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Nanocages in the Lab and in the Computer: How DNA-Based Dendrimers Transport Nanoparticles

How to create nanocages, i.e., robust and stable objects with regular voids and tunable properties? Short segments of DNA molecules are perfect candidates for the controllable design of novel complex structures. Physicists from the University of...
18-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The threat of Centaurs for the Earth

The astrophysicists Mattia Galiazzo and Rudolf Dvorak from the University of Vienna, in collaboration with Elizabeth A. Silber (Brown University, USA) investigated the long-term path development of Centaurs (solar system minor bodies which...
8-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Remote Islands Harbour Higher Numbers of Non-Native Species

The effects of island remoteness from the mainland on the number of species found on islands differs strongly for non-native compared to native species. Numbers of native species on islands decrease with greater remoteness, while numbers of...
28-Aug-2018 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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When Sulfur Disappears Without Trace

Many natural products and drugs feature a so-called dicarbonyl motif – in certain cases however their preparation poses a challenge to organic chemists. In their most recent work, Nuno Maulide and his coworkers from the University of Vienna...
16-Aug-2018 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Manipulating Single Atoms with an Electron Beam

All matter is composed of atoms, which are too small to see without powerful modern instruments including electron microscopes. The same electrons that form images of atomic structures can also be used to move atoms in materials. This technique of...
9-Jul-2018 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Is the sky the limit?

What stops a species adapting to an ever-wider range of conditions, continuously expanding its geographic range? The biomathematician Jitka Polechová, an Elise Richter Fellow at the University of Vienna, has published a paper in PLoS Biology which...
19-Jun-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

To Share or Not to Share?

When are primary school children willing to share valuable resources with others and when are they not? A team of researchers from the University of Vienna lead by cognitive biologist Lisa Horn investigated this question in a controlled behavioural...
15-Jun-2018 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Realization of high-performance magnetic sensors due to magnetic vortex structures

Magnetic sensors play a key role in a variety of applications, such as speed and position sensing in the automotive industry or in biomedical applications. Within the framework of the Christian Doppler Laboratory "Advanced Magnetic Sensing and...
14-Jun-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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The University of Vienna is one of Europe’s oldest and largest universities. Its 19 faculties and centres have a staff of 9,600, including 6,800 researchers, making it Austria’s largest research institution as well as the largest seat of education: 93,000 national and international students are currently matriculated at the University of Vienna. With over 180 subjects, it offers the most diverse range of studies in the country. The University of Vienna is also an important institution for further training in Austria. www.univie.ac.at

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