The programme for the 2017 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is now online.
The programme for the 2017 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is now online. The meeting, which this year is anticipated to attract over...02.03.2017 | Read more
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will participate in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2017 Annual Meeting, which takes place from 16 – 20 February in Boston, MA. Every year, excellent young scientists congregate with Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, for a week of scientific exchange.
During this year’s AAAS Meeting, entitled “Serving Society through Science Policy”, the organisers of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will exhibit at booth...13.02.2017 | Read more
Symposium on Structural Durability Provides New Trends
The durability of materials, components or constructions is sometimes reduced greatly due to complex load conditions. These effects must be taken into...10.02.2017 | Read more
Crystals for Superconduction, Quantum Computing and High Efficiency Solar Cells
From March 8-10, 2017, an International Conference on Crystal Growth is to be held in Freiburg under the auspices of the German Association of Crystal Growth...09.02.2017 | Read more
Kick-off event marks start of the BMBF’s international campaign “Shaping the Future – Building the City of Tomorrow”. German research networks are looking for inter-national partners worldwide to join their projects for sustainable urban development.
Today there are already more people living in cities than in rural regions. This trend is set to continue. In 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will...09.02.2017 | Read more
European Union extends funding for international fellowship program at Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) has secured 2.4 million euros in funding for COFUND fellowships from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions...08.02.2017 | Read more
Expert panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin
As water scarcity increases, one of the major global challenges today is finding a way to sustainably use this vital resource, particularly in agriculture....19.01.2017 | Read more
6th eehe Conference –
Electrics / Electronics in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and Electrical Energy Management
17-18.5.2017 in Bamberg
The performance capacity of 12V on-board networks has finally reached its limits. The start of series production of vehicles with an additional 48V system...10.01.2017 | Read more
Software and Services for Science (S3)
The Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology is organising the Second Conference on Non-Textual Information...09.01.2017 | Read more
9th International Symposium
Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie
Aachen, 29-30 March 2017
Life in our modern world without batteries is almost unthinkable, and electricity will in future come more often from batteries than from a socket.05.01.2017 | Read more
At the productronica trade fair in Munich this November, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be presenting Laser-Based Tape-Automated Bonding, LaserTAB for short. The experts from Aachen will be demonstrating how new battery cells and power electronics can be micro-welded more efficiently and precisely than ever before thanks to new optics and robot support.
Fraunhofer ILT from Aachen relies on a clever combination of robotics and a laser scanner with new optics as well as process monitoring, which it has developed...
Plants and algae use the enzyme Rubisco to fix carbon dioxide, removing it from the atmosphere and converting it into biomass. Algae have figured out a way to increase the efficiency of carbon fixation. They gather most of their Rubisco into a ball-shaped microcompartment called the pyrenoid, which they flood with a high local concentration of carbon dioxide. A team of scientists at Princeton University, the Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University and the Max Plank Institute of Biochemistry have unravelled the mysteries of how the pyrenoid is assembled. These insights can help to engineer crops that remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while producing more food.
A warming planet
Our brains house extremely complex neuronal circuits, whose detailed structures are still largely unknown. This is especially true for the so-called cerebral cortex of mammals, where among other things vision, thoughts or spatial orientation are being computed. Here the rules by which nerve cells are connected to each other are only partly understood. A team of scientists around Moritz Helmstaedter at the Frankfiurt Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and Helene Schmidt (Humboldt University in Berlin) have now discovered a surprisingly precise nerve cell connectivity pattern in the part of the cerebral cortex that is responsible for orienting the individual animal or human in space.
The researchers report online in Nature (Schmidt et al., 2017. Axonal synapse sorting in medial entorhinal cortex, DOI: 10.1038/nature24005) that synapses in...
Whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators are used to make tiny micro-lasers, sensors, switches, routers and other devices. These tiny structures rely on a...
Using ultrafast flashes of laser and x-ray radiation, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) took snapshots of the briefest electron motion inside a solid material to date. The electron motion lasted only 750 billionths of the billionth of a second before it fainted, setting a new record of human capability to capture ultrafast processes inside solids!
When x-rays shine onto solid materials or large molecules, an electron is pushed away from its original place near the nucleus of the atom, leaving a hole...
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