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Need to lend your key? E-mail it, Fraunhofer says

The German research organization is showing technology that lets NFC-equipped smartphones unlock doors, and let one person effectively e-mail a key to another.

By March 4, 2013


Audi partners with Bang & Olufsen, Fraunhofer IIS for 3D Sound

Audi steps its ultra-premium audio offerings up a notch with a 23-channel 3D sound system.

By January 8, 2013


Fraunhofer's artistic robot at CeBIT (photos)

The Fraunhofer Institute shows off a robot at CeBIT that could take a digital photo and convert it into a drawing. Its day job is measuring the performance of reflective materials.

5 Images By March 7, 2012


How fast is that soccer player? Fraunhofer can tell

At CeBIT, the research firm shows wireless tracking technology that lets coaches or fans see statistics such as how far a player ran or how fast the ball was shot.

By March 6, 2012


LED lights could become network devices, too

Fraunhofer Institute has demonstrated how conventional LED lighting could be used to send and receive data to laptops or smartphones, with speeds up to 3Gbps.

By April 12, 2013


Listening in on Audi 3D audio

Audi brought a Q7 SUV to CES 2013 to showcase its partnership with Bang & Olufsen and The Fraunhofer Institute to develop what it calls 3D audio in the car.

By January 9, 2013


Watch the clouds go by--on your LED office ceiling

The forecast for cloudy days at work may have just improved with a "luminous ceiling" from Fraunhofer Institute that mimics outdoor lighting inside the workplace.

By January 4, 2012


Sleek, flat microscope could detect skin cancer

Fraunhofer Institute unveils microscope that turns traditional scanning approach on head, using several tiny lenses to simultaneously scan one image instead of one lens to scan many.

By May 4, 2011


Meat and fish could get freshness status bar

Step aside, "best by" date. The risk of buying spoiled meat could be further diminished with a new sensor film from the Fraunhofer Research Institution.

By April 6, 2011


iPhone passwords succumb to researchers' attack

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany find a way to access passwords on the iPhone within six minutes, though doing so requires jailbreaking the device.

By February 10, 2011