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Mar 23, 2021

Chemical status of European surface waters decreases while monitoring improves

Scientists from the University of Landau, Germany, have shown that surface waters throughout Europe are frequently exposed to numerous organic contaminants (e.g., pesticides, industrial chemicals) at concentrations that are detrimental to ecosystem health. According to their findings published in the latest issue of Environment International, organic contaminants impair freshwater ecosystems across Europe, with particularly high threats to fishes and aquatic invertebrates. Freshwaters as one of the key anthropogenic resources thus remain threatened by chemical pollution, highlighting the urgent need for improved freshwater protection.

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Sep 03, 2018

Reference Extraction Made Easy

Speaking at the Open Citation Workshop in Bologna, Dr. Philipp Mayr-Schlegel (GESIS) on behalf of the EXCITE project consortium has accounced and demonstrated the release of the novel EXCITE toolchain that allows for extracting literature references from PDFs and matching them against available bibliographic databases.

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May 17, 2018

Deutsche Welle interviews Professor Staab about provenance information in Facebook

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Apr 27, 2018

E-Democracy-Workshop: Political Opinion Formation in Social Media

As part of the Koblenz Democracy Weeks, the research focus E-Democracy organizes a workshop for the interested public.

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Apr 18, 2018

First results of the GazeMining Project

In the GazeMining project, the Institute for Web Science and Technologies and the start-up company EYEVIDO are working together on the future of usability analysis of modern websites.

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