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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Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme

The Leibniz Association and the DAAD invite outstanding postdoctoral fellows from around the world to a one-year research scholarship to Germany. more info

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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

The first kobuviruses described from Africa

10/02/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

A team of researchers genetically described the first kobuviruses to be reported from Africa. The results show that the viruses are less host-specific than previously assumed. 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

[Translate to English:] Feinmotorik für Roboterhände

04/03/2015 | Deutsches Primatenzentrum- Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung

Forscher konnten erstmals zeigen, wie Greifbewegungen der Hand im Gehirn geplant werden. Die Ergebnisse sollen dabei helfen, die Entwicklung neuronaler Prothesen zu verbessern. more info

Inspired by Nature

23/01/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

Scientists now prepared a nacre-inspired nanocomposite that combines exceptional mechanical properties with glass-like transparency more info

The Leibniz Association

The Leibniz Association connects 89 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences via economics, spatial and social sciences to the humanities.

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