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Anyone, who has ever ridden the elevators in the blue high tower knows: If it wasn't for Klebestabilisator, the high tower would long have come crumbling down. Today, some friendly spirit put several Klebestabilisator into our mailbox. We are assuming that this gift is for emergency use, for example...

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Die FAU vergibt den Titel "Honorarprofessor/in" an ausgewählte Individuen, welche über einen längeren Zeitraum (mind. vier Jahre) regelmäßig zwei SWS pro Jahr oder mehr Lehre erbracht haben und sich auch darüber hinaus als Freund und Unterstützer der FAU erwiesen haben. Grundlage der Titelvergabe is...

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This is not necessarily within our usual sphere of influence, but then we do have students leaving the country and migrating to the United States. Thus you might want to know about this fun call for participation in a crowdsourced project: The Next MacGyver. Specifically, the project is calling on e...

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As we are gearing up for the 2014 AMOS Projects, here are some positive comments from the student evaluations from prior years. AMOS was held as a lecture in 2009 and as a lab course four times thereafter. In 2013 we started adding industry partners to the projects. The comments are about the lab co...

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It is a full moon over a quiet FAU Südgelände and on Sunday they'll shut-down the power supply, so expect the moon to set soon and to rise again on Monday around 10am.

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We just discovered this "impediment" in one of the 2013 AMOS project's impediment backlog, properly noted by the Scrum Master on duty: Developers built features which were not required for this sprint. They did this because of their intense motivation. We are thoroughly in awe about the energy...

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The Open Source Research Group uses Black Duck Software's Ohloh.net service to perform empirical research on open source projects. Below, you can see how the black duck landed for Gottfried Hofmann, who recently finished his thesis on open source license growth. His empirical finding that permissive...