On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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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