"Fostering African Resilience and Capacity to Adapt"
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21st-23rd February 2016
The “Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa” is being organised by Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), Addis Ababa University, the Research and...12.02.2016 | Read more
Foundation awards 15 travel grants to journalists to cover the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), September 18-23, 2016.
This September, recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize and the Abel Prize gather in Heidelberg to meet with 200 young...09.02.2016 | Read more
From April 27 to 29, 2016 the laser community is meeting at the International Laser Technology Congress AKL’16 for the eleventh time in Aachen. For every target group – be it laser manufacturers, users or beginners – around 80 lecturers will be bringing together innovative applications from the industry and latest research results from science. Furthermore, attendees have the chance to experience Laser Technology Live at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT.
Register now for the AKL´16 at www.lasercongress.org and take advantage of an early-bird discount for registrations up to March 14, 2016.
Over 600 participants from Germany and abroad are expected at the eleventh International Laser Technology Congress AKL’16 in the Eurogress in Aachen, Germany....02.02.2016 | Read more
Fraunhofer IZM showcases novel wearable applications
Integrating electronic assemblies can level up the capabilities of textiles with many versatile functions, from monitoring to lighting and beyond. With 15...26.01.2016 | Read more
DATE combines the world’s favorite electronic systems design and test conference with an international exhibition for electronic design, automation and test, from system-level hardware and software implementation right down to integrated circuit design.
Out of a total of 829 paper submissions received, a large share (42%) is coming from authors in Europe, 29% of submissions are from Asia, 25% from North...26.01.2016 | Read more
10th Cofresco Forum Round Table at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, Germany, on 14 April 2016
Food Preservation and Sustainability at Home -
Future Opportunities for Consumers to Reduce Food Waste
• 14 April 2016 in Hanover, Germany
• University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover partnering 10th Round Table
• Tour of Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonosis (RIZ) opened in 2014
On 14 April 2016, the Cofresco Forum’s 10th Round Table under the motto “Food Preservation and Sustainability at Home - Future Opportunities for Consumers to...19.01.2016 | Read more
The Competence Center of Consumer Research North Rhine-Westphalia (CECORE NRW) seeks submissions for presentations at the second International Conference on Consumer Research (ICCR) 2016 scheduled for September 26-27, 2016. The theme of the conference is „The 21st Century Consumer: Vulnerable, Responsible, Transparent".
The aim of the conference is to discuss different views, concepts, and models of consumers and the implications for policy-making. The ICCR 2016 addresses...15.01.2016 | Read more
In March 2016, agricultural systems modellers will meet in Berlin, Germany, for an international symposium, coordinated by scientists from Germany, Finland, Australia and the USA. More than 300 participants are expected to attend. Crop models have developed into indispensable tools in the ongoing discussion on global food security, but only their consistent application through global co-operation assures their usefulness and credibility at the interfaces of agronomy with economics and in informing policy-makers.
Simulation models for the growth and development of crops have become very popular, especially in the context of climate change impact assessments. But they...05.01.2016 | Read more
Call for proposals for presentations and panels for the “AC21 International Forum” happening at Chemnitz from 30 April to 3 May 2016 is open from now on
Successful international networks are advantageous for players intending to enhance their scientific excellence by transnational cooperation, to explore...21.12.2015 | Read more
Laser experts from many different sectors will gather at the International Laser Technology Congress AKL’16, scheduled for April 27-29, 2016 in Aachen. Users, manufacturers and developers can take advantage of the international platform to engage in intensive discussions about the current state and future possibilities of laser technology. The program is available online at www.lasercongress.org
For the 11th time, over 70 laser experts from research and industry will be sharing their insights into the latest techniques, beam sources, developments and...17.12.2015 | Read more
Today, plants and microorganisms are heavily used for the production of medicinal products. The production of biopharmaceuticals in plants, also referred to as “Molecular Pharming”, represents a continuously growing field of plant biotechnology. Preferred host organisms include yeast and crop plants, such as maize and potato – plants with high demands. With the help of a special algal strain, the research team of Prof. Ralph Bock at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam strives to develop a more efficient and resource-saving system for the production of medicines and vaccines. They tested its practicality by synthesizing a component of a potential AIDS vaccine.
The use of plants and microorganisms to produce pharmaceuticals is nothing new. In 1982, bacteria were genetically modified to produce human insulin, a drug...
Atomic clock experts from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) are the first research group in the world to have built an optical single-ion clock which attains an accuracy which had only been predicted theoretically so far. Their optical ytterbium clock achieved a relative systematic measurement uncertainty of 3 E-18. The results have been published in the current issue of the scientific journal "Physical Review Letters".
Atomic clock experts from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) are the first research group in the world to have built an optical single-ion clock...
The University of Würzburg has two new space projects in the pipeline which are concerned with the observation of planets and autonomous fault correction aboard satellites. The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy funds the projects with around 1.6 million euros.
Detecting tornadoes that sweep across Mars. Discovering meteors that fall to Earth. Investigating strange lightning that flashes from Earth's atmosphere into...
Physicists from Saarland University and the ESPCI in Paris have shown how liquids on solid surfaces can be made to slide over the surface a bit like a bobsleigh on ice. The key is to apply a coating at the boundary between the liquid and the surface that induces the liquid to slip. This results in an increase in the average flow velocity of the liquid and its throughput. This was demonstrated by studying the behaviour of droplets on surfaces with different coatings as they evolved into the equilibrium state. The results could prove useful in optimizing industrial processes, such as the extrusion of plastics.
The study has been published in the respected academic journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).
Exceeding critical temperature limits in the Southern Ocean may cause the collapse of ice sheets and a sharp rise in sea levels
A future warming of the Southern Ocean caused by rising greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere may severely disrupt the stability of the West...
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