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mass-spectrometry technology

French Researchers Weigh Whole Virus Capsids and Extend Reach of Mass...

A team of French researchers has demonstrated a new mass-spectrometry technology based on nanomechanical resonators that measures the mass of particles previously beyond the...
Cosmological Theoryvideo

Stephen Hawking and Thomas Hertog Propose a New Cosmological Theory

Stephen Hawking's last paper, co-authored by Thomas Hertog, does away with the infinite multiverse and predicts a simpler and finite universe. Find out more...
dark matter

Harvey Meyer Is Awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for Fundamental Calculations...

Particle physicist Professor Harvey Meyer of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has received a grant from the European Research Council supporting his research on...
quantum physics

Quantum Physics Turned into Tangible Reality

The usual procedure goes like this: you have a complex physical system and attempt to explain its behaviour through as simple a model as...
dark proteome

Shedding Light on the Dark Proteome with IMB’s Newest Adjunct Director

One of the first analogies that people learn when studying biology is that the specific interaction of proteins is like a lock and key....
Nuclear Waste

Mainz Physicists Propose a New Method for Monitoring Nuclear Waste

New scientific findings suggest neutrino detectors may play an important role in ensuring better monitoring and safer storage of radioactive material in nuclear waste...
quantum computer

Essential Quantum Computer Component Downsized by Two Orders of Magnitude

Researchers at IST Austria have built compact photon directional devices. Their micrometer-scale, nonmagnetic devices route microwave photons and can shield qubits from harmful noise.Qubits,...
superconductors

On the Hunt for New and Peculiar Superconductors

Superconductors are materials which, at low temperatures, conduct currents with no resistance and without releasing heat. The phenomenon was discovered in 1911 and now...
superconducting detectors

Bringing Superconducting Single-Photon Detectors in from the Cold

A new form of compact cooling technology developed for space astronomy could pave the way for use of advanced superconducting detectors for better cancer...
prostate cancer

Who Needs Prostate Cancer Treatment?

Every year around 5000 men in Norway are diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is the most common cancer among men in Europe.Many different types...
bone marrow

Bone Marrow Models to Study Blood and Musculoskeletal Disorders

For her research on the development of hematological and musculoskeletal disorders, Dr. Cornelia Lee-Thedieck, scientist at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is awarded an...
graphenevideo

2D Materials Clean up Their Act

However, being this thin comes at a price: the functional properties we depend on will change if the material becomes contaminated.Luckily, many 2D materials...
ocean

The Ocean Detectives

Marine microorganisms pose a research challenge for biologists, since many of these microorganisms cannot be grown in the laboratory. One way to study them...
horsesvideo

Scythian Horses Shed Light on Animal Domestication

Nomadic Scythian herders roamed vast areas spanning the Central Asian steppes during the Iron Age (from approximately the ninth to the first century BCE...
optics

Optics Advance Quantum Information Processing

Experimental physicist Professor Wolfgang Wernsdorfer of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was selected by the European Research Council for funding with an ERC Advanced...
scanning tunnelling microscopevideo

Researchers Create Artificial Materials Atom-by-atom

Researchers at Aalto University have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to...
nanomachines

Light-controlled Gearbox for Nanomachines

Molecular motors can produce cyclical mechanical movement using an external energy source, such as a chemical or light source, combined with Brownian motion (disorganized...
chemical components

Chemists Connect Three Components with New Coupling Reaction

In the current issue of the "Science" magazine, chemists at University of Münster present a new approach which for the first time enables three...
Optical Data Transmission

Turning Research into Innovations

The European Research Council (ERC) has decided to fund two innovative ideas of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). For their first steps from fundamental...
immunization

A Question of Timing

Lymphocytes play a central role in the body’s adaptive immune system, which is vital for the recognition and elimination of bacterial and viral pathogens....