University of Göttingen
Scientific research out of Germany's University of Göttingen
A huge chunk of energy usage goes towards heating and cooling homes and buildings, so it’s important to find new ways to regulate temperature passively. A new wood-based foam could drastically cool buildings to a degree that can be easily tuned.
A new study has uncovered a previously unknown hairpin-like structure in a protein linked to Alzheimer's that proved to be critical to an antibody response seen in mice, laying the groundwork for a vaccine against the disease in humans.
Agriculture requires huge amounts of land and resources, and as the human population grows our food supply will be put under increasing stress. But a new study shows that farming protein from microbes could be a far more sustainable and efficient system.
By taking advantage of recent advances in smartphone technology and the infinite possibilities of Lego, scientists in Germany have built a cheap and easy high-resolution microscope that is part educational tool and part toy.