Sea urchin spines

Nature’s blueprint

Based on the nanostructure of the sea urchin spines, the research team Physical Chemistry at the University of Konstanz develops cement that is significantly more fracture-resistant.

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Picture of Cichlid Perissodus microlepis, located in the African Lake Tanganyika. Copyright: Heinz Büscher

“Left-handed” fish

Konstanz biologists discover relationship between “handedness”, brain structure and genes in extremely specialised cichlid fish

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The future of democracy

[Only available in German] "Grenzgänger Wissenschaft" with a discussion on various perspectives on democracy and its cultural mechanisms

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