Our sun delivers huge amounts of energy to us every day. But we are only making use of a small percentage of it. If Kathrin Aziz-Lange had her way, this situation would soon be changed.
The explosion is up to 263 decibels loud that Thomas Jordan creates at his work-station. Compared to this, a jet taking off with its 110 decibels sounds almost like a whisper.
Tomorrow’s approach to power generation will be decentralised and fluctuates according to weather conditions. Peter Wasserscheid tells us what is important.
Burkard Baschek from the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung in Geesthacht has been investigating a mysterious habitat and would like to share his enthusiasm with the public.
The Planet Earth in 3D, and more precise than ever before! Research scientists create, with the aid of two satellites, a map of the world that has 30 times more precision.
Angelika Humbert coaxes secrets from the cold element. For this purpose, she conducts her research in the Antarctic, in Greenland and in Bremerhaven.
Biochemist Christian Haass conducts research on Alzheimer’s disease. For him it is crystal clear that the protein amyloid is what triggers the dementia disorder.
Glioblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor in adults. So far there have been no effective and targeted therapies. The molecular geneticist Gaetano Gargiulo, however, strives to change this.
The multi-billion euro Human Brain Project is one of the largest flagship initiatives in the arena of European science. Research scientists are trying to understand how the human brain functions.
Humans do not leave their trash only on land or in the oceans. In outer space as well, remnants of their accomplishments are to be found. Millions of small pieces of debris are orbiting our globe.
With a reproduction of Otto Lilienthal’s soaring apparatus, research scientists at DLR have been able to scientifically reconstruct the cause of the crash during his final flight.
A motorist’s dream could become reality: A smartphone app or the navigational device indicates where the next available parking space is located. Siemens is now testing, with a radar-supported sensor network, what is possible.
The periodic table of elements has now been expanded by four new additions. The IUPAC have now officially consented to the introduction of the elements 113, 115, 117 and 118.
Scientists have made a breakthrough involving great expectations for a new access to the universe.
The earth is being incessantly bombarded by a stream of energy-rich particles from the universe. By means of a new observatory a group of astrophysicists aims at tracking down the cosmic events that trigger this particle storm.
For the ELiSE Procedure, the group of scientists and engineers led by Christian Hamm take nature as their model to create building components in an entirely new manner.
Research scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) hold a remarkable record: They succeeded in transmitting data at a rate of 100 gigabit per second.
Microorganisms are highly suitable for the production of nutrients and medical substances. But how can the most productive organisms be found?
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has initiated an open-access strategy. A discussion with the activist Christian Heise.
How can we deal sparingly with environmental resources such as water, fossil fuels, or wood? How are we supposed to manage the energy transition? Like leitmotifs – these issues crop up again and again in the daily work routine of Erik Gawel.
His CV reveals how enthusiastic Holger Hanselka is about making allegedly incompatible things compatible. No wonder that he was considered to be perfect for the position of Director of the research university in the Helmholtz Association.
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.
The unthinkable has happened. The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. The consequences – including for science – can hardly be foreseen.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has presented an umbrella strategy for the next few years. KIT President Holger Hanselka explains the strategy.