Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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Remote assessment of avalanche risk

In cooperation with a Swiss research team, geographers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a novel measuring system relying on two different physical methods that promises to enhance forecasting ...

dateMay 05, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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The evolutionary secrets of the brachiopod shell

Researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have carried out the first detailed study of the molecular mechanisms responsible for formation of the brachiopod shell. Comparison with shell synthesis in other ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Environment
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Unique fish fossils identified

A team of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich has identified the first fossil specimens of a major group of killifishes that is widely distributed in freshwater habitats today. The 6-million-year-old ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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The two faces of cellular forgetfulness

Ludwig Maximilian University researchers have monitored how epigenetic information is transmitted to daughter cells during cell division and determined when the cell's developmental memory is re-established.

dateApr 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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The oldest crab larva yet found

A study of a recently discovered fossil published by LMU zoologists reveals the specimen to be the oldest known crab larva: The fossil is 150 million years old, but looks astonishingly modern.

dateMar 10, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Broken windows thesis springs a leak

The broken windows theory posits that minor misdemeanors, like littering or graffiti spraying, stimulate more serious anti-social behavior. LMU sociologists now argue that the idea is flawed and does not ...

dateFeb 27, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Cosmology: Late news from the Big Bang

Viatcheslav Mukhanov, cosmologist at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, models the first instants after the creation of our Universe. Data from the Planck telescope have now confirmed beyond ...

dateFeb 05, 2015 in Astronomy
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Micropore labyrinths as crucibles of life

Water-filled micropores in hot rock may have acted as the nurseries in which life on Earth began. An LMU team has now shown that temperature gradients in pore systems promote the cyclical replication and ...

dateJan 27, 2015 in Biochemistry
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