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Archive: News

Photo: GK „Intrapersonale Entwicklungsrisiken“

Stumbling Blocks

Psychologists at the University of Potsdam study childhood development risks
19. Feb 2014
Learning disabilities, aggressive behaviour, depressive moods – developmental disorders occur quite frequently in children and adolescents. Which personal qualities contribute to the development of such disorders and more ...
Photo: Lydia Gornitzka

Urban Talks

Getting Involved in Linguistics
17. Feb 2014
Big cities are as diverse in their languages as they are in their people. Dialects, accents, slang, and youth language – they open up most interesting fields of research for linguists. Heike Wiese and Christoph more ...
Photo: Karla Fritze

Giving Teeth to Tooth Protection

Vulnerable protective layers, slippery polymers and enamel that repairs itself
17. Feb 2014
We all know – sweet and sour things are not good for our teeth. A short aqueous citric acid bath is enough to affect the hard dental enamel. A look through the microscope shows a scene of destruction. The first signs more ...
Photo: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Rings of Ice and Dust

Cassini Mission brings new knowledge about Saturn
17. Feb 2014
Galileo Galilei was the first to see them. In 1610 he observed Saturn’s rings through a simple telescope. However, he did not recognise them as such because he thought that they were moons of the planet. It was more ...
Lake sediments in the Boam Gorge with soft sediment deformation. (Photo: Dr. Angela Landgraf)

Traces in the Sand

Geologists from Potsdam measure the shorelines of Lake Issyk Kul
16. Feb 2014
Volcano eruptions, earthquakes, floods, landslides – these forces of nature form new patterns of our landscape again and again. Today we can still find traces of events long gone although they might be hidden by many more ...