In Future Mag

The WZL welcomes visitors to its Escape Room, an artist talks about artificial intelligence, and an architect sets out to save the world’s oceans.

Exhibition

Spine-chilling geometry

Remember the Geometry Lab? Well, there’s more on the way for fans of optical illusions. The Ludwig Forum Aachen is…

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And Nao is dancing Gangnam Style

The RWTH is offering a Robot Action Group for schoolchildren. Drop by and find out more!

Exhibition

Smart Sweden in Aachen

Sweden is this year’s Partner Country at the Hannover Messe. So Aachen’s digitalHUB is inviting everyone to come round and…

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Exhibition

Leonardo da Vinci’s machines

The Museum of Walloon Life in Liège is showcasing the fantastic inventions of the “genius of the renaissance”.

Bare Figures

Digital Aachen: still room to grow

Digital hubs are sprouting up all over the world. Besides Silicon Valley, cities like Austin, Tel Aviv and Shanghai have…

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Good Question!

Would you trust a bus that didn’t need a driver?

Cars that communicate with pedestrians, a drone that transports people and packages – the EMA Living Lab Aachen Pop-Up Store…

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Bare Figures

Why expats love living in Aachen

Foreign IT professionals and engineers rank Aachen among world leaders in terms of attractiveness as a place to live and…

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On Site

The sky over Aachen

The Public Observatory (“Volkssternwarte”) at Hangeweiher has been in operation since 1935 – a joy for Aachen’s hobby astronomers.

Praise & prizes
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And the winner is…

People who do a lot of research and make remarkable advances deserve to win prizes – and, in our opinion,…

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Mobility

Road traffic should be stress-free and flexible

All over now – the Pop-Up Store of the EMA Initiative’s “Living Lab Aachen” is now history after closing yesterday…

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Interview

Will cars of the future coordinate themselves via light signals?

An intelligent hoverboard that transports payloads without any human guidance? In December, Aachen’s general public can take a closer look…

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Who invented it?

Special radar system for locating shipwrecked persons

Episode 12: Two euros can help to save lives. Scientists at the FH Aachen are developing a low-cost and reliable…

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Mobility

The countdown’s on!

Project “ALigN” is getting ready to launch. The number of charging points for electric vehicles in Aachen is to be…

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Mobility

From horse-drawn trams to a “sharing community”

Well, it’s been open for almost two weeks now – the “Living Lab Aachen” (Erlebniswelt Mobilität Aachen – EMA) pop-up…

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Interview

Where competitors are the best of friends

SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), in particular, often lack the financial means and capacity to purposefully pursue research and development….

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Insight

Nicer machine tooling

Machine tooling – all just machine grease and metal shavings? Not in the theme world of the WBA Tooling Academy…

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Mobility

Driverless from Market to Main Railway Station

The Federal Government is funding driverless “Marktliners” (Market Liners) for Aachen. The so-called E-Mover could already be in operation before…

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Good Question!

What have we here?

In Aachen, in the future, all road users and all vehicles will communicate with each other. And how? Well, you…

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Good Question!

What is a cluster?

In the realm of science, a cluster can be all sorts of things: in Computer Sciences a data carrier; in…

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Interview

Artificial intelligence and art

Heinsberg-born artist Tim Berresheim is a leading protagonist of the genre of computer-generated art. In late October, Tim was a…

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On Site

We gotta get out of this place!

The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at the RWTH Aachen University has established an “escape room” where…

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Floating garbage screen

Marcella Hansch, 32, is an architect in Aachen who wants to rid the oceans of plastic waste.

Praise & prizes

Racy

Jan-Frederik Niehaus is a Bachelor student at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen). While others were chilling out,…

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Exhibition

Magical Maths

Adventures in the realm of numbers – a touring exhibition makes a stop in Aachen

Who invented it?

Digital little helper

Episode 11: Particularly in the textile industry, there is a large disparity among the workforces in terms of levels of…

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Mobility

And they’re off!

Start of production of the electro city car e.GO Life in Aachen-Rothe Erde

Praise & prizes

Aachen Engineering Award 2018 goes to a microbiologist

In Emmanuelle Charpentier’s words, microbiologists are engineers who work with genetic tools. The director of the Max Planck Institute for…

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Mobility

A chance to drive, to be amazed, and to participate in design

In what the project partners have named “Erlebniswelt Mobilität Aachen”(Mobility Theme Park Aachen), road users will help researchers and automobile…

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Archimedes’ Workshop

Aachen has always been a place where the future is made, as will be demonstrated when the “Archimedes’ Workshop” this…

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Mobility

An e-car for everyone

Clean and quick through town thanks to electrical power – the e.GO Life, developed and soon to be produced in…

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Eye-catcher in 3D

Geometry Lab – The 3D festival in the Ludwig Forum Aachen welcomed the general public to come and be astonished.

Exhibition

Digital Games

Computer games in a museum? At Aachen’s Ludwig Forum visitors can currently transform themselves into whatever they want or fight…

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On Site

What is an IceMole?

Aachen’s new “Science Pop-Up Space” reaches for the stars – and brings them directly to Dahmengraben.

Current

For freedom of science

On Saturday 14th April 2018, more than half a million people in five continents took to the streets for the…

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Who invented it?

Energy-efficient air con – the key to greater mileage

Episode 10: How to ensure more available energy for the range of electric vehicles – using new sensor technology RWTH…

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Excursion

Pickers and hopper feeders

Machines in motion, technical strokes of genius, revolutions in production – in the “Tuchwerk” you can experience first hand how…

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That was the Future Lab Gala 2018!

Hackers, stackers, weird attitudes to women – and lots of music – Aachen’s grand science show “Future Lab Gala!” lit…

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Heads

Hand prosthesis from the 3D printer

Affordable and easy to produce – Karim Abbas, a student at the FH Aachen University of Applied Science, and his…

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Who invented it?

Powdery mildew blocked out

Episode 9: Breakthrough in a long-fought battle – a group of RWTH researchers succeed in developing a strain of wheat…

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Geometry Lab – register now!

Trick Eye, Zometool, Shadowing: Geometry Lab – the 3D festival in the Ludwig Forum invites you all to dive into…

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Who invented it?

No need for a second operation

Episode 8: Aachen engineers develop a specially coated magnesium implant that supports bone healing – and then dissolves.

Praise & prizes

Manfred Weck to receive Aachen Engineering Award

The award will be presented to the long-standing member of the Board of Directors of Aachen’s Laboratory for Machine Tools…

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Excursion

Stone Age mobiles

Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 4: In Aachen’s Fernmeldemuseum (Postal and Telecommunications Museum), visitors can get a…

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Flapp-App!

From the historic town centre to the RWTH Campus Central – Aachen’s new digital tour guide shows you at 13…

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Who invented it?

Navigation aid for nerve cells

Episode 7: Aachen scientists develop a magnetic gel to help in the treatment of spinal cord injuries..

Exhibition

Steak from the bioreactor

An exhibition in Kerkrade looks at the future of meat production.

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Let there be sunshine inside!

The DLR location Jülich is now home to the world’s largest artificial sun. Together, 149 high-performance lamps can generate many…

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Exhibition

Just print the world

Fashion, furniture, knee replacements – the “Cube” in Kerkrade demonstrates what 3D printers are capable of.

Who invented it?

Chilling the climate killer

Episode 6: Chemists at the RWTH are storing the climate-unfriendly greenhouse gas CO2 in mattresses.

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Future Lab: Lord Mayor visits the researchers at Grünenthal

This is “Future Lab Aachen” at work. Aachen’s Lord Mayor Marcel Philipp’s plan was to promote awareness of the research…

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Good Question!

E-mobile in Aachen

Pilot operations and charging stations – interesting facts about e-mobility

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Test pilot

Is e-mobility viable? You bet! Georg Radermacher is on the road every day for the STAWAG, and is totally impressed…

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Excursion

News from space

Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 3: In a valley in the Eifel, cosmic researchers are busy capturing…

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digitalHUB Aachen

Digitally connected

The “digitalHUB Aachen” gets to work – in the former St Elizabeth’s Church.

Architecture

Better listening

C.A.R.L.: trial run for the new lecture hall complex

Interview

From Aachen to Silicon Valley

As a child of Arab parents in Germany, RWTH alumnus Hassan Sawaf learned at an early age how difficult it…

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Interview

StreetScooter – How it all began

In April 2016, the German Post announced that it was starting on the serial production of the StreetScooter model “Work”….

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Excursion

Keep your eyes peeled!

Tour for explorers. If you want to see places where modern scientific history is being written right now, join a…

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Excursion

Heavy metal made easy

Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 2: Needles, zinc and brass. In the Zinkhütter Hof Museum in Stolberg…

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Bare Figures

Guaranteed winners

Anyone with a degree in Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University in their pocket doesn’t need to worry about their…

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Start up!

German publication ‘ZEIT online’ recommends young entrepreneurs to establish their start-ups in Aachen.

Exhibition

The Exploration of Nature

The natural order of things: two separate exhibitions in Aachen museums focus on the topic of collecting, sorting and classifying.

Exhibition

Master of Reductionism

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. He was born and educated…

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Who invented it?

A tough nut to crack!

Episode 5: A formulation technology made in Aachen to deter prescription drug abuse  

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Future Lab Aachen lights up the Town Hall

One of the highlights of Aachen’s “September Special 2016” event programme was a 3D pixel mapping show that, for four…

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Exhibition

The Hissing Fafnir and other cars from Aachen

A German automotive city? For most people, Wolfsburg or Rüsselsheim would be the first places that come to mind. But…

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Who invented it?

Speedy analysis

Episode 4: Faster diagnosis in the case of infections – the AnaLighter identifies sick cells in blood samples.   In…

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Current

Top dog

The Shanghai Ranking 2016 places Engineering Sciences at the RWTH Aachen University among the world leaders.   The RWTH Aachen…

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Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 1: The Energeticon

We’ve all heard those jokes about Aachen and its plethora of engineers. But is it really any wonder that there…

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Archimedes’ Sandbox on the Katschhof

Out of the physics lab, off into town – children and adolescents have built a huge machine out of found…

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On Site

Micron-sized dancers made of gel

Future Lab Aachen at the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, where researchers are pursuing the idea of making…

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Praise & prizes

Reaching for the stars…

Astronaut Thomas Reiter to receive the Aachen Engineering Award 2016   He has spent 350 days in space, more than…

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Interview

Why we need students from China

We’re dealing with the “G8” glut of students and limited resources in the education sector. Do we really need international…

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That was the first Future Lab Gala!

Gyrating aero wheel acrobats, dancing robots, a live-wire professor – at the Future Lab Gala in Theater Aachen, humans and…

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Current

Top places

RWTH and FH Aachen score Top-Group ratings again in CHE University Ranking!   As in previous years, the renowned CHE…

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Who invented it?

Self-optimisation

Episode 3: Whether they are manufacturing cars, furniture or window frames, for today’s enterprises staying in the game means offering…

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Rebus

In the mood for a puzzle?

What do fancy salmon canapés and a glass of wine have to do with a 75 cm key with a…

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Who invented it?

Good air here

Episode 2: A highly efficient new filter stops the particulate matter that popular wood-fired heating systems produce.

Pi Day

On 14th March, a very special number was celebrated – greater than 3.1408 and smaller than 3.14285.   Every year…

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Permanent

Future Lab Aachen: What’s on in 2016

For the first time, all of Aachen’s colleges and the City Council are pulling together to promote Aachen as a…

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On Site

After the fire at the WZL

This piece of news did not just shock Aachen: A machine hall of the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production…

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Good Question!

10 Clever Answers

Episode 1: Who is the greatest scientist of all time? What still needs to be invented urgently? And how does…

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On Site

Crafting 2.0

A work table at centre, a 3D printer, a laser cutter. Stefan Staudacher is working on a “VW Bulli” in…

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Who invented it?
Ohne Abgase und Lärm: StreetScooter transportieren Pakete, Päckchen und Briefe. (Foto: StreetScooter/Deutsche Post DHL)

The Low-Priced E-Mobile

City administration has them, the StädteRegion has them, postmen and -women have them: electro transporters, the StreetScooter model, are on…

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New Architecture for the City of Science

What do you know! Everyone who went to university in Aachen 20 years ago is in for a surprise. So…

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Good Question!

What does mobility mean to you?

Aachen is working at full steam on the topic of future mobility. You can get an impression of what’s going…

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