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Here's a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar features of the quantum world previously considered distinct are different manifestations of the same thing. The result is published 19 December in Nature Communications.
Patrick Coles, Jedrzej Kaniewski, and Stephanie Wehner made the breakthrough while at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of...
Kiel marine scientists find explanation for increasing oxygen deficiency
Long-term observations indicate that the oxygen minimum zones in the tropical oceans have expanded in recent decades. The reason is still unknown. Now...19.12.2014 | Earth Sciences | Read more
The recovery of large carnivores in Europe is a great success for nature conservation. At one third of mainland Europe, at least one species of large carnivore is present, according to an article in the scientific magazine Science that researchers from 26 countries have contributed to. It is an excellent example that humans and carnivores can share the same landscape, says main author Guillaume Chapron, from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
The recovery of large carnivores in Europe is a great success for nature conservation. At one third of mainland Europe, at least one species of large...19.12.2014 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | Read more
Ingestion of microplastic particles does not mechanically affect marine isopods. This was the result of a study by biologists at the North Sea Office of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) that was published recently in the journal “Environmental Science and Technology”.
The study marks the launch of a series of investigations aimed at forming a risk matrix on the sensitivity of different marine species to microplastic...19.12.2014 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | Read more
In everyday life, the global positioning system (GPS) can be employed to reliably determine the momentary location of one en route to the desired destination. Scientists from the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry of the University of Bonn have now developed a molecular "GPS" with which the whereabouts of metal ions in enzymes can be reliably determined. Such ions play important roles in all corners of metabolism and synthesis for biological products. The "molecular GPS" is now being featured in the journal "Angewandte Chemie" .
There would be no life on our planet without enzymes. These molecules, control and enable biochemical reactions ranging from digestion to the duplication of...19.12.2014 | Life Sciences | Read more
Siemens has unveiled the first electric series production vehicle with the central electronics and software architecture RACE.
This technology, developed in the research project of the same name, replaces the entire control system with standard hardware and a kind of "operating system...19.12.2014 | Automotive Engineering | Read more
LMU/MPQ team realizes an Aharonov-Bohm type interferometer to measure the band topology in graphene type lattices.
Among the most revolutionary concepts of modern physics is that the laws of nature are inherently non-local. One striking manifestation of this non-locality...19.12.2014 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
Climate change will require major transformations in agricultural systems, including increased irrigation and moving production from one region to another,...19.12.2014 | Agricultural and Forestry Science | Read more
After an incomplete spinal cord injury, the body can partially recover basic motor function. So-called muscle spindles and associated sensory circuits back to the spinal cord promote the establishment of novel neuronal connections after injury.
This circuit-level mechanism behind the process of motor recovery was elucidated by Prof. Silvia Arber's research group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel...19.12.2014 | Life Sciences | Read more
The cause of prostate cancer may be linked to Parkinson’s disease through a common enzyme
Prostate cancer affects more than 23,000 men this year in the USA however the individual genes that initiate prostate cancer formation are poorly understood....19.12.2014 | Health and Medicine | Read more
The quality of the colon mucus in mice depends on the composition of gut microbiota, reports a Swedish-Norwegian team of researchers from the University of Gothenburg and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Oslo. The work, published in EMBO reports, suggests that bacteria in the gut affect mucus barrier properties in ways that can have implications for health and disease.
“Genetically similar mice with subtle but stable and transmissible intestinal microbiota showed unexpectedly large differences in the inner colon mucus layer....18.12.2014 | Life Sciences | Read more
Heidelberg researchers study process of marking and cellular waste disposal
In their research on protein quality control, Heidelberg scientists gained new insights into how the cell keeps proteins misdirected into the cell nucleus from...18.12.2014 | Life Sciences | Read more
The "composite firework" type specification is defined at the European level and the test criteria for this firework type are standardised across Europe. The BAM identification number is no longer a mandatory part of the labelling of tested fireworks.
Millions of fireworks will be ignited again on this New Year’s Eve to welcome the New Year. The noise of fireworks is supposed to ward off evil spirits – a...18.12.2014 | Materials Sciences | Read more
High-energy jets powered by supermassive black holes can blast away a galaxy’s star-forming fuel, resulting in so-called "red and dead" galaxies: those brimming with ancient red stars yet containing little or no hydrogen gas to create new ones.
Now astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered that black holes don’t have to be nearly so powerful to shut down...18.12.2014 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
The motion of the two electrons in the helium atom can be imaged and controlled with attosecond-timed laser flashes
Physicists are continuously advancing the control they can exert over matter. A German-Spanish team working with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for...18.12.2014 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a sugar-based molecular microcapsule that eliminates the toxicity of an anticancer agent developed a decade ago at Johns Hopkins, called 3-bromopyruvate, or 3BrPA, in studies of mice with implants of human pancreatic cancer tissue. The encapsulated drug packed a potent anticancer punch, stopping the progression of tumors in the mice, but without the usual toxic effects.
"We developed 3BrPA to target a hallmark of cancer cells, namely their increased dependency on glucose compared with normal cells. But the nonencapsulated drug...18.12.2014 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of researchers.
By analyzing relevant words and phrases from fashion reviews, researchers were able to identify a network of influence among major designers and track how...18.12.2014 | Information Technology | Read more
Ein internationales Forschungsteam hat über Monate hinweg die Aktivitätsmuster von 38 Tieren erfasst und ausgewertet
Zu welcher Tageszeit ein Luchs jagt und wie aktiv er ist, hängt vor allem vom Verhalten seiner wichtigsten Beutetiere und von seinen individuellen...18.12.2014 | Studies and Analyses | Read more
Migraine headache may double the risk of a nervous system condition that causes facial paralysis, called Bell’s palsy, according to a new study published in the December 17, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Bell’s palsy affects between 11 and 40 per 100,000 people each year. Most people with Bell’s palsy recover completely. Headaches are the most common disorder...18.12.2014 | Studies and Analyses | Read more
Berkeley Lab reports on electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temp
In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley...18.12.2014 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
It is becoming possible to image complex systems in 3-D with near-atomic resolution on ultrafast timescales using extremely intense X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) pulses.
One important step toward ultrafast imaging of samples with a single X-ray shot is understanding the interaction of extremely brilliant and intense X-ray...18.12.2014 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Women exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter specifically during pregnancy--particularly during the third trimester--may face up to twice the risk of having a child with autism than mothers living in areas with low particulate matter, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The greater the exposure, the greater the risk, researchers found. It was the first U.S.-wide study exploring the link between airborne particulate matter and autism.
"Our data add additional important support to the hypothesis that maternal exposure to air pollution contributes to the risk of autism spectrum disorders,"...18.12.2014 | Health and Medicine | Read more
2013 saw global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production reach a new all-time high.
2013 saw global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production reach a new all-time high. This was mainly due to the continuing steady increase in...
A team of biologists has identified a set of nerve cells in desert locusts that bring about 'gang-like' gregarious behaviour when they are forced into a crowd.
Dr Swidbert Ott from the University of Leicester's Department of Biology, working with Dr Steve Rogers at the University of Sydney, Australia, has published a...17.12.2014 | Life Sciences | Read more
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