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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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Structural Biology

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Free-electron lasers reveal detailed architecture of proteins

May 31, 2012

Ultrashort flashes of X-radiation allow atomic structures of macromolecules to be obtained even from tiny protein crystals [more]

Chemistry

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Methane on Mars is not an indication for life

May 31, 2012

Intense UV radiation on the red planet releases methane from organic materials which meteorites transport onto its surface [more]

Genetics . Plant Research

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An international consortium sequences the tomtato genome

May 30, 2012

Scientists of the University of Bonn are involved in the international project [more]

Neurosciences

Persistent sensory experience is good for the ageing brain

May 24, 2012

Rewiring in the brain is life-long [more]

Plant Research

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Tobacco plants advertise their defensive readiness to attacking leafhoppers

May 23, 2012

Herbivores evaluate their host’s readiness for defence [more]

Climate Research . Ecology . Microbiology

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Rapid coral death by a deadly chain reaction

May 23, 2012

Soil erosion in tropical coastal areas accelerates coral death [more]

Chemistry

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Probability of contamination from severe nuclear reactor accidents is higher than expected

May 22, 2012

Western Europe has the worldwide highest risk of radioactive contamination caused by major reactor accidents [more]

Developmental Biology . Neurosciences

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The living fossils of brain evolution

May 22, 2012

Göttingen scientists reconstruct a radical change during the evolution of the brain [more]

 
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