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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. 
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Chemistry . Material Sciences

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The smallest ice crystals in the world

September 24, 2012

An ingenious experiment reveals the minimum number of molecules needed before water forms a crystalline structure [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Red King or Red Queen

September 24, 2012

In relationships based on mutuality, the number of individuals involved can determine the rate at which species evolve [more]

Behavioural Biology . Complex Systems . Evolutionary Biology

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Surviving amongst cannibals

September 21, 2012

Locusts move in swarms to avoid falling victim to their conspecifics [more]

Linguistics

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Study shows ancient relations between language families

September 20, 2012

Researchers introduce a new method to analyse the evolution of structural features in more than 50 language families [more]

Ecology . Microbiology

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Unusual symbiosis discovered among marine microorganisms

September 20, 2012

Tiny single-celled algae and nitrogen-fixing bacteria exchange carbon and nitrogen in a mutually beneficial relationship that helps fertilise the oceans

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Complex Systems

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Solar and wind energy may stabilise the power grid

September 13, 2012

Power grids with many small power plants suffer fewer outages, but new lines must be planned with care [more]

Material Sciences . Quantum Physics . Solid State Research

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Quantum stress in nanofilms

September 12, 2012

Electrons confined in an aluminium film of a few atomic layers thick create mechanical stress equivalent to up to one thousand times the standard atmospheric pressures [more]

Physiology . Plant Research

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Insecticide resistance caused by recombination of two genes

September 12, 2012

Novel enzyme makes cotton bollworm resistant against pyrethroids [more]

 
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