On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Plagiarism in mathematics
    04.08.2020 · FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

    How can veiled plagiarism be more easily identified in mathematical publications? A new project is developing methods for detecting theft of ideas.

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  2. What happened at Tönnies?
    27.07.2020 · Heinrich Pette Institute – Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology

    A new study investigates the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak at Germany's largest meat processing complex.

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  3. Very close to the sun
    23.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    In February, Solar Orbiter spacecraft started its journey to the sun. Now the mission publishes for the first time images that show our home star as close as never before.

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  4. Self-employment as a way out
    23.07.2020 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    Unemployed individuals who become self-employed are, on average, less successful after having received unemployment benefits for a longer period of time.

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  5. Chloroquine does not inhibit SARS-CoV-2
    23.07.2020 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Unlike in green monkey kidney cells the malaria drug is not able to prevent infection of human lung cells with the novel coronavirus and should therefore not be used for the treatment of COVID-19.

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  6. Leibniz researcher becomes BBAW Vice President
    22.07.2020 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    As of October 1, Prof. Julia Fischer, head of the Department of Cognitive Ethology at the German Primate Center, has been elected vice president of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.

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  7. Saxony-Anhalt needs immigrants
    21.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography

    The establishment of a broadly understood culture of welcome could make the rural areas more attractive.

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  8. Covid-19 hampers integration
    21.07.2020 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    While precarious working and living conditions increase the risk of infection, opportunities for integration are lost. Also, the number of asylum applications has decreased significantly.

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  9. When calling loudly, echolocation is costly for small bats
    21.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    If a bat in search of prey wants to increase the distance over which its echolocation travel, it has to call louder - which should cost more energy.

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  10. The Ups and Downs of a Mega-Lake
    20.07.2020 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Researchers reconstructed the 20,000-year-old history of the mega-lake Chew Bahir in a remote valley in Southern Ethiopia - and have encountered rapid water level changes.

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  11. Tool box against heavy rain
    17.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development

    How can municipalities and regions prepare themselves for the growing danger of heavy rain? A new website provides an overview of suitable measures and good practical examples.

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  12. Can cattle keep their barns clean?
    15.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology

    Unlike house-trained pets, cows go to the toilet wherever they happen to be - with negative consequences for themselves and the environment. But the barn hygiene can be trained.

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  13. When the mind wanders
    14.07.2020 · Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

    Various studies have investigated how mind wandering is reflected in the brain, but there is still no clear conclusion. A new indicator could now solve the riddle.

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  14. More working from home after coronavirus
    14.07.2020 · ifo Institute

    The majority of companies in Germany want to make working from home permanent. Nevertheless, arrangements that see jobs performed completely from home are likely to remain the exception.

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  15. Out of balance
    10.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    The ability to eliminate spent proteins influences brain aging and individual life span.

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  16. A whale on Arctic expedition
    10.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    The regular tethered balloon measurements conducted during the international MOSAiC expedition, are now being enhanced by a larger balloon. It can be used to measure clouds and atmospheric radiation up to 1,5 km above the ice.

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  17. Non-stop research
    08.07.2020 · Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

    The GRAIL enables realistic research approaches thanks to three-dimensional gait analysis. The planned studies are in demand in the logistics industry.

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  18. Costly, but not for the climate
    08.07.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Ensuring access to transport infrastructure is one of the goals of the UN. But what does it cost the economy and the climate to provide universal road access? A study quantifies that.

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  19. Is a new banking crisis looming?
    06.07.2020 · Halle Institute for Economic Research

    The economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic could massively affect the German banking sector. It is anticipated that companies will be unable to repay their loans.

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  20. Shaping the energy transition together
    03.07.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    From our energy supply to the industry: A comprehensive collaborative project analyzes the impact of policy instruments and develops strategies for shaping the energy transition.

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