Monday, 20. November 2017
Fair World
  • What does a functioning smart home look like today? What does it offer in terms of security, convenience, cost savings and added value? Answers to these questions can be found at the Smart Home at imm cologne 2018: in the form of a real house that is open for visitors to enter and explore.

    Intelligent home at imm cologne 2018

    imm cologne, the international interiors show, will take place on 15-21 January, 2018.
    © Koelnmesse GmbH

    What does a functioning smart home look like today? What does it offer in terms of security, convenience, cost savings and added value? Answers to these questions can be found at the Smart Home at imm cologne 2018: in the form of a real house that is open for visitors to enter and explore.   more...

  • At the 10th edition of IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living, Heimtextil, one of the world's largest and best-known home textile exhibitions, presents the latest textile trends in the interior industry through a specially set lounge. Its trend theme is an indicator for many industry leaders.

    IFFT: Heimtextil Theme Park in Tokyo

    IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living takes places from 20 – 22 November at Tokyo Big Sight.
    © Messe Frankfurt / IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living

    At the 10th edition of IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living, Heimtextil, one of the world's largest and best-known home textile exhibitions, presents the latest textile trends in the interior industry through a specially set lounge. Its trend theme is an indicator for many industry leaders.   more...

  • The 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, announces the all-new Global Launch Pad, a global pavilion comprising kitchen and bath brands from the United Kingdom and Continental Europe coming to KBIS this January.

    KBIS 2018 introduces new global pavilion

    At the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA, KBIS 2018 will be held January 9-11, 2018.
    © By Nehrams2020, CC BY-SA 3.0

    The 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, announces the all-new Global Launch Pad, a global pavilion comprising kitchen and bath brands from the United Kingdom and Continental Europe coming to KBIS this January.   more...

  • At R+T in Stuttgart from 27 February to 3 March 2018, specialist visitors will discover numerous solutions for the all-round protection of buildings. In addition, the framework programme will offer expert know-how at first hand.

    R+T: Be on the safe side with roller shutters and doors

    Anti-lift devices, stable armour plating and reinforced guide rails ensure all-round building security
    © Warema

    At R+T in Stuttgart from 27 February to 3 March 2018, specialist visitors will discover numerous solutions for the all-round protection of buildings. In addition, the framework programme will offer expert know-how at first hand.   more...

  • The most important annual international event of the year for concrete and masonry professionals, World of Concrete (WOC 2018), expects to attract 60,000 professional registrants and 1,500 leading suppliers from around the world.

    WOC 2018: Largest event in nine years expected

    The Masonry Skills Challenge at WOC attracts lots of visitors
    © Informa Exhibitions/World of Concrete

    The most important annual international event of the year for concrete and masonry professionals, World of Concrete (WOC 2018), expects to attract 60,000 professional registrants and 1,500 leading suppliers from around the world.   more...

  • The sanitary ware market in Dubai will be worth an estimated USD 144.2 million by the end of this year and its forecasted growth between 2018 and 2019 is expected to reach ten per cent, according to The Big 5 2017’s research partner BNC Network.

    Big 5 Dubai: Growth of sanitary ware market expected

    The Big 5 is the largest construction event in the Middle East
    © Rainer Sturm/pixelio.de

    The sanitary ware market in Dubai will be worth an estimated USD 144.2 million by the end of this year and its forecasted growth between 2018 and 2019 is expected to reach ten per cent, according to The Big 5 2017’s research partner BNC Network.   more...

Innovations
  • The coming 5G mobile communications standard will not sate our hunger for data for very long. That is why Fraunhofer experts are already working on 6G together with partners from industry and research as part of the EU-sponsored TERRANOVA project. The goal is to create a network in the terahertz frequency range.

    From Wi-Fi to mobile

    The image shows a functional prototype of a 300 GHz multichannel wireless system for further integration as a system-on-chip, developed by Fraunhofer IAF.
    © Fraunhofer IAF

    The coming 5G mobile communications standard will not sate our hunger for data for very long. That is why Fraunhofer experts are already working on 6G together with partners from industry and research as part of the EU-sponsored TERRANOVA project. The goal is to create a network in the terahertz frequency range.   more...

  • Human stem cells are considered a major new hope in medicine. It is expected that they will make it possible to treat a wide range of ailments such as neurodegenerative diseases. With LabBag, Fraunhofer researchers have developed an all-in-one system in the form of a transparent bag.

    Stem cell research: Laboratory in a bag

    Mini laboratory for human stem cells
    © Fraunhofer IST

    Human stem cells are considered a major new hope in medicine. It is expected that they will make it possible to treat a wide range of ailments such as neurodegenerative diseases. With LabBag, Fraunhofer researchers have developed an all-in-one system in the form of a transparent bag.   more...

  • Those who want a rich harvest need to drive back weeds so that the crops can grow better. In organic agriculture, herbicides are ruled out as they are considered toxic chemicals, and unwanted plants must be laboriously weeded out. This time-consuming work can soon be taken care of by robots.

    Robot automatically identifies weeds

    Tim Wigbels (left) and Dr. Julio Pastrana with their weed recognition software which is detecting a plant and how the laser system is shooting and damage its foliage.
    © Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn

    Those who want a rich harvest need to drive back weeds so that the crops can grow better. In organic agriculture, herbicides are ruled out as they are considered toxic chemicals, and unwanted plants must be laboriously weeded out. This time-consuming work can soon be taken care of by robots.   more...

  • Better technology and modern materials increase the traffic safety and save human life. But they pose totally new challenges for the emergency personnel at the accident site. Because today, tools like hydraulic rescue cutters more and more often reach their limits.

    Laser rescue system for serious accidents

    Conventional rescue systems more and more often reach their limits with modern materials and time is the crucial criterion.
    © Stadt Dortmund – Institut für Feuerwehr- und Rettungstechnologie

    Better technology and modern materials increase the traffic safety and save human life. But they pose totally new challenges for the emergency personnel at the accident site. Because today, tools like hydraulic rescue cutters more and more often reach their limits.   more...

  • Synthetic rubber and plastics - used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products - are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those manmade materials could get a lot greener soon. A team of scientists from three U.S. research universities has invented a process to make butadiene from renewable sources like trees, grasses and corn.

    Getting a lot greener soon

    „Our team combined a catalyst we recently discovered with new and exciting chemistry to find the first high-yield, low-cost method of manufacturing butadiene,“ says Dionisios Vlachos, Director of the University of Delaware‘s Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation.
    © University of Delaware/ Jeffrey Chase

    Synthetic rubber and plastics - used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products - are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those manmade materials could get a lot greener soon. A team of scientists from three U.S. research universities has invented a process to make butadiene from renewable sources like trees, grasses and corn.   more...