Tailored laser fields reveal properties of transparent crystals

Research team led by the University of Göttingen investigates surface magnetisation. The surface of a material often has properties that are very different from the properties within the material. For…

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Novel chirped pulses defy ‘conventional wisdom’

University of Rochester researchers describe first highly chirped pulses created by a using a spectral filter in a Kerr resonator. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was shared by researchers…

Scientists design superfast molecular motor

Light-driven molecular motors have been around for over twenty years. These motors typically take microseconds to nanoseconds for one revolution. Thomas Jansen, associate professor of physics at the University of…

Changing a 2D material’s symmetry can unlock its promise

Jian Shi Research Group engineers material into promising optoelectronic. Optoelectronic materials that are capable of converting the energy of light into electricity, and electricity into light, have promising applications as…

Controlling brain states with a ray of light

The brain presents different states depending on the communication between billions of neurons, and this network is the basis of all our perceptions, memories, and behaviours. It is often considered…

For the first time, researchers visualize metabolic process at the single-cell level

Understanding cellular metabolism – how a cell uses energy- could be key to treating a wide array of diseases, including vascular diseases and cancer. While many techniques can measure these…

Tailored laser fields reveal properties of transparent crystals

Research team led by the University of Göttingen investigates surface magnetisation. The surface of a material often has properties that are very different from the properties within the material. For…

Long-term Himalayan Glacier Study

Heidelberg University geographers combine historical images and maps with current data. The glaciers of Nanga Parbat – one of the highest mountains in the world – have been shrinking slightly…

New material could remove respiratory droplets from air

‘Every droplet effectively removed from indoor air would eliminate a potential source of transmission’. Although plexiglass barriers are seemingly everywhere these days — between grocery store lanes, around restaurant tables…

Start-stop system of hunting immune cells

Max Planck researchers reveal how immune cells coordinate their swarming behavior to eliminate pathogens effectively together. The body is well protected against invading pathogens by barriers such as the skin….

Defining the Hund physics landscape of two-orbital systems

Researchers identify exotic metals in unexpected quantum systems. Electrons are ubiquitous among atoms, subatomic tokens of energy that can independently change how a system behaves–but they also can change each…

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Physics and Astronomy

Novel chirped pulses defy ‘conventional wisdom’

University of Rochester researchers describe first highly chirped pulses created by a using a spectral filter in a Kerr resonator. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was shared by researchers…

Scientists design superfast molecular motor

Light-driven molecular motors have been around for over twenty years. These motors typically take microseconds to nanoseconds for one revolution. Thomas Jansen, associate professor of physics at the University of…

Tailored laser fields reveal properties of transparent crystals

Research team led by the University of Göttingen investigates surface magnetisation. The surface of a material often has properties that are very different from the properties within the material. For…

Life Sciences and Chemistry

For the first time, researchers visualize metabolic process at the single-cell level

Understanding cellular metabolism – how a cell uses energy- could be key to treating a wide array of diseases, including vascular diseases and cancer. While many techniques can measure these…

Start-stop system of hunting immune cells

Max Planck researchers reveal how immune cells coordinate their swarming behavior to eliminate pathogens effectively together. The body is well protected against invading pathogens by barriers such as the skin….

Yeast mating — more than meets the eye

Pheromones mediate asymmetric mating behavior in isogamous yeast. Researchers from the Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology have discovered a surprising asymmetry in the mating behavior of unicellular yeast that emerges…

Agricultural and Forestry Science

Digital crop protection

Digitization in agriculture … Crop diseases threaten yields in the field. Pests and parasitic weeds cause high crop losses of up to 30 percent every year. In the FarmerSpace project,…

Symbiotic bacteria in root cells may be key to producing better crops

A Rutgers study finds that symbiotic bacteria that colonize root cells may be managed to produce hardier crops that need less fertilizer. The study appears in the journal Microorganisms. Bacteria…

Winning gene combination takes all

Researchers have traced the remaining last steps of the biological pathway that gives oats resistance to the deadly crop disease take-all. The discovery creates opportunities for new ways of defending…

Information Technology

Electrohydraulic arachno-bot a fascinating lightweight

Goodbye, bulky components and connectors: A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany and at the University of Boulder in Colorado in the US…

Seeking a faster pathway to synthetic data

Helmholtz Association funds project for data acquisition using neural networks. In addition to experimentally generated data, fundamental research in physics also works with synthetically generated data. Acquisition of such data…

Printing flexible wearable electronics for smart device applications

Using conventional printing techniques to print flexible supercapacitors is economical, scalable. The demand for flexible wearable electronics has spiked with the dramatic growth of smart devices that can exchange data…

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