Researchers have devised all different kind of materials for different applications ranging from electronics to tissue engineering, that respond to different stimuli such as heat or light with changing their shape in a complex pattern. This might be reversible or not, depending on the different applications, but mostly it is the idea to crate a structure that is otherwise not possible to manufacture. 

A team of researchers from Harvard (USA) have developed now a simpler method to achieve complex structures using thereby 3D printing technology.

At the LASER World of Photonics China, which will be held in Shanghai from March 15 to 17, 2016, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and Laserfact GmbH will be presenting laser tools and sample applications for joining, separating, deposition welding, and material ablation using ultrafast lasers. A presentation by Fraunhofer ILT scientist Christian Fornaroli will also explore the application possibilities of these extremely fast beam sources.

The Paris Agreement may well fail if signatory countries do not agree on mutual obligations and sanctions. Currently there is the danger that countries behave as free riders if national emission reductions are not rewarded internationally. Coordinating national carbon prices can counteract these adverse incentives. To support poorer countries in setting a minimum carbon price, the Green Climate Fund could play a key role by compensating countries when they increase their national price level. The resulting revenues from carbon pricing would add to governmental budgets. The Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) proposes this in a recent discussion piece.
We strive for better care for all patients through innovative tissue transplants This collaboration will strengthen not only Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as a recognised centre of tissue medicine. Our chief endeavours focus on improving care for patients of all age groups with innovative tissue transplants without long waiting-times. Founded last year in Rostock, the non-profit Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Tissue Bank (GBM-V gGmbH) is starting a collaboration with British medical company Tissue Regenix.