Engineering

Personalized food from the 3D printer

The consumption of food is a basic need in life and is typically subjective and personal in terms of preference and health. With the increasing world population and, as a result, the increasing demand for food, novel improvements ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Portable fluorescent probe identifies bad cooking oil

How clean are the cooking oils we use in our homes? What about the cooking oils used at restaurants? Recently, a team of researchers has developed a straightforward and highly sensitive technology that detects bad cooking ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers think soot can help with the energy transition

Turning environmental pollutants into renewable solar energy while reducing carbon emissions may seem like something plucked out of a science-fiction film, but researchers from the University of Houston and Mexico's Universidad ...

Robotics

Scientists to develop electronic noses to track down body odors

In April 2022, the project "Smart Electronic Olfaction for Body Odor Diagnostics"—SMELLODI for short—started with the kick-off meeting. The objective of the seven partners from Germany, Israel and Finland is to develop ...

Robotics

How to compete with robots

When it comes to the future of intelligent robots, the first question people ask is often: How many jobs will they make disappear? Whatever the answer, the second question is likely to be: How can I make sure that my job ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Artificial intelligence for reducing food waste

In Germany, around 12 million tons of food end up in the trash every year. Over 30 percent of that is already destroyed in the production process. In the Resource-efficient Intelligent Foodchain ("REIF") project, the Fraunhofer ...