Heartbeat in real-time

Leibniz Institute for Zoo & Wildlife Research

The world’s most advanced state-of-the art computed tomography currently available in veterinary research enables fascinating virtual insights into wildlife.     more info

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Skyglow-bright nights


At many locations around the world, the night sky shines hundreds of times brighter than it did before the introduction of artificial light.  more info

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Policy package for a clean economy

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Clean technology support can to some extent make up for weak CO2 pricing and hence help keep the two degrees target within reach, a new study shows.     more info

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Not all dictators are equal

GIGA- German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Western democracies use sanctions to promote values such as democracy and human rights and to punish violations of them. But in doing so, they don’t treat all states in the same way.     more info

Suitcase laboratory against Ebola

German Primate Center

Scientists have developed a portable laboratory for the diagnosis of the ebola-virus. The new method is up to to ten times faster than the current one and equally sensitive. more info

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Russia curbs grain exports

11/03/2015 | Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies

Despite last year's record wheat harvest in Russia, the Russian government recently imposed an additional tax on wheat exports. What will be the impact on the world markets? more info

Mice speak differently

09/03/2015 | German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

Mices are less suited to study the foundations of vocal learning than previously assumed. They are unable to learn specific vocalizations because of the missing function in their cerebrum area. more info

One brain area, two planning strategies

04/03/2015 | German Primate Center- Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

Neuroscientists verified the planning for physical and visual arm movements.       more info

From Waste to value

16/02/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering

Researchers have shown that anaerobic microorganisms can use complex organic pollutants for biogas production. more info

Magnetic sense for everyone

03/02/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Solid State Research and Materials Research

Magnetoception is a sense which allows bacteria, insects and birds to detect magnetic fields for orientation. A new magnetic sensor feeds the vision to equip humans with magnetic sense.  more info

Fine motor skills for robotic hands

23/02/2015 | German Primate Center- Leibniz Insitute for Primate Research

Neuroscientists can predict grip movements of the hand by measuring brain cell activity. more info

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