absence. All buildings are closed to the public.

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03/10/2020

New security vulnerability in Intel processors: Load Value Injection

Security researchers at Graz University of Technology together with an international team have once again uncovered a serious security hole in computer processors. With the new security hole published under the name "Load Value Injection", there is another method to read out sensitive data.

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TU Graz researchers behind glass flasks
02/25/2020

Sustainable light sources: LEDs from bacterial production

In the FET Open project ARTIBLED, TU Graz protein-designer Gustav Oberdorfer is working together with researchers from Spain and Italy on environmentally friendly and inexpensive light-emitting diodes.

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TU Graz researchers in front of a femtosecond laser
02/12/2020

New simulation-experiment combination allows deeper insights into ultrafast light-induced processes

Researchers from Graz University of Technology and the University of Vienna are demonstrating for the first time how the energy flow between strongly interacting molecular states can be better described.

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Man in front of 3D printer
01/30/2020

Sustainable 3D-printed super magnets

Magnetic materials play important roles in electrical products. These materials are usually manufactured by means of established production techniques and use of rare earth metals. Several research teams at TU Graz are working on alternative, more environmentally friendly production methods.

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four men on a truck bed with measuring equipment
01/21/2020

New exhaust gas measurement registers ultrafine pollutant particles for the first time

Together with international partners, researchers at Graz University of Technology have developed a measurement method that measures particles below 10 nanometres for the first time and will contribute to the implementation of future, stricter emission standards.

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TU Graz-Professor mit Studierenden vor einem Flipchart
01/16/2020

TU Graz starts qualification programme in the field of electronics-based systems (EBS)

The Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs is supporting the interdisciplinary FFG programme to the amount of some 900,000 euros. Partners from the domestic electronics industry are thus able to train personnel to become certified EBS specialists.

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01/14/2020

The mysterious movement of water molecules

Water is all around us and essential for life. Nevertheless, research into its behaviour at the atomic level – above all how it interacts with surfaces – is thin on the ground. Thanks to a new experimental method, TU Graz researchers have now delivered insights into the atomic-level movement of…

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01/10/2020

First TU Graz-SAL Research Labs push top-level research in electronics-based systems

TU Graz and Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) launch the first SAL research labs at an Austrian university and lay the foundation for groundbreaking digital products and processes with joint basic research in the field of electronics-based systems.

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four men and the modell of OPS SAT
12/18/2019

Successful satellite launch for TU Graz: ESA’s OPS-SAT mission to test new space technology in orbital flight

The ESA OPS-SAT CubeSat, the world’s first flying laboratory, will test new technologies for operational space applications. OPS-SAT was launched today at 09:54 CET from the European spaceport in Kourou in French Guiana, on board a Soyuz launcher. The mission will last at least one year.

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12/04/2019

BioTechMed-Graz Nobel Lecture: Nobel laureate Stefan Hell visits Graz

In 2014, physicist Stefan Hell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on superresolution fluorescence microscopy. On 16 December, he will speak at Graz University of Technology about further major advances in his field of research.

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Man with VR headset
12/02/2019

New Streaming Technology Will Change Computer Gaming

Dieter Schmalstieg, a researcher at Graz University of Technology, is working on a method combining the advantages of cloud computing and virtual reality. This method will allow computer games to be displayed on inexpensive VR headsets in unsurpassed quality.

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11/26/2019

TU Graz honours three close companions in Wolfgang Hesoun, Karl-Friedrich Stracke and Otto Röschel

Wolfgang Hesoun, CEO of Siemens AG, and Karl-Friedrich Stracke, President Automotive Engineering and Engineering Magna Steyr (retd.), become honorary senators; Otto Röschel, former head of the Institute of Geometry at Graz University of Technology, receives the Erzherzog-Johann Medal.

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Daniel Gruss in the front carries a closed laptop. His hair is blond and he is wearing a black shirt. On his left is Moritz Lipp, who wears dark hair and a blue shirt. On his right is Michael Schwarz, who wears dark hair and a black shirt.
11/13/2019

ZombieLoad 2.0 also attacks new processors and software patch

At the beginning of 2019, an international research team led by Daniel Gruss, Michael Schwarz and Moritz Lipp from TU Graz discovered the processor loophole ZombieLoad. Since then there has been a software patch and new processors. But with a new variant of the old attack these are no longer safe…

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11/13/2019

TU Graz researchers develop new 3D printing for the direct production of nanostructures

A team from Graz University of Technology succeeded in using the FEBID method to produce complex 3D-printed nano-components for the first time without additional support structures.

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11/12/2019

Graz universities celebrated their flashes of genius

Med Uni Graz, TU Graz and Uni Graz yesterday honoured those scientists who have pioneered research in the last two years with their inventions and patents.

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11/06/2019

Minimizing post-harvest food losses

Research team from Graz develops biological methods to improve the shelf life of fruit and vegetables.

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Researcher in white coat, hand with tattoo sensor and laboratory equipment
11/05/2019

L'Oréal Austria scholarship for TU Graz researcher Katrin Unger

Katrin Unger, PhD student at TU Graz, develops tattoo sensors that measure the acid content of the skin. For this she yesterday received the L'Oréal Austria scholarship “For Women in Science”, endowed with 25,000 euros.

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10/21/2019

Career made to measure: TU Graz continuing education programme 2020

Digitalisation and industry 4.0 dominate the new university continuing education programme at Graz University of Technology, which will comprise around 40 part-time master’s and university programmes, courses and seminars by 2020.

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Researcher with syringe and flask
10/11/2019

New method for quicker and simpler production of lipidated proteins

The new method developed at TU Graz and the University of Vienna is leading to a better understanding of natural protein modifications and improved protein therapeutics.

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09/24/2019

Two new CD labs for TU Graz

Two new CD labs of TU Graz are working on producing proteins and high-quality plastics efficiently and cost-effectively.

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Five people with coloured cardboard cubes in their hands
09/13/2019

Researchers adopt Graz Declaration on Climate Protection in the Building Sector

In their concluding statement, delegates at the Sustainable Built Environment D-A-CH Conference 2019 called for the mandatory introduction of specific targets and planning objectives aimed at limiting GHG-emissions throughout the building life cycle.

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A man with computer in front of an oversized plexiglass tube with water
09/12/2019

Turbo-charging pharmaceutical biotechnology simulations

New simulation technology developed by TU Graz is designed to make the production of biopharmaceuticals more efficient, cost-effective and comprehensible for manufacturers.

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The face of a young woman is covered in a picture animation with lines and dots symbolizing a network.
09/05/2019

Society 5.0: putting humans at the heart of digitalisation

Taking place on 20 and 21 September in Graz, the international conference “Human-Centered Digitalization” is devoted to interdisciplinary discussion of the safe and effective interplay of people and machines with a view to creating what is known as Society 5.0.

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09/04/2019

Interspeech 2019 conference: Alexa and Siri in Graz

At the invitation of Graz University of Technology, internet giants, digital world market leaders and the AI research elite will be holding a conference on new developments in digital speech communication in Graz, Austria from 15 to 19 September.

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08/28/2019

Graz becomes capital of digital game development

What do games such as "The Settlers", "Fallout: New Vegas" and "Frostpunk" have in common? Their developers have been invited by Game Development Graz and TU Graz to give talks at the Game Dev Days Graz from 6 to 8 September.

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Woman with electrode cap in front of computer screens with games
08/16/2019

The power of thought – the key to success: CYBATHLON BCI Series 2019

Spectators will experience the fascinating power of thought-controlled systems on 17 September, as teams from all over the world go head to head in the CYBATHLON BCI Series 2019 at TU Graz. ‘Pilots’ who are paralysed from the neck down control avatars using brain-computer interfaces in a specially…

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City traffic, cars from behind and exhaust fumes
08/13/2019

Vehicle Emissions: New sensor technology to improve air quality in cities

Researchers at TU Graz are working together with European partners on new possibilities of measuring vehicle emissions.

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Woman looks at battery in her hand
07/31/2019

“Frustrated” ions for solid-state batteries

An international team involving researchers from TU Graz has published research into a new solid-state electrolyte for batteries. The material exhibits one of the fastest lithium mobility processes ever measured in a lithium-ion conductor.

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07/15/2019

TU Graz and Mondi set up strategic partnership

At the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering and Biotechnology at TU Graz, Mondi will endow two professorships, one in Pulping and Paper Technology and one in Food Contact Materials.

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06/27/2019

Digital footprint: TU Graz opens House of Digitalisation

TU Graz – a pioneer of digitalisation among Austrian universities – became the first university in the country to open a House of Digitalisation on 26 June. It is home to all departments and the focal point of all initiatives of Graz University of Technology on the way to the digital university.

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Luminous elements, from which red arrows penetrate to the outside and from left to right flows a large red arrow
06/26/2019

Researchers observe shortest magnetic event

For the first time ever, physicists have been able to change the magnetic moment of a material using a light wave within one femtosecond – the fastest magnetic event ever observed.

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A man with a blue shirt is sitting in front of a screen with a microscope image of a metal powder - many round balls - on it.
06/18/2019

Innovative powder revolutionises 3D metal printing

At TU Graz a steel powder has been developed for additive manufacturing which decisively simplifies the production of complex components. In a spin-off funding programme, work is now being done on market maturity.

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Graphic of the earth, taken from outer space, Greenland is shown in white and red colors, showing the loss of ice mass, other continents are green
06/13/2019

Determining the Earth’s gravity field more accurately than ever before

Researchers at TU Graz calculate the most accurate gravity field determination of the Earth using 1.16 billion satellite measurements. This yields valuable knowledge for climate research.

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A futuristic building, in illuminated letters Nikola Tesla Labor is written vertically on the facade.
05/29/2019

Nikola Tesla and the Graz Tech

A new publication by TU Graz is dedicated to the "Graz years" of the inventor genius Nikola Tesla and spans from his student days in Graz to Tesla's traces in the present.

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Street situation with pedestrian light on green.
05/27/2019

Intelligent pedestrian traffic lights: New system by TU Graz automatically recognises pedestrians’ intent to cross the road

The innovative camera system recognises pedestrians’ intention to cross the road and changes automatically to green. This reduces unpleasant waiting times and allows better flow of motorised urban traffic.

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05/14/2019

Following on from Meltdown and Spectre: TU Graz researchers discover new security flaws

ZombieLoad and Store-to-Leak Forwarding impact on the security of Intel computer processors. The patches developed last year are ineffective, so new updates and security solutions will be necessary.

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An intersection on an open country road is shown from the cockpit perspective; a yellow motorcycle is approached from the right; a display is to be found on the windscreen showing the intersection and the motorcycle as a red dot; the intersection is also shown virtually on the instrument panel behind the steering wheel.
05/08/2019

TU Graz study shows: Driving-simulator training reduces accidents with motorcycles

TU Graz researchers develop driving-simulator courses for driving schools which can reduce collision risk between motorcycles and cars.

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04/26/2019

TU Graz: Leadership team for the new Rectorate term is now complete

TU Graz University Council chooses two women vice rectors and two men vice rectors for next Rectorate term from 1st October 2019 to 30th September 2023.

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04/25/2019

Battery research at TU Graz: new breakthroughs in research on super-batteries

Researchers at TU Graz have discovered a means of suppressing singlet oxygen formation in lithium-oxygen batteries in order to extend their useful lives.

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04/24/2019

Innovation 4.0: TU Graz opens the biggest academic makerspace in Austria

The Austria-wide unique Laboratory for Innovation offers a platform for the exchange and networking of the maker community with industry and university research and teaching on more than 800 square metres.

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04/23/2019

Graz Linux Days 2019: Everything about free software and hardware

The Graz Linux Days will take place at Graz University of Technology for the first time from 26 to 27 April. The program of Austria's largest conference on free software and hardware goes far beyond "Linux". Participation is free of charge.

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04/04/2019

Nano-composition: New synthesis of catalytic nanomaterials

Researchers at TU Graz describe the effects which occur upon evaporation of vanadium compounds in Chemical Science. Improvements for the development of SCR catalysts may be based on their results.

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A Caterpillar tunnel excavator pushes earth aside in a tunnel.
03/27/2019

Latest trends in tunnel construction: The university course NATM Engineering is starting in 2019 with new content

In addition to method competence, the part-time international tunnelling course offered by TU Graz and Montanuniversität Leoben imparts new knowledge about tunnel-boring machinery. The operation and maintenance of tunnel structures are also part of the new curriculum. Applications are open until…

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03/22/2019

TU Graz researcher Gerhard Schickhofer awarded prestigious Marcus Wallenberg Prize

For his pioneering research in the field of cross-laminated timber, Gerhard Schickhofer, head of the Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology of TU Graz, has been awarded the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize. The award is worth some 200,000 euros.

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03/07/2019

Excessive hygiene promotes resistance to antibiotics

In Nature Communications, researchers from Graz, Austria present new perspectives to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistances in hospitals.

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03/04/2019

Response to lack of specialists: New training programme provides knowledge of robotics and AI

Development of a European driving license for robotics and artificial intelligence to make people fit for the digital future led by TU Graz.

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02/27/2019

TU Graz sets international standards in cryptography

Spread over five years, the CAESAR competition focused on encryption processes for digital information. Now the jury has selected TU Graz’s ASCON algorithm as a means of secure encryption for the internet of things.

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02/15/2019

The Internet of Things: TU Graz researchers increase the dependability of smart systems

Since 2016 a team from TU Graz has been working on dependability in the Internet of things. After having achieved remarkable success, the eponymous research project is now going into the second phase.

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A group of people, on the left a man with a hand-held concrete grinder, in the middle personal mobility vehicles and on the right a lawn mower.
02/14/2019

New research centre at TU Graz: Consortium conducts research on CO₂-free small engines

Under the leadership of TU Graz, researchers are working on the development of CO₂-free fuels and hybrid propulsion systems for small engines.

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02/11/2019

Multi-million euro investment in IT security: SGS and TU Graz set up Cybersecurity Campus Graz

A unique IT security research, education, testing and certification hub is taking shape in Styria, Austria: Cybersecurity Campus Graz.

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01/22/2019

Laying of the Foundation Stone for the new Research Centre at TU Graz

By order of TU Graz and with financial support from the State of Styria and the EU, BIG is building a new site for the Electronic Based Systems Center. The total project volume is about 15 million euros.

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12/13/2018

Researchers lay foundation for smart contrast medium

Under the leadership of TU Graz, an international research team has developed a contrast medium concept for MRI, promising unprecedented features in medical imaging.

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12/04/2018

TU Graz and Magna extend strategic partnership

Thanks to an extended cooperation with Magna Steyr, TU Graz and the international automotive supplier will conduct research together in the areas of automated driving, virtual product development and the smart factory.

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11/16/2018

Excellent teaching staff: TU Graz awards prizes to lecturers for outstanding performances in teaching

Their teaching concepts aren’t just good, they’re excellent: Carlo Alberto Boano, Daniel Gruss, Werner Lienhart and Patrick Wurm were awarded the Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2017/2018 at TU Graz.

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11/15/2018

Talents for the automotive industry: AVL and TU Graz support budding engineers

AVL and TU Graz are tightly interconnected in research and development. Now the two partners are strengthening joint talent development activities.

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11/13/2018

Optimization of alloy materials: Diffusion processes in nano particles decoded

Research team at TU Graz discovers atomic-level processes which can provide new approaches to improving material properties.

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11/06/2018

Austrian nanosatellites deliver sensational results

Nova explosion recorded with unprecedented time resolution presented at the EU Space Conference in Graz – excellent space expertise at Austrian universities

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A young man with a beard in jeans and a blue T-shirt sits in the hydraulic engineering laboratory and is surrounded by experimental arrangements in the form of water-filled Plexiglas tubes.
10/23/2018

The future of energy supply: combined energy storage as key technology

A system developed at TU Graz uses water as a storage medium for electricity and thermal energy. It can be used to meet up to 90% of our energy requirements – while producing zero emissions.

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Stefan Vorbach (Professor of Corporate Governance and Organization), Dean Roderick Bloem, Rector Harald Kainz, Rector Christa Neuper, Dean Thomas Foscht, Dean of Studies Heinz Königsmaier re standing in front of a wooden double wing door. Rector Harald Kainz and Rector Christa Neuper hold the A3 advertising posters in the camera.
10/17/2018

Route 63 connects Uni Graz to TU Graz: Business and computer science links joint range of courses.

Two universities, one aim: the University of Graz and Graz University of Technology want to make their students fit for the world of work.

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A group of researchers in the physics laboratory standing around a femtosecond laser
10/02/2018

Breakthrough in quantum physics: Reaction of a quantum fluid to photoexcitation of dissolved particles

Researchers from TU Graz have described for the first time the dynamics which takes place within a trillionth of a second after photoexcitation of a single atom inside a superfluid helium nanodroplet.

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09/17/2018

MoreGrasp: Getting a better grip on things

The MoreGrasp Horizon2020 research project under the leadership of TU Graz is coming to an end with significant results in the field of thought-controlled grasp neuroprosthetics. A large-scale feasibility study is underway.

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A blue electric vehicle is charged by the robot. The arm of the robot is plugged into the vehicle socket.
08/13/2018

Robots as 'pump attendants': TU Graz develops robot-controlled rapid charging system for e-vehicles

Researchers from TU Graz and their industry partners have unveiled a world first: the prototype of a robot-controlled, high-speed combined charging system (CCS) for electric vehicles. that enables series charging of cars in various parking positions.

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07/12/2018

Exhaust gas after-treatment for diesel vehicles: Amminex, TU Graz and partners garner EU award worth millions

TU Graz researchers together with international development partners have developed a technological concept for reducing nitrogen oxide in existing diesel vehicles. The EU has rewarded the idea with prize money worth millions.

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06/22/2018

RoboCup 2018 Canada: GRIPS Team from TU Graz are World-Champions

Major success for a student team from TU Graz: GRIPS RoboCup team becomes world champion in the “Logistics” league of the RoboCup 2018 in Montreal, Canada.

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06/20/2018

Experiencing architecture: Graz Open Architecture 18

The Faculty of Architecture at TU Graz celebrates the end of the semester on 29th of June, and issues an open invitation to the summer party with exhibitions, music and food. Entrance free of charge.

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06/14/2018

Third term of office: Harald Kainz reappointed as Rector of TU Graz

On Thursday, 14 June 2018, after shortened proceedings, the University Council and the Senate of TU Graz reappointed incumbent Rector Harald Kainz for a third term of office.

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06/11/2018

Manipulated enzymes: TU Graz researchers set milestone in biocatalysis research

TU Graz researchers managed for the first time ever to ‘retrain’ an enzyme to build ring-shaped molecular structures instead of performing its natural task of reducing double bonds. The work was published in Angewandte Chemie, and is relevant for the production of pharmaceuticals and plant…

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04/26/2018

Research trio: TU Graz opens three CD labs simultaneously

Research includes the fabrication of 3D nano-probes, radio-based positioning systems and the porosity of paper at three new Christian Doppler Laboratories to be opened at TU Graz on 25th April.

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04/18/2018

NAWI Graz: new English-language Geosciences master’s degree programme

NAWI Graz will launch a new English-language Geosciences master’s degree in the 2018/19 winter semester. Registration for the programme is open until 30 April.

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04/03/2018

Quality assurance for autonomous systems: TU Graz opens Christian Doppler lab

In the new Christian Doppler Lab TU Graz develops methodologies for the quality assurance of cyber-physical systems. Together with corporate partner AVL List, this will be illustrated using autonomous vehicles as examples.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Im Vordergrund steht eine breite, tiefe Baugrube mit zig Baufahrzeugen. Seitlich steht ein Kran, dahinter sieht man die Skyline einer Großstadt.
03/29/2018

Of pits and shafts: Geotechnics conference at TU Graz

The Christian Veder Colloquium of TU Graz is dedicated to deep excavations and shaft structures. A particularly spectacular item in the programme includes the shafts for Africa’s biggest suspension bridge.

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03/28/2018

TU Graz fills endowed professorship for aerospace research

TU Graz, BMVIT, voestalpine, and other industry partners establish Austria’s first endowed chair for aerospace research, occupied by Brazilian materials scientist Sergio Amancio.

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03/27/2018

Tattoo electrodes from an ink-jet printer

Electrodes for longterm monitoring of electrical impulses of heart or muscles in the form of temporary tattoos produced using an ink-jet printer. An international research group involving TU Graz presents this novel method in Advanced Science.

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03/05/2018

Photosynthetic microalgae as biocatalysts

Biotechnological production of chemicals using enzymes coupled with the photosynthesis of microalgae is the topic of the new EU project PhotoBioCat. TU Graz is the project coordinator.

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A male hand holds a concrete part damaged by microbial induced concrete corrosion (MICC); a centimetre-thick deposit has formed on the part.
02/22/2018

Combating sulphuric acid corrosion at wastewater plants: Graz scientists develop new solution

Writing in Water Research, researchers from TU Graz and the University of Graz discuss new materials that prevent damage from microbial induced concrete corrosion.

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02/01/2018

Uni Graz and TU Graz are the “most family-friendly organisations in Styria”

Great importance is attached to compatibility of family and job at Uni Graz and TU Graz. That’s why the two universities have been awarded first place in the “Most family-friendly organisations in Styria” competition.

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01/31/2018

Countdown for Chinese satellite CSES

The China Seismo-Electromagnetic satellite will be launched into near-Earth space in the early hours of 2nd February 2018. The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) and TU Graz are contributing a scalar magnetometer.

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01/15/2018

Export hit from TU Graz: Campus-management system CAMPUSonline is 20 years old

Whether TU München, University of Cologne or the Medical University of Vienna, 38 universities in the German-speaking area use CAMPUSonline – the campus-management system developed at TU Graz 20 years ago.

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01/04/2018

TU Graz researchers discover serious security vulnerabilities

An 10-strong international team of researchers – including researcher from TU Graz – has revealed two new vulnerabilities in computer processors: Meltdown and Spectre. PCs, server and cloud services are affected. A patch could help.

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12/13/2017

Bolivia and TU Graz sign railway cooperation agreement

In the presence of Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales Ayma, TU Graz Rector Harald Kainz and Bolivian Minister Milton Claros have signed an agreement on railway-specific training for Bolivian engineers. Closer cooperation on railway-related matters in higher education is also planned.

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11/28/2017

ERC grant for TU Graz materials researcher Paolo Falcaro

Paolo Falcaro has secured a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant for his research into microporous crystals, known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), at TU Graz. The ERC will provide EUR 2 million in funding for research into these high-performance, leading-edge materials.

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A TU Graz researcher surrounded by pupils at the Geoday. All wear VR goggles while looking at a screen which is hardly to be seen on the edge of the image.
11/06/2017

Geo-studies: From surveying to climate protection

Geodesists measure the Earth, know how GPS works, and what 3D models of the Earth are used for. If you want to know more about geo-studies, come to geoday2017@TU Graz on 17.11..

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10/31/2017

Top research: Financial funding running into millions for TU Graz lead projects

Two interdisciplinary basic research projects in the fields of biomechanics and materials sciences will be funded to the amount of 3.5 million euros from TU Graz funds for three years from 2018.

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10/31/2017

New CD lab for high-performance alloys at TU Graz

Maria Cecilia Poletti heads the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Design of High-Performance Alloys by Thermomechanical Processing. Industrial partners are Böhler Schmiedetechnik and Nemak Linz.

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10/24/2017

Testing the test beds: new Christian Doppler lab at TU Graz

Starting shot for Christian Doppler Laboratory for Model-Based Control of Complex Test Bed Systems.

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10/23/2017

Boost for lipid research: Graz researchers facilitate lipid data analysis

Illnesses such as cancer and multiple sclerosis may also be associated with lipids. Disorders are difficult to assess due to the diversity of lipids. Graz scientists present a new tool for the analysis of lipids in Nature Methods.

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10/16/2017

Germ-free hatching eggs: An alternative to formaldehyde application

Hatching eggs in large-scale hatcheries are currently treated with formaldehyde to eliminate germs. Researchers from TU Graz, acib and Roombiotic have now developed a natural alternative.

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10/12/2017

Enzymes at work: breaking down stubborn cellulose

TU Graz researchers observe enzymes breaking down cellulose to aid the production of biofuels. The results are now published in Nature Communications.

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09/28/2017

Making surgical screws from bones

Biomechanics from TU Graz are developing surgical screws from donated human bone material for foot and jaw surgery in a FFG-funded project together with surgebright, a start-up from Linz.

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09/26/2017

X-ray Views into the Nanoworld: International SAXS Community Celebrates in Graz

Graz has been a hotspot for small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) for the analysis of nanostructured materials for 60 years now. The International SAXS Symposium at TU Graz demonstrates the continuing significance of this technology.

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09/20/2017

SpaceTech: TU Graz celebrates its first graduates

The eight graduates of the part-time master’s programme all come from the aerospace sector. As part of the programme they developed lunar vehicles for the ESA Moon Village.

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A female student of the BCI Racing Team Mirage 91 in front of a computer game, wearing a special cap to measure brain waves.
09/12/2017

Between vision and reality: Brain Computer Interface Conference at TU Graz

The international community of brain computer interface (BCI) experts will meet between 18 and 22 September in Graz. As part of the programme a Science Slam will put an entertaining spotlight on the current state of BCI research.

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09/06/2017

Brain Composer: “thinking” melodies onto a musical score

TU Graz researchers develop new brain-computer interface application which allows music to be composed by the power of thought. How this works is shown in the current issue of the journal PLOS ONE.

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08/25/2017

24 hours instead of 42 kilometres: Innovation Marathon in Alpbach

Working 24 hours non-stop on real-life problems set by companies and proving the power of innovation at the Alpbach Technology Symposium. The 3rd TU Austria Innovation Marathon presented 40 students with a “physical” challenge.

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Representatives of Politics, Economy and Science present Styrias increased R&D share.
08/17/2017

Styria is the number one research region in Europe

With a research and development share of 5.16 per cent in 2015, Styria comes out on top among European research regions for the first time.

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07/31/2017

RoboCup Japan 2017: GRIPS Team from TU Graz are Vice-Champions

Another major success for a student team from TU Graz: GRIPS RoboCup team wins second place in the “Logistics” league of the RoboCup 2017 in Nagoya, Japan.

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07/24/2017

TU Graz is part of the Oman Mars simulation AMADEE-18

With 19 experiments, the analog mission of the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) in Oman will serve for preparation for a manned mission to Mars. TU Graz is especially well-represented with three experiments.

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07/10/2017

TU Graz tests autonomous transport logistics in the “last mile”

Drones as modern carrier pigeons and autonomous electric vehicles as urban suppliers: TU Graz’s expertise is at a premium in trialling of new delivery methods.

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07/03/2017

New pilot factory at TU Graz

Industry 4.0 test laboratory for TU Graz and 20 domestic companies, funded by the ministry for infrastructure

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06/26/2017

NAWI Graz researchers measure light fields in 3D

Researchers from TU Graz and the University of Graz present the new method of 3D-plasmon tomography in Nature Communications.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Drei Männer und eine Frau halten beziehungsweise betrachten den Kleinsatelliten OPSSAT.
06/12/2017

TU Graz builds new ESA satellite: Nanosatellite “PRETTY” measures ice masses and ocean waves for climate research

PRETTY is the third CubeSat mission of TU Graz. The satellite is being built together with RUAG Space and should be launched into space in 2020.

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05/31/2017

Starting shot for AVL-TU Graz Transmission Center: gearbox systems on the test rig

AVL and TU Graz open the world’s most advanced competence centre for research and development on novel transmission systems.

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05/11/2017

Electrostatic design of materials: TU Graz demonstrates a fundamentally new approach

Researchers at the Institute of Solid State Physics map out a radically new approach for designing optical and electronic properties of materials in Advanced Materials.

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[Translate to Englisch:] zwei Männer in einem Fahrsimulator
05/04/2017

Self-driving cars: Europe’s most diverse test environment under development in Styria

ALP.Lab offers test tracks, road tests on motorways and in cities as well as simulators for companies – Ministry for Infrastructure provides funding to the tune of 5.6 million euros.

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04/28/2017

When electric vehicles crash, what happens to the battery?

How EV batteries behave in detail during crash loads and what influence the previous life of the battery has on its safety is being investigated by TU Graz and partners in the K-project “SafeBattery”.

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04/26/2017

Metabolic disorders: University of Graz and TU Graz “research studio”

The agent Atglistatin can reduce the level of fatty acid in the blood. Funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, researchers at the University of Graz and TU Graz want to further develop the agent into a medicine to treat metabolic disorders.

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04/21/2017

Experiencing space: TU Graz presents the architecture magazine GAM.13

“Spatial Expeditions”: GAM.13 is dedicated to the experience of space using all the senses. On Thursday 27 April, the Faculty of Architecture of TU Graz will present the current issue – guests are welcome!

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04/19/2017

10 years of RoboCupJunior in Austria: A playground and career ladder for budding technologists

On the tenth anniversary of the RoboCupJunior educational initiative, the state championships will be held in Weiz this year. TU Graz, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien are combining their forces and have confidence in the ‘RoboCupJunior…

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04/06/2017

Open day taster at the Graz unis on 20 April

Prospective students are most welcome: The University of Graz, University of Music and Performing Arts, Medical University of Graz and TU Graz present the broad range of their study programmes together on Thursday, 20 April 2017.

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03/22/2017

Protective switch to treat obesity

Scientists at the University of Graz and TU Graz have developed an active ingredient that reduces obesity and can prevent type II diabetes as well as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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03/20/2017

TU Graz researchers show that enzyme function inhibits battery ageing

Stefan Freunberger, beneficiary of an ERC grant at TU Graz, shows in Nature Energy the influence of the reactive singlet oxygen on ageing processes in non-aqueous oxygen batteries.

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Two students making "give me five"
03/08/2017

TU Graz: three new English master’s programmes in autumn 2017

In the winter semester 2017/18, TU Graz will be offering 14 master’s programmes just in English. What’s new – apart from the NAWI Graz master’s programmes Physics and Technical Physics – is Biorefinery Engineering, a course unique in Europe.

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Schematic representation of the illumination of the sensor domain of a photo-receptor and the molecular propagation of the light signal to the effector
03/03/2017

Biological system with light switch: new findings from Graz

For the first time ever, researchers at TU Graz and the Medical University of Graz have managed to functionally characterise the three-dimensional interaction between red-light receptors and enzymatic effectors. The results, with implications for optogenetics, have been published in Science…

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A Photomontage of the nanosatellite TUGSAT-1 in orbit overlooking the earth.
02/22/2017

Four years in space: Austrian BRITE satellites

TUGSAT-1 and UniBRITE have been in space since 2013. During this time 350 stars have been observed, new variable stars discovered, and 12 scientific papers published in international journals.

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02/02/2017

Technology is for girls! FIT Info Days starting 13th February

Place in the leture hall, great career opportunities: nevertheless some girls shy away from mechanical engineering, physics and all the rest. The “Women in Technology” Info Days at TU Graz are meant to put this right.

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01/28/2017

Ballroom instead of lecture hall: the TU Graz Ball 2017

Under the slogan “Living technology”, the TU Graz Ball 2017 was dedicated to the topic of Human & Biotechnology. The highlight for guests of the ball at Congress Graz was a virtual thought race.

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12/07/2016

Porous crystalline materials: TU Graz researcher shows method for controlled growth

Microporous crystals (MOFs) have a great potential as functional materials of the future. Paolo Falcaro of TU Graz et al demonstrate in Nature Materials how the growth of MOFs can be precisely controlled on a large scale.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Rektor Kainz, Cornelia Kawann und Emo Welzl halten die Grndungsurkunde des neuen Alumni Chapters in die Kamera
12/02/2016

TU Graz launches international alumni network at ETH Zurich

TU Graz promotes cross-border alumni activities as part of internationalisation strategy. The first highlight of “alumni eXtended” was the opening of the “TU Graz Alumni Chapter Suisse” at ETH Zurich yesterday evening.

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12/01/2016

Energy hybrid: Battery meets super capacitor

Researchers from the universities of Montpellier, Bordeaux and TU Graz demonstrate in Nature Materials that it is possible to combine the high-energy density of batteries with the high-power output of super capacitors in a single system – thanks to liquid energy storage materials.

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11/24/2016

New honorary senators of TU Graz: Hannes Androsch and Günther Apfalter

Hannes Androsch and Günther Apfalter have been made honorary senators by TU Graz as a sign of solidarity and appreciation. Würzburg physicist Werner Hanke awarded a honorary doctorate.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Gruppenfoto in der Aula, von links nach rechts Katrin Ellermann, Stefanie Lindstaedt, Tanja Wrodnigg, Juliane Bogner-Strauss, Annette Mütze, Maria Cecilia Poletti und Gabriele Berg, am Foto vertreten von Martina Köberl.
11/21/2016

More women in positions of leadership: Careers programme of TU Graz takes effect

The first Austria-wide career management project for women academics in leadership positions ended at TU Graz today. Eight researchers successfully supported in the development of their careers.

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11/15/2016

‘Kepler robotics’: TU Graz sponsors school team to the amount of 1,000 euros

Karin Schaupp, chair of the University Council of TU Graz, handed over a cheque worth 1,000 euros to Team ‘kepler robotics’ of the Kepler Secondary School. The patron of the sponsoring partnership is state councillor Christopher Drexler.

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11/09/2016

Teaching stars: TU Graz awards prizes to lecturers of excellence

Outstanding teaching rarely gets curtain calls. Rarely, but not never. Witness TU Graz, where four outstanding lecturers received the Prize for Excellence in Teaching on Wednesday, 9 November.

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11/08/2016

Fit for the future in software and IT: TU Graz leads Industry 4.0 qualification network

To recognise IT and software trends early and implement them creates regional value enhancement. Making key personnel fit for the future is the aim of the qualification network “Value Network Süd – IT-enabled Eco Systems”.

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10/24/2016

TU Graz’s HyCentA and AVL List open Europe’s most modern test stand for fuel-cell systems

A building block in the energy revolution mosaic. The research centre HyCentA along with AVL List GmbH opened Europe’s most modern test infrastructure for fuel-cell systems on 21 October.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Anna Maria Coclite forscht im Bereich der Materialwissenschaften und ist die erste Frau mit einem ERC Grant an der TU Graz
10/04/2016

Smart artificial skin: ERC grant for researcher at TU Graz

Anna Maria Coclite is the first woman to be awarded an ERC Starting Grant at TU Graz. Her research project deals with developing a hybrid material to produce an artificial skin with multi-responsive sensors.

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09/28/2016

25 years of AustroMir: from Mozart balls to ion cannons

Franz Viehböck took off 25 years ago – the one and only Austrian in space. Researchers at TU Graz performed pioneering work in extraterrestrial materials analysis and facilitated the first ever networked communication between several locations on Earth and in space.

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09/26/2016

TU Graz launches Christian Doppler Laboratory for Brushless drives for pump and fan applications

The aim of the new CD Laboratory, a joint project between TU Graz and Mechatronics Systems – an SME from Styria, is to make use of electrical energy in auxiliary drives and household appliances as efficiently as possible.

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09/21/2016

Styria on the way to becoming leading software region of Europe

The recommendations from Stanford expert Burton Lee to Styria on its way to becoming the leading European software and industry region range from talent initiatives and “hackathons” to setting up a Styrian Software Council.

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At the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Lithium Batteries at TU Graz Michael Sternad, Martin Wilkening und Georg Hirtler (from left to right) managed to use monocrystalline silicon, which microchips consist of, directly as a battery electrode. Thus the mi
08/17/2016

Piggyback battery for microchips: TU Graz researchers develop new concept

Electrochemists at TU Graz have managed to use monocrystalline semiconductor silicon as an active storage electrode in lithium batteries. This enables an integrated power supply to be made for microchips with a rechargeable battery.

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Approx. 15 Studierende in smaller groups in front of Lecture Hall 1 at TU Graz' Campus "Alte Technik".
08/06/2016

For a smooth start into your studies: MathsFit course and enrolment advice

Newcomers can brush up their maths skills in time for autumn term with the MathsFit course offered by TU Graz. And the Students’ Union at TU Graz offers advice and guidance and answers any questions new students may have.

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08/01/2016

TU Graz develops environmentally friendly eco-concrete

Grey on the outside, green inside: The production of “Öko²-Beton” concrete consumes up to 30 percent less CO2 than the production of standard concrete, and yet the “green” concrete is by no means less stable or less convenient to process.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Ein Gruppenbild der "Graz Griffins" mit Drohnen.
07/29/2016

TU Graz team is international UAV challenge finalist

The “Graz Griffins” is one of only 10 student teams worldwide in the finals of a competition for search and rescue UAVs. The teams will compete for 1st place and the 100,000 dollar prize money at the end of August.

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Zhe image shows a computer workstation with a screen and a keyboard and numerous other things. On screen the logo of the Cloud Signature Consortium is seen.
07/05/2016

Digital signatures: TU Graz in Adobe consortium

The aim of Adobe-led consortium is to create open standards for cloud-based digital signatures. TU Graz is the first university worldwide to be part of this. First results will be available this year.

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Two successful TU Graz robotic teams; also showing at the picture rescue robot Wowbagger of Team TEDUSAR and three logistics robots of Team GRIPS
07/04/2016

World champions: TU Graz teams secure victory at RoboCup

Two TU Graz teams achieve success at the RoboCup2016: Team TEDUSAR becomes world champion in Autonomous Exploration in the Rescue Robot league; Team GRIPS wins third place in the Logistics league and is Rookie of the Year

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06/29/2016

TU Graz invests in grinding technology

Unique worldwide and made in Austria: TU Graz is strengthening the field of production technology with a new grinding machine for engines and drive components to the value of 1 million euros.

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06/27/2016

Virtual worlds at TU Graz: 10 years of DAVE

DAVE, a real gate of TU Graz to simulated 3D worlds, will be 10 years old this year. This will be celebrated with the 1st Graz Virtual Reality Night which will give insights into current research questions and applications.

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Close-up view of a photovoltaic cell
06/14/2016

At the atomic level: Lecture by Fritz Prinz on 22 June

Fritz Prinz from Stanford University wants to convert and store energy more efficiently using new materials and methods. But how? That’s what’s up for discussion at TU Graz on 22 June.

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A female student at TU Graz studying at the Computer Lab.
06/08/2016

No need to be technology shy: Computer courses for girls

Discover computers in a playful way and build up self-confidence regarding technology. This summer too, TU Graz is offering computer courses to girls from 10 years on. There are still some free places – register now!

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[Translate to Englisch:] Sujetfoto aus der Materialforschung: Schweißen von Metallteilen
05/24/2016

Graz as a centre for tailor-made materials

Materials research as a foundation for innovative products. More than 1,200 experts in high-performance materials of the future are coming to Graz for the THERMEC convention starting on 29 May.

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A Product Innovation Project team, three male and one female students in front of the FabLab of TU Graz.
05/23/2016

Task meets solution: students develop industry-compatible prototypes

Eight companies, eight topics, eight interdisciplinary student teams make eight innovative solution concepts for real tasks from industry at the Product Innovation Project 2016 of TU Graz.

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04/26/2016

Orientation for robots: TU Graz launches Christian Doppler-Lab for Semantic 3D Computer Vision

Funded by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and the Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, the team wants to enable computers to orientate themselves in a non-standard environment.

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04/21/2016

From the laboratory at TU Graz to the Innovation State Prize

Patents, prizes and a start-up: A project by TU Graz and the RCPE about disinfection using the effects of light has far-reaching impacts. The anti-germ technology has recently been awarded the ECONOVIUS prize

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Three students learning at Campus Neue Technik
04/19/2016

3 New English Master’s Programmes in Autumn 2016

In the winter semester of 2016/17 a further three master’s programmes at TU Graz will be held exclusively in English: Biomedical Engineering, Software Engineering and Management and Advanced Materials Science.

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A little boy and a woman fascinated at the Long Night of Research at TU Graz.
04/11/2016

Science live: Long Night of Research on 22 April

TU Graz to participate in Austria’s biggest research event on 22 April – an entertaining opportunity to experience science and engineering research live. Entry is free.

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03/31/2016

Solar cell + battery: TU Graz researches hybrid systems

In the FFG project SolaBat, TU Graz is entering almost new research territory. Photovoltaic cells are to be combined into one device with electrochemical energy storage systems.

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Huge contruction machines stand on desert sand. The soil is worked on. The sky is blue.
03/29/2016

Ground improvement

400 specialists discuss possibilities of ground improvement for construction work at the 31st Christian Veder Colloquium from 31 March to 1 April, 2016, at Graz University of Technology

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A photomontage of the satelliten TUGSAT-1 in space.
03/17/2016

Austrian nanosats yield first research results

TUGSAT-1/BRITE-Austria and UniBRITE, Austria's first satellites in space, celebrate their third birthday. "Astronomy & Astrophysics" publishes three papers with the ESA-missions latest results.

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Two female and two male students of TU Graz in front of a bright green writing saying "Energie" in a building at Campus Inffeldgasse.
03/15/2016

Open Day taster at the Graz unis on 31 March

The University of Graz, University of Music and Performing Arts, Medical University of Graz and TU Graz present the broad range of their study programmes together on Thursday, 31 March 2016.

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An older picture of the "Haus Fischer", the first austrian solar house at the Grundlsee.
02/24/2016

Austrian Science Fund sponsors TU Graz architecture projects

Basic research in the practice-oriented discipline of architecture is gaining importance at TU Graz. Three projects are about to be launched which will be sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Ein Modell-Lkw mit rotem Führerhaus und weißem Container mit TU Graz Logo steht im Testlabor auf einem Tisch
02/10/2016

Dependable Internet of Things: TU Graz launches lead project

Billions of mini-computers in everyday objects: TU Graz funds its first lead project “Dependable Internet of Things” to the tune of two million euros.

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Group picture with Rector Harald Kainz, Carlo Alberto Boano, Andreas Eitzlmayr and Federal President Heinz Fischer.
02/08/2016

Top performance: Andreas Eitzlmayr and Carlo Alberto Boano awarded doctorates sub auspiciis

Process engineer Eitzlmayr and telematics engineer Boano gained the best grades possible from school to doctorate –congratulated personally by President Fischer.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Hartwig Holweg, Vorsitzender des Ballkommitees, Christof Sommitsch, Institutsleiter an der TU Graz, TU Graz Senatsvorsitzender Gernot Kubin, alumni-Leiter Ferdinand Hofer, Magna-Manager Wolfgang Zitz, TU Graz Uniratsvorsitzende Ka
01/29/2016

“Smart” Night: The TU Graz Ball 2016

“Always on the ball with smart technology” was the slogan of yesterday’s “Ball der Technik” 2016. The ball revealed some surprises in the form of a welding contest and tiaras made by a 3D printer.

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01/12/2016

Paper down to fibre level

Paper is a sophisticated material. It has to satisfy many partly conflicting demands all at the same time, covering the full range from industrial printing to its use as a packaging material. Yesterday, Monday 11 January 2016, the “Christian-Doppler (CD) Laboratory for Fibre Swelling and Paper…

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