The 2016 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) provides an opportunity for journalists to hear about the latest research in the Earth, planetary and space sciences, and to talk to scientists from all over the world. The meeting, the largest geosciences conference in Europe, brings together some 12,000 researchers, and is taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 17 to 22 April.
The EGU General Assembly (http://www.egu2016.eu/) is an opportunity for journalists and science writers to learn about new developments in a variety of topics...01.12.2015 | Read more
Agricultural Policy Symposium at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture on 14 January 2016
IAMO and the German Agribusiness Alliance of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (OA) will hold an agricultural policy symposium at the Global...30.11.2015 | Read more
Fraunhofer’s Urban Futures Conference, which takes place in Berlin on November 25 and 26, 2015, will offer participants a glimpse of the urban future. Scientists, engineers, politicians and economists will present new concepts for intelligent and sustainable urban innovation. The aim is to help transform our cities into clean and vibrant places to live and work.
Over half the world’s population lives in cities, and this proportion is set to rise. According to projections by the Organization for Economic Cooperation...25.11.2015 | Read more
Viele Menschen klagen über eine Unverträglichkeit auf Getreideprodukte. Doch nicht immer verbirgt sich dahinter eine Gluten-Intoleranz, und nicht jede vermeintliche Gluten-Intoleranz ist auf Gluten zurückzuführen. Auf der MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015, die vom 16. bis 19. November in Düsseldorf stattfindet, erklärt eine Expertin, was es mit der Nicht-Zöliakie-Nicht-Weizenallergie-Weizensensitivität, kurz NZNWWS, auf sich hat.
Warum immer mehr Menschen nach dem Verzehr von Getreideprodukten über Bauchschmerzen, Blähungen, Durchfall oder Verstopfung klagen, ist nicht genau bekannt.17.11.2015 | Read more
Die Ausstellung „Traces of Disorder“ ist ab Freitag, 23. Oktober, in der Unternehmenszentrale der Deutschen Börse in Eschborn zu sehen. Präsentiert werden fotografische Arbeiten aus der Art Collection Deutsche Börse, die sich mit den Spuren politischer Konflikte und Zuständen gestörter oder sich wandelnder sozialer Ordnungen befassen.
„Traces of Disorder“ umfasst rund 140 Arbeiten von 18 internationalen Künstlern, darunter Werkgruppen klassischer Reportagefotografie, wie sie z. B. Barbara...21.10.2015 | Read more
At least 30 million people worldwide live with atrial fibrillation (AF). Despite improved treatment options AF patients still suffer strokes, heart failures, and premature deaths. The German Atrial Fibrillation Network association (AFNET) and the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) initiated development of a roadmap to improve the quality of AF management. An international group of experts developed a set of initiatives and recommendations aimed at improving the care for AF patients. The report of the 5th AFNET/EHRA consensus conference is published online in the EP Europace journal today.
The 5th AFNET/EHRA consensus conference was convened with the focus on “Understanding and eliminating inequalities and barriers that prevent optimal treatment...19.10.2015 | Read more
Scientists in Saarbrücken are working on a desalination method which does not require the addition of chemicals and which is highly energy-efficient: in the process known as capacitive de-ionization (CDI), electrodes are used to extract the ions from the water and collect them on the electrodes. The result is clean water and ions which have been enriched on the electrodes. This environmentally friendly process can even be used to generate electricity: emissions such as carbon dioxide are also suited to generating electrical energy when they are dissolved in water as ions.
When purifying waste water, chemical reactions are used or it is subjected to elaborate filtering methods to remove salts and heavy metals. Now scientists in...15.10.2015 | Read more
Cars, ships, planes, drones or rockets – all types of vehicles that move themselves take centre stage at the Conference for Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAV) 2016 in Leipzig.
For engineers and computer scientists, such vehicles are no longer a vision but a reality that has not yet prevailed. “To the disadvantage for many people”,...14.10.2015 | Read more
At the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2015, several events were held focusing on the topic of sustainable healthcare systems and health system performance. As well as looking at ways of facing challenges such as multi-morbidity against the background of an aging population, the objective was among other things to explore effective implementation of optimum primary healthcare.
Across Europe, increasing importance is being attached to issues related to the efficient delivery of primary healthcare in the context of sustainable...01.10.2015 | Read more
Chemical weathering of rocks over geological time scales is an important control on the stability of the climate. This weathering is, in turn, highly dependent...
Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their big debut. Researchers at Johns Hopkins report they have figured out the molecular chain of events that enables the cells to make “sounds” on their own, essentially “practicing” their ability to process sounds in the world around them.
The researchers, who describe their experiments in the Dec. 3 edition of the journal Cell, show how hair cells in the inner ear can be activated in the absence...
Planet Earth experienced a global climate shift in the late 1980s on an unprecedented scale, fuelled by anthropogenic warming and a volcanic eruption, according to new research published this week.
Scientists say that a major step change, or ‘regime shift’, in the Earth’s biophysical systems, from the upper atmosphere to the depths of the ocean and from...
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has installed 70 photovoltaic modules on the outer façade of one of its lab buildings. The modules were...
Nerve cells cover their high energy demand with glucose and lactate. Scientists of the University of Zurich now provide new support for this. They show for the first time in the intact mouse brain evidence for an exchange of lactate between different brain cells. With this study they were able to confirm a 20-year old hypothesis.
In comparison to other organs, the human brain has the highest energy requirements. The supply of energy for nerve cells and the particular role of lactic acid...
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