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Virtual reality goes magnetic

Press Release of 19.01.2018

The recent success of Pokémon GO made many people very familiar with the concept of “augmented reality”: computer-generated perception blends into the real and virtual worlds. So far, these apps have largely used optical methods for motion detection. Physicists at the German Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) working together with colleagues at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) and the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) (Austria) have now developed an ultrathin electronic magnetic sensor that can be worn on skin. Just by interacting with magnetic fields, the device enables a touchless manipulation of virtual and physical objects. The results are published in the journal “Science Advances” (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao2623).

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Study: Pulsating dissolution found in crystals

Press Release of 16.01.2018

When German researchers zoomed in to the nanometer scale on time-lapse images of dissolving crystals, they found a surprise: Dissolution happened in pulses, marked by waves that spread just like ripples on a pond.

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HZDR Awards 2017

News of 11.01.2018

The HZDR Board of Directors, Prof. Roland Sauerbrey and Dr. Ulrich Breuer, presented the 2017 awards on January 8, 2018. Furthermore, the new Administrative Director, Dr. Breuer, honoured the winners of the first HZDR Competition Award.

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