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InVentus Second place for Team InVentus from the University of Stuttgart

At the Aeolus-Race 2014, the World Championship for Ventomobiles (headwind vehicles), the students from Team InVentus from the University of Stuttgart were able to successfully defend their second place from the previous year at the weekend. At this year’s edition of the race from 18 th until 24 th August in the Dutch town of Den Helder there were once again top-class competitors with nine vehicles from five nations. The fastest vehicle that could drive directly against the wind with the wind from the surrounding area as a source of energy was the winner. In so doing it was not permitted to drive in a zig-zag style or to traverse like when sailing. Instead of this the teams had to drive directly in the direction of the headwind. Mehr...

Fermenter Biogas Research Programme Bio-Economy: 11 projects at the University Stuttgart

The use of sustainable raw materials is the focus of the new research programme bio-economy for which the Baden-Württemberg State Government is making 13 million Euros available. Of the total of 45 research projects recommended for funding, 11 projects already approved are established at seven institutes at the University of Stuttgart; these have a volume of two million Euros. Prof. Thomas Hirth, Head of the Institute of Interfacial Engineering and Plasma Technology (IGVP) at the University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) has been appointed as the spokesperson of the steering group. Mehr...

Lichtteilchen New Step to high speed quantum computer

Devices that employ light for computation, could speed up computers in the future and increase their efficiency. Researchers from the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology (IQST) in Stuttgart have made a key step towards an optical transistor: they can attenuate a weak light beam substantially using one single light particle. Mehr...

Neue Partner The University of Stuttgart is the new alliance partner of the state initiative “Women in MINT careers in business, science and research“

Dr. Bettina Buhlmann, Chancellor of the University, signed the accession to the alliance on 17 th July 2014 in the framework of the annual balance sheet discussions by the initiative in the Stuttgart “Haus der Wirtschaft”. The aim of the alliance for women in MINT careers is to substantially increase equal opportunities and the workforce potential in all MINT study and training occupations through an enhanced introduction, training and labour force participation of girls and women in MINT. Mehr...

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