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Clockwork Ocean: The hunt for small water eddies

A unique research expedition is in progress in the Baltic Sea Region. Marine biologists are attempting to understand the influence that the countless water eddies have upon the sea’s nutrition and energy inventory. Here, for the first time in coastal and marine research, a zeppelin has been deployed.


Tuberculosis: A disease on the rise

No infectious disease worldwide claims more victims than tuberculosis. It is capable of repeatedly developing new resistances against conventional therapies – and the only existing immunisation is not effective enough.


HELMHOLTZ Extreme: Under extreme pressure

Osmium is one tough customer. Instead of crumbling or caving in, the metal stayed intact when scientists at the University of Bayreuth and the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY applied pressure to it. And this occurred even though they were producing the highest degree of pressure that had ever been achieved in a laboratory.


Politics: Lateral Entry into Brussels

By developing from a lateral-entry newcomer to a highly-respected interlocutor, Carlos Moedas has accomplished a noteworthy track-record during the first eighteen months of his term in office with the European Commission. He promises to be instrumental in shaping European research policies for years to come. A mid-term evaluation


Project Lilienthal: "You can sense that the glider is really alive"

With a reproduction of Otto Lilienthal’s soaring apparatus, research scientists at the DLR have been able to scientifically reconstruct the cause of the crash during his final flight. Lilienthal double Christian Schnepf talks about the tests and about how his respect for the aviation pioneer’s accomplishments has consistently grown.


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