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Dead and alive at the same time? Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have implemented Erwin Schrödinger’s paradoxical gedanken experiment employing an entangled atom-light state.
In 1935 Erwin Schrödinger formulated a thought experiment designed to capture the paradoxical nature of quantum physics. The crucial element of this gedanken...
Freiburg researchers engineer cellular adhesion receptors that can be controlled with light
The ability of cells to adhere to each other and to their environment is the basis for multicellular life. Adhesion occurs via diverse receptors at the surface...16.01.2019 | Life Sciences | Read more
Plasmas can be found inside of stars, but they are also artificially created using special equipment in the laboratory. If a plasma comes in contact with a solid, such as the wall of the lab equipment, under certain circumstances the wall is changed fundamentally and permanently. A team from the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at Kiel University (CAU) has now discovered a surprising new effect, in which the electronic properties of the solid material, such as its electrical conductivity, can be changed in a controlled, extremely fast and reversible manner, by ion impact. Their results were recently published in the journal "Physical Review Letters".
Plasmas - hot gases consisting of chaotically-moving electrons, ions, atoms and molecules - can be found inside of stars, but they are also artificially...16.01.2019 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
New global study reveals rising soil temperatures in permafrost regions around the world
Global warming is leaving more and more apparent scars in the world’s permafrost regions. As the new global comparative study conducted by the international...16.01.2019 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Frankfurt theoreticians investigate puzzling phenomenon in a quantum gas
Insulators that are conducting at their edges hold promise for interesting technological applications. However, until now their characteristics have not been...16.01.2019 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have investigated all glacial areas in South America in more detail than ever before, from the tropical areas of Venezuela to the subpolar regions of Tierra del Fuego. Their two major findings are that the highest rate of mass loss is in the Patagonian icesheet, and that the glaciers in the tropics have lost considerably less mass than previously projected, although this is not the good news which it might appear at first sight. The researchers' findings have been published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Surveying glaciers is nothing new. There are two methods which are used particularly often. In the first method, researchers take several measurements directly...16.01.2019 | Earth Sciences | Read more
The smallest building blocks within the power stations of organisms which get their energy directly from the sun are basically miniature reactors surrounded by collectors which capture photons and forward them to the centre. The close correlation between structure and interaction of the components boosts productivity, a strategy which an international team of researchers is using for increasing the efficiency of solar technology. At Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), research is being carried out in this area by the Chair of Physical Chemistry I. Their latest results have been published in the journal Nature Chemistry (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-018-0172-y).
Green plants, algae and some bacteria use sunlight to convert energy. The pigments in chlorophyll absorb electromagnetic radiation which induces chemical...16.01.2019 | Life Sciences | Read more
Scientists have long dreamed of creating synthetic structures out of the same raw material that nature uses in living systems -- proteins -- believing such an advance would allow for the development of transformative nanomachines, for example, molecular cages that precisely deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumors or photosynthetic systems for harvesting energy from light.
Now a team of biologists from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan have invented a way to build synthetic structures from proteins,...15.01.2019 | Life Sciences | Read more
Light is the most energy-efficient way of moving information. Yet, light shows one big limitation: it is difficult to store. As a matter of fact, data centers rely primarily on magnetic hard drives. However, in these hard drives, information is transferred at an energy cost that is nowadays exploding.
Researchers of the Institute of Photonic Integration of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a 'hybrid technology' which shows the...15.01.2019 | Information Technology | Read more
S-PPV polymers are suitable for use in a wide range of applications, from solar cells through to medicine but, until recently, they were almost impossible to produce. Now, a new synthetic method has been patented.
Organic polymers can nowadays be found in solar cells, sensors, LEDs and in many other technical applications. One specific type of polymers - known as S-PPVs...15.01.2019 | Materials Sciences | Read more
These 'giant monsters' were observed suddenly devouring gas in their surroundings
Supermassive black holes weigh millions to billions times more than our sun and lie at the center of most galaxies. A supermassive black hole several million...15.01.2019 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Another great success for the Zoologische Staatssammlung München (SNSB-ZSM): 661 species of digger wasps, closely related to the bees, were genetically investigated through DNA barcoding. Together with colleagues from the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Canada, ZSM scientists have published the results of an international project to create a genetic library of the so-called apoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Ampulicidae, Crabronidae, Sphecidae), also known as digger wasps, Spheciformes or “sphecids”. The article was published in the prestigious journal Molecular Ecology Resources.
Of the 661 examined wasp species 578 species occur in Europe, and 240 of them occur also in Germany. With the current DNA barcoding study, almost 90% of German...15.01.2019 | Life Sciences | Read more
Organ transplant rejection is a major problem in transplantation medicine. Suppressing the immune system to prevent organ rejection, however, opens the door to life-threatening infections. Researchers at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum have now discovered a molecular approach preventing rejection of the transplanted graft while simultaneously maintaining the ability to fight against infections.
When someone is confronted with ‘foreign’ material, be it viruses, bacteria, fungi, but also donor organs following transplantation, immune cells called T...15.01.2019 | Life Sciences | Read more
Cellulose obtained from wood has amazing material properties. Empa researchers are now equipping the biodegradable material with additional functionalities to produce implants for cartilage diseases using 3D printing.
It all starts with an ear. Empa researcher Michael Hausmann removes the object shaped like a human ear from the 3D printer and explains:15.01.2019 | Materials Sciences | Read more
An innovative combination therapy can force malignant breast cancer cells to turn into fat cells. This can be used to prevent the formation of metastases in mice, as researchers at the University of Basel’s Department of Biomedicine recently reported in the journal Cancer Cell.
Tumor cells can adapt dynamically to changing conditions thanks to their ability to reactivate a cellular process that is central to embryonic development....15.01.2019 | Life Sciences | Read more
In adults, mesenchymal stems cells (MSCs) are primarily found in bone marrow and they play a vital role in repair of damaged organs. The transformation of a single MSC into complex tissue like cartilage and bone starts with its association with other MSCs in order to form microscopic clusters via a process termed as condensation.
While it is known that this condensation step is important for skeletal development the exact role it plays in formation of bone and cartilage is not...14.01.2019 | Life Sciences | Read more
The open quantum system and its control laid the foundation of quantum mechanical and quantum information theory. Due to the interaction with the environment, the evolution of practical quantum system should be described by a quantum channel, instead of a unitary evolution for a closed quantum system.
The experimental studies on the quantum channel will not only deepen our understanding of the quantum open system, but also improve our ability to control the...14.01.2019 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Discovery could yield insights into cancer metastasis, wound healing, organ development and more cell-motility-related conditions
There are many times when our cells need to move. Mobile cells guide our body's formation (embryonic development). Immune cells roam to capture unwanted...14.01.2019 | Medical Engineering | Read more
Benthic foraminifera are widely used as paleoenvironmental proxies because of their high sensitivity to environmental changes and excellent preservation potential in sediment. Affected by global changes, environmental factors such as seawater temperature and salinity are changing, which will affect the distribution and species composition of benthic foraminifera. A recent study revealed how the benthic foraminiferal community respond to the change of temperature and salinity.
This study is published in the journal Science China Earth Sciences with title of Responses of benthic foraminifera to changes of temperature and salinity:...14.01.2019 | Earth Sciences | Read more
What does the blue whale have in common with the Bengal tiger and the green turtle? They share the risk of extinction and are classified as endangered species. There are multiple reasons for species to die out, and climate changes is among the main reasons.
The risk of extinction varies from species to species depending on how individuals in its populations reproduce and how long each animal survives....14.01.2019 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | Read more
Accurately predicting fracture mechanics can help industry optimize pumping, fracturing-fluid viscosity, other parameters
A new computational model could potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production by better predicting previously hidden fracture mechanics....14.01.2019 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Chemical engineers in Ohio create ammonia from nitrogen, water; could lead to smaller ammonia processing plants powered by alternative energy
Ammonia, a compound first synthesized about a century ago, has dozens of modern uses and has become essential in making the fertilizer that now sustains most...14.01.2019 | Life Sciences | Read more
In nature, certain molecules with the same chemical composition, can exist in two different shapes that are mirrors images of each other, much like our hands. This property is known as "chirality" and molecules with different chirality are called enantiomers. Enantiomers can exhibit entirely different chemical or biological properties, and separating them is a major issue in drug development and in medicine.
The method commonly used to detect enantiomers is circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy. It exploits the fact that light polarized into a circular wave (like a...11.01.2019 | Life Sciences | Read more
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