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Lots of light and little shadow on 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Lots of light and little shadow on 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko

On 14 February 2015, the Optical, Spectroscopic and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) on the Rosetta spacecraft observed the surface of comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko with the Sun directly behind it, so the only shadow seen in the image is that of the photographer, the orbiter itself. More Lots of light and little shadow on 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko

"Research in Germany" at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society 2015 for the first time

"Research in Germany" at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society 2015 for the first time

The "Research in Germany" initiative is going to present the German research landscape in physics together with scientists from outstanding German research institutions and funded by different German funding programs. A joint information booth and a science lunch will provide the opportunity to get subject specific and detailed information on research and career opportunities in Germany. More "Research in Germany" at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society 2015 for the first time

Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells

Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells

Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers – provided the mix is right. This is the result of an X-ray study at DESY’s synchrotron radiation source PETRA III. More Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells

A gene for brain size - only found in humans

A gene for brain size - only found in humans

About 99 percent of human genes are shared with chimpanzees. Only the small remainder sets us apart. However, we have one important difference: The brain of humans is three times as big as the chimpanzee brain. More A gene for brain size - only found in humans

Fighting Decline of Pollinators in Europe

Fighting Decline of Pollinators in Europe

Pollination is crucial to providing food security and wider ecosystem stability. An outstanding challenge is how do we mitigate pollinator declines and ensure sustainable future? The EU-funded FP7 project Status and Trends of European Pollinators (STEP) has brought together 120 researchers over 5 years in an attempt to answer this question. More Fighting Decline of Pollinators in Europe