On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Pretty good relatives
    27.02.2020 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Mandrills consolidate their relationships by social grooming. In the case of close maternal kin they do so even if this increases the risk of infection for them.

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  2. Protection of mangroves shows success
    27.02.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    The global loss of mangrove forests is less alarming than previously thought. Nevertheless, great efforts are needed to continue the positive trend.

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  3. How laser pulses manipulate magnetization
    25.02.2020 · Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    When exposed to ultrashort light pulses, it is observed that magnetic materials change their magnetization. Researchers have now disentangled the underlying process.

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  4. Multi-connectivity in future private networks
    25.02.2020 · Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics

    A new project is developing AI solutions for beyond 5G private networks integrating multiple wireless access technologies and their evolutions.

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  5. Low-cost housing concepts for Namibia
    21.02.2020 · INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    Living conditions in Namibia are precarious in large parts of the country. A fireproof building material made of domestic resources could contribute to the construction of affordable housing.

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  6. Consortium researches artificial liver replacement
    19.02.2020 · DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

    A project aims to develop solutions that enable the 3D printing of tissue and thus provide patients with End-Stage Liver Disease an alternative to donor organ transplants.

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  7. Prestigious award for materials researcher
    19.02.2020 · INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    Eduard Arzt, Scientific Director of INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, has been elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering.

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  8. Europe under pressure
    13.02.2020 · Halle Institute for Economic Research - Member of the Leibniz Association

    Is the increasing strength of populist parties due to economic causes? An international project is devoted to this question.

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  9. Towards the sun
    06.02.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    On February 10, the spacecraft Soler Orbiter starts its journey into space. The mission of the European Space Agency will explore the Sun at close range.

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  10. Cooperation against cardiac insufficiency
    06.02.2020 · Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS -

    A German–Chinese project aims to develop a new drug for the treatment of cardiac diseases and is being funded by a grant of around EUR 1 million from the German BMBF.

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  11. Protection against poaching in tropical hotspots
    05.02.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Wildlife populations in Southeast Asia are increasingly at risk of illegal poaching. To address the defaunation, large-scale systematic surveys are necessary.

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  12. Ten things to watch in Africa in 2020
    03.02.2020 · 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.

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  13. Ground beetles reflect Berlin´s environment
    31.01.2020 · 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.

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  14. Sustainability through artificial intelligence
    30.01.2020 · 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.

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  15. Material revolution for climate protection
    29.01.2020 · 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.

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  16. IGB announces new Director
    28.01.2020 · 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.

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  17. Speed limit study easy to implement
    28.01.2020 · 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.

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  18. Leibniz Open Topics 2020
    24.01.2020 · Leibniz Association

    Take the stage - find strong scientific partners in Germany to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals!

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  19. Electronic skin for robotic systems
    23.01.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

    Magnetic sensors could open the path towards the development of electronic skin.

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  20. Hope for endangered rhinos
    22.01.2020 · 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.

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