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Weekly update: Health minister Jens Spahn orders search for Coronavirus mutations

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

Coronavirus mutations

German health minister, Jens Spahn, has ordered a search for Coronavirus mutations. The health ministry wants a minimum of 5% of positive samples to be examined for mutations in the future.

Spahn in 2014. Photo: Olaf Kosinsky via Wikimedia Commons

Redox-flow battery breakthrough

Scientists at the universities of Mainz and Graz have had significant breakthroughs in the development of redox-flow batteries that contain chemicals which are both renewable and safe for human health. Energy storage is going to be one of the most important components for future renewable energy grids.


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