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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

New network for European researchers abroad

From 2013, the “EURAXESS Links” network will also be active in Brazil: it will help European researchers there to establish contact with one another and to remain in contact with Europe.
At the same time, cooperations with the host country are to be encouraged and contacts established for Europe as a research location. With Brazil, the network... 20.11.2012 | nachricht Read more
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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Artificial agent designs quantum experiments

On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are nowadays standard in modern quantum optical laboratories. This shows how machines could play a more creative role in research in the future.

We carry smartphones in our pockets, the streets are dotted with semi-autonomous cars, but in the research laboratory experiments are still being designed by...

Im Focus: Scientists decipher key principle behind reaction of metalloenzymes

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...

Im Focus: The first precise measurement of a single molecule's effective charge

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...

Im Focus: Paradigm shift in Paris: Encouraging an holistic view of laser machining

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...

Im Focus: Room-temperature multiferroic thin films and their properties

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...

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