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Sonar Anomaly Leads to Discovery of 500-Year-Old Shipwreck in North Sea

Salvagers looking for steel shipping containers at the bottom of the North Sea have discovered a 500-year-old Dutch shipwreck holding a cargo of tons of copper.The searchers were using ship-borne sonar to find steel containers that fell from the ship MSC Zoe during a storm in January, when they spotted something on the seafloor north of the Dutch island of Terschelling.Thinking the sonar anomaly might be a sunken shipping container, they sent down a mechanical grab -- and brought up instead som...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Google Earth, Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean, Antwerp, Zoe, Cultural Heritage Agency, Fugger, Netherlands Netherlands, Manders, Dutch Coast Guard

Making a fast ion transporter

An international team of researchers at Institute for Molecular Science in Japan and Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Germany reveals an ion transport mechanism of sodium/proton antiporter by simulating its motion. Based on the simulations, they now design a faster transporter by making mutation on "gate" of the transporter.
Tags: Japan, Science, Germany, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Institute for Molecular Science

Germany flips switch on Baltic Sea’s biggest wind park

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has officially switched on the biggest offshore wind park in the Baltic Sea, which will supply some 400,000 households with electricity. The Arkona facility about 35 kilometers (22 miles) northeast of Germany’s Baltic island of Ruegen went online Tuesday. It is operated by German utility company Eon and Norwegian energy giant […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Baltic Sea, Eon, Ruegen

Merkel Opens Baltic Wind Park, But Her Reputation on Climate Remains Tarnished

Germany is the bloc’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Withered corn and wheat fields forced Germany to import grains for the first time in 24 years. “Germany has gone from being a climate pioneer to a laggard,” Kemfert said.
Tags: Science, Germany, Merkel, Kemfert

Three things to know as Germany opens massive ocean wind park

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined by French and Norwegian ministers Tuesday to officially open a massive wind farm in the Baltic Sea, a key project for her country's "energy transition". Here are three things to know about the Arkona wind park ahead of the political festivities. Erected in just three months last year, they are already supplying 385 megawatts of electricity -- enough for around 400,000 family homes.
Tags: Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, Baltic Sea, Arkona

Boeing’s Disaster Could Turn China Into Aviation Superpower

GettyBoeing’s mishandling of the MAX-8 crisis could well end up giving the Chinese a chance to do something that no other nation has successfully achieved: break the global duopoly in commercial airplanes of Boeing and Airbus.Boeing is desperately trying to limit the damage to its reputation caused by two catastrophic MAX-8 crashes in five months. As it turns out, the greatest long-term harm to the company’s business is likely to be in China.The Chinese were the first to ground the MAX-8 after t...
Tags: Europe, Science, Indonesia, France, China, Germany, America, Beijing, Airbus, Donald Trump, Boeing, Trump, Mike Pence, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Airbus, Airbus Boeing

Woman stands in German council election aged 100

Lisel Heise runs for local grassroots group after realising her age ‘gives me the chance to say something’For most people, reaching 100 would be reason enough to put one’s feet up and take things easy, but Lisel Heise has other ideas.The German centenarian, a former sports teacher, has started a new chapter in her life by standing for election to the council in her home town of Kirchheimbolanden. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, World news, Older people, Ageing

As end looms for coal, German mining region shifts right

Chancellor Angela Merkel's aim to wean Europe's biggest economy off fossil fuels is the main issue in a September election in the state of Brandenburg, where the Alternative for Germany (AfD) is almost neck-and-neck with her conservatives. "People are counting on us to stop this nonsense," Steffen Kubitzki, an AfD candidate seeking a seat in the Brandenburg assembly, told supporters at a campaign event last month in Spremberg, a town of 23,000 near the Polish border. "Jobs are on the line." A...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, Brandenburg, Steffen Kubitzki, Brandenburg assembly, Spremberg

Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir is effective and well tolerated in individuals with hepatitis C

Two large 'real-world' studies conducted in Germany and the USA have confirmed the high rates of sustained virological response (SVR) observed in controlled clinical studies of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P) involving individuals with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
Tags: Usa, Science, Germany, SVR

Lower pension, shorter life

Income and social status have an increasing effect on life expectancy in Germany. On average, men with very low retirement pay die five years earlier than those who are much better off. Poverty shortens life.
Tags: Science, Germany

Lack of access to antibiotics is a major global health challenge

In a new report, researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) conducted stakeholder interviews and literature reviews in Uganda, India, and Germany to identify key, global access barriers to antibiotics.
Tags: Science, Germany, Center for Disease Dynamics Economics Policy CDDEP, Uganda India

Exclusive: Germany sees 8.86 billion euro cost to operate Tornado jets to 2030

Germany in January decided to pick either the Eurofighter or Boeing Co's F/A-18E/F fighter jet to replace its Tornado fleet in coming years, dropping Lockheed Martin's F-35 stealth fighter from a tender worth billions of euros.. But neither the F/A-18 nor the Eurofighter, built by Airbus, Britain's BAE Systems and Italy's Leonardo SpA, are currently certified to carry U.S. nuclear weapons, as required under Germany's obligations to NATO. Parliamentary sources said the estimate was even higher ...
Tags: Science, Germany, Nato, Italy, Lockheed Martin, Bae Systems, Boeing Co, Leonardo Spa, Airbus Britain

The Oldest Ice on Earth May Be Hiding 1.5 Miles Beneath Antarctica

European scientists looking for some of the oldest ice on the planet have homed in on a particular spot in Antarctica, where they will drill more than 1.5 miles (2.7 kilometers) below the surface of the ice.Over the next five years, the "Beyond EPICA-Oldest Ice" mission will work at a remote location known as "Little Dome C" to start drilling for ice up to 1.5 million years old, the team announced today (April 9) at the meeting of the European Geosciences Union in Vienna, Austria."Ice cores are ...
Tags: Science, France, Germany, European Union, Italy, Antarctica, Field, Antarctic, Vienna Austria, Concordia, European Geosciences Union, Alfred Wegener Institute, Eisen, Epica, Dome Fuji, University of Venice

Exclusive: SK Innovation in talks to set up EV battery JVs with Volkswagen, China partners

SK Innovation Co Ltd is in talks to set up separate battery-making joint ventures with Volkswagen AG and Chinese partners, as the South Korean petrochemicals producer aggressively expands its involvement in electric vehicles (EVs). The company confirmed talks with Germany's Volkswagen for the first time, telling Reuters the pair were discussing building a factory together. It also said it was on the cusp of agreeing to build a plant in China with undisclosed partners.
Tags: Science, China, Germany, Volkswagen, Reuters, Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen China, SK Innovation Co Ltd, SK Innovation

German village could become EU's geographic midpoint post-Brexit

With the clock ticking down to Brexit, a tiny German village is preparing to take center stage as it becomes the new geographical center of the European Union when Britain leaves the bloc. It takes about an hour to drive the 55 kilometers from the current midpoint, in the municipality of Westerngrund, in southern Germany, to Gadheim. A sign proudly reading the "future center of the EU" already greets visitors outside the hamlet.
Tags: Science, Germany, Eu, European Union, Britain, Brexit, Westerngrund

European researchers to drill for ancient Antarctic ice

BERLIN (AP) — A group of 14 European scientific institutions plan to retrieve the world’s oldest ice as part of research into past climate change. The consortium led by the Germany-based Alfred Wegener Institute said Tuesday it has identified an area in Antarctica, nicknamed “Little Dome C,” that should harbor ice as old as 1.5 […]
Tags: Science, News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Antarctica, Antarctic, Alfred Wegener Institute, Little Dome

Lack of access to antibiotics is a major global health challenge

In a new report, titled 'Access Barriers to Antibiotics' (available April 11, 2019) researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy conducted stakeholder interviews in Uganda, India, and Germany, and literature reviews to identify key access barriers to antibiotics in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. The report makes several recommendations proposing action on R&D, strengthening regulatory capacities, encouraging the development and diversification of quality local ma...
Tags: Science, Germany, Center for Disease Dynamics Economics Policy, Uganda India

Young German activists demand earlier coal-burning deadline

BERLIN (AP) — Young German activists who have staged weekly "school strikes" to bring attention to climate change issued demands Monday that would require Germany's government to adopt measures far more ambitious than current plans for to curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
Tags: Science, Germany, Berlin, Ap

The rise of the killer robots – and the two women fighting back

Jody Williams and Mary Wareham were leading lights in the campaign to ban landmines. Now they have autonomous weapons in their sights It sounds like something from the outer reaches of science fiction: battlefield robots waging constant war, algorithms that determine who to kill, face-recognition fighting machines that can ID a target and take it out before you have time to say “Geneva conventions”.This is no film script, however, but an ominous picture of future warfare that is moving ever clos...
Tags: Europe, Science, Technology, Germany, Neuroscience, UK News, World news, Military, US military, Robots, Computing, Mary Wareham, Artificial intelligence (AI, Drones (military, Jody Williams

Fastest Electric Car Chargers Are Waiting for Batteries to Catch Up

Automakers and energy companies are spearheading the global rollout of these ultra-fast charging pumps to lure consumers away from gas guzzlers and toward vehicles powered by electricity. Thousands of souped-up stations are being installed along highways from Shanghai to Germany and California, with the capacity to charge enough for 20 miles (32 kilometers) of driving range in one minute. Electric vehicles will comprise more than half of all new car sales in 2040, according to BloombergNEF, as...
Tags: Science, California, Germany, Shanghai, Fastest Electric Car Chargers

German industry urges Berlin to scale back climate goals

Germany's powerful BDI industry federation Thursday urged Berlin to trim its ambitions for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, saying the goal of close to zero by 2050 is unrealistic. "We can't reach highly ambitious climate protection targets by lowering our heads and charging forward, but only by harmonising them with economic reality and security of supply," BDI president Dieter Kempf said in a statement. Such a target would require investments of around 1.5 trillion euros ($1.7 trillion) ove...
Tags: Science, Germany, Berlin, BDI, Dieter Kempf

Dimon Sees Recent Volatility as Harbinger of Things to Come

“The fourth quarter of 2018 might be a harbinger of things to come,” the chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Thursday in his 51-page annual letter to shareholders. Dimon cited a raft of issues driving the more pessimistic outlook, including uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate shifts, Germany’s economic slowdown, Brexit and the U.S.-China trade spat.
Tags: Science, China, Germany, Federal Reserve, Brexit, JPMorgan Chase Co, Dimon

Germany finds truckers cheating to hide emissions

German authorities have identified hundreds of trucks "manipulated" to save their operators money by shutting off exhaust treatment systems, saying many more cheating vehicles could be at large on Europe's roads. Of around 13,000 trucks whose "AdBlue" filter system was checked on German roads last year, 300 were "defective", a government answer to a parliamentary question from the Greens party seen Tuesday by AFP showed. Electronic devices available for around 100 euros ($112) allow users to d...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Afp, Sueddeutsche Zeitung SZ

Germany reports first greenhouse emissions fall in five years

Germany said Tuesday it had reduced emissions of greenhouse gases signficantly for the first time in five years in 2018, although it has already abandoned self-imposed targets for the end of this decade. Europe's largest economy -- which is haltingly transitioning away from coal and nuclear to cleaner energy forms -- lowered output of the gases by 4.2 percent year-on-year, environment minister Svenja Schulze said in a report. In total, Germany pumped 868.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Svenja Schulze

Merkel: We need to switch to electric or hydrogen-powered fuel-cell cars

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Germany needed to make radical changes in the vehicle sector by switching to electric or hydrogen-powered fuel-cell cars. Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and plans to fund a research facility to develop next-generation solid-state batteries. ($1 = 0.8931 euros) (Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Paul Carrel)
Tags: Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Merkel, Reuters, Michelle Martin, Andreas Rinke

Hitler's Super Submarines: Could They Have Helped Nazi Germany Win World War II?

Too little, too late.
Tags: Science, Germany, Hitler

Thousands of students march in Berlin in climate protest

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of students are gathering in the German capital, skipping school to take part in a rally demanding action against climate change. Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who inspired the protests in Germany and elsewhere by staging weekly “school strikes,” is expected to lead the Friday rally through Berlin’s government district. The 16-year-old […]
Tags: Science, News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Nation, Greta Thunberg

Young activists shake up politics in ageing Germany

Young Germans are making themselves heard with demonstrations over climate change on Friday, marking a passionate engagement with politics not seen since reunification in the fast-ageing nation. Inspired by Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who began going on strike from school on Fridays, thousands of under 21s across Germany have been joining weekly marches rather than sitting in class. Thunberg will attend Friday's rally in Berlin and the excitement in the run-up to the event wa...
Tags: Science, Germany, Berlin, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg

Germany records hottest year in a century

Germany recorded its warmest year in 2018, a period also marked by a drought lasting months, the country's DWD weather service said Tuesday. The average temperatures for the year reached 10.5 degree Celsius (50.9 degrees Fahrenheit), a new record high, the DWD said in a statement. "It was the warmest year in the 138-year temperature records of the national weather service," the service said.
Tags: Science, Germany, DWD

Duckweed: The low-down on a tiny plant

An international research team led by researchers from the University of Münster and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (both Germany) have found why the giant duckweed has a low genetic diversity despite its large population size: low mutation rates contribute to low genetic diversity. The results are relevant for future studies on the evolution of plants and will accelerate the use of duckweeds both for basic research and industrial applications. The study was published in "Nature C...
Tags: Science, Germany, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, University of Münster

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