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Small but Versatile

The ammonia oxidizing archaea, or Thaumarchaeota, are amongst the most abundant marine microorganisms. Yet, we are still discovering which factors allow them to thrive in the ocean: A new publication reveals that marine Thaumarchaeota have a broader...
10-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Re-inventing the hook

Cognitive biologists and comparative psychologists from the University of Vienna, the University of St Andrews and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna around Isabelle Laumer and Alice Auersperg studied hook tool making for the first time in...
8-Nov-2018 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

RNA Microchips

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is, along with DNA and protein, one of the three primary biological macromolecules and was probably the first to arise in early life forms. In the “RNA world” hypothesis, RNA is able to support life on its own because it...
6-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

One step closer to complex quantum teleportation

For future technologies such as quantum computers and quantum encryption, the experimental mastery of complex quantum systems is inevitable. Scientists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have succeeded in making...
2-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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


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


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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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.


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