On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. The picture shows the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest.

    Academic Freedom in Hungary
    04.07.2019 ·

    Open letter from the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany to Prime Minister Orbán

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  2. The picture shows a laboratory littered with electronics.

    Rapid diagnosis
    03.07.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    A new optical method helps surgeons to reliably identify tumors and remove them more precisely.

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  3. High-speed connectivity
    03.07.2019 · Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics

    5G mobile networks are taking shape and will soon be available to everyone. Leibniz Scientists coordinate a project on large scale testing in different sites across Europe.

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  4. The picture shows a bunch of radishes.

    Reducing food waste
    27.06.2019 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    To further reduce food waste by facilitating a needs-based distribution of food donations to food banks is the goal of a new project.

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  5. Recognizing movement patterns
    27.06.2019 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute für Primate Research

    The research project "Deep Movement Diagnostics" receives around 1.2 million euros for the development of three-dimensional reconstructions of movement patterns.

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  6. Chromosome drive
    27.06.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    B chromosomes are often preferentially inherited. Researchers have now been able to decipher the mechanisms behind this phenomenon.

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  7. Population decline
    21.06.2019 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    A new study shows that the population of Eastern Germany has fallen back to a level last seen in 1905 and that the impact of the German division is thoroughly underestimated.

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  8. The picture shows ice floes from a bird's-eye view.

    Thin ice
    21.06.2019 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    The West Antarctic ice sheet instability might trigger a global sea-level rise of more than 3 meters.

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  9. The picture shows a dragonfish.

    Transparent Teeth
    11.06.2019 · INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    To stay invisible to prey animals the deep-sea dragonfish has evolved transparent teeth that reduce light scattering. The predator turns out to be a natural model for materials research.

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  10. Growing roots
    11.06.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

    Plants respond to nutrient deficiencies by adapting the growth of their roots. Low levels of nitrogen stimulate a foraging strategy by which the roots can exploit nutrients from a larger soil volume.

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  11. The picture shows a clouded sky.

    Coal phase-out
    07.06.2019 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    It cannot be taken for granted that Germany’s plan to phase out coal will decrease CO2 emissions - to the contrary.

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  12. The picture shows floating plastic waste.

    Floating plastic
    06.06.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Microplastics may represent a significant habitat and transport medium for microorganisms including toxic species. On plastic items, they exhibit much higher densities than in the surrounding water.

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  13. Living Water
    29.05.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Inland and coastal waters are among the most threatened ecosystems. However, the loss of biodiversity often remains unnoticed. A new research agenda aims to raise awareness.

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  14. Acidified oceans
    29.05.2019 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    The chemical composition of the limestone skeleton of tropical corals reflects ocean acidification - a consequence of the increase in CO2 in the atmosphere.

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  15. The picture shows a

    Evolution of language
    28.05.2019 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    West African green monkeys warn their conspecifics against predators with special alarm calls. Their structure allows conclusion about how language developed in the course of evolution.

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  16. Well integrated
    23.05.2019 · German Institute for Economic Research Berlin

    A refugee´s personality is one of the factors which decides how successful integration is. Refugees who are more willing to take risks and who tend to reciprocate friendliness integrate faster.

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  17. The picture shows the prototype of a silicon-28 single crystal after growth in a floating zone plant.

    Original kilogram replaced
    22.05.2019 · Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung

    The kilogram also is now defined by a natural constant: the Planck constant. It replaces the original kilogram which has been the measure of all things for almost 130 years.

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  18. Hidden Champions
    20.05.2019 · ZEW - Leibniz-Centre for European Economic Research Mannheim

    They combine innovative technology with tailor-made solutions for their customers: 'Hidden Champions' are among the most successful small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany.

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  19. Stressed farm animals
    16.05.2019 · Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology

    Climate change may become a major problem for livestock farming. Researchers have found that the increasing heat stress leads directly to health consequences in the intestines of dairy cows.

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  20. The picture shows the winners of the Ralf Dahrendorf Prize.

    Prizewinning „Tomatofish“
    16.05.2019 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    A research team at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries received the Ralf Dahrendorf Prize for a resource-saving breeding method.

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