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Ten things to watch in Africa in 2020
02/03/2020 · GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Power struggles, controversial elections and structural problems continue to determine the situation in sub-Saharan Africa. Other developments justify a more optimistic outlook.
Ground beetles reflect Berlin´s environment
01/31/2020 · Musem für Naturkunde
How do species respond to changes in the environment? A research collection provides information on the adaptation strategies of the ground beetle in the past 125 years.
Sustainability through artificial intelligence
01/30/2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 sustainable development goals. AI-based technologies could help to implement them, especially in the environmental field.
Material revolution for climate protection
01/29/2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization, a new study shows.
IGB announces new Director
01/28/2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Prof. Luc de Meester takes up the position as the Director of the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries.
Speed limit study easy to implement
01/28/2020 · ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
The debate about the speed limit on German motorways has so far been guided mainly emotionally. However, a study on the effects could be carried out with relatively little effort.
How Facebook develops it's rules
01/27/2020 · Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut
For the first time, Facebook has given scientists direct access to its internal decision-making bodies. The results of this pilot study have now been published.
Nanomaterials fight cancer cells
01/27/2020 · Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering — IWT
Scientists have succeeded in specifically combating cancer cells in mice. For this purpose, the research team used nano-sized particles paired with an immunotherapy.
Leibniz Open Topics 2020
01/24/2020 · Leibniz Association
Take the stage - find strong scientific partners in Germany to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals!
Electronic skin for robotic systems
01/23/2020 · Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
Magnetic sensors could open the path towards the development of electronic skin.
Hope for endangered rhinos
01/22/2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
The creation of a third embryo through artificial insemination marks a crucial milestone in the race to save the northern white rhino from imminent and irreversible extinction.
Determining natural products more accurately
01/21/2020 · Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
Many drugs are derived from natural products. However, identification of potential drug candidates is a challenge. A new method now simplifies the analysis.
Quality standards for data in nano safety
01/21/2020 · FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure
Nanoparticles can be found today in almost all areas of work and life. To make their application safer, a project is developing quality standards for research data.
X-ray eye in space celebrates 20 years
01/20/2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam
20 years ago, the XMM-Newton space telescope started observing the X-ray sky. Scientists are now publishing new catalogues containing all X-ray detections since launch.
New tool simplifies genome analysis
01/20/2020 · IPK/IPB
The correct assembly of plant genomes can be hampered by a large amount of repetitive sequences. A new bioinformatics tool now facilitates the analysis.
Winners and losers of climate change
01/16/2020 · Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Presenting a new research approach, scientists hope to make faster and more reliable predictions regarding animal and plant species’ responses to global climate change.
What keeps couples together
01/16/2020 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research
Red titi monkeys are among the few mammals that live in pairs - with a clear distribution of roles. She pampers him, he takes care of the offspring and drives away attackers.
Wisdom of the crowd
01/15/2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Collectively, environmental stakeholders are just as smart as scientific experts, as a study shows. Researchers advocate more systematic use of swarm intelligence.
Loss of microRNA leads to fibrosis
01/15/2020 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute
Researchers have identified microRNA molecules that are responsible for the development of fibrosis and thus promote the progression of cancer.
In search of balance
01/09/2020 · Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research
In order to better harmonize agriculture and biodiversity, a new project is developing concepts for the protection of species in European agricultural landscapes.
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