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How many words does my child know?

How many words does my child know? And how does his or her language develop in the first years of his or her life? These questions are of interest not only to the parents of small children, but also to researchers. Against this backdrop, scientists at the Universities of Göttingen and Oslo have developed the app "Babylex", which enables the early development of small children's vocabulary to be tracked.

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Alumni Day: Alumna Xiaoqun Clever talks about leadership in digital change

Reunion with old friends and companions: The University of Göttingen and Alumni Göttingen e.V. invite former members of the University to this year's Alumni Day on Saturday, 26 October 2019. Keynote speaker at the evening event will be Alumna Xiaoqun Clever. She will speak on the topic of "Leadership in Digital Change".

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The benefits of biodiversity to agriculture are evident

People must ensure the greatest possible biodiversity in order to secure access to nature's freely available resources for the future. It is just not enough to rely on a few species as pollinators or pest controllers. This is the conclusion drawn by an international research team, which included participation from the University of Göttingen. The results were published in the journal Science Advances.

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Always on beat: ultrashort flashes of light under optical control

Ultrashort laser pulses have enabled scientists and physicians to carry out high-precision material analyses and medical procedures. Physicists from the Universities of Bayreuth and Göttingen have now discovered a new method for adjusting the extremely short time intervals between laser flashes with exceptional speed and precision. The intervals can be increased or decreased as needed, all at the push of a button. Potential applications range from laser spectroscopy to microscopy and materials processing.

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Lost in Combat?

Recent archaeological investigations in the Tollense Valley led by the University of Göttingen, the State Agency for Cultural Heritage in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Greifswald have unearthed a collection of 31 unusual objects. Researchers believe this is the personal equipment of a Bronze Age warrior who died on the battlefield 3,300 years ago. This unique find was discovered by a diving team and seems to have been protected in the river from the looting, which inevitably followed fighting.

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Red is best: the most desirable tomato

Tomatoes are the most widely consumed vegetables across Germany. In the supermarket, a large number of different varieties are offered. Consumers, however, are usually unaware of the differences and may choose a variety that does not taste the best. A research team from the University of Göttingen examined tomato characteristics and consumer preferences when buying tomatoes. The results were published in the British Food Journal.

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