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Live and learn - Most GenXers continue their education

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... 07.05.2013 | nachricht Read more

CHF 755 million for basic research

Annual Report 2012 of the Swiss National Science Foundation
In 2012, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) was able to invest CHF 755 million in basic research, the highest amount in its sixty-year history.... 06.05.2013 | nachricht Read more

Advanced Learning through Negotiations

In the modern knowledge society, pupils and students are expected to acquire increasingly advanced knowledge and skills.
A doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that negotiations about how to approach problems and tasks, and about how tools such as... 16.04.2013 | nachricht Read more

How educational policymakers and educational practitioners in Europe use research findings

The EU project “Evidence Informed Policy and Practice in Education in Europe“ and the DIPF are jointly hosting a two-day European conference in Frankfurt (Main)
The EU strategy “Europe 2020“ encourages educational policymakers and educational practitioners in Europe to increasingly rely on evidence from research. How... 01.03.2013 | nachricht Read more

First grade math skills set foundation for later math ability

NIH funded study identifies fundamental skills needed for math functioning in adult life
Children who failed to acquire a basic math skill in first grade scored far behind their peers by seventh grade on a test of the mathematical abilities needed... 28.02.2013 | nachricht Read more

New citation indicators needed to measure research performance

How do you compare the impact of a researcher in chemistry or physics with a molecular biologist who may be working on similar projects?
In an article published today in EMBO reports two experts support the use of citation indicators that are based on percentiles, a statistical parameter that... 12.02.2013 | nachricht Read more

More private schools improves all students’ outcomes

The growing proportion of compulsory school students attending private schools has led to higher test scores and grades in 9th grade.
This applies to students at both private schools and public schools. The effects persist in upper secondary school and higher education. This is shown in a new... 18.12.2012 | nachricht Read more

Version One of new STN® - the foundation for the future of patent searching

Version One of the redesigned STN introduces project-oriented workflow, improved usability, and “no limits” search architecture for expert as well as novice professional searchers
The STN partners, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and FIZ Karlsruhe, are pleased to announce that Version One of the new STN platform is now available in beta... 14.12.2012 | nachricht Read more

Musical duets lock brains as well as rhythms

Study shows networking properties between brains when guitarists play together
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin have shown that synchronization emerges between brains when making music together,... 29.11.2012 | nachricht Read more

German Research Foundation funds new Collaborative Research Center at the JGU Medical Center

Focus on basic research in neurosciences receives funding of approximately EUR 9.3 million
On January 1, 2013, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will establish a new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) at the University Medical Center of Johannes... 28.11.2012 | nachricht Read more
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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: BAM@Hannover Messe: innovative 3D printing method for space flight

At the Hannover Messe 2018, the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und-prüfung (BAM) will show how, in the future, astronauts could produce their own tools or spare parts in zero gravity using 3D printing. This will reduce, weight and transport costs for space missions. Visitors can experience the innovative additive manufacturing process live at the fair.

Powder-based additive manufacturing in zero gravity is the name of the project in which a component is produced by applying metallic powder layers and then...

Im Focus: Molecules Brilliantly Illuminated

Physicists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics, which is jointly run by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, have developed a high-power laser system that generates ultrashort pulses of light covering a large share of the mid-infrared spectrum. The researchers envisage a wide range of applications for the technology – in the early diagnosis of cancer, for instance.

Molecules are the building blocks of life. Like all other organisms, we are made of them. They control our biorhythm, and they can also reflect our state of...

Im Focus: Spider silk key to new bone-fixing composite

University of Connecticut researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

Repairing major load-bearing bones such as those in the leg can be a long and uncomfortable process.

Im Focus: Writing and deleting magnets with lasers

Study published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces is the outcome of an international effort that included teams from Dresden and Berlin in Germany, and the US.

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia...

Im Focus: Gamma-ray flashes from plasma filaments

Novel highly efficient and brilliant gamma-ray source: Based on model calculations, physicists of the Max PIanck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg propose a novel method for an efficient high-brilliance gamma-ray source. A giant collimated gamma-ray pulse is generated from the interaction of a dense ultra-relativistic electron beam with a thin solid conductor. Energetic gamma-rays are copiously produced as the electron beam splits into filaments while propagating across the conductor. The resulting gamma-ray energy and flux enable novel experiments in nuclear and fundamental physics.

The typical wavelength of light interacting with an object of the microcosm scales with the size of this object. For atoms, this ranges from visible light to...

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