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The corona pandemic

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The electron micrograph shows several viruses attacking a cell. The spike proteins can be clearly seen.
Corona Top News

Close-up of coronaviruses on the attack

Researchers at the University of Oldenburg are using electron microscopy images of SARS-CoV-2 to generate images that for the first time provide a…

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rusty and weathered bow of a ship with draft marks moored at the quay of the river Nieuwe Maas with former cruiseship ss Rotterdam in the background.
Marine Research Top News

An underestimated source of marine microplastic pollution

Marine paints can be a major source of microplastics in the North Sea. In a new study, Oldenburg environmental geochemists hypothesize that ships…

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Campus Life

Working in the pandemic - what works, what doesn't?

The pandemic has changed the university staff's working routines profoundly. A survey is set to find out how exactly. In a video, Vice President Jörg…

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Top News Special Needs Education

Having a say in career choices

For many young people with intellectual disabilities this career trajectory seems preordained – yet their wishes and ideas are not particularly taken…

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An aerial image shows the branching tidal creeks and differently colored salt marshes.
Environmental Research Top News

The birth of an island

The North Sea island of Spiekeroog is a huge natural laboratory: A team of researchers led by Gudrun Massmann and Luise Giani has studied how its wild…

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A view of the Speicherstadt warehouse district and a sightseeing boat in the foreground.
Top News Informatik

When autonomous freight vessels cruise the city

Autonomous zero-emission ships could decongest cities that have a network of small waterways. Oldenburg IT specialists are studying this…

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Corona Top News Health Services Research

A mirror of society

Aging and old age affect everyone. Geriatrician Tania Zieschang and philosopher Mark Schweda approach the topic from different perspectives. An…

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Four dolphins swim just below the water surface.
Marine Research Top News

"Marine organisms don't respect boundaries"

Marine biodiversity is threatened by climate change, pollution and overfishing. Biodiversity expert Helmut Hillebrand explains in this interview how…

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Top News Musik

In the spotlight

History is not only something you read about; it can also be heard and felt. Together with her team, musicologist Anna Langenbruch researches how…

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Top News Physics

Because the whole is more than the sum of its parts

Can wind farms be treated as collective systems similar to insect swarms? Physicist and Ossietzky Fellow Michael Sinhuber is combining swarm and…

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