On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Hemp = alternative to cotton?
    05.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy

    Hemp plants use water for biomass production about six times more efficiently than cotton and offer great potential for being cultivated under relatively dry conditions.

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  2. Unpredictable coral reefs
    04.11.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    More than half of all coral reefs worldwide are located in close proximity to human settlements. New results now show the relationship between environmental factors and high levels of human influence.

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  3. All-sky survey
    03.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    The just-launched fifth-generation "Sloan Digital Sky Survey" will observe more than six million objects in the sky, and monitor changes in more than a million of those objects over time.

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  4. Nature galore
    03.11.2020 · Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science

    From dinosaurs to hamsters and wild animals in Berlin: The kids podcast Süßes oder Saurier brings the diversity of nature into the children's room.

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  5. Efficient recyclers
    02.11.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy

    Scientists outline the possibility of using insects to efficiently and sustainably recycle food waste. This insect-based bioconversion can help to close material cycles in the food value chain.

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  6. News from the moon
    02.11.2020 · Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science

    A team of researchers has discovered a new mineral in a lunar meteorite, which is of great relevance for the formation history of the moon and for processes occurring in the Earth’s interior.

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  7. Methodological tour-de-force
    02.11.2020 · Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

    This year’s Marthe Vogt Award goes to the biochemist Dr Annita Louloupi for her outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding of RNA biology.

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  8. Milos Filipovic brings excellent science to ISAS
    29.10.2020 · Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften – ISAS – e.V.

    With Milos Filipovic, ISAS has gained a top researcher. The biochemist was most recently awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant for his work on aging processes.

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  9. Protective layer
    28.10.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    It is known that magnetic fields in galaxies can contribute to star formation. But do they also play a role in the gas tails of jellyfish galaxies?

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  10. A tale of two seasons
    28.10.2020 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    Why do migratory birds undertake such long and dangerous journeys each year? Although it seems they move to the winter ranges to follow climatic conditions, this is not the case for the return flight.

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  11. Bats practice social distancing as well
    27.10.2020 · Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science

    Staying away from others when feeling sick cannot only be observed in humans these days but also in wild vampire bats. A behavior which slows how quickly a disease will spread.

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  12. Protection of freshwater biodiversity
    26.10.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    An international research team formulated 14 recommendations to policy and administration actors in order to highlight the dramatic loss of freshwater biodiversity and help to mitigate and stop it.

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  13. Who are your neighbours?
    20.10.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    A new method allows identifying genome sequences more efficient and inexpensive. Scientists tested it on a complex model of the koala retrovirus.

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  14. Brain plasticity in old age
    20.10.2020 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Researchers discovered the role of a small regulator in the learning-dependent phases of plasticity. The observation opens new therapeutic perspectives for brain plasticity during aging.

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  15. Surveying the Arctic
    19.10.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

    With the return of the Polarstern, the largest Arctic expedition of all times has come to a successful end advancing knowledge about the Earth's climate system and its changes by a decisive step.

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  16. Stopping the Virus and Closing Borders
    16.10.2020 · WZB Berlin Social Science Center

    A new study shows that countries with international travel restrictions suffered fewer COVID-19 fatalities. A new study shows that countries that had international travel restrictions suffered fewer COVID-19 fatalities.

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  17. Marthe Vogt Podcast: Inspiring women in science
    16.10.2020 · Forschungsverbund Berlin

    In a series of interviews, eight women, doctoral students, postdocs, and junior researchers share stories about their journey into science.

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  18. Climate catastrophe 233 million years ago
    15.10.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    A series of massive volcanic eruptions in present-day Canada provoked a climate change and the creation of new ecosystems, such as coral reefs, and favoured a rapid spread of dinosaurs.

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  19. Leibniz researcher awarded for innovation project
    15.10.2020 · Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

    The Berlin team, including Dr Markus Krutzik from the FBH, wins the INNOspace Masters innovation competition with a project about tap-proof quantum communications.

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  20. Biggest CO2 drop
    14.10.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    A new study shows, using real-time data, Covid-19’s massive impact on global emissions during the first half of 2020.

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