TUM has temporarily closed the laboratories of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for a safety inspection. On Sunday a ventilation pipe fell out of a ceiling bracket. There were no injuries. TUM is currently inspecting all ventilation pipe brackets of the same model in the other laboratories of the building.
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How much carbon dioxide can tropical rainforests absorb? Investigations by an international team of researchers with significant involvement from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) indicate that the absorption capacity is severely limited by the phosphorus content of the soil.
Grasshoppers and crickets could provide a growing world population with a substantial portion of the protein it needs. For the first time ever, scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, Kenya, have explored what kind of feedstuffs might be suitable for environmentally friendly factory farming of insects.
Many patients with functional dizziness look back on a long odyssey to numerous doctors, because no organic causes could be found. Now for the first time, an experiment at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has identified possible causes of the disorder: problems with the processing of sensory-motor signals in the brain that resemble those associated with dizziness due to organic causes.
Most people use the Internet every day. But not many are familiar with the technology that makes it work. A new online course offered by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) explains the workings of the Internet and the driving forces behind the digital transformation. The course is free of charge and open to everyone, regardless of prior knowledge.
An international team headed up by Alexander Holleitner and Jonathan Finley, physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has succeeded in placing light sources in atomically thin material layers with an accuracy of just a few nanometers. The new method allows for a multitude of applications in quantum technologies, from quantum sensors and transistors in smartphones through to new encryption technologies for data transmission.
Data from over 12,000 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients formed the basis of a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) which investigated the population’s vaccination behavior in relation to MS. It showed that five years before their diagnosis, MS patients were statistically less likely to receive vaccinations than comparator groups. Consequently, there was no positive correlation between vaccinations and the development of MS.
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology have developed a new methodology for the simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants. It could simplify and accelerate the quality control of food in the future.
The scGen computer model, developed by scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München, predicts how cells will behave. The software uses artificial intelligence to model the response of a cell to a disease or treatment – with no need for experimental data from pertubed human cells.
In the Munich Business Plan Competition, the top three spots were claimed by start-ups incubated at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The winner, presize.ai, offers software that enables online shoppers to take their own body measurements. In second place was m-Bee, which has developed a new battery storage technology. Orbem, which has developed a method for identifying the sex of poultry embryos still in the egg, won third prize.