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Science X staff
July 27, 2021
An interdisciplinary group of scientists from the universities of Cologne, Koblenz, Tübingen, and Stuttgart has studied the characteristics determining the maximum running speed in animals. The model they developed explains why humans cannot keep up with the fastest sprinters in the animal kingdom. Based on these calculations, the giant spider Shelob from "The Lord of the Rings" would have reached a maximum speed of 60 km/h.
Jon Henley Europe correspondent
July 16, 2021
Search for missing continues, with Netherlands, Switzerland and Luxembourg also affected
July 8, 2021
The AGO is re-opening! On July 21, 2021, the Gallery welcomes visitors back with a summer blockbuster, several new exhibitions, a new patio - and a lot of excitement. "After eight months, we are absolutely thrilled to re-open our doors," says Stephan Jost, the AGO's Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO. "This time has served as a powerful reminder that art and culture are vital to our collective sense of wellbeing. I can't wait to welcome our visitors in person again to see grea...
RFH - University of Applied Sciences, Cologne
June 23, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- A recent study, conducted between February and April 2021, by Prof. Dr. Kai Buehler from the RFH - University of Applied Sciences, Cologne was...
Science X staff
June 14, 2021
Dr. Sebastian Hess and his team at the University of Cologne's Institute of Zoology have studied a very rare and puzzling tripartite symbiosis. This consortium consists of a ciliate as host and two types of endosymbionts: A green alga and a previously unknown purple bacterium. Through genetic analyses of the pink-green ciliate, the researchers discovered that the endosymbiotic bacterium belongs to the so-called "purple sulfur bacteria" (family Chromatiaceae), but has lost the ability to oxidize reduced sulfur compounds, a hallmark of the other members of the Chromatiaceae. The genome of the purple bacterium is greatly reduced, suggesting that the bacterium became mainly specialized in carbon fixation through photosynthesis. It is probably no longer able to live outside of the host cell. Thus, the new bacterial species, Candidatus Thiodictyon intracellulare, is a notable exception among the known purple sulfur bacteria.
Science X staff
May 12, 2021
An international research team led by the University of Cologne has succeeded for the first time in connecting several atomically precise nanoribbons made of graphene, a modification of carbon, to form complex structures. The scientists have synthesized and spectroscopically characterized nanoribbon heterojunctions. They then were able to integrate the heterojunctions into an electronic component. In this way, they have created a novel sensor that is highly sensitive to atoms and molecules. The results of their research have been published under the title "Tunneling current modulation in atomically precise graphene nanoribbon heterojunctions' in Nature Communications. The work was carried out in close cooperation between the Institute for Experimental Physics with the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cologne, as well as with research groups from Montreal, Novosibirsk, Hiroshima, and Berkeley. It was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the European Research Council (ERC).
Science X staff
May 6, 2021
Oxygen is essential for the development of higher life. However, it was hardly present in the oceans of the young Earth. It was not until the evolution of photosynthetic bacteria that the oceans saw a significant increase in oxygen levels. By measuring tungsten isotope composition, an international research team with the participation of scientists from the University of Cologne's Institute of Geology and Mineralogy has now laid the foundation for a more precise determination of the development of oxygen levels in the early oceans over time. Prospectively, they expect more precise insights into the evolution of life.
March 4, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- nextmarkets, the innovative and commission-free online broker, receives $30 million in a Series B financing round. The additional capital is...
Press Trust of India
December 19, 2020
World silver-medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) notched up a gold medal, while veteran Satish Kumar (+91kg) settled for silver at the Cologne World Cup in Germany on Saturday
Press Trust of India
December 18, 2020
World championship bronze-medallist Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) stormed into the finals of boxings Cologne World Cup in Germany, defeating Ukraines Marianna Basanets on Friday
November 26, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Marelli, the leading global automotive supplier, headquartered in Saitama, Japan, will open a production facility for electric drivetrains in...
Amy Coles, news reporter
November 9, 2020
Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci founded the pharmaceutical company BioNTech which has developed the 90% effective coronavirus vaccine.
The Associated Press
October 20, 2020
The two founders of a Panama-based law firm at the centre of a tax haven scandal exposed by the so-called Panama Papers are being sought on international arrest warrants issued by Germany, according to media reports Tuesday.
February 4, 2020
The FC Goa manager was sacked despite leading his side to the top of the ISL table. But he is not the first to receive this treatment ....
December 16, 2019
Passengers flying from Frankfurt to New York endured an extremely frustrating day last week when they ended up turning back halfway over the Atlantic.
October 24, 2019
From 2020 onwards, Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems will be offering its business customers a German Blockchain Ecosystem (GBE). The Group is set to present this new product at this year's Digital X in Cologne on October 29 and 30. With this innovation, T-Systems will provide companies with a platform for blockchain networks. This makes T-Systems the first European digital service provider to launch a Blockchain as a Service marketplace. The new marketplace will enable customers to ma...
July 4, 2019
PSA Retail, the distribution subsidiary of Groupe PSA, is opening one new Opel site in Cologne today, namely at Raderberggürtel, and will open a second outlet on the Widdersdorfer Strasse. With the Raderberggürtel site, PSA Retail will close a former gap for the Opel brand in the Cologne area. The installation of PSA Retail in Cologne is part of a wider move by the Groupe PSA subsidiary to fulfil its ambition of quickly entering into the circle of the top five distributors of the brand w...
EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- RAVE Reviews, the innovative site that publishes entertaining rankings based on advanced data-driven analysis, has...