New ideas

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Future issues and innovations

Technology that benefits the environment, top-level research: ideas for tomorrow are generated day in, day out at corporations, higher education institutions, and research facilities in Germany.
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Germany aims to have shut down all its nuclear power plants by 2022. They are to be substituted by electricity generated by renewable energy source.
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. . . that more than 80 Nobel Prizes have gone to Germans?
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picture alliance/ZB/Waltraud Grubitzsch picture alliance/ZB/Waltraud Grubitzsch
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German research offers numerous opportunities for young academics from abroad.
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Out and about by bus, train or bicycle

In 2014, a good 81 percent of households owned at least one bicycle. An alternative means of environmentally friendly mobility: buses and trains. In the first half of 2015, 5.6 billion passengers used scheduled public transport services.

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The very first Nobel Prize in 1901 went to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays.
The only woman among German scientists who have won a Nobel Prize is biologist Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1995).
One of the best-known German Nobel Prize laureates is Albert Einstein (1921). He emigrated to the USA in 1933.
The most recent Nobel Prize winners are neuroscientist Thomas C. Südhof (2013) and Stefan W. Hell (2014).
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Stiftung Jugend forscht e.V. Stiftung Jugend forscht e.V.
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“Made in Germany” stands for originality and quality; innovations are the engine driving the German economy
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Stephan Pramme Stephan Pramme
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Green mobility: Alexander Meiritz established a sharing service for e-scooters.
Germany is shaping the future of industry: a fourth industrial revolution.
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