Scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Tokyo have developed an ultrathin pressure sensor that can be attached directly to the skin. It can measure how fingers interact with objects to produce valuable data for technological or medical applications. The sensor has an unnoticeable effect on the users’ sensitivity and ability to grip objects, and it is highly resistant to disruption from rubbing.
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Graduates of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are among the most sought-after on the international job market. This is shown by the twelfth place in the current "Global University Employability Ranking", a survey of around 9,000 human resources managers in 22 countries.
Portuguese scientists have analyzed lichens from areas with traditional charcoal production for the first time with the help of the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Lichens located near areas of charcoal production contained more than twice the concentration of phosphorus, which is generated during the combustion process.
Thirteen researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are among the most cited in their respective fields. This is shown by the current edition of the ranking "Highly Cited Researchers".
The World Health Organization (WHO) has presented its global strategy for the elimination of cervical cancer yesterday. In order to raise awareness of this critical public health issue, yesterday buildings all over the world have been illuminated in the color teal — including the facade of the lecture hall building at TUM’s university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar.
Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann has been President of TUM since the start of October 2019. In an interview, he spoke about his first year in office: How has he sought to intensify his personal exchange with the students and members of the TUM community, something that is particularly important to him? How far has the university come in the implementation of its TUM Agenda 2030? And what will be the defining concerns of the coming year?
Similar to genetic mutations, epigenetic changes, i.e. gene modifications that do not occur on the primary DNA sequence, sometimes arise accidentally in plants and can be transmitted across generations. Using trees as a model, researchers have now shown for the first time that these so-called epimutations accumulate continuously throughout plant development, and that they can be employed as a molecular clock to estimate the age of a tree.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been successful for the eighth time in the competition for Germany's best-endowed research prize: Angela Schöllig, an international leading expert in the field of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, has been selected for a Humboldt professorship for Artificial Intelligence. TUM thus continues its status as the most successful university in the Alexander von Humboldt professorship program.
Researchers created a novel deep learning method that makes automated screenings for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy more efficient. Reducing the amount of expensive annotated image data that is required for the training of the algorithm, the method is attractive for clinics. In the use case of diabetic retinopathy, the researchers developed a screening algorithm.
Materials consisting of inorganic and organic components can combine the best of two worlds: under certain circumstances, the so-called MOFs – short for metal-organic frameworks – are structured in the same order as crystals and are at the same time porous and deformable. This opens up the prospect of intelligent materials for energy-saving technical applications. However, so far only a few flexible MOFs have been identified.