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    Microorganisms on herbs, sprouts and seeds

    The German public were shocked by the outbreak of EHEC in 2011. At that time, Fenugreek seed, which was imported from Egypt, was identified as the source of infection. In this research project, scientists from Germany and Egypt investigated the occurrence of potentially pathogenic organisms on seeds, sprouts and herbs and which measures could be used for an effective suppression.

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    Technology transfer for earthquake-proof architecture in Ecuador

    The earthquake in Ecuador in April 2016 with about 30,000 destroyed apartments showed the need for earthquake-resistant construction. The ATT project sets out with its measures this need and is a step towards a sustainable, energy-efficient and earthquake-proof architecture in Ecuador.

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  • Projektpartner ist die Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado (USA), im Hintergrund mit Blick auf die Rocky Mountains. Hier fanden mehrere Forschungsaufenthalte deutscher Wissenschaftler statt.

    How do lithium-air batteries work?

    Thanks to their high energy content, lithium-air batteries could provide solutions for the storage of regenerative energies or for electromobility. The aim of a research project is therefore to better understand the chemical reactions in lithium-air batteries in order to overcome the obstacles on the way to market launch.

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  • Intelligente Montagelinie im Industrie 4.0 Demonstration and Innovation Center in Suzhou © Markus Breig/ KIT

    Foundation of the German-Chinese research platform SILO

    The German-Chinese research project SILO creates the structural prerequisites for the establishment of a global research, project and training platform in the production technology environment. To this end, the partner institutions cooperated with numerous German companies in China.

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