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Archive: News

Sensors in cuddly bears? Researchers are studying how sensors influence our perception. Photo: AdobeStock/bualuang

How Technologies Affect our Emotions – Researchers Study the Impact of Sensors on Perception

What happens when parents leave the task of watching by the bedside of their fevered child to a plush teddy equipped with a sensor? How does a dog collar detect a dog’s mood? Why should we use wrist devices to empathize with the...
23. Jan 2020
What happens when parents leave the task of watching by the bedside of their fevered child to a plush teddy equipped with a sensor? How does a dog collar detect a dog’s mood? Why should we use wrist devices to empathize more ...
Title page of an edition of the Clauert stories from 1673. | Photo: Kaya Neutzer

The Eulenspiegel of the Mark – Why a Brandenburg Prankster Could Turn a Literary Genre Upside Down

Pranksters who play practical jokes on others, make (almost) everyone laugh, and get away with it, are universally known. That there is someone else besides Till Eulenspiegel to whom this description refers might be less obvious,...
16. Jan 2020
Pranksters who play practical jokes on others, make (almost) everyone laugh, and get away with it, are universally known. That there is someone else besides Till Eulenspiegel to whom this description refers might be more ...
Jonathan Weiss while monitoring GPS-Ground Motion sensors in the Andean Highlands. Photo: J. Weiss.

From GPS to geodynamics - how surface measurements help understand earthquakes and Earth structure

The primary interest of Jonathan Weiss has been to understand how mountains are built. While there are some well-established theories of orogenesis – the lingua franca term for mountain building - many aspects of how, when and...
20. Dec 2019
The primary interest of Jonathan Weiss has been to understand how mountains are built. While there are some well-established theories of orogenesis – the lingua franca term for mountain building - many aspects of how, more ...
Experiment in school. | Photo: AdobeStock / Syda Productions

From Football to Experiments – How Children Learn to Think Scientifically

As every pedagogue knows, people learn better when they are interested. But why is that so? And can this insight be utilized to guide children on their way (of thinking) through uncharted territory? Junior Professor of Empirical...
09. Dec 2019
As every pedagogue knows, people learn better when they are interested. But why is that so? And can this insight be utilized to guide children on their way (of thinking) through uncharted territory? Junior Professor of more ...
Prof. Johannes Ungelenk. | Photo: Karla Fritze.

Touched by the Uncertain – Literary Scholar Johannes Ungelenk Takes Unusual Paths

To fail the reading of theoretical texts with pleasure, to write about the weather as a literary scholar and to familiarize students with the uncertain: Johannes Ungelenk has passions that some would call strange. He finds them...
21. Nov 2019
To fail the reading of theoretical texts with pleasure, to write about the weather as a literary scholar and to familiarize students with the uncertain: Johannes Ungelenk has passions that some would call strange. He more ...