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tiny magnetic structures

Magnetization in Small Components Can Now Be Filmed in the Laboratory

In the future, today's electronic storage technology may be superseded by devices based on tiny magnetic structures. These individual magnetic regions correspond to bits...
ants

A Study of Ants Provides Information on the Evolution of Social...

One of the great puzzles of evolutional biology is what induced certain living creatures to abandon solitary existence in favor of living in collaborative...
Ozone Layer

Protection for the Ozone Layer: Sugar Molecules Bind Harmful CFCs

Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences have managed to make a breakthrough when it comes to dealing...
Cardiovascular Diseases

Air Pollution Leads to Cardiovascular Diseases

Air pollution, and fine dust in particular, is responsible for more than four million deaths each year. Almost 60 percent of deaths occur as...
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Energy-Efficient Spin Current Can Be Controlled by Magnetic Field and Temperature

The transition from light bulbs to LEDs has drastically cut the amount of electricity we use for lighting. Most of the electricity consumed by...
Tumor blocker

A Human Endogenous Tumor Blocker Discovered

Scientists of the University Medical Center Mainz have identified a novel protein involved in the human immune response: MYPOP – so far relatively unknown....
optical pressure sensor

Scientists Develop Highly Sensitive Molecular Optical Pressure Sensor

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and at the Université de Montréal in Canada have developed a molecular system capable of very precise...
Neandertals

Neandertals Practiced Close-Range Hunting 120,000 Years Ago

An international team of scientists reports the oldest unambiguous hunting lesions documented in the history of humankind. The lesions were found on skeletons of...
nerve cells

Direct Conversion of Non-Neuronal Cells into Nerve Cells

It was already in 2012 that a team of scientists headed by Professor Benedikt Berninger first succeeded in reprogramming connective tissue cells present in...
Opium Alkaloids

Synthesis of Opium Alkaloids Using Electric Current

Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have mastered a nearly 50-year-old challenge of electrosynthetic chemistry, namely the electrochemical synthesis of thebaine. The chemists...
laser

Probing Nobelium with Laser Light

Sizes and shapes of nuclei with more than 100 protons were so far experimentally inaccessible. Laser spectroscopy is an established technique in measuring fundamental...
Mysterious IceCube

Mysterious IceCube Event May Be Caused by a Tau Neutrino

It was just eight years ago that the IceCube detector, a research center located at the South Pole to detect neutrinos emanating from the...
myopia

161 Genetic Factors for Myopia Identified

The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia in Nature Genetics. Researchers from the...
lung cancer

On the Search for New Approaches to Cure Lung Cancer

Protein kinases regulate nearly all processes in cells. If the function of these enzymes is disrupted, often cancer will develop. In particular certain types...
noise pollution

Noise Brings the Heart out of the Rhythm

As the level of noise increases, the incidence of atrial fibrillation increases dramatically. Scientists from the Center for Cardiology of the Mainz University Medical Center...
magnon spintronics

Construction Set of Magnon Logic Extended: Magnon Spin Currents Can Be...

In the emerging field of magnon spintronics, researchers investigate the possibility to transport and process information by means of so-called magnon spin currents. In...
elongated heads

New Insights into the Origin of Elongated Heads in Early Medieval...

The transition from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages in Europe is marked by two key events in European history, the fall of the...
tropical rainforests

Geological Change Confirmed as a Factor Behind the Extensive Diversity in...

The tropical rainforests of Central and South America are home to the largest diversity of plants on this planet. Nowhere else are there quite...
Quantum chemistry

Quantum Chemistry Solves the Mystery of Why There Are These 20...

Using quantum chemical methods, a team of researchers led by Dr. Matthias Granold and Professor Bernd Moosmann of the Institute of Pathobiochemistry at Johannes...
Antiferromagnets

Antiferromagnets Prove Their Potential for Spin-Based Information Technology

Within the emerging field of spin-based electronics, or spintronics, information is typically defined by the orientation of the magnetization of ferromagnets. Researchers have recently...