September 24, 2013
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Oldest lizard-like fossil yet to be found hints at scaly origins

The fossilized remains of a reptile closely related to lizards are the oldest yet to be discovered. Two new fossil jaws discovered in Vellberg, Germany provide the first direct evidence that the ancestors of lizards, snakes and tuatara (known collectiv… Continue reading

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September 12, 2013
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Guinness record: World’s thinnest glass is just two atoms thick

At just a molecule thick, it’s a new record: The world’s thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery by scientists in the U.S. and Germany, is recorded for posterity in the Guinness Book of World Records. Continue reading

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September 3, 2013
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2013 bedroom poll explores sleep differences among six countries

The 2013 International Bedroom Poll, compares sleep times, attitudes, habits and bedtime routines of those in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan between the ages of 25 and 55 years old. Continue reading

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August 31, 2013
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Reimbursement systems influence achievement of cholesterol targets

The type of healthcare reimbursement system influences the achievement of cholesterol targets, reveals new research. The analysis found that fewer patients reached the target in countries with restrictive (e.g. Germany) compared to incentive (e.g. the … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013
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Scientists monitor with phosphorus the algal blooms in European lakes

An international research team has analyzed the relationship between the amount of phosphorus recorded in 1,500 European lakes and reservoirs, and the growth of cyanobacteria, a toxin-producing microorganism. The results show that 23% of these water ma… Continue reading

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August 27, 2013
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Existence of new element confirmed

An international team of researchers has confirmed the existence of what is considered a new element with atomic number 115. The experiment was conducted at the GSI research facility in Germany. The results confirm earlier measurements performed by res… Continue reading

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August 26, 2013
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Germany broke world solar power generation record in July with 5.1 TWh, leaving U.S. in dust

Germany’s not a very sunny place, yet yet it leads the world in solar power, showing that you don’t have to be in the middle of the Sahara desert to generate lots of clean power from the sun. Continue reading

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August 2, 2013
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Decoding material fluxes in the tropical ocean: Turbulent processes provide important contribution to oxygen supply

How is vital oxygen supplied to the tropical ocean? New research by oceanographers in Germany shows that about one third of the oxygen supply in these areas is provided by turbulent processes, such as eddies or internal waves. Continue reading

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July 12, 2013
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Solar money tap to be turned off at 52 gigawatts, says Germany

Peter Altmaier, Germany’s federal minister of the environment, has announced that Germany will stop subsidizing solar energy by 2018 at the latest because the pre-set ceiling of 52 gigawatts of capacity should be reached by that time . Continue reading

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June 27, 2013
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The power of imitation: Already in infancy, imitation promotes a general pro-social orientation toward others

Being mimicked increases pro-social behavior in adults, yet little is known about its social effect on children. Researchers in Germany have now investigated whether the fact of being imitated had an influence on infants’ pro-social behavior and on you… Continue reading

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June 11, 2013
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Electric cars in action: Small and medium-sized companies sharing fleets of electric vehicles

Imagine a number of different companies sharing a single fleet of electric vehicles. Researchers in Germany are busy working out just how to make this vision a reality. The Shared E-Fleet research project aims not only to work up suitable IT solutions,… Continue reading

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June 1, 2013
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Psychologists map entrepreneurial spirit in U.S., Great Britain and Germany

Researchers mapped the entrepreneurial personality structures in the United States, Great Britain and Germany, identifying regions where a feeling of entrepreneurial spirit is “most at home.” Continue reading

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May 28, 2013
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Tobacco companies are not public health stakeholders, experts conclude

When assessing information presented by the tobacco industry, the US regulator, the Food and Drug Administration and regulatory bodies in other countries, should be aware that they are dealing with companies with a long history of intentionally mislead… Continue reading

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May 13, 2013
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Molecular basis of strawberry aroma

You know that summer is here when juicy red strawberries start to appear on the shelves. In Germany, this seasonal fruit has never been more popular: on average 3.5 kilos per head were consumed in 2012 — a full kilogram more than ten years ago. Scient… Continue reading

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April 10, 2013
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Metagenomics used to identify organisms in outbreaks of serious infectious disease

Researchers have been able to reconstruct the genome sequence of an outbreak strain of Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC), which caused over 50 deaths in Germany, using an approach known as metagenomics which bypasses the need for growing bacteria… Continue reading

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April 7, 2013
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Widely used filtering material adds arsenic to beers

The mystery of how arsenic levels in beer sold in Germany could be higher than in the water or other ingredients used to brew the beer has been solved, scientists say. Continue reading

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April 5, 2013
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Researchers identify edema inhibitor: Substance that can prevent the accumulation of fluid in body tissue

Researchers in Germany have detected a substance that can prevent the accumulation of fluid in body tissue and thus edema formation. Their results could be important in the future for the treatment of excessive fluid retention in patients with chronic … Continue reading

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April 2, 2013
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Vitamin P as a potential approach for the treatment of damaged motor neurons

Biologists in Germany have explored how to protect neurons that control movements from dying off. In a new paper, they report that the molecule 7,8-Dihydroxyflavone, also known as vitamin P, ensures the survival of motor neurons in culture. It sends th… Continue reading

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April 2, 2013
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Surveying roads at 100 km/h

Germany’s road network has a hard time dealing with wind and weather, tires and steel. Until now, however, surveying the damage caused to asphalt and concrete was laborious and expensive. A new laser scanner is cheaper, faster and more precise. Continue reading

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April 2, 2013
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Regaining proper hearing at last

Around 17 million people in Germany suffer from impaired hearing. For many of them, their hearing is so damaged that a standard hearing aid is no longer enough. A new device will improve patients’ hearing and can be implanted during outpatient surgery. Continue reading

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