A firm eye on the proboscis

Just as when we humans reach for objects, the hummingbird hawk moth uses its visual sense to place its long proboscis precisely on a flower to search for nectar, according to a study by Konstanz biologists. This is why the moth is a great model organism for research into the visual control of appendages.

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Police car on a road

Artificial intelligence as a basis for police searches

Does the German state use data from the United States that has been evaluated by artificial intelligence as the basis for police searches? The Centre for Human | Data | Society at the University of Konstanz warns that digital processes are increasingly precipitating legal regulations. As a result, algorithms are gaining quasi-legal power.

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Better quality control in radiotherapy

From basic research to clinical application: Research team at the University of Konstanz receives Proof of Concept Grant from the European Research Council for the development of a novel liquid dosimeter.

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Children sit at a table and eat together.

Free lunch for all children

Konstanz health psychologist Britta Renner supported the German Bundestag citizens' council ‘Ernährung im Wandel’ ('Nutrition in Transition') in recommending free lunches for children.

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Old photo of the formerly new port la Joliette as well as pont transbordeur above the old port of Marseille.

Mediterranean networks, clans and Marseille

For portions of today's society, technological and infrastructural progress such as AI-guided transportation routes and automated subways is indispensable. For others, these developments are unsettling or even frightening. In the past, new infrastructures have often had unforeseeable political, economic and cultural consequences. What impact do they continue to have today?

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Doctors in the operating room.

The dilemma of triage

The German law governing triage puts doctors in a predicament and criminalizes medical decisions, explains Alexandra Windsberger, a Konstanz-based legal expert. She advocates for removing criminal law from triage decisions.

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Biomineralization mechanism revealed

How do living organisms produce minerals – for example, for their shells? Researchers from the University of Konstanz and Leibniz University Hannover have come a step closer to answering this question. In a joint study, they have deciphered the formation mechanism of amorphous calcium carbonate, an intermediate in biomineralization.

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Augmented reality

The chemical industry fund FCI supports the use of augmented reality in teaching at the University of Konstanz with around 16,700 euros: teaching project by Konstanz chemists Miriam Unterlass and Sabrina Syskowski.

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2023 state teaching award

Barbara Ette, Gabriele Schaub and Anton Schwärzler receive the 2023 state teaching award (Landeslehrpreis) in the category climate protection for the qualification N sustainability project initiated by students at the University of Konstanz.

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