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Archive: News

Fluorescence micrograph of human neurons; green: the neural network, blue: the cell nuclei. | Photo: Tanja Schwerdtle.

Searching for Traces – Nutritional Scientists Want to Fill Knowledge Gaps about Trace Elements

Iodine, zinc, iron, copper, selenium, and manganese are essential trace elements our body needs in tiny quantities. Yet basic knowledge about these micro nutrients is still scarce. In the DFG-funded research unit “TraceAge”,...
14. Oct 2019
Iodine, zinc, iron, copper, selenium, and manganese are essential trace elements our body needs in tiny quantities. Yet basic knowledge about these micro nutrients is still scarce. In the DFG-funded research unit more ...
HyperBraille makes the Internet more accessible for the blind. | Photo: Ernst Kaczynski.

Tactile web browsing – computer scientists make online services more accessible for the blind

Quickly check your email, look up the weather forecast, or get the latest news in the morning – many people use web services daily to stay informed or communicate with others. The blind or visually impaired, however, face...
07. Oct 2019
Quickly check your email, look up the weather forecast, or get the latest news in the morning – many people use web services daily to stay informed or communicate with others. The blind or visually impaired, however, more ...
Outbrak of the Holuhraun, 2014. | Photo: Eva Eibl.

Iceland’s Boiling Ground – how to predict volcanic eruptions earlier

In August 2014, all of a sudden the earth in Iceland shook more often and more intensely than usual. The Icelandic Meteorological Office, which localizes and monitors all earthquakes and volcanic activity in real time, was...
26. Sep 2019
In August 2014, all of a sudden the earth in Iceland shook more often and more intensely than usual. The Icelandic Meteorological Office, which localizes and monitors all earthquakes and volcanic activity in real time, more ...
Traces of devastation by volcanic ash. | Photo: Prof. Dr. Oliver Korup.

Powdered with Ash or Covered in Ice - Volcanic Eruptions and Meltwater Lakes

Ash and ice are phenomena that the researchers around Prof. Dr. Oliver Korup and his Natural Hazards working group are equally fascinated by. Accordingly, they study volcanic eruptions in Chile and glaciers in the Himalayas. And...
19. Sep 2019
Ash and ice are phenomena that the researchers around Prof. Dr. Oliver Korup and his Natural Hazards working group are equally fascinated by. Accordingly, they study volcanic eruptions in Chile and glaciers in the more ...
Solar eruption. | Photo: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

Storm in Space - How Data Assimilation Can Contribute to Forecasting Space Weather

They help us communicate over long distances, navigate unknown terrain, and predict the weather. Hundreds of satellites orbit the Earth servicing science, the media, the economy, and the military. Unsurprisingly, there is a great...
12. Sep 2019
They help us communicate over long distances, navigate unknown terrain, and predict the weather. Hundreds of satellites orbit the Earth servicing science, the media, the economy, and the military. Unsurprisingly, there more ...

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