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Soil bacteria prevail despite drought conditions

Recent research uncovers the resilience of certain soil microorganisms in the face of increasing drought conditions. While many bacteria become inactive during dry spells, specific groups persist and even thrive.
28-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New gut microbe produces smelly toxic gas but protects against pathogens

An international team of scientists led by microbiologist Alexander Loy from the University of Vienna has discovered a new intestinal microbe that feeds exclusively on taurine and produces the foul-smelling gas hydrogen sulfide.
18-Sep-2023 1:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Surprising study results: Students are bored during exams

In the case of boredom, we think of many situations in life but intuitively not of exams. However, an international team of academics led by Thomas Götz from the University of Vienna has now studied exactly this phenomenon of test boredom for the...
22-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Magnonic computing: Faster spin waves could make novel computing systems possible

Research is underway around the world to find alternatives to our current electronic computing technology, as great, electron-based systems have limitations. A new way of transmitting information is emerging from the field of magnonics: instead of...
16-Aug-2023 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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People Experience Emotions with Computer-Generated Art

Computers and artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming increasingly important in the art world. AI-generated artworks fetch millions at auction, and artists routinely use algorithms to create aesthetic content. Now, a team of researchers from the...
3-Aug-2023 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Sheds Light on the gating mechanism of Ion Channels

Ion channels play a crucial role in many cellular processes, including neuronal communication, muscle contraction or cell proliferation. Most multi subunit ion channels exist in two functional states, either closed or open. During gating, one should...
1-Aug-2023 8:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The genetic heritage of our extinct ancestors

An international research study led by the University of Vienna (Austria) and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) in Barcelona (Spain), recently published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, provides a better insight into the...
28-Jul-2023 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engineering dual carriageways for signals

Routing signals and isolating them against noise and back-reflections are essential in many practical situations in classical communication as well as in quantum processing.
13-Jul-2023 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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