Studies and Analyses

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The Power of Art

Where do you find inspiration? New research suggests that a good place to look is in an art museum. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt,…

Tübingen study raises hope for effective malaria vaccine

At the University Hospital of Tübingen, a clinical trial led by Professor Dr. Peter Kremsner, Director of the Institute for Tropical Medicine, Travel Medicine and Human Parasitology and Dr. Rolf…

Impacts of coronavirus lockdowns

New study collects data on pollutants in the atmosphere … One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has been global restrictions on mobility. This, in turn, has had an effect on…

Low-cost solar-powered water filter removes lead, other contaminants

Pufferfish-inspired device relies on sunlight to produce clean drinking water. A new invention that uses sunlight to drive water purification could help solve the problem of providing clean water off…

How cells transport molecules with ‘active carpets’

New research provides insights into the process of diffusion in living systems, with implications from novel active coatings to understanding how pathogens are cleared from lungs. A drop of food…

New porous material promising for making renewable energy from water

One prospective source of renewable energy is hydrogen gas produced from water with the aid of sunlight. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a material, nanoporous cubic silicon carbide,…

New study shows that plants adapt their photosynthesis to unpredictable climatic conditions

The uptake of CO₂ from the air is an essential process of plant photosynthesis. In dry areas, some plants shift this process to the night so that they can keep…

Research contributes to understanding of hypersonic flow

Study simulated a control surface at the end of a wing used to maneuver an aircraft. Using data collected in a NASA Langley Mach 6 wind tunnel, researchers at the…

The melting of large icebergs is a key stage in the evolution of ice ages

A new study, in which the Andalusian Earth Sciences Institute (IACT) (CSIC-UGR) participated, has described for the first time a key stage in the beginning of the great glaciations and…

Toboggan accident crash test: Without helmet, serious injuries even at low speeds

Crash tests are primarily known from traffic safety research. The Austrian Road Safety Board, together with TU Graz, has now investigated tobogganing accidents for the first time in a computer-simulated…

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