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Which creatures mean more cacao in the field? - Pressemitteilung, 14.09.2022
Without insects, there would be no cacao - a much-desired raw material for the food industry. Insects ensure that the flowers are pollinated and that the cacao fruits develop. In addition, bi…
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Making and breaking of chemical bonds in single “nanoconfined” molecules - Pressemitteilung, 12.09.2022
Researchers around the world are working to develop efficient materials to convert CO2 into usable chemical substances – work that is particularly pressing in view of global warming. A team fr…
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New clues about land plants’ closest algal relatives - Pressemitteilung, 02.09.2022
Land plants are an extremely diverse group and, in terms of structure, the most complex organisms that photosynthesize. Their closest algal relatives, the Zygnematophyceae, however, have a mor…
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Neural networks predict forces in jammed granular solids - Pressemitteilung, 31.08.2022
Granular matter is all around us: sand, rice, nuts, coffee and even snow. Their state is determined by mechanical influences: shaking produces “granular gases” whilst by compression one gets “…
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“Nutri-Score” label may counter misleading sugar claims on groceries - Pressemitteilung, 18.08.2022
High consumption of sugar has been linked to an increased risk of becoming overweight and other health issues. Some companies therefore describe their products as “without added sugar” or “le…
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Building blocks of the future for photovoltaics - Pressemitteilung, 17.08.2022
An international research team led by Göttingen University has, for the first time, observed the build-up of a physical phenomenon that plays a role in the conversion of sunlight into electric…
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Unexpected quantum effects in natural double-layer graphene - Pressemitteilung, 11.08.2022
An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has detected novel quantum effects in high-precision studies of natural double-layer graphene and has interpreted them togethe…
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Genes influence risk for global cattle disease - Pressemitteilung, 04.08.2022
Two tiny mutations in the genome of cattle likely cause some animals to be significantly more susceptible to Digital Dermatitis, an extremely painful disease that is widespread in cattle kept …
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Vanilla cultivation on fallow land promotes biodiversity - Pressemitteilung, 26.07.2022
How can biodiversity be preserved whilst securing the economic livelihood of smallholder farmers growing vanilla in Madagascar? There is a way, according to a study by the Universities of Gött…
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Putting quantum chemistry to the test - Pressemitteilung, 25.07.2022
In the future, more and more medications, materials and catalysts will be designed, tested and further developed through computer simulations alone. However, in order to reach this stage, one …
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Student research for climate protection - Pressemitteilung, 20.07.2022
A team of students from the University of Göttingen is working on climate-neutral fuels: The eight students of the Master's program "Molecular Life Sciences" have now reached the finals of a U…
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Urban agriculture can promote bee communities in tropical megacities - Pressemitteilung, 15.07.2022
Urbanization is a primary threat to biodiversity. However, scientists know little about how urbanization af-fects biodiversity and ecosystem services in tropical regions of the Global South. A…
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Ecological house construction: panels and walls made of popcorn - Pressemitteilung, 12.07.2022
Affordable housing made from environmentally friendly and CO2-neutral building material: scientists at the University of Göttingen have developed a process for producing panels from hemp, flax…
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Up to 25,000 people want to experience research - Pressemitteilung, 10.07.2022
Once again, up to 25,000 interested people visited the events of the fifth Göttingen Night of Science this weekend, which this year took place in summer for the first time. "We are very please…
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Key to global food security? - Pressemitteilung, 08.07.2022
Exploiting the genetic yield gap in wheat could significantly improve global food security. This is one of the key findings of an international study on yield gaps in wheat, in which the Unive…
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