Freshwater Information Platform

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Pressures such as intense land-use and climate change are threatening the health of European freshwater ecosystems. A new online platform offers open-access publishing of maps and data. more info

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


Leibniz-drug of the year: hope for patients having a skin disease

08/05/2015 | Leibniz Research Alliance "Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnology"

Award for a novel therapeutic approach for ichthyosis, a rare skin disease for which no therapy is available so far. more info

The riddle of galactic thin–thick disk solved

24/04/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

A long-standing puzzle regarding the nature of disk galaxies has finally been solved: A new study shows that groups of stars with the same age always flare as the result of massive galactic... more info

Examining Einstein

24/04/2015 | Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

Tests carried out in zero-gravity on board the FOKUS research rocket. Successful demonstration of technology for the QUANTUS mission. more info

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

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