Extremely light and inflatable. The lightest dome cinema makes a virtual dive into the sea-world possible.
Recently an international team succeeded in verifying the isotope Iron-60 in deep-sea sediment. It came into existence in the fire-balls of exploding stars and made its way to the Earth millions of years ago.
The delegates from more than 150 nations recently signed the Paris Climate Agreement in New York on 22 April. However, the journey to this ambitious objective remains a long one indeed.
It has become a genuine celebrity in the Arctic Ocean – the ice alga (diatom) Melosira arctica. It grows and flourishes like no other life form, whether it is in or under the ice, in brine or melt-ponds.
How the oceans specifically function, particularly with regard to interactions with climate, is still misunderstood to a great extent. Measurement data is primarily what is missing.
Worldwide deposits of sand are running short: Unbridled demand, mostly from the construction industry, is in the meantime endangering the entire ecosystem.
In the middle of the spotless and shiny Taylor Glacier in the Antarctic a blood-red stream flows downhill to the valley – the so-called “Blood Falls”. It is a unique phenomenon worldwide.
Cotton is pervasive in the production of textiles. However, research scientists and enterprises are looking for alternatives – and placing their bets on a domestic plant.
One-fourth of the flora locally consists of plants whose home is located in other countries. Ingolf Kühn is conducting research to answer the question why these plants feel so much at home here.
An interview with Daniela Jacob about the climate change and the conference in Paris.
Marine, Küsten- und Polare Systeme
Atmosphäre und Klima