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Research at FAU into new applications for bioactive glass Bioactive glass is actually an old friend as it was developed around 50 years ago. Due to its properties that promote bone growth, it has often since been used in regenerative medicine as a material to replace bone or in dentistry. In addi...

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How can you enable people who are no longer able to write themselves to write a personal note or continue to write a diary in their own handwriting? A team of researchers at FAU have now developed a method for imitating handwriting using artificial intelligence (AI). The more legible the writing, th...

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FAU scientists develop method for cleaning surfaces at the nanoscale A team of scientists at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has developed a novel mechanical cleaning method for surfaces on the nanoscale. The technique successfully removes even the tiniest contaminants down ...

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Helping each other is the order of the day. This not only applies in your neighbourhood, but also at the University. Chairs and institutes at FAU have started collaborating with Neue Materialien Fürth (NMF) GmbH, a research centre of the Bavarian State, to manufacture personal protective equipment t...

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Many clinics and medical facilities are facing a shortage of respiratory masks these days – the demand during the current corona pandemic has exploded. Procurement is difficult, and in some cases the supply is completely lacking.  Image: Siegfried Werner, LSP Prof. Dr. Dirk Schubert from t...

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Research team succeeded in creating super magnets using 3D printing Magnetic materials are an important component of mechatronic devices such as wind power stations, electric motors, sensors and magnetic switch systems. Magnets are usually produced using rare earths and conventional manufacturing m...

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A new call for applications for the young researchers’ programme Emerging Talents Initiative (ETI) has just started – the deadline is 8 March 2020. The programme offers excellent young FAU researchers support to apply to an external funding provider within the funding period (12 months), for example...

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Wouldn’t it be handy if you were able to record your baby’s heartbeat or even take an ultrasound scan just using a smartphone app at home, without having to make an appointment to visit your obstetrician or go to the hospital, with all the additional travel and waiting time that entails? Technology ...