Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres is a union of 15 science, technical, biologic, and medical research centers within Germany. Collectively, the association employs more than 27,200 professionals and offers training for advanced students and investigators. The association divides its interest areas into Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter and Transport and Space. The centres are funded more than 2-billion Euros each year with a combination of national, local and private grants.

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Towards graphene biosensors

For the first time, a team of scientists has succeeded in precisely measuring and controlling the thickness of an organic compound that has been bound to a graphene layer. This might enable graphene to be ...

dateJun 24, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Uplifted island

The island Isla Santa María in the south of central Chile is the document of a complete seismic cycle.

dateJun 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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What droppings can tell us

If you want to find out about the shy Eurasian otter, its droppings are a fascinating source of information. By isolating DNA from otter droppings – known as spraint – researchers can not only identify ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Breakthrough in sFLASH seeding experiment

A team of researchers from DESY, the University of Hamburg and the Technical University of Dortmund has managed to demonstrate seeding by a procedure known as HGHG at the sFLASH test facility in April. "Seeding" ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in General Physics
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Highly explosive volcanism at Galapagos

Eight to 16 million years ago, highly explosive volcanism occurred in the area of today's Galapagos Islands. This is shown for the first time by analyses of core samples obtained by the Integrated Ocean Drilling ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Nature provides solutions to Europe's woes?

Nature-based solutions to societal challenges have come to the forefront all over the world, and interest in such solutions is large in EU due to the potential economic, labor, social and environmental benefits. ...

dateMay 19, 2015 in Environment
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