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Astronomy / Space Science - Continuing Education - 07.11.2016
The birth of massive stars is accompanied by strong luminosity bursts
The birth of massive stars is accompanied by strong luminosity bursts
Astronomers of the Universities of Tübingen and Vienna are investigating the basic principles of the formation of stars "How do massive stars form?" is one of the fundamental questions in modern astrophysics, because these massive stars govern the energy budget of their host galaxies.

Continuing Education - 16.08.2016
Birds fly faster in large flocks
Birds fly faster in large flocks
Researchers at the Faculty of Science in Lund show that birds fly faster in flocks. The picture shows Terns photographed on Öland. Photo: Anders Hedenström New research at Lund University in Sweden shows that the flight speed of birds is determined by a variety of factors. Among the most sensational is that the size of the flock has a significant impact on how fast the birds can fly.

Continuing Education - 21.06.2016
Scientists calculate the fate of the Greenland meltwater
Scientists calculate the fate of the Greenland meltwater
Scientists have been able to track the flow of water created by Greenland's melting glaciers, revealing that it's currently having a less significant impact on the Gulf Stream than previously thought. New model calculations, conducted by an international research team from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research based in Germany and the University of Bristol in the UK, suggest that a large fraction of the meltwater is effectively removed from the most sensitive areas by swift, narrow boundary currents, delaying the influence on the Gulf Stream.

Chemistry - Continuing Education - 04.05.2016
Clues on the path to a new battery technology
Clues on the path to a new battery technology
Research news Rechargeable lithium air batteries are a next-generation technology: Theoretically they might be much lighter and offer better performance than current lithium ion batteries. However, currently they run out of steam after only a few charging cycles. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Forschungszentrum Jülich have now investigated the processes and discovered a possible culprit: highly reactive singlet oxygen, which is released when the batteries are charged.

Continuing Education - Physics - 22.02.2016
Soap bubbles' secrets go pop
Soap bubbles’ secrets go pop
Some phenomena that appear to be well understood are much more mysterious than it seems. In spite of the numerous applications that rely on the presence or absence of bubbles, no advanced scientific studies had been carried out so far into how bubbles form.

Earth Sciences - Continuing Education - 10.02.2016
Study challenges widely accepted theory of Yellowstone formation
Study challenges widely accepted theory of Yellowstone formation
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Understanding the complex geological processes that form supervolcanoes could ultimately help geologists determine what triggers their eruptions. A new study using an advanced computer model casts doubt on previously held theories about the Yellowstone supervolcano's origins, adding to the mystery of Yellowstone's formation.