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How do electrons close to Earth reach almost the speed of light?

New study found that electrons can reach ultra-relativistic energies for very special conditions in the magnetosphere when space is devoid of plasma.

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Past river activity in northern Africa reveals multiple Sahara greenings

The analysis of sediment cores from the Mediterranean Sea tells the story of major environmental changes in North Africa over the last 160,000 years.

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Perspectives paper shows need for research on underground hydrogen storage

Perspectives paper shows need for research on storing hydrogen in porous rock reservoirs - as a prerequisite for a global hydrogen economy.

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Board of Trustees dismisses Prof. Hüttl

Prof. Reinhard Hüttl dismissed from his position as Scientific Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.

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Jens Wickert appointed to the GNSS Science Advisory Board of the European Space Agency ESA

Jens Wickert was appointed to the GNSS Science Advisory Board of the European Space Agency ESA.

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Inauguration of the Meteorological Station in Kandahar

A meteorological station in Kandahar, Afghanistan, was inaugurated on 13.1.2021. The installation of the station by the German Research Centre for Geosciences is part of the 'Green Central Asia Initiative' of the Federal Foreign Office.

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Glacier ice algae boost Greenland's ice melt - nourished by phosphorus

Mineral dust is an important source for that. With their dark colour, the mircoorganisms speed up the melting of the ice. New data help optimise climate models.

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Judith M. Schicks from GFZ has taken up an associate professorship at the University of Potsdam

Judith M. Schicks was appointed associate professor at the University of Potsdam.

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Diamonds need Voltage

In addition to heat and high pressure, small electric fields can also play a decisive role in the formation of this extremely hard carbon compound.

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Early warning system for dams at risk

Better calculation of stress in the underground

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