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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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  • 11. December 2017, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    Round-the-World Regatta: Science wins

    11 December 2017 / Kiel. 12,000 kilometers through one of the most inhospitable sea areas on Earth—yesterday, the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race started in Cape Town. The yacht race is not only exciting for sailing enthusiasts, but also for scientists. Researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany) have installed sensors on the yacht "Turn the Tide on Plastic", which is collecting physical and chemical data as well as information on microplastic distribution through the ocean.

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  • 11. December 2017, German Cancer Research Centre
    The direct route from A to C

    We use special nerve cells for spatial orientation. The place cells fire whenever we stay in a particular place. The grid cells, on the other hand, measure distances and play a crucial role in "path integration". So much for the theory. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the University Hospital Heidelberg have now, for the first time, provided experimental proof of this. For this purpose, they studied mice with defective grid cells. The more grid cells were impaired, the harder it was for the rodents to navigate in space.

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  • 11. December 2017, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Gips-Schüle Research Award for Ultracompact Photodetector

    Smallest Photodetector Worldwide Converts Optical into Electrical Signals – Direct Installation on Electric Chips Is Possible

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  • 11. December 2017, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    New World Karst Aquifer Map

    International Project of KIT Results in the “World Karst Aquifer Map“ that Is to Improve the Protection and Management of Karst Aquifers

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  • 11. December 2017, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
    Progress in solar technologies – from research to application

    A workshop entitled "European Solar Technology Forum from Research to Industrial Application" took place at HZB to conclude of the European CHEETAH project on November 30, 2017. More than 100 participants from the most important European research institutes in the field of photovoltaics and from numerous universities came together with representatives from industry in order to discuss the progress achieved by CHEETAH.

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