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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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  • 05. December 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Health App to Coach Families in Terms of Fitness

    Interactive Software Offers Tips and Encouragement by Smartphone – Parents and Children Motivate Each Other to Do More Exercise and to Eat Healthier Diet

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  • 05. December 2019, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
    Can Arctic ‘ice management’ combat climate change?

    According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice formation during the Arctic winter. AWI researchers have now, for the first time, tested the concept using a complex climate model and published their findings in the journal Earth’s Future. Their verdict is sobering: though the approach could potentially put off ice-free Arctic summers for a few more decades, beyond the Arctic the massive campaign wouldn’t produce any meaningful cooling effect.

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  • 05. December 2019, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
    Fusion by strong lasers

    Nuclear physics usually involves high energies, as illustrated by experiments to master controlled nuclear fusion. One of the problems is how to overcome the strong electrical repulsion between atomic nuclei which requires high energies to make them fuse. But fusion could be initiated at lower energies with electromagnetic fields that are generated, for example, by state-of-the-art free electron lasers emitting X-ray light. Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) describe how this could be done in the journal Physical Review C.

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  • 04. December 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Winfried Kretschmann and Robert Habeck Visit the KIT

    Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Researchers Presented Their Current Research Activities – Combined Computer and Engineering Sciences Is a Strength of KIT

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  • 04. December 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Subsiding Air Parcels Are among the Causes of Hot Spells

    KIT Climatologists Consider Subsiding Air Masses from High Altitude to Be Responsible for Extreme Hot Spells Rather than Hot Air Transported from the South

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  • 04. December 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    KIT Welcomes 5,000 Student Beginners for the Winter Semester

    Welcome Event at Schwarzwaldhalle: Altogether, Nearly 23,000 Students Have Enrolled for the 2019/2020 Winter Semester

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  • 04. December 2019, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
    The wellbeing connection

    Soya and beef from South America, timber from Russia, fish from China - in an era of globalisation, central Europe has become a market for animal and plant products from all over the world. But in addition to these tangible goods, faraway ecosystems also supply intangible or cultural services that do not appear in any trade balance sheet. For example, they provide habitats for species whose existence is of interest to many Europeans. But what kind of regions provide such cultural ecosystem services for highly developed and densely populated countries in Europe? Together with colleagues in the Netherlands, researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig investigated this question. Their findings reveal that Germany and the Netherlands benefit predominantly from services in particularly threatened ecosystems in very poor regions of the world. Responsibility for protecting these ecosystems must therefore be more fairly distributed, argue the researchers in the journal Ambio.

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  • 03. December 2019, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
    Brain Diseases with Molecular Diversity

    DZNE scientists have studied the structure of abnormal proteins associated with Parkinson’s and multisystem atrophy.

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  • 03. December 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Data Management in the Construction Sector by Means of Artificial Intelligence

    KIT and Partners Win Innovation Competition with an AI Platform for the Construction Sector – BMWi Funds SDaC Project with EUR 6.4 Million

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  • 03. December 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Karlsruhe Is the UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts

    As Member of the Advisory Board, KIT Was Involved in the Development of the Action Plan

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