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Sept. 22, 2023

New insights into magnetisation

Researchers at the Universities of Augsburg and Groningen have been able to show that the standard picture of magnetisation reversal needs to be expanded. Their findings were published in the journal Nature Communications and not only enrich basic research, but also open up new perspectives for components in the electronics of the future.
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Ilustration Magnet mit Magnetfeld
Sept. 19, 2023

The smartphone “brain drain effect”

The extent to which smartphones reduce memory and attention was the subject of a recent meta-analysis comparing 22 studies published in the journal Behavioural Sciences. The research team led by Prof. Dr Klaus Zierer confirmed the so-called “brain drain effect.” This poses particular challenges for educating children and young people about media use.


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Junger Mensch beim Lernen mit Kopfhörern und Handy
Aug. 11, 2023

Nature as inspiration

The animal kingdom has often inspired technical innovation. Swarms of birds, fish, and insects are fascinating natural spectacles, which have for a long time captured the interest of researchers. While the reasons behind natural swarming behaviour are more well understood as a consequence of years of research, the possibilities for the use of swarms in technical systems is less well-known. At the Institute for Software & Systems Engineering, Prof. Dr Wolfgang Reif and his team are researching how swarming behaviour can be used with flying drones.

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Im Vordergrund eine fliegende Drohne, im Hintergrund leicht verschwomen ein Mensch, der diese steuert.
Aug. 9, 2023

When digital stress can also be positive

The universities of Augsburg, Bamberg, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Munich (LMU), and Würzburg have spent four years researching the healthy use of digital technologies and media. ForDigitHealth has presented its findings in academic publications as well as in an online guide accessible to the public.
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Text "Digitaler Stress" mit Sprechblasen (Was ist digitaler Stress? Was sind die Ursachen? Was sind die Folgen? Was wird dagegen?)
July 13, 2023

Digital medicine for future-oriented prevention and treatment of depression

The digiBRAVE research project, which is dedicated to the early detection, prevention and treatment of depression, is being funded with 1.3 million euros from the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care. Minister of State Holetschek handed over the funding cheque yesterday. digiBRAVE is a joint project of the Medical Faculty of the University of Augsburg and Augsburg University Hospital.

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Health Minister Holetschek hands over the funding decision for the digiBRAVE project to the Augsburg researchers.
July 5, 2023

Augsburg awarded seal of approval for communication on experimental animal research

As part of its commitment to transparent and proactive communication about animal experiments and experimental animal research, the University of Augsburg together with Augsburg University Hospital has been awarded a seal of quality approval by “Understanding Animal Experiments,” an initiative of the Alliance of Science Organisations. 

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