On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Electrodes from the magnolia tree
    03.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    Researchers have built electrically conductive and optically transparent electrodes from the leaves of magnolia. The leaf-structure electrodes could be used to design novel solar cells.

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  15. Treasure trove of biodiversity
    01.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    New surveys in Vietnamese Bidoup Nui Ba National Park have revealed surprising mammal biodiversity. Seven of them are threatened with extinction worldwide.

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  16. New DFG Vizepräsident
    01.07.2020 · German Research Foundation

    The molecular biologist Axel Brakhage has been elected vice president of the German Research Foundation.

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  17. Germ-free with LEDs
    01.07.2020 · Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

    A newly developed LED irradiation system eliminates germs on critical surfaces such as mobile phones. The device could also be used in the healthcare sector.

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  18. Weather affects air pollution
    01.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    The traffic density is most significantly responsible for nitrogen oxide concentrations. However, two weather parameters also have a significant impact on air pollution.

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  19. New compressor generates high-energy laser pulses
    30.06.2020 · Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    A new compressor delivers terawatt light pulses with 1,5 optical cycles at a repetition rate of one kilohertz – breaking a ten-year-old record.

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  20. Climate scenarios for central banks
    29.06.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Climate-related risks can heavily impact economies across the globe. Scenarios are intended to illustrate how exactly and under what conditions these can occur.

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