Austrian R&D inside

Scientists, researchers, research promoters and politicans are part of our vivid community. Within this special you can read about their success stories, initiatives and aims for the future.


Digital design and construction with wood, clay and system

Is computer-aided design and construction with natural materials a contradiction in terms? Not for TU Graz architect Urs Hirschberg, who sees ...

Searching for the most efficient molecular recipe

Andreas Jeindl simulates the properties that materials ought to have under certain conditions. Among other things, he hopes to improve the OLEDs used in ...

Symphony of genes

One of the most exciting discoveries in genome research was that the last common ancestor of all multicellular animals - which lived about 600 million years ago - already possessed an ...
Biodiversity in agriculture. EU reform plans weaken the environment, researchers say © Sebastian Lakner

EU agriculture not viable for the future

The current reform proposals of the EU Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are unlikely to improve environmental protection, says a team of researchers ...
The traditional Japanese basket weaving pattern served as an inspiration © University of Vienna/Aichner

From Japanese basket weaving art to nanotechnology with ion beams

The properties of high-temperature superconductors can be tailored by the introduction of artificial defects. An ...
Electrons interact much more strongly with matter, and electron crystallography presents many new possibilities for analysis © Tim Grüne

How to trick electrons to see the hidden face of crystals

The 3D analysis of crystal structures requires a full 3D view of the crystals. Crystals as small as powder, with edges less than one micrometer, can ...
Concept of counterfactual communication, where the pigeon and the message do not travel in the same direction © University of Vienna/Jon Ladrón de Guevara

When the pigeon and the letter do not travel together

In standard communication the pigeon always carries the message; the information is linked to a physical entity/particle. Counter to intuition, in a ...
Recording of the fast switching of magnetic moments by ultrafast light pulses © J.K. Dewhurst

Researchers observe shortest magnetic event

For the first time ever, physicists have been able to change the magnetic moment of a material using a light wave within one femtosecond - the fastest magnetic event ever ...
Mateusz Skalon has developed an innovative powder for 3D metal printing and is now working on its marketability © Hoflehner/TU Graz/IMAT

Innovative powder revolutionises 3D metal printing

At TU Graz a steel powder has been developed for additive manufacturing which decisively simplifies the production of complex components. In a spin-off ...
The graphic shows the ice-sheet loss in Greenland - based on teh gravity field model GOCO06S © IFG/TU Graz

Determining the Earth's gravity field more accurately than ever before

Researchers at TU Graz calculate the most accurate gravity field determination of the Earth using 1.16 billion satellite ...