When a rocket is launched, the weld seams on the enormous fuel tanks must withstand immense forces. To produce joints with the necessary strength, a process known as “friction stir welding” is used. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are working to make this process more efficient. They are using positrons generated by the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) to precisely localize “atomic holes” in the material.
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Unlike the classic bicycle, the handbike is powered by the arms and is one of the most popular pieces of sports equipment among paraplegics. But there's one major drawback: While on the go with a handbike, the rider has no wheelchair handy, for example to go shopping or go to a restroom. The new hybrid "BikAble" design, developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), combines the functions of the sports apparatus and the wheelchair.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), often called ‘fatty liver hepatitis’, can lead to serious liver damage and liver cancer. A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered that this condition is caused by cells that attack healthy tissue – a phenomenon known as auto-aggression. Their results may help in the development of new therapies to avoid the consequences of NASH.
From hologram-based communications to remote-controlled surgical procedures – the 6G wireless standard will make many high-tech applications a reality. A major project now being launched at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) aims to establish the key technical criteria for the new standard. In this interview, project leader Prof. Wolfgang Kellerer explains how 6G will become the most intelligent wireless network, when Germany could take on a leading role and why, in the world of research, new speed records are less important than ensuring 99.999999999% reliability.
The rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration and concurrent climate change has led to yield reductions of grass-rich grassland vegetation in the past century. This observation was made by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) who, working jointly with colleagues from Rothamsted (U.K.), conducted a study on the world’s oldest permanent ecological experiment there.
Maps generally indicate elevation in meters above sea level. But sea level is not the same everywhere. A group of experts headed by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has developed an International Height Reference System (IHRS) that will unify geodetic measurements worldwide.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has founded a competence center to create a new education program for future vocational school teachers. In intensive interaction with industry and other stakeholders, digIT4.0@TUM will investigate how teachers can optimally convey the digital transformation of professional fields in class. Student teachers can work through concrete scenarios from the career world in a digital laboratory. The findings will be made available outside of TUM and will be brought to schools in the form of continuing education content.
The Department of Sport and Health Sciences at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Bavarian Sports Association (BLSV) have signed a cooperation agreement. Both partners are pooling their respective expertise in competitive as well as amateur, children's and youth sports to provide scientific support for sport in Bavaria, strengthening it and positioning it for the future.
Cargo bikes could play a much bigger role in urban package delivery. This conclusion was reached in a study based on the cities of Munich and Regensburg, where around one seventh of delivery-related CO2 emissions could be reduced. The research team has developed a planning tool to help companies and municipalities identify the potential for cargo bikes in city districts.
What does sustainability mean? What is being done about it at TUM today? And what does a sustainable future look like at TUM? Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation Prof. Gerhard Kramer speaks about this in an interview. The Sustainability Office founded in spring 2020 is based in his area.