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The ISTernship Research Experience

Three ISTerns share their unique experience at IST Austria.

Join the ISTernship summer program and gain hands-on experience working on cutting-edge research projects!

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Frozen: Cutting-edge technology reveals structures within cells

New methods enable scientists at IST Austria to take a look at the innermost of cells: high-resolution images of deep-frozen cells show structures that previously could only be guessed at.

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Bend, don’t break: new tool enables economic glass design

Computer scientists develop a design tool that opens up the use of a cost-efficient technology for curved glass panels. The tool is based on a deep neural network and allows for the free-form design of beautiful glass façades.

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