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Chemistry - Environment - 21.12.2023
Novel Catalyst System for CO2 Conversion
Novel Catalyst System for CO2 Conversion
Novel Catalyst System for CO2 Conversion Researchers are constantly pushing the limits of technology by breaking new ground in CO2 conversion. Their goal is to turn the harmful greenhouse gas into a valuable resource. Research groups around the world are developing technologies to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into raw materials for industrial applications.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.12.2023
Common insect species are suffering the biggest losses
Common insect species are suffering the biggest losses
Small Tortoiseshell butterflies (Aglais urticae) are an example of a species with formerly high local abundances that has declined in number. Insect decline is being driven by losses among the locally more common species, according to a new study published in "Nature".

Environment - 19.12.2023
The Colour of Dragonflies Changes throughout the Year
The Colour of Dragonflies Changes throughout the Year
The colour of dragonfly communities reacts to seasonal variation in solar radiation. Over the last 30 years, however, this colour pattern has changed - probably as a result of climate change. In a new study, researchers at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in Bavaria, Germany, have discovered that the colour of dragonfly communities reacts to seasonal fluctuations in solar radiation.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.12.2023
New Insights into Ecosystem Functions
New Insights into Ecosystem Functions
A DFG research group led by the University of Würzburg has developed a method that makes it possible to analyse the relationship between biodiversity within and between ecosystems and the multifunctionality of entire landscapes. Ecosystems fulfil a number of vital tasks: They store carbon, clean polluted water, pollinate plants and so on.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.12.2023
How forests smell - a risk for the climate?
Plants emit odours for a variety of reasons, such as to communicate with each other, to deter herbivores or to respond to changing environmental conditions. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Leipzig University, the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) carried out a study to investigate how biodiversity influences the emission of these substances.

Life Sciences - Environment - 08.12.2023
Dreissenid mussels: the resilience and success of an invasive species
Dreissenid mussels: the resilience and success of an invasive species
Scientists shed light on unique fibre structure, evolutionary history and combating invasive species Zebra and quagga mussels, which belong to the Dreissenid family, are freshwater invasive species widespread throughout western Europe and North America. They present a significant danger to native ecosystems by competing for resources.

Materials Science - Environment - 08.12.2023
Battery recycling: China is in first place
Battery recycling: China is in first place
China covers its demand for lithium, cobalt and nickel for batteries by recycling, ahead of Europe and the USA. With the increasing production of batteries for electric vehicles, the demand for the necessary raw materials is also rising. In view of the supply risks, environmental problems and precarious working conditions associated with the extraction and transportation of these raw materials, the recycling of battery materials has become an important topic in science, politics and industry.

Environment - 06.12.2023
Deciphering nature's climate shield: Plant diversity stabilises soil temperature
Deciphering nature’s climate shield: Plant diversity stabilises soil temperature
A new study has revealed a natural solution to mitigate the effects of climate change, such as extreme weather events. Researchers from Leipzig University, the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv) and other research institutions have discovered that high plant diversity acts as a buffer against fluctuations in soil temperature.

Environment - 06.12.2023
Urbanization increases seasonal differences in plant-pollinator networks
Urbanization increases seasonal differences in plant-pollinator networks
Research team led by Göttingen University investigates importance of season and environment in tropical megacity Increasing urbanization worldwide is a growing threat to biodiversity. At the same time, flowering plants are often more diverse in cities than in the countryside. This is due to flowering plants and agricultural crops, which are increasingly being grown in cities.

Environment - 06.12.2023
Urbanization increases seasonal differences in plant-pollinator networks
Urbanization increases seasonal differences in plant-pollinator networks
Press release: Urbanization amplifies seasonal differences in plant-pollinator networks Research team investigates importance of season and environment in tropical megacity . Increasing urbanization worldwide is a growing threat to biodiversity. At the same time, flowering plants are often more diverse in cities than in the countryside.

History / Archeology - Environment - 06.12.2023
Oldest Fortresses in the World Discovered
Oldest Fortresses in the World Discovered
Archaeologists from Freie Universität Berlin together with an international team confirm ancient prehistoric fortifications in Siberia. Research results published in the scientific journal "Antiquity." In a groundbreaking archaeological discovery, an international team led by archaeologists from Freie Universität Berlin has uncovered fortified prehistoric settlements in a remote region of Siberia.

Chemistry - Environment - 04.12.2023
Recycling packaging materials: Chemist wants to use plastics sustainably
Recycling packaging materials: Chemist wants to use plastics sustainably
Simple plastics made from polyolefins such as films or carrier bags have become an integral part of our everyday lives, but are rarely recycled. Junior Professor Robert Geitner wants to give these food packaging materials a new lease of life. At his Physical Chemistry/Catalysis Group, he is researching new potential applications for the materials.

Environment - Psychology - 30.11.2023
What Makes Sustainable Consumption So Difficult
What Makes Sustainable Consumption So Difficult
When it comes to self-discipline, psychological research traditionally focuses on individual responsibility. Wilhelm Hofmann believes this is too short-sighted. Self-discipline doesn't work without effective regulation. While many people want to achieve major long-term goals - such as improving their diet, quitting smoking or adopting a more sustainable lifestyle - they often find it difficult to do so.

Life Sciences - Environment - 30.11.2023
Penguins nesting in a dangerous environment obtain large quantities of sleep via seconds-long microsleeps
Penguins nesting in a dangerous environment obtain large quantities of sleep via seconds-long microsleeps
New study shows the most fragmented sleep ever recorded in an animal When breeding in a dangerous environment, chinstrap penguins usually do not nod off for more than four seconds at a time. However, they still get up to twelve hours of sleep in total thanks to over 600 such microsleep phases per hour - and over 10,000 per day.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.11.2023
Variety Is Key
Variety Is Key
University of Bonn study shows where diversified farming also makes economic sense Where and how can diversified farming practices be put to profitable use in order to boost both productivity and biodiversity? Researchers at the University of Bonn have tackled this question in a study that has now been published in "Communications Earth & Environment.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.11.2023
Early Humans in the Paleolithic Age: More Than Just Game on the Menu
Early Humans in the Paleolithic Age: More Than Just Game on the Menu
In a study published in the journal "Scientific Reports," researchers from the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (SHEP) at the University of Tübingen show that early humans of the Middle Paleolithic had a more varied diet than previously assumed. The analysis of a site in the Zagros Mountains in Iran reveals that around 81,000 to 45,000 years ago, the local hominins hunted ungulates as well as tortoises and carnivores.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.11.2023
Recalculations - How Can We Evaluate the Quality of Global Water Models?
Recalculations - How Can We Evaluate the Quality of Global Water Models?
In a study recently published in "Nature Water", the Analysis of Hydrological Systems group at the University of Potsdam, together with an international team, investigates the extent to which global water models agree with each other and with measured data. Using a new evaluation approach, the researchers can show in which climate regions the models agree and where they differ.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.11.2023
Research to continue on Arctic amplification and its global impacts
Research to continue on Arctic amplification and its global impacts
News from The Collaborative Research Centre "Arctic Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and Surface Processes and Feedback Mechanism (AC)³", which is headed by meteorologist Professor Manfred Wendisch from Leipzig University, is to enter its third funding phase. This was announced today (24 November 2023) by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Environment - Health - 24.11.2023
Prototyping grants #3: AI for research infrastructures, sustainable robots and antiviral nasal spray
Prototyping grants #3: AI for research infrastructures, sustainable robots and antiviral nasal spray
Innovations in AI-assisted social sciences, sustainable agriculture and medicine are being funded in the third round of prototyping grants by the Transfer Center enaCom at the University of Bonn. Whether an AI solution for better understanding of scientific communities, a robot that treats weeds differently depending on the species, or a preventive nasal spray - scientists from the University of Bonn and the University Hospital Bonn are developing innovative prototypes for practical challenges of our time.

Environment - 24.11.2023
European parrots have dialects
European parrots have dialects
Study is the first to document dialect differences in a parrot across its European range In the 50 years since monk parakeets arrived in Europe and spread across the continent, the species has developed distinct dialects that vary across countries and cities, according to a team of researchers from the Max Planck Institutes of Animal Behavior in Konstanz and for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
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