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Planet Earth experienced a global climate shift in the late 1980s on an unprecedented scale, fuelled by anthropogenic warming and a volcanic eruption, according to new research published this week.
Scientists say that a major step change, or ‘regime shift’, in the Earth’s biophysical systems, from the upper atmosphere to the depths of the ocean and from...
Siemens will support the city of Vienna in optimizing its main sewage plant in terms of energy. For this purpose, Siemens is supplying the control, measuring,...30.11.2015 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
Researchers in Korea have developed a technique that can easily analyze the optical activity of charged compounds by using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Professor Hyunwoo Kim of the Chemistry Department at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and his research team have developed a...30.11.2015 | Life Sciences | Read more
Two decades of training students and experts at University of Tampere - although PhD Ralf Reintjes, Professor for Epidemiology and Surveillance at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) - in tracking infectious disease outbreaks: Infectious diseases have never respected national boundaries and are increasingly important challenges to health globally. Experience over recent years has shown time and time again that epidemics and pandemics affect people worldwide. How best to understand, manage and prevent them is the task of disease detectives (epidemiologists) and infection control experts. When disease outbreaks strike, epidemiologists are first on the scene.
Students and experts from all over the world - the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, participants too - have been trained in this field of...27.11.2015 | Life Sciences | Read more
An emerging class of atomically thin materials known as monolayer semiconductors has generated a great deal of buzz in the world of materials science. Monolayers hold promise in the development of transparent LED displays, ultra-high efficiency solar cells, photo detectors and nanoscale transistors. Their downside? The films are notoriously riddled with defects, killing their performance.
But now a research team, led by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has found a simple way to fix...27.11.2015 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Science study reports that coccolithophores' abundance has increased by an order of magnitude since 1960s, significantly changing ocean garden
Coccolithophores--tiny calcifying plants that are part of the foundation of the marine food web--have been increasing in relative abundance in the North...27.11.2015 | Life Sciences | Read more
Scientists have developed a graphene based microphone nearly 32 times more sensitive than microphones of standard nickel-based construction.
The researchers, based at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, created a vibrating membrane - the part of a condenser microphone which converts the sound to a...27.11.2015 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Johns Hopkins scientist leads effort suggesting faster ecosystem change than predicted
A microscopic marine alga is thriving in the North Atlantic to an extent that defies scientific predictions, suggesting swift environmental change as a result...27.11.2015 | Earth Sciences | Read more
A new study from the University of Exeter, published in the journal Ecology Letters, found that phytoplankton -- microscopic water-borne plants -- can rapidly evolve tolerance to elevated water temperatures
A new study from the University of Exeter, published in the journal Ecology Letters, found that phytoplankton - microscopic water-borne plants - can rapidly...27.11.2015 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | Read more
An international team of scientists from the University of Exeter, UK, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland, and the University of Augsburg has demonstrated how the extraordinary properties of graphene can be exploited to create artificial structures that can be used to control and manipulate electromagnetic radiation over a wide range of wavelengths.
A collaborative international team consisting of two experimental groups, led by Professor Geoffrey Nash from the University of Exeter and Professor Jérôme...27.11.2015 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Ticks can transmit various diseases to people and animals. Some well-known diseases spread by ticks include tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme disease. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna are hot on the trail of pathogens carried by ticks. The parasitologists recently discovered a new form of the bacterium Candidatus Neoehrlichia in a red fox from the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. The pathogen might also be transmittable to humans. The results were published in the journal Parasites & Vectors.
Adnan Hodžić from the Institute of Parasitology at the Vetmeduni Vienna is searching for pathogens transmitted by ticks. He is especially interested in wild...27.11.2015 | Life Sciences | Read more
Explaining the complex structure of tropical forests is one of the great challenges in ecology. An issue of special interest is the distribution of different sizes of trees, something which is of particular relevance for biomass estimates. Modellers from the UFZ, working together with research partners, has now developed a new method which can be used to explain the tree size distribution in natural forests. To do so, the scientists use principles from stochastic geometry, as they have reported in a contribution to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS, Early Edition).
For over one hundred years, the distribution of different sizes of trees in forests has been one of the core attributes recorded by foresters and ecologists...26.11.2015 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | Read more
Iron oxides occur in nature in many forms, often significantly different from each other in terms of structure and physical properties. However, a new variety of iron oxide, recently created and tested by scientists in Cracow, surprised both physicists and engineers, as it revealed features previously unobserved in any other material.
The new form of iron oxide (FeO) is a metallic crystal with virtually no defects, a unique conglomerate of electrical and magnetic characteristics, and atoms...26.11.2015 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Frank Paul, a glaciologist at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, has created animations from satellite images of the Karakoram mountain range in Asia to show how its glaciers flow and change. The images of four different regions compress 25 years of glacier changes into just one second, revealing the complex glacier behaviour in the Karakoram. The animations are published today (26 November) in The Cryosphere, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).
The new animations reveal glacier flow and changes over a much longer time period and at a much larger scale than ever before, using the Karakoram as an...26.11.2015 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Researchers in Italy, Germany and the United States have identified a regulatory protein crucial for the development of Cerebral Cavernous Malformation – a severe and incurable disease mainly affecting the brain microvasculature. The results, which are published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, show that the KLF4 protein plays a central role in the development of CCM lesions.
Cerebral Cavernous Malformation (CCM) is caused by mutations in the CCM1, CCM2 or CCM3 genes, and is characterized by vascular lesions that can lead to...26.11.2015 | Life Sciences | Read more
A particular location in DNA, called the Dlk1-Gtl2 locus, plays a critical role in protecting hematopoietic, or blood-forming, stem cells--a discovery revealing a critical role of metabolic control in adult stem cells, and providing insight for potentially diagnosing and treating cancer, according to researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.
In their study, published online Nov. 25 in Cell Stem Cell, Stowers Investigator Linheng Li, Ph.D., and first author Pengxu Qian, Ph.D., along with other...26.11.2015 | Life Sciences | Read more
A solar cell is basically a semiconductor, which converts sunlight into electricity, sandwiched between metal contacts that carry the electrical current.
But this widely used design has a flaw: The shiny metal on top of the cell actually reflects sunlight away from the semiconductor where electricity is...26.11.2015 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
PeeriMagic-angle-spinning NMR used to probe protein/microtubule assembly at atomic scale
A latticework of tiny tubes called microtubules gives your cells their shape and also acts like a railroad track that essential proteins travel on. But if...26.11.2015 | Life Sciences | Read more
Artificial pancreas devices so far cannot compensate the daily varying food intake or physical activities of diabetes patients. The University of Bern, the Bern University Hospital and an industry partner have therefore set out to develop a more flexible device to continuously control patients’ blood sugar.
"Today, a diabetic patient must follow a very constraining therapy with many blood glucose measurements, dose calculations and insulin injections. The ideal...26.11.2015 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Working in conjunction with Giessen’s municipal utility company, Giessen and Marburg University Hospital has become the first German hospital to integrate its energy centre into an urban district heating network. The core of the combined cooling, heating and power plant is provided by four cogeneration modules that produce electricity and heat. The BINE Projektinfo brochure 12/2015 “Energy centre supplies Giessen University Hospital” describes the initial operating experiences.
The newly developed trigeneration plant reduces CO2 by around a third26.11.2015 | Architecture and Construction | Read more
To more efficiently treat breast cancer, scientists have been researching molecules that selectively bind to cancer cells and deliver a substance that can kill the tumor cells, for several years. Researchers from the University and University Hospital Basel have now for the first time successfully combined such an antibody-drug conjugate with a therapy that stimulates the immune system to attack tumor cells. This opens the door to new therapeutic options in the treatment of breast cancer, report the researchers in the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine.
In nearly every fifth breast cancer patient, an above-average number of HER2 receptors are located on the surface of the tumor cells. These receptors are...26.11.2015 | Life Sciences | Read more
New process for accurate positioning to the nearest centimeter with inductive charging systems
Electric vehicles are increasingly no longer charged with electricity by cords but by means of inductive charging systems. Charging takes place via a magnetic...26.11.2015 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
UMass Amherst researchers identify a key molecule in nitrogen-fixing bacteria
Molecular biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who study nitrogen-fixing bacteria in plants have discovered a "double agent" peptide in an...25.11.2015 | Agricultural and Forestry Science | Read more
New measurements show recent intensity shift trending back to average
The intensity of earth's magnetic field has been weakening in the last couple of hundred years, leading some scientists to think that its polarity might be...25.11.2015 | Earth Sciences | Read more
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