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Good news for economy and science: A new research project at FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure allows a faster and easier access to innovation trends in future technologies through trend mining in patent information.
“Science, economy and politics need reliable indicators for being informed about the current activities in research and for knowing where it goes to. This kind...
Boston College and Carnegie Mellon researchers find 'count-on' method yields learning gains
Teachers and parents like to use board games to teach skills that range from fair play to counting. When it comes to improving early number skills, a new...
The expansion of publicly-funded preschool education is currently the focus of a prominent debate.
The research brief "Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education," authored by an interdisciplinary group of early childhood experts,...
A team from UC San Diego is launching a new course on the Coursera online learning network that breaks ground on several fronts.
In “Bioinformatics Algorithms – Part 1,” UC San Diego computer science and engineering professor Pavel Pevzner and his graduate students are offering a course...
Around one sixth of school children in German-speaking Switzerland receive private tutoring. Mostly they seek assistance with mathematics. In contrast to the perceptions of those tutored, tutoring rarely results in any improvement in their marks. This has been demonstrated by a representative study funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
How widespread is private tuition, and does it improve marks? To answer this question, a team led by educational scientist Hans-Ulrich Grunder from the...
Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) invites scientists from all over the world to apply for use of its state-of-the-art research lab “Future SOC Lab”.
Researchers are invited to submit project proposals based on access to the high performance hard and software provided by HPI. Project selection is carried out...
Piloting course "ThinkTank Ideal City of the 21st Century" a success – more than 2800 participants from 107 countries – winning team from Argentina, Germany, Spain, and the US – Future courses will further focus on quality, not quantity – presidential board will significantly invest in further development of Digital School
In response to the roaring success of their new "Digital School", Leuphana University of Lüneburg will strive to focus on intensity and quality teaching for...
The European Union awards the major project „PlasmaShape“ (Plasma applications) to the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald), funding it with 2,64 million Euro.
The funds will in particular focus on the research infrastructure, the recruitment of top-class researchers as well as the cooperation with experts on an...
Young researchers examine topics such as war crimes tribunals and the Pentecostal movement
The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” of Heidelberg University has set up four new junior research groups. The group leaders and...
More than one in every 10 members of Generation X are enrolled in classes to continue their formal educations, according to a new University of Michigan study released today. In addition, 48 percent of GenXers take continuing education courses, in-service training, and workshops required for professional licenses and certifications.
"This is an impressive level of engagement in lifelong learning," says Jon D. Miller, author of the latest issue of The Generation X Report. "It reflects the...
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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:
So-called pre-distorted states accelerate photochemical reactions too
What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how...
For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution. This fundamental insight of an SNSF Professor could also pave the way for future medical diagnostics.
Electrical charge is one of the key properties that allows molecules to interact. Life itself depends on this phenomenon: many biological processes involve...
At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.
No other industry has attracted as much public attention to composite materials as the automotive industry, which along with the aerospace industry is a driver...
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University have developed high-quality GFO epitaxial films and systematically investigated their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. They also demonstrated the room-temperature magnetocapacitance effects of these GFO thin films.
Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as...
Measurement of noble gases in Antarctic ice cores
The oceans are the largest global heat reservoir. As a result of man-made global warming, the temperature in the global climate system increases; around 90% of...