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06 March 2014, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is testing the performance and durability of reflectors and receivers for solar power plants in Ouarzazate, Morocco and in Bokpoort, South Africa.
06 March 2014, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
The causal agent of ash dieback may soon be providing us with beneficial substances. Fungi are extremely important for us human beings – both in a positive and in a negative sense. Some species are being used biotechnologically for the production of food, enzymes and antibiotics, whereas others are detrimental, causing great agricultural damage. However, as scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) and from the Technische Universität Braunschweig ...
05 March 2014, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
By the time the signal is analysed by scientists at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), it will have travelled roughly 400,000 kilometres and passed through Earth's atmosphere.
04 March 2014, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Leipzig. Plants are also able to make complex decisions. At least this is what scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the University of Göttingen have concluded from their investigations on Barberry (Berberis vulgaris), which is able to abort its own seeds to prevent parasite infestation. The results are the first ecological evidence of complex behaviour in plants. They indicate that this species has a structural memory, is able to differentiate between inner and outer conditions as well as anticipate future risks, scientists write in the renowned journal American Naturalist ? the premier peer-reviewed American journal for theoretical ecology.
03 March 2014, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
The Working Group of German University Chemistry Professors (ADUC/Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Universitätsprofessoren und Professorinnen für Chemie) has awarded its 2013 prize for instructors completing their professorial credentials to Dr. habil. Sebastian Seiffert. Seiffert heads a group of junior scientists at the HZB Institute for Soft Matter and Functional Materials, as well as teaching at the Freie Universität Berlin as an adjunct professor. He will be assuming an associate professorship for supramolecular polymeric materials beginning in April that will be jointly financed by HZB and the Freie Universität Berlin.