Using a deceptively simple set of experiments, researchers at Johns Hopkins have learned why people learn an identical or similar task faster the second, third and subsequent time around. The reason: They are aided not only by memories of how to perform the task, but also by memories of the errors made the first time.
“In learning a new motor task, there appear to be two processes happening at once,” says Reza Shadmehr, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Biomedical...15.08.2014 | Read more
Dynamically generated images let referees and readers assess paper results 'on-the-fly'
F1000Research today published new research from Bjorn Brembs, professor of neurogenetics at the Institute of Zoology, Universitaet Regensburg, in Germany, with...31.07.2014 | Read more
A framework for African-German cooperation in education and research / Johanna Wanka: "Building together the knowledge society in Africa"
Shared research interests and collaborative networking between African and German scientists are at the very heart of the “Africa Strategy” of the German...20.06.2014 | Read more
University of Stuttgart and Georgia Tech are establishing a joint master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
The University of Stuttgart has paired up with one of the most significant technical universities in the world, the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta...13.06.2014 | Read more
Magdeburg brain researchers publish the most comprehensive raw data set of natural language processing in the brain. It is freely accessible for interested researchers and the public—hereby allowing broad interdisciplinary collaborations.
Are there researchers who voluntarily share their complete, raw data sets online before even having evaluated the data themselves?27.05.2014 | Read more
The Fraunhofer IFF and Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg and the NSTDA, the largest research organization in Thailand, are starting to set up a joint center of excellence in Bangkok. It will transfer state-of-the-art digital engineering-methods to academia and industry in Thailand.
A cooperation agreement signed in Magdeburg in October 2013, is now taking on concrete form for researchers. In a series of workshops with over one hundred...16.05.2014 | Read more
Since 2009, the Green Talents Competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is annually searching for up-and-coming scientists in the field of sustainable development. Selected as one of the 25 awardees you are invited to visit the hot spots of German sustainability research and establish a unique network with peers and experts. Deepen your relationships by returning to Germany for a funded three-month research stay at a facility of your choice in 2015.
Join the Green Talents Competition and gain exclusive access to the hot-spots of sustainable development.05.05.2014 | Read more
An increasing number of foundations in Switzerland support the sciences. Two-thirds focus on a specific research area and half of them further limit their support to a single type of grant. For universities, these foundations represent important partners in implementing their projects faster.
Philanthropy for science is the trend. The number of foundations specifically supporting science and higher education is increasing even faster than the...14.04.2014 | Read more
Since 2011, 18 partners from eight central European countries are joining forces in the strategic project “CluStrat” to create framework conditions conducive of such cross-sector innovation, tapping the potentials resting with clusters. CluStrat has already triggered a change in cluster policy and regional cluster landscapes in the participating regions.
Clusters are an essential trigger in innovation policy to make European SME more competitive.18.03.2014 | Read more
The area of sea ice in the Arctic fell to a summer minimum of around 5.0 million square kilometres this year, which is about 1.6 million square kilometres more...
Sea lamprey studies show remarkably conserved gene expression patterns in jawless vs. jawed vertebrates
If you never understood what "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" meant in high school, don't worry: biologists no longer think that an animal's "ontogeny", that...
The surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be divided into several morphologically different regions
High-resolution images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reveal a unique, multifaceted world. ESA's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at its destination about a...
Astronomers searching the atmospheres of alien worlds for gases that might be produced by life can't rely on the detection of just one type, such as oxygen, ozone, or methane, because in some cases these gases can be produced non-biologically, according to extensive simulations by researchers in the NASA Astrobiology Institute’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory.
The researchers carefully simulated the atmospheric chemistry of alien worlds devoid of life thousands of times over a period of more than four years, varying...
A team led by Gastón Folatelli at the Kavli IPMU, the University of Tokyo, has found evidence of a hot binary companion star to a yellow supergiant star, which...
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