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News and views on research at the Helmholtz Association - this is the place to look for all the press releases issued by the Helmholtz Research Centres and the Helmholtz Head Office. A comfortable search function helps you to view specific news items from the Helmholtz Research Centres in chronological order. Older press releases can be found in our archive or on the website of the relevant Helmholtz Research Centre.

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  • 27. June 2017, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
    Microbes in the desert – A new archive for climate science

    Under extreme climatic conditions only few “witnesses” of past environmental conditions endure. Pollen, for example, serving as indicators for the composition of the vegetation of ancient times, are only conserved under very specific conditions. Under an extremely dry climate such as prevailing in the Kalahari in South Africa, climate archives comprising pollen or other climate “witnesses” are especially scarce. Scientists from the GFZ sections Geomicrobiology and Organic Geochemistry, together with a colleague from the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany, were searching for previously not exploited climate archives.

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  • 26. June 2017, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
    X-ray experiments reveal two different types of water

    Liquid water exists in two different forms – at least at very low temperatures. This is the conclusion drawn from X-ray experiments carried out at DESY and at the Argonne National Laboratory in the US. An international team of researchers headed by the University of Stockholm now reports its findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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  • 23. June 2017, German Cancer Research Centre
    MRI without contrast agents? Yes, with sugar!

    Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), in collaboration with colleagues from Heidelberg University Hospital, have been able to visualize brain cancer using a novel MRI method. They use a simple sugar solution instead of conventional contrast agents, which can have side effects in the body.

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  • 23. June 2017, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Kia ora SOFIA – Airborne observatory welcomed in New Zealand

    Kia ora is how the Māori, New Zealand's indigenous people, traditionally welcome their guests – even when said guest is a flying observatory. At 01:05 Central European Summer Time (11:05 local time) on 23 June 2017, SOFIA was greeted with Kia ora when it touched 'down under' at Christchurch Airport.

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  • 23. June 2017, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
    Explore, analyze and process raw materials

    Freiberg’s terra mineralia exhibition is offering a new series of summer workshops for anyone interested in exploring, analyzing raw materials and enriching minerals; the series is being conducted in cooperation with the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), part of the HZDR, and other partners. All raw materials enthusiasts aged 12 and over are welcome to take part. The first workshop takes place on Wednesday 28th June 2017.

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