Automatic landings have long been standard procedure for commercial aircraft. While major airports have the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe navigation of the aircraft, this is usually not the case at smaller airports. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and their project partners have now demonstrated a completely automatic landing with vision assisted navigation that functions properly without the need for ground-based systems.
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An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has built platinum nanoparticles for catalysis in fuel cells: The new size-optimized catalysts are twice as good as the best process commercially available today.
The fly agaric with its red hat is perhaps the most evocative of the diverse and variously colored mushroom species. Hitherto, the purpose of these colors was shrouded in mystery. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), in collaboration with the Bavarian Forest National Park, have now put together the first pieces of this puzzle.
The new Technical University of Munich (TUM) Department of Aerospace and Geodesy (LRG) will be launched in this year's winter semester, as announced by Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder in his policy statement of April 18, 2018. The department is the centerpiece of the Bavarian aviation and astronautics strategy presented by Söder Monday at the TUM Garching research campus. TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann emphasized the societal implications of aviation and astronautics technologies. He pointed out that the power of geodetic systems (remote sensing technologies, satellite navigation) will make aviation and astronautics a "Mission Earth", with these convergent technologies taking mobility both on and above the "Blue Planet" to new dimensions, revolutionizing everyday human life.
In combination with granite or other types of hard rock, carbon fibres make possible all-new construction and building materials. Theoretical calculations show: If the carbon fibres are produced from algae oil, production of the innovative materials extracts more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it sets free. A research project spearheaded by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is to further advance these technologies.
A drug with three active ingredients that are released in sequence at specific times: Thanks to the work of a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), what was once a pharmacologist's dream is now much closer to reality. With a combination of hydrogels and artificial DNA, nanoparticles can be released in sequence under conditions similar to those in the human body.
It’s time to vote! The senate, all student councils and almost all department councils at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are up for re-election on July 2, 2019. These “big” university elections only take place once every three years. Around 51,000 students and staff members will have the opportunity to vote for their representatives on the university’s various committees.
Today the TUM-Kolleg celebrated its tenth anniversary with Bavarian Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs Prof. Michael Piazolo. During their senior phase, especially gifted high school students spend one day a week performing research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). More than 80 percent of TUM-Kolleg participants go on the university studies in a STEM subject.
This year the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has presented its Presidential Entrepreneurship Award to Scintomics GmbH. The company develops, produces and markets innovative radio-pharmaceutical and nuclear medicine technologies for tumor diagnostics and tumor therapy.
Many work processes would be almost unthinkable today without robots. But robots operating in manufacturing facilities have often posed risks to workers because they are not responsive enough to their surroundings. To make it easier for people and robots to work in close proximity in the future, Prof. Matthias Althoff of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a new system: IMPROV.