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On the abiotic origin of organic matter on Mars

The organic molecules found in a Martian meteorite are not of biological origin, but the result of geochemical interactions between water and rock.

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Exproratory drilling in Berlin: First drill cores brought to the surface

The GeoFern project is investigating the suitability of Berlin's underground for seasonal heat storage.

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Launch of new digital education formats in satellite remote sensing

Web platform FERN.Lern provides access to diverse online courses for external target groups.

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Drilling start for an exploratory geothermal borehole in Adlershof

Drilling start for an exploratory geothermal borehole in Adlershof: Basis for expansion of Berlin's district heating supply based on geothermal energy.

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More accurate estimate of expected annual flood damage

New model estimates expected annual flood damage for Germany at € 529 million.

 

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Meanders help the climate

River beds that can shift naturally are more efficient carbon sinks than straightened rivers.

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Traces of an ancient road in a lake

Landscape history, politics, climate, wars and diseases are preserved in sediments.

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Evidence of superionic ice: news about the unusual magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune

How conductive ice is formed at several thousand degrees and millions of times atmospheric pressure.

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GFZ task force at volcanic eruption on La Palma

Lava flow reaches the sea, numerous earthquakes shake the islands - GFZ sends team to collect more data.

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Seismic forensics and its importance for early warning

The analysis of a flood disaster in the Himalaya may help establish an early warning system for flash floods.

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