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New light for shaping electron beams

A new technique that combines electron microscopy and laser technology enables programmable, arbitrary shaping of electron beams. It can potentially be used for optimizing electron optics and for adaptive electron microscopy, maximizing sensitivity...
29-Sep-2022 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People who feel less pain are also less willing to help others

A reduced ability to feel pain in one's own body leads to a reduced willingness to help others who feel pain. This result of a study published in Psychological Science by cognitive psychologists at the University of Vienna led by Claus Lamm and...
28-Sep-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Old genes keep sea anemones forever young

The genetic fingerprint of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis shows that the members of this evolutionarily very old animal phylum use the same gene cascades for the differentiation of neuronal cell types as more complex organisms. These genes...
21-Sep-2022 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Circalunar clocks: using the right light

How animals are able to interpret natural light sources to adjust their physiology and behaviour is poorly understood. The labs of Kristin Tessmar-Raible (Max Perutz Labs Vienna, Alfred Wegener Institut, University of Oldenburg) and Eva Wolf...
9-Sep-2022 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bacteria provide immunity against giant viruses

Amoebae receive surprising support in defense against viruses: The bacteria they are infected with prevent them from being destroyed by giant viruses. A research team led by microbiologist Matthias Horn from the Centre for Microbiology and...
29-Aug-2022 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bound by Light

A team of researchers at the University of Vienna, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Duisburg-Essen have found a new mechanism that fundamentally alters the interaction between optically levitated nanoparticles. Their experiment...
26-Aug-2022 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Southern Arc and its lively genetic History

In a trio of papers, published simultaneously in the journal Science, Ron Pinhasi from the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and Human Evolution and Archaeological Sciences (HEAS) at the University of Vienna and Songül Alpaslan-Roodenberg...
25-Aug-2022 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Asian Elephants Have a Nasal Pronunciation

With the help of an acoustic camera that visualizes sound pressure, researchers from the University of Vienna investigated the calls of Asian elephants. The elephants emitted their low frequency “rumbles” mainly through their trunk or through...
23-Aug-2022 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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