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FAU-Wissenschaftler haben zusammen mit internationalen Kollegen das Rätsel um die Härte von Perlmutt (im Bild das Perlmutt einer Abalone-Schnecke) geknackt.
27.11.2019

Researchers have shed light on the structure of nacre in mussels, paving the way for break-resistant ceramic materials.

Mechanische Unkrautbekämpfung: Spezialisten der Universität Bonn stellen einen Rollstriegel ein, der über die frisch gepflanzte Versuchsfläche kämmt, um keimende Unkräuter zu entfernen.
27.11.2019

Researchers from Bonn are hoping to gently optimize weed control in the cultivation of medicinal plants in order to avoid contamination.

Kläranlagen haben oft einen hohen Flächenbedarf. Der Ruhrverband erprobt jetzt ein Verfahren, das unter anderem Fläche einspart.
26.11.2019

Sewage treatment plants often require a lot of space. The Ruhrverband is piloting a new process that saves 30% electricity and also reduces space requirements and operating costs.

EU building
25.11.2019

The European Council calls on the European Commission to investigate how the handling of genome-edited plants is to be regulated in future.

22.11.2019

The European Investment Bank will stop financing fossil energy projects from the end of 2021. Future funding will focus on clean energy innovation, energy efficiency and renewables.

Laubholzarten können den Versorgungsengpass durch Nadelholz ausgleichen
20.11.2019

In addition to softwoods, low-value hardwoods are also suitable for the production of fiberboard. This has been demonstrated by Fraunhofer researchers.

Pestizide können bereits in geringsten Konzentrationen Wirkungen auf sensitive Individuen haben. Das zeigen auch Versuche mit Wasserflöhen.
13.11.2019

Pesticides pose greater risks than previously thought: Helmholtz researchers have shown that pollutants can affect sensitive people and ecosystems even at very low concentrations.

Viele Kleinbauern in Asien und Afrika leben vom Reisanbau.
11.11.2019

With two multi-resistant rice varieties and a diagnostic kit, an international team of researchers hopes to eradicate the plant disease bacterial blight.  

Insektenarten, wie diese Kleine Goldschrecke (Chrysochraon dispar), sind in ihren Beständen deutlich zurückgegangen.
06.11.2019

In Germany, most insect groups are affected by species extinction - and more so than previously assumed, as a study led by the Technical University of Munich shows.

Bei vielen Industrieprozessen fällt Kohlendioxid als Abfall an. Wirtschaftlichere Prozesse sollen dazu führen, dass das Treibhausgas stofflich recycelt wird.
04.11.2019

Production of alcohols from CO2 through electrochemical reduction is the goal of a research consortium that wants to use a new process to reduce the energy required for electrosynthesis.

01.11.2019

Using a bacterial enzyme, Marburg researchers have made it possible for diatoms to degrade plastic waste in salt water.

Gelatine
30.10.2019

Collagen protein supplier Gelita and the US company Geltor are cooperating in the development of biotechnologically produced collagen proteins for the vegan food market.

Tomograph
28.10.2019

How is water transported in the soil as well as through roots of plants? Using 3D neutron imaging, a team of researchers have visualized the waters path to the lupine roots.

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25.10.2019

The Ethics Council of the Max Planck Society has announced its position on genome editing in plant breeding, medicine and pest control.

Bathymodiolus-Muscheln und andere Bewohner der Hydrothermalquellen am Mittelatlantischen Rücken vor der Küste der Azoren.
23.10.2019

Deep-sea mussels enter into symbioses with a large number of bacteria and are thus well prepared for changing environmental conditions.

Nicolas Plumeré entwickelt günstige Katalysatoren als Alternative zu Edelmetallen.
21.10.2019

Up until now, biocatalysts were short-lived. Bochum researchers have now developed a thin protective film that can make the hydrogenases last thousands of years.

Stickstoffdüngung ist wichtig, kann aber auch zu viel sein.
17.10.2019

Too much nitrogen increases the protein content in wheat. But it also reduces the yield, a research team has found.

Bei 2900 °C werden am Fraunhofer IAP Bio-Fasern aus Cellulose graphitisiert. Sie erreichen die mechanischen Eigenschaften erdölbasierter Carbonfasern.
14.10.2019

High-tech fibers made from renewable resources can be a real alternative to their petroleum counterparts, thanks to a new ultra-high-temperature process.

Pflanzenproben werden im Labor für weitere Versuche vorbereitet.
09.10.2019

Bayer and the US company Arvinas have teamed up to launch the joint venture Oerth Bio. It uses biotechnologically produced protein molecules to protect plants from pests.

Durch Borkenkäfer abgetötete Fichten am Lusen im Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald. Ökologen plädieren dafür, diese Form des Totholzes vermehrt im Wald zu belassen.
08.10.2019

Germany plans large-scale reforestation to help ailing forests. According to Würzburg forest ecologists, this will have the opposite effect and make forests even less resilient.

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