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Kira Kastell: The networking engineer

The #Profile series presents exciting and inspiring people from the digital scene. In the spotlight this time: Kira Kastell, Professor of Transmission Technology in Frankfurt and chairperson of the “Women in the Engineering Professions” network.

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The Coronavirus Warning App

An app for the crisis

How does the German “Coronavirus Warning App” work and what distinguishes it from the apps in use in other countries?

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Dates for the winter of 2020

Calendar of events: Experiencing technology

“Garaged gold” and data treasures, innovative start-ups and the current range of e-bikes: In our calendar, people with an interest in technology will find exciting events for the winter of 2020.

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RoboCup Junior

Robots on the ball

Shooting goals, dancing on the stage, saving lives – children and young people are training robots in all these skills for the RoboCup.

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Sandro Gaycken: The Cyberwar Expert

The #Profile series presents exciting and inspiring people from the digital scene. In the spotlight this time: Sandro Gaycken, cybersecurity expert and director of the Digital Society Institute.

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Test bench for refrigeration & AC systems

Fresh air for a healthier climate

How effective and energy-efficient are modern ventilation systems? To answer this question is the job of the TÜV NORD experts who work at the test bench for refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation technology in Essen.

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Checklist

How do I get a driving licence?

For many, driving license is still the big step to independence. What is to be considered on the way to the automobile freedom, we explain in the post on #explore.

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Profile

Petra Grimm: Specialist in ethics

The “Profile” series presents exciting and inspiring people from the digital scene. In the spotlight this time: Petra Grimm, Director of the Institute for Digital Ethics in Stuttgart.

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Abdul Rahman AlAshraf: the Connector

The “Profile” series presents exciting and inspiring people from the digital scene. In the spotlight this time: Software Engineer Abdul Rahman AlAshraf, founder of FreeCom.

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Dates in the winter of 2019

Calendar of events: Experiencing technology

Data resources or garage gold, innovative start-ups or fresh ideas from the 3D printer: In our calendar, people with an interest in technology will find exciting events for the winter of 2019.

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A Quick question

What is the digital twin?

What is the meaning of “digital twin” and how can it help to prolong the lifetime of plant and machinery n the real world?

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Urban mobility

Comeback for the bicycle

200 years after it was first invented, the bicycle is gaining in popularity – with both users and politicians. #explore explains what progress is being made by cycling in Germany, where the difficulties still lie and why the bicycle will play a central role in the mobility of the future.

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Dates for the summer of 2018

Calendar of events: Experiencing technology

New gadgets, new games and new ideas to fix the Internet: In our calendar, people with an interest in technology and followers of all things digital will find events for the autumn of 2018.

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E-bikes

Electric? You bet!

E-bikes are popular but need more professional maintenance than traditional bikes. #explore is looking into the search for a trustworthy bike workshop.

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Aerospace

Alter Technology: Big Data for space flight

Broadband demand is growing worldwide. To meet these demands, more and more young enterprises send satellites into space. In the future, they can draw on their predecessor´s wealth of experience – thanks to Gateway, a search engine for satellite components developed by Alter Technology.

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Agriculture 4.0

Unleashing robots on weeds

Sensors in the strawberry field, robots on farms: How digital technologies aim to make agriculture more efficient and sustainable.

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IT security

Smart Home: Certified products are in demand

Smart Home is the future. But how secure is a self-organising house? Experts from TÜV NORD are testing Smart Home products and aiming to ensure their security and generate higher levels of confidence.

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Checklist

Improving security in smart homes

Alexa, what's your take on security? Smart devices or assistants for home use are increasingly becoming bestsellers. But that’s playing into the hands of hackers. The security experts from TÜV NORD offer their tips for living safely with smart devices.

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Before we start

What is Privacy by Design?

Privacy by Design: what is behind the principle, how it’s supposed to improve data protection for users and why it’s becoming mandatory for Internet companies.

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Dates in November and December 2017

Calendar of events

The high point for petrol heads: The Essen Motor Show turns 50 in 2017. #explore presents more exciting trade shows and exhibitions.

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Before we start

What does an odour assessor actually do?

Wherever there’s a stink, odour assessor Thomas Liebich is on call to help. In this short interview he explains what it’s all about and why his nose really isn’t that important.

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Real or made up?

The truth about fake news

What is fake news? How do false reports spread, and how can you identify them? #explore reveals what you need to know.

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Measurement of emissions and fuel consumption

New test cycle for cars

As from 1 September 2017, a new mandatory procedure for measurement of emissions and fuel consumption will be introduced in stages in the European Union.

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Short interview

What are the Common Criteria?

Markus Wagner from TÜViT explains what this term actually means and how IT products, components and systems are becoming safer thanks to CC.

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Programming on the timetable

Hacker School Hamburg

IT should be an obligatory subject for every child – that’s what the “can do” experts at the Hacker School believe.

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Aerospace

A new dimension for a laboratory

At a cost of over 850,000 euros, ALTER TECHNOLOGY TÜV NORD (ATN) has modernised its own laboratory. ATN is now once again able to compete on a level playing field and is ready for the new ESA projects.

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Bluetooth dummies and their friends

Spies in the playroom

When networked toys spy on your offspring: Ulf Theike, digitalisation expert at TÜV NORD, explains what parents should look out for.

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Culture of innovation

Innovation Space TÜV NORD

In the Innovation Space of TÜV NORD at the Hamburg site, a team is on the lookout for innovative ideas for a secure Industry 4.0.

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Glossary

From A for Access to V for Virtual Reality

In 2015, Google had to deal with 2,834,650,000,000 search queries. But what does this have to do with Big Data?

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Pioneering sustainability

Vision for living - active house B10

How smart must a house of the future be? #explore paid a visit to the ‘B10’ active house in Stuttgart, where architects are researching into networked and energy-saving technologies.

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Aiming high!

Lifts Inspection: Elbe Philharmonic Hall

31 lifts are on hand to carry guests and musicians at the Elbphilharmonie (Philharmonic Hall). And they have all been inspected by Kay thom Suden. In the #explore interview, he tells of fascinating technology, big cargo lifts and little ‘dumb waiters’.

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IT hardware lab

Smart chips for better IT security

The IT security experts from TÜViT are among the 'good attackers': The staff of the IT hardware laboratory in Essen hack systematically into mini-format chips as found, for example, on credit cards. This they do to check whether these chips are protected from reading and manipulation.

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Quick question

What are ECE regulations?

Highly automated vehicles need an overarching set of rules. Leif-Erik Schulte from TÜV NORD explains why this is so important.

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Additive manufacturing

3D printing: Layer by layer

3D printing offers many benefits. In this interview, Jens Groffmann explains which opportunities are being opened up by additive manufacturing.

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Interview with Dirk Kretzschmar

Deutsche Telekom cyber attacks

A large-scale cyber attack on routers has led to a failure of telephones, televisions and the internet for Deutsche Telekom customers.

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Cyber attacks

Hackers in the house

Over the past week, one of the biggest-ever cyber-attacks has affected Spotify, Netflix, Amazon and Twitter. And the standout feature of this attack was that ...

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Digitalisation

Ulf Theike: “We’re shaping our future”

In all areas of industry, digitalisation is the key theme of the future. In this interview, Ulf Theike talks about new business models and how the world of TÜV NORD is set to change in the age of Industry 4.0.

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DMT

World in motion

Major earth tremors and ground movements are unusual in Germany. But when they do happen, massive damage can result...

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EMC tests

Electromagnetic compatibility

It is essential for electronic devices to operate faultlessly alongside one another: products are tested for electromagnetic compatibility in the laboratory by TÜV NORD before their market launch.

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Quick question

What is a ‘good’ hacker?

Cyber attacks are an increasing threat to private individuals, companies and government agencies alike – the consequences can be immense.

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On the test bench

Playing safely

Operators of playgrounds must observe a whole raft of rules. Rainer de Vries know almost all of them by heart: for TÜV NORD he tests the safety of swings and slides.

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A history of technical monitoring

From DÜV to TÜV

From the industrial revolution to the digital revolution: The story of TÜV NORD is closely linked with the developments of the past 150 years.

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Daily news

News from the engine room

Before the German evening news programme, the Tagesschau, was able to go live with its new look, specialists had been working to develop a safety concept that was unique.

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