Robert Paxton and Tabea Streicher place a temperature sensor in the beehive.
© Markus Scholz
22.04.2021 in Science, Research, Knowledge Transfer

Do sick bees buzz differently?

In a Europe-wide project, researchers are trying to find out when a bee colony is doing well. Prof. Robert Paxton's team is testing a digital beehive for this purpose. The weight, temperature and sounds of the colony will tell beekeepers the condition of their animals via an app. Read more

Juliana Martins de Souza e Silva can use a virtual reality headset to “fly” through tiny samples of materials.
© Michael Deutsch
31.03.2021 in Science, Research

The researcher who flies through nanoworlds

The University of Halle has a special, state-of-the-art X-ray microscope that can be used to image tiny samples in 3D. This allows the structure of materials to be studied in great detail. It’s an exciting technology that is also in demand outside Halle and one that has prompted Dr Juliana Martins de Souza e Silva to make a declaration of love. Read more

PhS student Maik Fröbe in IT Service Center
© Michael Deutsch
18.03.2021 in Science

Packages from San Francisco

Computer scientists at universities in Central Germany are downloading a copy of the World Wide Web from the Internet Archive - the world’s largest public library of historical websites. It is expected to open up new areas of research in the field of computer science as well as in the social sciences and the humanities. Read more