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Some bacteria love their foes

Day in, day out, in the smallest of spaces with your greatest enemy. Sounds unbearable? In the world of microbes, this has been everyday...

Medieval plague strain sparked modern pandemics

European Black Death spread throughout the world in several waves

Attosecond camera for nanostructures

Physicists of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich in collaboration with scientists from...

Beware of microbial traffic jams

When tiny microbes jam up like fans exiting a baseball stadium, they can do some real damage. UC Berkeley physicists found this out the hard...
Bacterial Individualism

Bacterial Individualism: A Survival Strategy for Hard Times

Whether you are a human or a bacterium, your environment determines how you can develop. In particular, there are two fundamental problems. First: what...

Fruit flies live longer on lithium

Fruit flies live 16% longer than average when given low doses of the mood stabiliser lithium, according to a UCL-led study. 

Heavy fermions get nuclear boost on way to superconductivity

Study finds surprise link between nuclear spins, unconventional superconductivity
Quantum Pump

A Quantum Pump for Ultracold Atoms

A group of researchers led by LMU-Professor Immanuel Bloch has, for the first time, succeeded in experimentally realizing a dynamic version of the quantum...

A local mucolytic for the stomach

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is very common in the human stomach and can maneuver its way through the organ’s thick and sticky layer of mucus. It...

Teaching machines how to learn

Machines will become not just more intelligent in the future, but also more capable of learning. To promote research in this field, ETH Zurich...

Hydrogen for all seasons

LMU chemists have developed novel porous materials called “covalent organic frameworks”, which provide a basis for the design of polymeric photocatalysts with tunable physical,...

Laser-based molecular fingerprinting

A team of researchers based at LMU and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics has developed an infrared laser that can be used...

Dark Matter: CRESST searches for “lightweights”

  The Earth, planets, stars, and galaxies form only the visible portion of the matter in the universe. Greater by far is the share accounted...

Mini X-ray source with laser light

  Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) have developed a miniature X-ray...

Giant Virus Revealed in 3-D Using X-ray Laser

For the first time, researchers have produced a 3-D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique...