Apoplectic stroke: Time equals brain cells

After a stroke has occurred, every minute counts. The new ray of hope is a so-called micro-catheter, with which doctors manually remove the dangerous blood clots from the blocked vessel. But it will take time before this treatment is available to every patient.

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Founding their own enterprise using luminous bacteria

Microorganisms are highly suitable for the production of nutrients and medical substances. But how can the most productive organisms be found? Stephan Binder und Georg Schaumann have developed a procedure for this which shortens the search time considerably. 

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HELMHOLTZ extreme: The smallest dunes

It’s like a scene from a science-fiction film: A UFO shoots destructive beams and bores deep craters into the landscape. After the invasion, the world is a different place – it consists of well-ordered, long dunes.

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Addictions: The “Time after Time” Effect

Coffee, smartphones, sex - drugs are not the only thing to make us addicted. To what degree a dependency is considered damaging, is a personal opinion.

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Portrait: More dialogue, please!

Communication between science and society cannot be a one-way street, opines Carsten Neßhöver. This environmental research scientist is looking for new forms of knowledge transfer. 

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Interview: Quantum communication in flight

A team of scientists and engineers was successful in their attempts to exchange a quantum key between a research aircraft and a ground station – this is a significant step towards development of tap-proof data communication. German Aerospace Center (DLR) engineer Florian Moll describes the principle to us. 

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