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Quantum sensors

Light in the Nanoworld

An international team headed up by Alexander Holleitner and Jonathan Finley, physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has succeeded in...
multiple sclerosis

Vaccinations Not a Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis

Data from over 12,000 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients formed the basis of a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) which...
iLabX

Learn How the Internet Works

Most people use the Internet every day. But not many are familiar with the technology that makes it work. A new online...
bacteria

The Physiology of Survival

Bacteria do not simply perish in hunger phases fortuitously; rather, the surrounding cells have a say as well. A research team from...
Machine learning

AI Extrapolates from Mice to Humans

The scGen computer model, developed by scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentrum München, predicts how cells will...
climate change

Tracking down Climate Change with Radar Eyes

Over the past 22 years, sea levels in the Arctic have risen an average of 2.2 millimeters per year. This is the...
artificial neural networks

Which One Is the Perfect Quantum Theory?

For some phenomena in quantum many-body physics several competing theories exist. But which of them describes a quantum phenomenon best? A team...
CRISPR/Cas9

Successful T Cell Engineering with Gene Scissors

The idea of genetically modifying a patient’s own immune cells and deploying them against infections and tumors has been around since the...
carbon fibres

Innovative Materials with Carbon Fibres Made from Algae

In combination with granite or other types of hard rock, carbon fibres make possible all-new construction and building materials. Theoretical calculations show:...
Autopilot

“Eyes” for the Autopilot

Automatic landings have long been standard procedure for commercial aircraft. While major airports have the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe navigation...
robots

A Toolbox for Building Robots Aware of Their Surroundings

Many work processes would be almost unthinkable today without robots. But robots operating in manufacturing facilities have often posed risks to workers...
leukemia cells

New Signaling Pathway for Programmed Cell Death Identified in Leukemia Cells

When adults develop blood cancer, they are frequently diagnosed with what is referred to as acute myeloid leukemia. The disease is triggered by pathological...
biofuels

Water Gunks Up Biofuels Production from Bio-Oils

The Science Creating transportation fuels from wood chips, grasses, or other types of biomass remains a significant scientific challenge. One troubling step in the process...
KdpD

Two sensors for the price of one

Uptake of potassium by bacteria is regulated by a single protein that senses the concentration of this cation both inside the cell and in...
bioactive agents

A new molecular toolkit for the de-novo design of bioactive agents

Synthetic Biotechnology enables sustainable production of bioactive natural substances
quantum particles

Sensitive quantum particles

Important quantum physics phenomenon now more readily measurable
photovoltaics

Photoresponsive, self-assembled supramolecular networks on graphene

Organic photovoltaics bear great potential for large-scale, cost-effective solar power generation. One challenge to be surmounted is the poor ordering of the thin layers...
Nanocatalyst

For this Nanocatalyst, One Atom Makes a Big Difference

Combining experimental investigations and theoretical simulations, researchers have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range facilitate the hydrogenation reaction used to produce...