Stars with the chemical clock on hold

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

Astrophysicists have discovered a group of red giant stars which should be old according to their chemical signature. Instead, they appear to be young. more info

© AIP/J. Fohlmeister

The mystery of the Rapa Nui

Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology

Easter Island and the demise of its ancient culture exert a special fascination. What led to the often described collapse of this society? more info

© William Hodges/Wikimedia Commons

Second international Science 2.0 Conference

ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

145 international experts from 10 countries met in Hamburg and discussed Science 2.0 in the context of Altmetrics and Citizen Science.more info

© Timo Wilke

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

© G. Fritsch/IZW

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

© Diliff/Wikimedia Commons


Fast, efficient switching

16/04/2015 | Ferdinand-Braun-Institut - Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik

Scientists have successfully developed lightning-fast, high-efficiency gallium nitride power switches. The market potential is enormous.  more info

Scientists program the lifetime of self-assembled nanostructures

08/04/2015 | DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

Materials that self-assemble and self-destruct once their work is done are highly advantageous for a number of applications – as components in temporary data storage systems or for medical devices.... more info

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

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