On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.

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  1. A membrane for highly efficient energy storage
    25.07.2016 · Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

    Scientists now significantly improved a key component for the development of new energy storage systems: A hydrophobic membrane with nanopores.

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  2. Dangerous flight into the wind farm
    21.07.2016 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Many bats sailing through the night sky are currently dying at wind turbines. Small changes in the operation of existing wind farms would be sufficient to minimise bat fatalities.

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  3. First comprehensive inventory of the Baltic sea floor
    21.07.2016 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde

    Scientists present the first comprehensive survey of the distribution of macrozoobenthos communities in the entire Baltic Sea.

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  4. Free Apps Frequently Have Access to Sensitive Data
    08.07.2016 · Centre for European Economic Research

    Apps for a lower price or for free in exchange for personal data: On average, free apps request more rights which are considered to be problematic than priced apps.

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  5. Aging monkeys become more selective
    08.07.2016 · German Primate Center

    Scientists study parallels in aging Barbary macaques and humans: the monkeys also become more selective as they age. Selectivity appears to be deeply rooted in primate evolution.

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  6. Opportunists with a home advantage
    23.06.2016 · German Primate Center

    Food, territories or mating opportunities: Scientists revealed factors that determine the behavior of Verreaux’s sifakas in intergroup encounters.

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  7. Put all your penalties in the same corner
    15.06.2016 · Institute for the World Economy

    A study of penalty shootouts at international soccer tourna­ments reveals that goalkeepers tend to dive the opposite way from the previous kick.

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  8. One billion euros less
    15.06.2016 · German Institute for Economic Research

    A study reveals that foreign-owned companies in Germany are investing less in research and development. But Germany still is an attractive research location.

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  9. The impact of long ways to work on children
    27.05.2016 · Berlin Social Science Center

    Fathers’ commuting to work has multiple negative impacts on children’s behavior. Children whose fathers commute to work over a long distance tend to have more emotional and social problems.

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  10. The last big cat on Java
    18.05.2016 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Scientists reconstructed the evolutionary history of the Javan leopard. The study highlights the urgent need for concerted conservation efforts to preserve the Javan leopard from extinction. 

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  11. Candidalysin – the first toxin of Candida albicans
    28.04.2016 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology

    Scientists have discovered a toxin in the fungus Candida albicans, which plays a crucial role during human mucosal infection.

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  12. Indian monsoon: novel approach allows early forecasting
    04.05.2016 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    The Indian monsoon’s yearly onset and withdrawal can now be forecasted significantly earlier than previously possible.

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  13. Three new primate species discovered in Madagascar
    21.04.2016 · German Primate Center

    Scientists have described three new mouse lemur species. They live in the South and East of Madagascar and increase the number of known mouse lemur species to 24.

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  14. The ecological role of fruit aroma
    13.04.2016 · German Primate Center

    Scientists show that the aroma of ripe fruits may be an adaptation whose function is to attract primates to consume the fruits and consequently disperse their seeds.

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  15. The world’s biggest telescope gets the world’s best instrumentation
    07.04.2016 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    Scientists have begun mapping out the specifications for the High Resolution Spectrograph HIRES that will be part of the instrument suite on ESO’s forthcoming European Extremely Large Telescope.

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  16. Optimized analytics
    07.04.2016 · INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    If nanoparticles are lost in the analytical apparatus, they are not detected, and a “false negative” result occurs. Researchers managed to reduce the loss and to improve the limit of detection.

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  17. Unnoticed Sex Reversal in Amphibians
    06.04.2016 · Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Hormonally active substances can affect the hormonal system and the sexual development of animals. Artificial estrogen can lead to a complete feminization of genetic males.

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  18. “Even if this was feasible, it would only buy time”
    06.04.2016 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Future sea-level rise is a problem probably too big to be solved even by unprecedented geo-engineering such as pumping water masses onto the Antarctic continent.

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  19. Gender-based division of household labor persists
    11.03.2016 · German Institute for Economic Research

    Germany: Even in two-income households, women who work full time are still doing considerably more housework than their male counterparts - and hardly any changes are in sight.

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  20. Border Controls Will Come at a Low Price for Austrians
    11.03.2016 · Ifo Institute

    The results of a new study show: Checks on persons at all borders on the Balkan and Italian routes would cost Austria between 80 and 210 million euros at its current annual economic output.

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