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The bilingual brain calculates differently depending on the language used

Study: Mathematical processes in the brain influenced by language

People can intuitively recognise small numbers up to four, however when calculating they are dependent on the assistance of language. In this respect, the fascinating research question ensues: how do multilingual people solve arithmetical tasks presented to them in different languages of which they have a very good command?


Connected and automated driving agreement signed between Luxembourg, Germany and France

During their visit to the IAA, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider and Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure François Bausch signed, together with the German Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt, a joint declaration of the German, French and Luxembourg governments concerning the establishment of and cooperation on a digital experimental site for automated and connected driving.


A link between migration status and depression burden in Luxembourg

Scientists from Department of Population Health of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) have conducted a nationwide study to estimate the prevalence of depression in Luxembourg and revealed differences between non-immigrants and first and second generation immigrants.


First step for Goodyear's future connected factory

American tyre development and production specialist The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, present in Luxembourg since 1951, will set up a new tyre production factory functioning according to the principles of industry 4.0 in the industrial zone Riedched in Dudelange.


Official opening of Tomorrow Street Innovation Centre

On 12 September 2017, Prime Minister and Minister of State Xavier Bettel and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider attended the opening of Tomorrow Street Innovation Centre by Vodafone and Technoport SA.


A Pillow Fight to support the battle against Parkinson’s disease

Fun for everyone and supporting a good cause: On Saturday, 2 September 2017, starting at 11.00, there are going to be several giant public pillow fights in the Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes in Luxembourg. The event is being held as a whimsical statement to illustrate the seriousness of Parkinson’s disease and the necessity to continue researching its causes.


  • Updated 15-09-2017