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Scientists of the University of Potsdam at Lake Challa, Kenia. Photo: Stephan Opitz.

Here It Comes Again – A strong El Niño is wreaking havoc on the world climate. Potsdam researchers have been studying the phenomenon for some time now.

Heat, drought, flooding, record rainfall, and wildfires – the weather phenomenon El Niño affects various regions of the world in different ways. Climate models forecast a particularly strong El Niño this winter. While heat and...
29. Jan 2016
Heat, drought, flooding, record rainfall, and wildfires – the weather phenomenon El Niño affects various regions of the world in different ways. Climate models forecast a particularly strong El Niño this winter. While more ...
“Application Center Industry 4.0”: a simulation platform for new factory models and a learning factory at the same time. Photo: Karla Fritze.

The Transformation of the Factory – How Industry 4.0 brings human and machine into dialogue

“Up to now, a workpiece in a factory has been ignorant. It does not know what it is, where it comes from, and whether it is important,” Norbert Gronau says. “This will change, and the factories of the future need to be prepared...
26. Jan 2016
“Up to now, a workpiece in a factory has been ignorant. It does not know what it is, where it comes from, and whether it is important,” Norbert Gronau says. “This will change, and the factories of the future need to be more ...
At the laboratory of the KINGS-Study. Photo: Karla Fritze.

More than Dumbbells, Sweat, and Bulk – Joint project researches strength training in youth athletes

Strength training had long been regarded as a pastime for enthusiasts looking to increase their strength and muscle mass but we now know that methodical, structured, and measured strength training not only strengthens muscles but...
19. Jan 2016
Strength training had long been regarded as a pastime for enthusiasts looking to increase their strength and muscle mass but we now know that methodical, structured, and measured strength training not only strengthens more ...
Physics lessons thrive on experimental learning. Photo: Fotolia/Christian Schwier.

The Secret of the Teaching Profession – Physics educationalists examine what makes a good lesson

You can tell good teachers by their students. But what makes them good? Why are some teachers better able than others at giving their students a leg up? “The professional knowledge of teachers is a prerequisite for successful...
12. Jan 2016
You can tell good teachers by their students. But what makes them good? Why are some teachers better able than others at giving their students a leg up? “The professional knowledge of teachers is a prerequisite for more ...
Mountains of files had to be studied for the project. Photo: MMZ.

More Politically Motivated Cases than Presumed – Earlier cases of extreme rightwing and racist violence reappraised

One spring evening in May 1993, Belaid Baylal, an asylum seeker from Morocco, and some of his friends went to a pub in Belzig. What may sound like a fairly normal evening ended in disaster. Two extreme rightwing skinheads beat...
04. Jan 2016
One spring evening in May 1993, Belaid Baylal, an asylum seeker from Morocco, and some of his friends went to a pub in Belzig. What may sound like a fairly normal evening ended in disaster. Two extreme rightwing more ...

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