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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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  • 21. October 2020, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Species Loss Affects Basis of Life of Humans

    Jena Experiment: Biodiversity Decides on the Functioning of Ecosystems – Results in Nature Ecology & Evolution

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  • 21. October 2020, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Seasonal Forecasts Improve Food Supply

    EU Project CONFER Started – Precipitation Forecasts Reduce the Impacts of Droughts and Floods in East Africa

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  • 21. October 2020, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Sports Science: Quality Wins Games

    Researchers of KIT Analyze Success Factors in Soccer – A Good Defense, Precise and Efficient Moves, as well as Expensive Players

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  • 21. October 2020, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    U-SARAH live Will Reduce Congestion and Pollutant Emissions of Road Traffic

    Start of the Project Funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport to Optimize Traffic Management Systems on Freeways

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  • 20. October 2020, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    Artificial Intelligence under the Sea

    20 October 2020/Kiel. Starting today, the GEOMAR research vessel ALKOR operates in Eckernförde Bay to test an autonomous measurement network with a total of seven stations over a period of eleven days. During the expedition, the communication and cooperation of the various devices will be tested and it will also be investigated how the system reacts autonomously to environmental changes. The expedition is part of the Helmholtz project ARCHES in cooperation with the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR).

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  • 20. October 2020, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    AI Outperforms Humans in Speech Recognition

    KIT Researchers Have Developed the First Speech Recognition System Worldwide that Works Better than Humans and Is Quicker than Other AIs

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  • 20. October 2020, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
    For tomorrow’s computers

    Effects at the interface between magnetic and non-magnetic layers have been exploited for data storage for three decades. This has led to a steady increase in hard drive storage capacity and is one reason why researchers see potential for ushering data processing into a new era. One way these interfaces can be produced is using ion beams. Scientists led by Dr. Alina Maria Deac from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have now shown the exact processes taking place. Their results, published in the journal Applied Materials and Interfaces (DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b13503), could advance the development of powerful neuromorphic computers.

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  • 19. October 2020, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    Driver of the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth identified

    19 October 2020 / Kiel. 252 million years ago, at the transition from the Permian to the Triassic epoch, most of the life forms existing on Earth became extinct. Using latest analytical methods and detailed model calculations, scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, in cooperation with the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and international partners, have now succeeded for the first time to provide a conclusive reconstruction of the geochemical processes that led to this unprecedented biotic crisis. The study has been published today in the journal Nature Geoscience.

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  • 19. October 2020, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Global Food Production Threatens the Climate

    Use of Nitrogen Fertilizers in Agriculture Causes an Increase in Nitrous Oxide Concentration in the Atmosphere – Comprehensive Study with KIT Participation in Nature

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  • 19. October 2020, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
    Depths of the Weddell Sea are warming five times faster than elsewhere

    Over the past three decades, the depths of the Antarctic Weddell Sea have warmed five times faster than the rest of the ocean at depths exceeding 2,000 metres. This was the main finding of an article just published by oceanographers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). In the article, they analyse an unprecedented oceanographic time series from the Weddell Sea and show that the warming of the polar depths is chiefly due to changed winds and currents above and in the Southern Ocean. In addition, the experts warn that the warming of the Weddell Sea could permanently weaken the overturning of tremendous water masses that takes place there – with far-reaching consequences for global ocean circulation. Their study was just released on the online portal of the Journal of Climate.

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