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Practising tolerance in schools

In an interview, Jeanine Grütter, education researcher at the University of Konstanz, explains which social dynamics take place in today's classrooms. She studies the emergence and prevention of discrimination and prejudice in school classes, in particular.

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“Young Scientists”

Die Junge Akademie’s childrens book “Young Scientists” has been published by Hanser-Verlag on 9 May. In the publication, biologist Gisela Kopp - member of the Zukunftskolleg, Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour (CASCB) and Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) at the University of Konstanz - reveals how she researches animals even without meeting them in person.

Automated detection of embryonic developmental defects

Researchers at the University of Konstanz publish image analysis software that automatically detects and classifies defects of animal development. Thanks to artificial intelligence, "EmbryoNet" outperforms human experts in terms of speed, accuracy and sensitivity.

10,000 locusts tracked

60,000 locust feet march from left to right and right to left in the arena. They belong to 10,000 locusts in the world's largest laboratory experiment on swarm behaviour. The experiment allows to study the for-mation of marching bands of locusts for the first time in the lab. The Imaging Hangar, the largest laboratory at the University of Konstanz, is filled with the tapping sound of the locusts. The involved researchers sit in an excited atmosphere in the control room next door.

No need to fear automation

Robots that recognize emotions such as stress and boredom in their human counterparts and adjust their behaviour accordingly? Biohybrid networks of smart plants and computers to monitor air quality? Heiko Hamann's research team at the University of Konstanz develops and studies high-tech systems like these as part of two EU projects.

Neural puppeteer

Artificial intelligence (AI) reconstructs motion sequences of humans and animals