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Snow density affects survival under an avalanche

A study coordinated by Eurac Research and conducted in the Italian Alps in 2014 showed how snow consistency is crucial for the ability to breathe.

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The octopus in us

Khalil Iskarous is an associate professor of Linguistics at the University of Southern California and holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Illinois. Originally from Egypt, he has studied and worked in the USA since his teenage years. His research interests include studying endangered languages and experimental methods in linguistics as well as computational linguistics, and he has also worked extensively in the fields of motor control of the tongue and hydrostatic skeletons. He was in Bolzano for the recent conference organized by the Associazione Italiana Scienze della Voce (AISV) entitled “Speech on the Natural Context: Models and Methods for the Analysis of Speech under Real Communicative Conditions” where he held a keynote talk and workshop.

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Die Wundermaschine

Der terraXcube simuliert Höhen bis zu 9000 Meter, Temperaturen von -40 bis +60 Grad, extreme Stürme, Regen und Schnee. Als Extremklimasimulator soll er den Forscher zum entscheidenden Durchbruch in der Höhenmedizin verhelfen. Interessant ist das einzigartige Labor aber auch für Studien im Bereich Klimawandel oder Umwelt, und natürlich für die Privatindustrie, wenn es darum geht, Produkte wie Bekleidung oder Fahrzeuge für jede Wetter- und Höhenlage zu rüsten.

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Supertannini. Scoperta a Bolzano una nuova classe di tannini nel vino

I “supertannini” sono polifenoli ad anello più grossi rispetto a quelli conosciuti finora dagli enologi. Il loro valore consiste nella loro funzione di marcatori dell’autenticità di un vino. In futuro la scoperta dei ricercatori di unibz potrà aiutare la lotta contro le sofisticazioni nel settore enologico.

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Language Learning: incentives are essential!

Jemma Prior is a well-known face among language learners at unibz. She started working at unibz two decades ago. For the first three years, she was teaching at the Language Centre but, from 2001, she has been teaching specialized English language at the Faculties; first at the Faculty of Economics, then also for Computer Science, Design and Art, and Science and Technology. The years spent giving classes to university students have taught her many things, but an important one is: a good teacher must be able to involve his or her students and to adapt the study program to meet their needs. This quest for the perfect syllabus also guides Prior’s research activity which revolves around how to implement a special study program that is, at the same time, relevant and appealing.

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Wie meistern Jugendliche mit Migrationshintergrund den Sprung in die Arbeitswelt?

Ein Großteil der Söhne und Töchter von Migranten in Südtirol sind im schulpflichtigen Alter. Was wissen wir von ihnen? Wie ergeht es ihnen in der Schule, wie gut gelingt der Sprung in die Arbeitswelt? Welchen besonderen Herausforderungen sehen sie sich gegenüber? Zu all diesen Aspekten befragten die Minderheitenexperten von Eurac Research in den vergangenen Monaten Jugendliche mit Migrationshintergrund sowie Vertreter der Bildungs- und Arbeitswelt. Um ihren Einblick noch zu vertiefen, bezogen die Forscher vergangene Woche eine vierte Klasse des Bozner Sprachengymnasiums „G. Carducci“ in ihre Studie ein.

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Polvere di caffè delle vecchie cialde. Scoperto un riutilizzo eco-sostenibile

Molte idee, sul posto di lavoro, maturano nei momenti di socializzazione davanti alla macchinetta del caffè. È successo anche alla Facoltà di Scienze e Tecnologie dove il team di ricerca in Scienze e Tecnologie alimentari, coordinato Matteo Scampicchio, ha realizzato uno studio che punta a ridurre i rifiuti prodotti dall’uso di capsule e cialde. Lo scarto di polvere di caffè viene usato per l’estrazione di antiossidanti e lipidi naturali per l’industria alimentare.

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