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mini-satellite

TUM Satellite Launched into Space

Students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a fully functional mini-satellite in the project MOVE-II. A Falcon 9 rocket launched yesterday...
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria

Bacterial Toxins Override Key Immune System Check

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria can cause numerous diseases, such as skin infections, pneumonia and blood poisoning (sepsis). The strong immune response triggered by the bacteria...
Anthrax

New Agent Against Anthrax

A team led by Professor Arne Skerra at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium...
Hay Fever Therapies

Test Predicts Outcome of Hay Fever Therapies

Allergen-specific immunotherapy can make everyday life much more pleasant for allergy sufferers. It is unclear, however, what exactly happens during this treatment. A team...
quantum computers

First Proof That Quantum Computers Are Superior

They are considered the computing promise of the future: quantum computers. That they actually have advantages over conventional computers, a scientist of the Technical University...
supercomputer

The Fastest Supercomputer in Germany

Experiments and simulations frequently produce enormous volumes of data. The new high-performance computer SuperMUC-NG at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ) in Garching is currently...
truck cargo transport

The Truck of the Future

Trucks will remain essential to cargo transport in the upcoming decades. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and their partners have developed...
absolute duration of photoelectric effect

What Even Einstein Didn’t Know

It provides the basis for solar energy and global communications: the photoelectric effect. Albert Einstein described it over a century ago. For the first...
bypass surgery

Advantage of Coating Lost After First Year

In bypass surgery, alternative routes are built around blocked heart vessels. Yet new occlusions can occur in bypasses. To re-open them, doctors use stents,...
Brown adipose tissue

Food Activates Brown Fat

Brown fat consumes energy, which is the reason why it could be important for preventing obesity and diabetes. Working together with an international team,...
hyperloopvideo

TUM Hyperloop Team Remains World Champion

SpaceX founder Elon Musk launched the "Hyperloop Pod Competition" in 2015. The Hyperloop is the concept of a transport system in which a high speed...
obesity

The Genes Are Not to Blame

Individualized dietary recommendations based on genetic information are currently a popular trend. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has systematically analyzed...
cancer cells

Mutable Cancer Cells Are More Dangerous

Pancreatic cancer often spreads, forming metastases in the liver or lungs. The prognosis is better for patients with metastases in the lungs. However, the...
plant development

How Plants Work on the Inside

Vascular tissue in plants distributes water and nutrients, thereby ensuring constant growth. Each newly developed cell needs to develop into its respective cell type...
3D printer

Flow Probes from the 3D Printer

After completing her mechanical engineering studies at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Katharina Kreitz was virtually flooded with job offers from renowned companies....
enzyme

The Enzyme Designers

Practically all biochemical processes involve enzymes that accelerate chemical reactions. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now for the...
Automated electric vehicles

BMBF Project Puts Automated Electric Vehicle on the Road

The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded project UNICARagil aims to rethink vehicles and their development processes. The goal is a disruptive,...
lithium-ion cellsvideo

Filling Lithium-Ion Cells Faster

Developers from Bosch and scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using neutrons to analyze the filling of lithium ion batteries for...
neurodegenerative diseases

A Neuron Can Cause a Domino Effect

If the sense of smell disappears, this can indicate a disease such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. However, unlike previously assumed, general degenerations in...
peptide medication

Breakthrough for Peptide Medication

Peptides are short chains of amino acids. In the human body, they control diverse functions as signaling molecules. Well-known examples include insulin, which comprises...