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Astronomy - Nov 15
Astronomy
Astronomers from the Observatory of the University of Hamburg were involved in the discovery of a new planet. As part of an international research team led by the Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (ICE, CSIC), they have found a planet in orbit of Barnard's star. Barnard's star is a so-called red dwarf and after the Alpha-Centauri triple stellar system the second closest star to the Sun.
Physics - Nov 9
Physics

Different physical systems - isolated from the environment and far from equilibrium - can behave the same.

Health - Oct 26

A new combined therapy for obesity and diabetes has been shown to suppress the appetite and at the same time increase energy expenditure.

Politics - Nov 7
Politics

Leipzig Authoritarianism Study 2018: presentation of long-term study with current results on authoritarian and far-right attitudes in Germany Xenophobia has again increased in Germany.

Physics - Oct 25
Physics

Researchers from the Borexino collaboration have published the hitherto most comprehensive analysis of neutrinos from the Sun's core processes.


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Astronomy / Space Science - 15.11.2018
Our stellar neighbourhood expands
Our stellar neighbourhood expands
Astronomers from the Observatory of the University of Hamburg were involved in the discovery of a new planet. As part of an international research team led by the Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (ICE, CSIC), they have found a planet in orbit of Barnard's star. Barnard's star is a so-called red dwarf and after the Alpha-Centauri triple stellar system the second closest star to the Sun.

Physics / Materials Science - 09.11.2018
When Different Systems Behave Alike
When Different Systems Behave Alike
Different physical systems - isolated from the environment and far from equilibrium - can behave the same. Quantum mechanically, this is the case if the dynamics of a many-particle system become universal. In two fundamentally different experiments, physicists from Heidelberg University and the TU Vienna (Austria) have now succeeded in verifying this universality in ultracold clouds of Rubidium atoms.

Politics - 07.11.2018
Nearly one in three Germans support xenophobic views; prejudice against individual groups on the rise
Nearly one in three Germans support xenophobic views; prejudice against individual groups on the rise
Leipzig Authoritarianism Study 2018: presentation of long-term study with current results on authoritarian and far-right attitudes in Germany Xenophobia has again increased in Germany. Almost one in two respondents in eastern Germany agrees with certain xenophobic statements, for example that foreigners are exploiting the German welfare state or swamping the Federal Republic.

Health - 26.10.2018
Lower appetite and increased energy expenditure
A new combined therapy for obesity and diabetes has been shown to suppress the appetite and at the same time increase energy expenditure. A research group therefore developed a new strategy by using a novel combined therapy, the scientists succeeded in reducing excess adipose tissue by suppressing the appetite and at the same time increasing energy expenditure.

Physics / Materials Science - 25.10.2018
Comprehensive assessment of the Sun's fusion processes
Comprehensive assessment of the Sun’s fusion processes
Researchers from the Borexino collaboration have published the hitherto most comprehensive analysis of neutrinos from the Sun's core processes. The results confirm previous assumptions about the processes inside the sun. According to the standard solar model, around 99 percent of the Sun's energy stems from a sequence of fusion processes in which hydrogen is converted to helium.

Earth Sciences - 25.10.2018
The formation of large meteorite craters is unraveled
About 66 million years ago, a meteorite hit the Earth of the Yucatan Peninsula in what is now Mexico. This event triggered a mass extinction that eradicated approximately 75 percent of all species and ended the era of dinosaurs. Like Ulrich Riller of the Institute of Geology of the University of Hamburg and co-workers report in "Nature", the hitherto mysterious formation of the crater and its mountaneous peak ring.

Health - 17.10.2018
Test predicts outcome of hay fever therapies
Test predicts outcome of hay fever therapies
Allergen-specific immunotherapy can make everyday life much more pleasant for allergy sufferers. It is unclear, however, what exactly happens during this treatment. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) investigated the processes taking place in the body over the course of a three-year allergen-specific immunotherapy.

Physics / Materials Science - 12.10.2018
Disrupting crystalline order to restore superfluidity
Disrupting crystalline order to restore superfluidity
When we put water in a freezer, water molecules crystallize and form ice. This change from one phase of matter to another is called a phase transition. While this transition, and countless others that occur in nature, typically takes place at the same fixed conditions, such as the freezing point, one can ask how it can be influenced in a controlled way.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2018
TUM expands German-Chinese stomach cancer research partnership
TUM expands German-Chinese stomach cancer research partnership
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is expanding its network in Asia and is simultaneously focusing on research hubs that can leverage mutually complementary expertise to create a unique position. Under one such flagship project, TUM and Peking University have bundled their stomach cancer research efforts in a joint laboratory, which opened on October 10.

Life Sciences - 05.10.2018
Highly Organised Process: How Protein Complexes Form in the Cell
Highly Organised Process: How Protein Complexes Form in the Cell
The formation of protein complexes is a highly organised process that does not begin with the "finished" proteins. Studies conducted by researchers at the Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH) and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) demonstrate that they already form in a coordinated way when the protein subunits are synthesised.

Health - 02.10.2018
What kind of sex do German men have at 45?
12,354 men at the age of 45 spoke about sex for a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The study makes some discrepancies statistically tangible for the first time: for example, about ten percent of gay men have had sex with a woman in the last three months. About 6 percent were "hidden homosexuals", who saw themselves as homosexual, but had sex only with women and were often married.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.10.2018
Pioneering biologists create a new crop through genome editing: From wild plant to crop: CRISPR-Cas9 revolutionizes breeding / New tomato contains more valuable antioxidants
Pioneering biologists create a new crop through genome editing: From wild plant to crop: CRISPR-Cas9 revolutionizes breeding / New tomato contains more valuable antioxidants
Crops such as wheat and maize have undergone a breeding process lasting thousands of years, in the course of which mankind has gradually modified the properties of the wild plants in order to adapt them to his needs. One motive was, and still is, higher yields. One “side effect” of this breeding has been a reduction in genetic diversity and the loss of useful properties.

Physics / Materials Science - Life Sciences - 27.09.2018
TUM successfully presents four research Clusters of Excellence
TUM successfully presents four research Clusters of Excellence
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has got off to another successful start in the extremely competitive Excellence Initiative organized by Germany's government and federal states. Over the next seven years, four research clusters run by TUM and its cooperation partners will each receive up to 70 million euros in funding.

Chemistry - Physics / Materials Science - 25.09.2018
The gods of small things
The gods of small things
On the outside, the cluster made of 55 copper and aluminum atoms looks like a crystal, but chemically it has the properties of an atom. The heterometallic superatom which chemists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have created provides the prerequisites for developing new, more cost-effective catalysts.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 24.09.2018
The fastest supercomputer in Germany
The fastest supercomputer in Germany
Experiments and simulations frequently produce enormous volumes of data. The new high-performance computer SuperMUC-NG at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ) in Garching is currently the fastest computer in Germany, assisting scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in handling enormous quantities of data.

Physics / Materials Science - 20.09.2018
New observations to understand the phase transition in quantum chromodynamics
New observations to understand the phase transition in quantum chromodynamics
New findings published in ''Nature' on the formation of matter / Experiments provide information on the beginnings of the universe The building blocks of matter in our universe were formed in the first 10 microseconds of its existence, according to the currently accepted scientific picture. After the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago, matter consisted mainly of quarks and gluons, two types of elementary particles whose interactions are governed by quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interaction.

Physics / Materials Science - 19.09.2018
What even Einstein didn't know
What even Einstein didn’t know
It provides the basis for solar energy and global communications: the photoelectric effect. Albert Einstein described it over a century ago. For the first time, scientists have now measured the absolute duration of the light absorption and of the resulting photoelectron which is released from a solid body.

Health - 17.09.2018
Muscle relaxants increase risk of respiratory complications
Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations. Studies have, however, hinted at respiratory risks connected with these drugs. POPULAR, a major prospective observational European study supported by the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has confirmed the association between use of muscle relaxants and respiratory complications and assessed the chances of the current avoidance strategies.

Business / Economics - History / Archeology - 12.09.2018
Works of Art Called "Degenerate Art" from Collections of Art Dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt Were Catalogued
Published in Scholarly Database at Freie Universität Berlin No 236/2018 from Sep 12, 2018 The works acquired by the art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt during the period of National Socialism in Germany that were officially ostracized as "degenerate art" have been fully catalogued in a database.

Life Sciences - 11.09.2018
Precursors of genes constantly emerge
Precursors of genes constantly emerge
As most of us have learned at school, organisms evolve gradually due to the accumulation of many small genetic changes known as point mutations. Over millions of years, these mutations occur in the duplicated copies of established genes, occasionally contributing useful properties of their own. For decades it was considered inconceivable that completely novel genes could emerge spontaneously.
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