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Economics - Campus - 22.09.2020
Who is the weakest link? Understanding global supply chains
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused kinks in the movement of goods and services around the globe, but how important a role do multinational companies play in local economies and supply chains? From toilet paper to industrial chemicals, there's no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive to global supply chains.

Social Sciences - Campus - 21.09.2020
Homicides near schools affect students’ educational outcomes says new study
Homicides near schools negatively impact on the educational attainment of children, a new study in the Journal of Labor Economics reports. During this unique study, researchers from the University of Birmingham and University of Surrey investigated if exposure to homicides had an impact on the educational outcomes of children in schools close by.

Life Sciences - Campus - 21.09.2020
First genetic sequencing of COVID in Quebec shows roots of outbreak
Initial results of study show that an estimated 250 independent events following spring break travel in March led to 60,000 people being infected September 21, 2020 (MONTREAL, Quebec) - Today the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) and the McGill Genome Centre announced the initial results of their study into the genetic sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, the virus responsible for the outbreak of COVID-19.

Life Sciences - Campus - 17.09.2020
'Cellular compass' guides plant stem cell division
’Cellular compass’ guides plant stem cell division
Biologists observing the formation of leaves noticed the nuclei moved in bewildering ways. Further investigation uncovered proteins that act as compasses and motors, guiding the divisions of individual cells to create the overall pattern of the leaf. The stem cells tasked with creating and maintaining biological tissues have a difficult job.

Campus - 16.09.2020
How to train a machine to see 3D in the dark
How to train a machine to see 3D in the dark
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new way to create an almost perfect hologram in near darkness. Optical holograms are a clever way of producing a 3D image of an object. They have a number of uses - from protecting our ID cards from forgery, to real-time imaging of living cells.

Campus - Health - 14.09.2020
Stopping the spread of coronavirus in universities
As universities prepare to welcome students back, infectious disease modelling experts at the University of Bristol have conducted a rapid review and developed a new epidemic model which contributed to evidence considered by SAGE to assess the effectiveness of different interventions that could stop the spread of Sars-CoV-2 in a university setting.

Physics - Campus - 11.09.2020
Scoring with quantum technologies and droplet dynamics
Scoring with quantum technologies and droplet dynamics
The overarching goal of the new Research Training Group "Towards Graduate Experts in Photonic Quantum Technologies" at the University of Stuttgart, which the German Research Foundation (DFG) approved for funding at its meeting on 6 November 2020, is to utilize the great potential of quantum physics for marketable applications.

Campus - 19.05.2020
What can we learn from street experiments?
What can we learn from street experiments?
For a long time the car appeared to be the dominant force in urban streets but, increasingly, we are seeing experiments which aim to design streets as places for people. Especially now that our use of public spaces is changing so significantly. UvA researcher Luca Bertolini has investigated the impacts of 'street experiments' and draws lessons for urban policy.

Astronomy / Space - Campus - 28.04.2020
Black holes have no hair
Black holes have no hair
International research team verifies the validity of the "No Hair" theorem by actual observations Light With the help of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, an international team of researchers has confirmed that the cosmic object OJ 287 is a distant galaxy with a binary system of two supermassive black holes in its centre, which are orbiting each other.

Campus - Career - 24.04.2020
How a rejection gave rise to a career
By Birgit Baustädter Aged 18, Anita Emmerstorfer-Augustin had to say goodbye to her original career aspiration - and then found her vocation in biotechnology. "I was extremely frustrated back then," says Anita, as she sits at home in her study casually dressed in her hoody and recalling the time before her university studies, and the rejection she got when she applied to train as a physiotherapist when she was 18.