Electric eel inspires new power source
Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute, the University of Michigan, and the University of California San Diego, have developed a power source inspired...
Soft Matter Physics
Blue halo helps bees find flowers
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, the University of Cambridge, and Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, have demonstrated that many types of flowers produce a so-called blue ha...
Adolphe Merkle Institute and US researchers partner to develop bio-inspired projects
Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (USA), and the University of Chicago (...
2.5 million euros for uncovering the origins of play and games
Professor Véronique Dasen has been awarded the most prestigious European grant for a study dealing with play and games in classical antiquity. An exciting topic which could shed li...
Historical Jigsaw Puzzle: Digitally piecing together Medieval manuscript fragments.
The leading manuscript libraries of Europe and North America have been participating for the last three years in developing the digital research platform Fragmentarium. This new di...
Fribourg Physicists decipher the characteristics of disordered photonic semiconductors
The research team of Prof. Frank Scheffold and Dr. Luis Salvador Froufe-Pérez have been successful in deciphering and systematically classifying the complete optical characteristic...
New ranking system compares introduced species and their human impact
Where is the best place to live? What is the happiest nation? Which country has the most suicides? Rankings and comparisons of every kind are very popular. Under the leadership of...
The last European Monitor Lizard
New fossils from Athens show that the European monitor lizards died out significantly later than previously assumed. This is the conclusion reached by researchers from the Universi...
New discovery of an age-related diabetes mechanism
Damage to the pancreas plays a central role in age-related diabetes. Research by Dr Yuyan Xiong and Prof. Zhihong Yang now explains the mechanism by which this damage occurs and so...