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Eco-friendly biodiesel from palm oil? - Pressemitteilung, 27.02.2020
Vegetable oil biofuels are increasingly being used as an alternative to fossil fuels despite the growing con-troversy regarding their sustainability. In a new study led by the University of Gö…
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Bacteria loop-the-loop - Pressemitteilung, 24.02.2020
The magnetotactic bacterium Magnetococcus marinus swims with the help of two bundles of flagella, which are thread-like structures. The bacterial cells also possess a sort of intracellular “co…
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Biological diversity as a factor of production - Pressemitteilung, 29.01.2020
Can the biodiversity of ecosystems be considered as a factor affecting production? In fact, can greater biodiversity increase the economic value of managed ecosystems? A research team with par…
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It’s closeness that counts: how proximity affects the resistance of graphene - Pressemitteilung, 28.01.2020
Graphene is often seen as the wonder material of the future. Scientists can now grow perfect graphene layers on square centimetre-sized crystals. A research team led by the University of Götti…
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Dance of the honey bee reveals fondness for strawberries - Pressemitteilung, 23.01.2020
Bees are pollinators of many wild and crop plants, but in many places their diversity and density is declining. A research team from the Universities of Göttingen, Sussex and Würzburg has now …
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Sustainability claims about rubber don’t stick - Pressemitteilung, 22.01.2020
Many companies work hard to present an environmentally responsible public image. But how well do these claims stack up? In a new study led by the University of Göttingen, researchers investiga…
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Asylum law in Germany: fragmented, confusing and full of holes - Pressemitteilung, 22.01.2020
The research report “Refugee Protection in Germany” by the EU project “Multilevel Governance of Migration (RESPOND)” paints a gloomy picture of the human rights protection for asylum seekers i…
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Travellers for the city: Göttingen's messengers and envoys in the Middle Ages - Pressemitteilung, 16.01.2020
They maintained contact with the rest of the world, were constantly in danger, had to have an iron constitution and were paid by the mile: the Göttingen city messengers in the Middle Ages. Dr …
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Claw disease tyloma is primarily genetic in cows - Pressemitteilung, 09.01.2020
Scientists at the Universities of Halle-Wittenberg and Göttingen have succeeded in proving that a claw disease in cows is primarily genetic. Until now, the occurrence of interdigital hyperplas…
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100 million years in amber: researchers discover oldest fossilised slime mould - Pressemitteilung, 06.01.2020
Most people associate the idea of creatures trapped in amber with insects or spiders, which are preserved lifelike in fossil tree resin. An international research team of palaeontologists and …
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Knowledge-sharing: a How-To Guide - Pressemitteilung, 12.12.2019
How is knowledge exchanged and shared when interdisciplinary research teams work together? Professor Margarete Boos and Lianghao Dai from the University of Göttingen have investigated this by …
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Harnessing nature’s defences against tsunamis - Pressemitteilung, 11.12.2019
As sea levels rise and adverse weather events become more common, vulnerable coastal communities are at increasing risk of devastation from storm surges and tsunamis. An international research…
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Natural ecosystems protect against climate change - Pressemitteilung, 10.12.2019
The identification of natural carbon sinks and understanding how they work is critical if humans are to mitigate global climate change. This study, led by the University of Göttingen with the …
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Leibniz Prize for Göttingen theologian - Pressemitteilung, 06.12.2019
The theologian Professor Thomas Kaufmann from the University of Göttingen has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2020 by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The DFG thus honour…
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How much will we eat in the future? - Pressemitteilung, 04.12.2019
The amount of food needed to feed the world's population in the future is of vital importance. To date, scientists have only considered this question from the perspective of how much food peop…
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