On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Intelligent plant seeds
    03/09/2021 · INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    The EU project I-Seed is developing intelligent plant seed-inspired soft robots that disperse on and in the soil to monitor soil and climate parameters.

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  2. Potential for remote working remains untapped
    03/04/2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    In Germany, many more people could be working from home. According to a recent study, only around 30 percent of employees worked from home in February.

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  3. Gulf Stream System at its weakest
    03/04/2021 · otsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Never before in over 1000 years the Gulf Stream System has been as weak as in the last decades. It is relevant for weather patterns in Europe and the US.

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  4. Bitter and anti-inflammatory
    03/03/2021 · Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology

    Resveratrol is a plant compound with anti-inflammatory properties found in red grapes. A recent study has now shown that the bitter receptor is involved in this effect.

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  5. Colonial history of North German Lloyds
    03/03/2021 · Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum - Leibniz-Institut für Maritime Geschichte

    As one of the largest shipping companies in the German Empire, Norddeutscher Lloyd plays an important role in the investigation of the history of colonial objects.

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  6. Sniffing for science
    03/03/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    It is often difficult to find out exactly where individual species still occur and how their populations are developing. Specially trained detection dogs can be a help in such cases.

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  7. Economists Panel on Germany’s coronavirus economic policy
    03/02/2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    Almost half of participating economists are either “fairly dissatisfied” (27 percent) or “very dissatisfied” (20 percent) with Germany’s current coronavirus economic policy.

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  8. Retroviruses are re-writing the koala genome
    03/02/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    An international team of scientists now demonstrate that a retrovirus invading the koala germline explains the high frequency of koala cancer.

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  9. Niger: Women and media presence
    03/01/2021 · Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient

    Women gain an increased public presence in Niger’s urban space. There they do not only promote women’s preaching but also discuss women’s rights and their role in society.

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  10. Tellurium-free and efficient
    03/01/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

    The replacement of the scarce element Tellurium makes thermoelectric technology cheaper while remaining the performance.

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  11. Coronavirus debt poses no danger
    02/25/2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    Most German federal states will return to their 2019 debt levels over the next five to ten years due to the economic growth, regardless of the maturity of the loans.

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  12. Selection through fishing
    02/25/2021 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Fishing primarily removes larger and more active fish from populations. It thus acts as a selection factor that favours shy fish with consequences for the fishery.

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  13. Berlin’s rent cap: One year later
    02/24/2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    In Berlin, rents prices for properties affected by the city’s rent cap have fallen. At the same time, the supply of rental properties in the regulated segment declined.

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  14. The mechanisms of speciation
    02/23/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Even 160 years after Charles Darwin it is still controversial if sympatric speciation is a rare or common mechanism driving the evolution of new wildlife species.

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  15. Aquaculture in Southeast Asia
    02/23/2021 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    From the coastal aquaculture ponds, the water is discharged unfiltered into the coastal waters. A new study shows the impact of human-produced nitrogen.

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  16. Fears over COVID-19 infections at screenings
    02/18/2021 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    Fear of contracting COVID-19 seems to be a major reason why patients avoid screening appointments. This finding was confirmed by survey data.

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  17. Removing space debris with Gecko technology
    02/18/2021 · INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    A new mechanism for “capturing” space debris, which is inspired by the gecko’s adhesive ability, has been successfully tested under space conditions onboard the ISS.

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  18. Artificial intelligence feeds natural brains
    02/17/2021 · DIPF | Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsinformation

    Leibniz researcher Daniele Di Mitri has been elected as AI Newcomer 2021.

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  19. Mammalian virus transmission via water
    02/16/2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    In dry seasons animals congregate near freshwater sources, often reaching large densities, potentially operating as key locations for pathogen transmission.

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  20. Companies’ cybersecurity
    02/15/2021 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    The risk of a cyberattack has increased in the past year, according to many companies. This is the result of a recent survey among more than 900 companies.

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