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Symbionts as lifesavers

When people fall ill from bacterial infection, the first priority is to treat the disease. But where do these pathogens come from and how do they thrive in the environment before the infection occurs? An international team led by Matthias Horn from...
14-May-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Quantum computing with Graphene Plasmons

A novel material that consists of a single sheet of carbon atoms could lead to new designs for optical quantum computers. Physicists from the University of Vienna and the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona have shown that tailored graphene...
6-May-2019 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars

The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form
24-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars

The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets fundamentally important in modern science. Fundamentally important for the habitability of a...
24-Apr-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The evolution of bird-of-paradise sex chromosomes revealed

Birds-of-paradise are a group of songbird species, and are known for their magnificent male plumage and bewildering sexual display. Now, an international collaborative work involving Dept. of Molecular Evolution and Development of University of...
1-Apr-2019 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Quantum Optical Cooling of Nanoparticles

Physicists develop new methodWhen a particle is completely isolated from its environment, the laws of quantum physics start to play a crucial role. One important requirement to see quantum effects is to remove all thermal energy from the particle...
29-Mar-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

When Changing One Atom Makes Molecules Better

Chemists in Vienna find a method to replace hydrogen with fluorine in organic moleculesThe development and improvement of pharmaceuticals plays the central role in the ongoing battle against human disease. Organic synthesis is the field that enables...
5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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To Tool or Not to Tool?

Flexible tool use is closely associated to higher mental processes such as the ability to plan actions. Now a group of cognitive biologists and comparative psychologists from the University of Vienna, the University of St Andrews and the University...
14-Feb-2019 6:05 AM EST 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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