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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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Neurosciences

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Maternal care influences brain chemistry into adulthood

December 07, 2011

The effect of the messenger substance neuropeptide Y depends on the behaviour of the mother during infancy [more]

Astrophysics

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The magnetic field pattern of the Milky Way

December 06, 2011

New all-sky map shows complex structure of magnetic fields in unprecedented detail [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Glass that cleans itself

December 06, 2011

Thanks to its spherical nanostructure, fluorinated silica coating repels water and oil very effectively [more]

Cell Biology . Plant Research

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Plant seeds protect their genetic material against dehydration

December 02, 2011

When seeds from the thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana mature, their cell nuclei reduce in size and the chromatin condenses [more]

Cultural Studies . Linguistics

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Dating the world’s language families

December 02, 2011

An international consortium develops a computerized method for dating when prehistoric languages were spoken [more]

Behavioural Biology

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"Look at that!" Ravens use gestures, too

November 29, 2011

Ravens gesture with their beaks to point out objects to each other
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Cognitive Science . Linguistics

Language test as a smartphone app

November 29, 2011

The app enables scientists to collect large volumes of data on language processing in the brain [more]

Astronomy

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The stars no longer twinkle

November 28, 2011

Adaptive optics technology at the Very Large Telescope has revolutionized the astronomical observation techniques  
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