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    Google Flights
    google 11 months ago on the 18.03.2018 15:48 2
    google 11 months ago
    google 11 months ago
    Vacation planning should be easier: Google has made the booking even faster and this directly from the Google search allows.

    If you want to book a flight or accommodation quickly, you can look forward to it. Hotel and flight bookings based on Google search results are faster. For example, on the results page, users can now find photos of hotels that can be reviewed without leaving the results page. The filtering by date and price is possible with both air and hotel search.

    Screenshot for Google Flight Search mobile

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    Practical is also the arrangement of the new air and hotel search on separate tabs, with which one can switch easily between the offers for flights and accommodation. For undecided, a spreadsheet called "More Destinations" has more destinations available.

    More comfortable travel planning on mobile devices
    The purpose of the changes is to make travel planning more comfortable on mobile devices. "The process is often cumbersome because we need to use different devices to gather all the information we need - especially on the smartphone," said Eric Zimmerman, Director of Travel Product Management at Google in the Google blog .

    A new feature called "Your Trips" allows a complete overview of the already booked, but also the already completed trips. Here the reservations from Gmail are bundled - of course only by the individual user observable.

    Facilitation for the user, but risk for travel portals
    The update could ultimately bring about a simplification for the user and merge data bundled. It’s clear that Google is taking full advantage of its power position and is broadening its scope to new topics / industries to keep users directly on the Google platform. Under certain circumstances, the update may cause users to stop using the meta search engines for flights. Renowned travel portals (kayak, skyscanner, swoodoo, etc.) could suffer a drop in traffic. Positive for the travel search engines, however, is that the Google Update was previously published only on mobile devices. Thus, while it represents a new competition, it is limited to users with mobile devices. The function may also be extended to Desktop, which could seriously affect search engines for flights and hotels in the future. Personally, I prefer to use the desktop for booking holidays or flights. How are you all doing?

    You are currently working on our IMAGINE challenge, but are just not there yet? We have good news for you! We are happy to announce that the deadline for submitting a proposal for the IMAGINE challenge has been moved: New deadline for the IMAGINE challenge: July 28th, 2017
    Philipp 1 year ago on the 06.07.2017 17:09 3
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    Philipp 1 year ago
    Today is the last day of the IMAGINE challenge! Even more good news for anybody working in the challenge, who has not finished yet: although the challenge is coming to an end, we are going to accept late submission until next week Friday, August 4, 2017. We do not want that anybody who is currently working hard on a solution has to dismiss his or her work - you can still submit for another week!
    Katharina of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 1 year ago
    The late submission has now been officially closed. A big thank you to all those that have submitted solutions! All submissions have been forwarded to the reviewers and you will be notified once the review process has been completed. We will keep you updated about the winners of the challenge.
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    We have three winning teams for FAU’s Open Research Challenge IMAGINE. Congratulations! More information will follow shortly.
    Katharina 1 year ago on the 06.09.2017 18:17 1
    Philipp 1 year ago
    Wohoooo! More information will follow shortly :-)

    2D Axisymmetric stimulation: on Finding the drag force.
    Harry 11 months ago on the 08.03.2018 11:01

    2D Axisymmetric stimulation: on Finding the drag force.
    Harry 11 months ago on the 08.03.2018 11:00

    2D Axisymmetric stimulation: on Finding the drag force.
    Harry 11 months ago on the 08.03.2018 11:00

    2D Axisymmetric stimulation: on Finding the drag force.
    Harry 11 months ago on the 08.03.2018 11:00

    Yeah, the Open Research Challenge has been awarded with the "Hochschulperle des Monats" (roughly translated: higher education gem of the month) by the German foundation "Stifterverband". Thanks to all who worked with us on the project and all who participated! (The announcement ist only available in German:
    Philipp 2 years ago on the 05.02.2017 18:10

    Welcome to the second round of the FAU Open Research Challenge! We are currently finishing the last pieces here on the platform, adding some more material and polish the structure. The challenge will begin soon. If you have questions in the meantime, do not hesitate to contact us!
    Philipp 2 years ago on the 30.01.2017 13:08 1
    Blandina 2 years ago
    Looking forward to meeting lots of interesting new people :).
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