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Institutions of higher education spent nearly Euro 44 billion in 2011

In 2011, German public and private institutions of higher education spent Euro 43.8 billion on teaching, research and health treatment.
As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), that was 6.1% more than in 2010 (Euro 41.2 billion).

The rise in expenditure is due to a large number... 22.05.2013 | nachricht Read more

Plastic surgery trend has women armed for spring and summer

Inspired by strong-armed celebrities, upper arm lifts jump 4,378% since 2000, new ASPS statistics show
New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that arm lifts in women have skyrocketed more than 4,000 percent in just over... 29.04.2013 | nachricht Read more

9% less first-year students of engineering sciences in 2012

In the academic year of 2012 (summer semester of 2012 and winter semester of 2012/13), nearly 106,300 new entrants enrolled for engineering sciences – that was a decline of 8.8% on a year earlier.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports on the basis of provisional results that the number of male students enrolling for engineering sciences... 26.03.2013 | nachricht Read more

Number of persons qualified to enter higher education slightly down in 2012

Some 498,400 pupils attained the qualification to enter a university or university of applied sciences in Germany in 2012.
Based on provisional results, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decrease of 1.7% on the previous year.

For further... 06.03.2013 | nachricht Read more

11 billion euros for non-university research in 2011

In 2011, the non-university research institutions in Germany spent approximately 11 billion euros on research and development.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 6% compared with 2010.

In the same period, the number of people working in... 27.02.2013 | nachricht Read more

Public expenditure on culture totalled over 9 billion euros in 2009

The Federation, Länder and municipalities spent a total of 9.1 billion euros on culture in 2009, 2.8% more than in 2008.
Theatre and music accounted for the largest share of public expenditure (35.4%), followed by museums (18.0%) and libraries (15.1%).

This result was published... 17.12.2012 | nachricht Read more

Number of students in Germany at record high

The number of students in Germany continues to grow. While 1.9 million students were enrolled at German institutions of higher education in 2001, in the last ten years their number increased by 27% to 2.4 million (2011).
As Roderich Egeler, President of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), today said at a press conference on the situation of higher education in Germany -... 05.12.2012 | nachricht Read more

Number of first-semester students down 5% in academic year 2012

According to first provisional results, 492,700 first-semester students started studying at institutions of higher education in Germany in the academic year 2012 (summer semester 2012 and winter semester 2012/2013).
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of first-semester students decreased by 5% compared with academic year 2011.

However, it... 23.11.2012 | nachricht Read more

Statistical analysis projects future temperatures in North America

For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models using spatial statistics - to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America.
They performed advanced statistical analysis on two different North American regional climate models and were able to estimate projections of temperature... 16.05.2012 | nachricht Read more

One-quarter of working-age adults had a gap in health-care coverage in 2011

Many Americans struggle to regain health insurance after losing or changing jobs; early Affordable Care Act provisions are already making a difference for young adults and people with pre-existing conditions
One of four (26%) working-age U.S. adults experienced a gap in health insurance coverage during 2011, often because they lost or changed jobs, according to a... 19.04.2012 | nachricht Read more
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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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