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    Cereal is much more drought-tolerant than other plants. Researchers from Würzburg have now found out why that is so. Their insight could help breed crops that are more resistant to drought.

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    Wüstenameisen am Nesteingang (Foto: Pauline Fleischmann)

    Desert ants use the Earth's magnetic field for orientation, a new study has found which was conducted by scientists of the University of Würzburg. This provides ants the cue to find their way back to the nest.

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    Bild: Lösliche Seidenproteine durchlaufen im Spinnkanal von Webspinnen Struktur- und Phasenübergänge, bevor aus ihnen eine feste Faser für den Netzbau ensteht.

    Web spiders produce silk threads that are, based on their mass, stronger than steel and at the same time much more elastic. These remarkable properties raise the interest of engineers and basic researchers.

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    Gleich zwei Wissenschaftler der Universität Würzburg sind Mitglied der Arbeitsgemeinschaft „Digitale Werkzeuge“. Die Einrichtung der Allianzinitiative „Digitale Information“ will die Arbeit von Forschern erleichtern.

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