On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Reefs protect coasts from monster waves
    03/14/2018 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    Tropical coral reefs form a natural barrier against storm waves and protect the coast from erosion. New measurement data shows how reef degradation and sea level rise can affect the height of the waves.

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  2. Social media pays off
    03/14/2018 · Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien

    Constant checking of status messages is often associated with stress, envy and reduced wellbeing. Research on social networks has shown that Social Media help us get useful information and emotional support.

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  3. Faster diagnostics
    03/14/2018 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    The mass use of antibiotics causes drug-resistances. A new rapid test helps with administering the available antibiotic which is still effective in a concrete case.

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  4. Ant raids: It’s all in the genes
    03/09/2018 · Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseen

    Certain ants capture closely related ant species and make them work in their own colonies. The raids required to achieve this are controlled by different genes.

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  5. A spinning top of light
    03/07/2018 · Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    A team of physicists has now developed a new method for precisely characterising short, rotating pulses of light. These can reveal a great deal about the inner structure of materials.

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  6. Enhanced weathering
    03/07/2018 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Getting CO2 out of the air and storing it safely is a rather hot topic. A new assessment shows: Weathering of rocks can help to reduce the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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  7. Paying attention as the eyes move
    03/07/2018 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    The visual system optimally maintains attention on relevant objects even as eye movements are made. This poses a challenge for the brain.

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  8. Chirality of molecules
    02/22/2018 · Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    Identifying and separating right-handed from left-handed molecules is a crucial step for many applications in chemistry and pharmaceutics. Researchers have now presented a new original method.

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  9. Partner selection in lemurs
    02/14/2018 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Female lemurs have to select a male of their own species for mating. Red-fronted lemurs are able to differentiate between conspecifics and closely related sister species on the basis of facial color pattern variations – even on pictures.

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  10. An underestimated threat
    02/09/2018 · Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    It is widely accepted that microplastics contaminate our oceans and are harmful to coastal and marine habitats. And yet what damaging effect do fragments of plastic have on terrestrial ecosystems?

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  11. Global coal problem
    02/09/2018 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    While less new coal-fired power plants are now being built in China and India, the planned expansion in the use of coal Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam, will in part cancel out the reduction. The world has to actively counteract this trend.

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  12. Core mechanism revealed in LED key material
    01/25/2018 · Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung

    International researchers have revealed the mechanism that limits the indium content in indium gallium nitride thin films — the key material for blue light emitting diodes (LED).

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    Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships
    01/24/2018 ·

    Spend a year living in Germany, working at a Leibniz Institute — excellent post-docs from all over the world are eligible to apply as research fellows.

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  14. Fingerprints of stars
    01/19/2018 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    Researchers present a new spectral atlas of the Sun, a total of 48 atlases of bright benchmark stars, and a detailed analysis of the chemical abundances of the 10-billion year old planet-system host Kepler-444.

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