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Forscher der Universität Kassel wollen Autos das Kooperieren beibringen

Der Verkehr der Zukunft wird maßgeblich von autonomen Fahrzeugen geprägt – ob Deutschland hier mit der Entwicklung auch im globalen Vergleich Schritt hält, entscheidet sich in den kommenden Jahren. Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft hat daher ein breit angelegtes Schwerpunktprogramm aufgelegt, an dem die Universität Kassel sich gleich mit zwei Forschungsgruppen beteiligt. (more…)

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New Study Finds Oceans Arrived Early to Earth

Earth is known as the Blue Planet because of its oceans, which cover more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface and are home to the world’s greatest diversity of life. While water is essential for life on the planet, the answers to two key questions have eluded us: where did Earth’s water come from and when? (more…)

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Misleading mineral may have led to overestimate of water in moon

Discovery of hydrogen-rich apatite in lunar rocks hinted at more watery past. Think again, says UCLA’s Jeremy Boyce.

The amount of water present in the moon may have been overestimated by scientists studying the mineral apatite, says a team of researchers led by Jeremy Boyce of the UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences.

Boyce and his colleagues created a computer model to accurately predict how apatite would have crystallized from cooling bodies of lunar magma early in the moon’s history. Their simulations revealed that the unusually hydrogen-rich apatite crystals observed in many lunar rock samples may not have formed within a water-rich environment, as was originally expected. (more…)

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