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Magazine

Tomorrow's electronics are diverse. Above all, they take place on the smallest scale. On the nanometre scale, researchers today are already juggling the most varied ingredients: various organic substances on a molecular level or graphene which shows unusual mechanical or electronic characteristics.&nbsp;<a href="#__target_object_not_reachable"> <br /></a>

Nanoelectronics

Tomorrow's electronics are diverse. Above all, they take place on the smallest scale. On the nanometre scale, researchers today are already juggling the most varied ingredients: various organic substances on a molecular level or graphene which shows unusual mechanical or electronic characteristics. [more]

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Immunobiology

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Going live – immune cell activation in multiple sclerosis

May 22, 2013

New indicator molecules visualise the activation of auto-aggressive T cells in the body as never before [more]

Neurosciences

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Eyes on the prey

May 22, 2013

Researchers analyse the hunting behaviour of fish larvae in virtual reality [more]

Microbiology . Plant Research

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“Whodunnit” of Irish potato famine solved

May 21, 2013

An international team of scientists reveals that a unique strain of potato blight they call HERB-1 triggered the Irish potato famine of the mid-nineteenth century [more]

Ecology . Plant Research

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Asian lady beetles use biological weapons against their European relatives

May 16, 2013

Invasive species from Eastern Asia uses microsporidia in order to out-compete native lady beetles [more]

Chemistry . Climate Research . Earth Sciences

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Sulfate aerosols cool climate less than assumed

May 14, 2013

Life span of cloud-forming sulfate particles in the air is shorter than assumed due to a sulfur dioxide oxidation pathway which has been neglected in climate models so far [more]

Cognitive Science . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Experience leads to the growth of new brain cells

May 09, 2013

A new study examines how individuality develops [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Simultaneous breeding and moulting reduces fitness

May 08, 2013

Brush finches fly more slowly if they are reproducing and moulting at the same time [more]

Genetics . Medicine

Cause of genetic disease discovered

May 08, 2013

Mutated protein causes congenital joint contractures and intellectual disability [more]

 
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