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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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  • 12. October 2020, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Making AI Manageable By Engineers

    Reliable and Safe AI Systems for Engineers Are Lacking – Competence Center Now Offers Support for Companies

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  • 12. October 2020, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    New piece of the silicon-circle puzzle discovered

    12 October 2020 / Kiel. In nature, compounds of the element silicon play a decisive role in the formation of rocks and also in the climate system due to their connection to the carbon cycle. However, lacking information on sinks and sources of the element, parts of the oceanic silicon cycle cannot yet be satisfactorily modeled. Today, researchers of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have published a study in the international journal Nature Communications that identifies an important source of certain silicon isotopes whose values in some ocean basins could not be explained so far.

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  • 12. October 2020, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)
    HZB is one of the best trainers in Berlin

    The Berlin-South Employment Agency has awarded the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for an innovative procedure to select applicants for apprenticeships and dual studies not only on the basis of their grades, but also to include communicative and social skills. A total of eight Berlin companies were awarded the Certificate for Young Talent Promotion 2019/2020.

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  • 12. October 2020, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
    The grand finale to the expedition of a century

    After more than a year in the Central Arctic, this Monday, 12 October, the research icebreaker Polarstern returned to her homeport in Bremerhaven. Accompanied by a ‘welcome committee’ of ships that came to greet, the ship entered the North Lock with the morning high tide, at ca. 9:00 am. At port, Expedition Leader Markus Rex, Captain Thomas Wunderlich and the entire team from the final leg of the expedition were welcomed by e.g. Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek and the Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Antje Boetius. The event marked the end of a record-breaking expedition: never before had an icebreaker been near the North Pole in winter, and never before could international researchers comprehensively gather such urgently needed climate data in the region of the world hardest hit by climate change. Drifting with the ice, they endured the extreme cold, Arctic storms, a constantly changing floe – and the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 08. October 2020, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)
    Moles: Intersexual and genetically doped

    Female moles not only have ovarian, but also testicular tissue that produces male sex hormones – which lets them diverge from the categorization into two sexes. A team led by Berlin researchers Stefan Mundlos and Darío Lupiáñez describes in Science which genetic modifications contribute to this singular development.

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  • 08. October 2020, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    Discovering the ocean floor’s diversity

    9 October 2020 / Kiel. It is relatively simple to map the continents with satellites. But they can’t look into the ocean, leaving two thirds of the earth’s surface out of their reach. Surveying the ocean floor via echo sounders remains laborious and time consuming. During the next four weeks, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Jacobs University Bremen aim to expand the knowledge about the North Atlantic’s floor during an expedition with the research vessel MARIA S. MERIAN by innovatively combining geochemical and data science methods.

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  • 07. October 2020, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)
    Emmanuelle Charpentier Honored With the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Congratulations from the HZI, where Charpentier was head of the department "Regulation in Infection Biology" from 2013 to 2015. "We are very pleased that Emmanuelle Charpentier's outstanding scientific achievements are now also being honoured by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences," says Dirk Heinz, Scientific Director of the HZI. "The CRISPR-Cas9 system has a huge impact on genetic engineering and biomedicine.& We are very proud of Emmanuelle and warmly congratulate her and Jennifer Doudna ...

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  • 07. October 2020, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC)
    MDC congratulates Nobel prize winners

    Thomas Sommer, interim Scientific Director of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz-Association congratulates Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna on winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

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  • 07. October 2020, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    It’s snowing plastic in the sea

    7 October 2020 / Kiel. Every year, about four percent of the world’s plastic waste end up in the ocean. While the spread of bigger pieces of plastic can be accurately modelled, the journey of microplastic is still rather mysterious. Scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research have for the first time shown how and where biological uptake transports microplastic into the depths of the sea. The study suggests which biological processes might be responsible for most of the microplastic transportation. It has now been published in the international journal Scientific Reports.

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  • 07. October 2020, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
    Dynamic, yet inertial – and definitely futuristic

    In the journal Nature Physics (DOI: 10.1038/s41567-020-01040-y), an international team of scientists from Germany, Italy, Sweden, and France report on their experimental observation of an inertial effect of electron spins in magnetic materials, which had previously been predicted, but difficult to demonstrate. The results are the outcome of one of the first long-term projects at the high-power terahertz light source TELBE at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).

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