Research and Education News
Mar 6, 2012
| Young Germany
QS, the research company that publishes the annual QS World University Rankings, has announced their first QS Best Student Cities rankings, and two German cities—Berlin and Munich—made the 2012 top twenty.
Mar 2, 2012
| Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, German Embassy New Delhi
The relatively young research field of epigenetics is the talk of the town. Just how promising the results of epigenetic research are for medical applications is demonstrated by Thomas Lengauer and Christoph Bock from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken. With the help of computers, they trawl through the genomes of cancer patients in search for suspect structures, and develop fast and simple new tools for improving cancer diagnosis in hospitals.
Feb 29, 2012
Thanks to the work of Fraunhofer researchers, keeping mentally and physically fit at any age is now child’s play – literally. Dubbed 'HOPSCOTCH', the interactive learning system is designed to be more efficient at combining learning, movement and most of all fun – whether for learning vocabulary words, history or math.
Feb 23, 2012
| Deutsche Welle, German Embassy New Delhi
The European Space Agency's (ESA) SWARM mission will soon launch three satellites into space. Built in Germany, the satellites will research the earth's magnetic field, which acts as an invisible shield that repels energised particles from the sun and deep space.The research will help in predicting space weather, and tell us whether the poles are shifting.
Feb 21, 2012
| Fraunhofer FOKUS
In the developing world, 96 percent of all households have no internet access. Even in Germany, many regions are still without broadband connectivity. But in future, a revolutionary new technology for wireless networks will allow the gaps in rural internet provision to be closed at significantly less cost.