unizeit No. 93, 27.01.2018
► The many faces of a lie
Lies can mean all sorts of things. What they always are, in every case, is a linguistic construction. However, this subject is tackled comparatively rarely in linguistics.
► What to do with all the jellyfish?
Jellyfish are increasingly occurring in swarms – much to the detriment of tourism, fishing and other industries. A simulation game is to demonstrate how to deal with this nuisance and find possible solutions.
► Reading the shadows
A team from the Inorganic Chemistry department has developed a mini reactor that enables them to observe chemical reactions "live". The reactor assembly will soon be available to researchers all over the world at DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron).
► Different Bread for the World
The unequal distribution of food is a major reason for hunger in the world. However, in order to ensure adequate food for the growing global population, additional agricultural crops are required.
► The traces of stones
Museums always have something to do with preserved time. Kiel University’s Geological and Mineralogical Museum even focuses on preserving eternity and infinity, at least according to human dimensions.
► Industrious, but without legal rights
In the Hanseatic era, women were far more than just decorative accessories for men: in some cases, it was female merchants that helped their ventures achieve success in long-distance trade, as Professor Harm von Seggern discovered in his research on the Hanseatic League.
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