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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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Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Skin that can flex its muscles

July 21, 2014

A membrane curls fast and furiously when it comes into contact with a solvent vapour [more]

Material Sciences . Quantum Physics

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DNA used as a lightswitch

July 21, 2014

A nanostructure made from two tiny gold rods reversibly changes its optical properties when specific DNA molecules are added

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Cell Biology . Medicine . Structural Biology

Astronomy

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The twofold comet

July 17, 2014

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, destination of ESA’s Rosetta mission, seems to consist of two parts. [more]

Astronomy

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Last hours of a comet

July 16, 2014

Before comet ISON raced past the Sun, it stopped producing dust and gas, as data from the SUMER spectrograph on SOHO show [more]

Climate Research . Earth Sciences . Ecology

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Blossoming partnership with a root

July 15, 2014

The symbiosis by which nodule bacteria make atmospheric nitrogen available for plants has very likely exactly one evolutionary origin, about 100 million years ago [more]

Developmental Biology

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Timing is not only ticking

July 14, 2014

Max Planck researchers discover that a Doppler effect influences segmentation [more]

Structural Biology

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A first direct glimpse of photosynthesis in action

July 11, 2014

Researchers visualize the processes by which photosynthetic proteins split water into hydrogen and oxygen [more]

 
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