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Cultures are exposed to light of different colors in this incubator. Picture: Andreas Klaer

Factories of the Future – How cells become producers of medicine and biofuels

The term is an oxymoron: synthetic biology. This field of research has been developing very rapidly for some years now, in which biologists, chemists, and engineers collaborate to create new organisms or molecules that do not...
30. Mar 2015
The term is an oxymoron: synthetic biology. This field of research has been developing very rapidly for some years now, in which biologists, chemists, and engineers collaborate to create new organisms or molecules that more ...
Smog over Hong Kong. Picture: Fotolia.com/Stripped Pixel

Post-carbon futures – Making the City of Tomorrow

About two thirds of all Europeans and over three quarters of Germans now live in cities…and their number is continuously increasing. Urbanization is a worldwide trend. It is estimated that over 60% of Chinese people will be...
20. Mar 2015
About two thirds of all Europeans and over three quarters of Germans now live in cities…and their number is continuously increasing. Urbanization is a worldwide trend. It is estimated that over 60% of Chinese people more ...
A highlight for geoscientists. The Andes have everything that’s interesting in geology. Photo: Andreas Bergner

Solid Relationships – Research cooperation between Potsdam and Argentina expanding

The Andes are an Eldorado for geoscientists: The South American mountain range is one of the earth’s youngest and most active ranges, making it one of the most interesting in geological terms. The Andes are an ideal natural...
16. Mar 2015
The Andes are an Eldorado for geoscientists: The South American mountain range is one of the earth’s youngest and most active ranges, making it one of the most interesting in geological terms. The Andes are an ideal more ...
Two levels of fluvial terraces overgrown with vegetation. Today’s riverbed lies a few meters lower than during the time the fluvial terraces were formed. Picture: Taylor Schildgen

On Precipices – Landscape Response to Climate Change

Landscapes change over hundreds of thousands, even millions of years. Tectonic events and erosion create mountain ranges and remove them again. The climate also leaves traces in the landscape over time, particularly if it changes...
13. Mar 2015
Landscapes change over hundreds of thousands, even millions of years. Tectonic events and erosion create mountain ranges and remove them again. The climate also leaves traces in the landscape over time, particularly if more ...
“In the past the only possibility to interfere into local politics was to go the polls,” Franzke says. Voter turnout, however, has been continuously decreasing for years now, the researcher point. Picture: Christian Schwier/Fotolia

“Not Without Us!” – New forms of participatory democracy enrich local policy

Water cannons roll, batons are swung, tear gas is in the air. The Stuttgart Palace Gardens have changed into a place of violence, chaos, rage and despair. It is the 30 September 2010, the day protests against the project...
12. Mar 2015
Water cannons roll, batons are swung, tear gas is in the air. The Stuttgart Palace Gardens have changed into a place of violence, chaos, rage and despair. It is the 30 September 2010, the day protests against the more ...

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