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King Penguins May Be on the Move Very Soon


More than 70 percent of the global King penguin population, currently forming colonies in Crozet, Kerguelen and Marion sub-Antarctic islands, may be nothing more than a memory in a matter of decades, as global warming will soon force the birds to...
26-Feb-2018 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fingerprints of Quantum Entanglement


Quantum entanglement is a key feature of a quantum computer. Yet, how can we verify that a quantum computer indeed incorporates a large-scale entanglement? Using conventional methods is hard since they require a large number of repeated...
15-Feb-2018 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Schrödinger Equation as a Quantum Clock


Materials with controllable quantum mechanical properties are of great importance for the electronics and quantum computers of the future. However, finding or designing realistic materials that actually have these effects is a big challenge. Now, an...
7-Feb-2018 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Clothes Make the Woman: Less Empathy Towards Women Showing More Skin

Sexualized representations, especially the emphasis of secondary sexual characteristics, can change the way we perceive an individual. An international team of researchers led by Giorgia Silani from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of...
11-Jan-2018 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nanomaterials: How to Separate Linear and Ring-Shaped Molecules


What is the difference between linear chains and rings composed of the same material? The molecular building blocks are identical, but from a mathematical point of view the two structures have distinct topologies, namely ring and linear chain. This...
6-Dec-2017 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nano-Watch Has Steady Hands


An international team from the Universities of Vienna, Duisburg-Essen and Tel Aviv have created a nanomechanical hand to show the time of an electronic clock, by spinning a tiny cylinder using light. A silicon nanorod, less than a thousandth of a...
21-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Veni Vidi Vici: How Natural Killer Cells Conquer the Superbug Klebsiella


Multidrug resistance of microbes poses a serious global threat to human health. Such resistant strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae significantly reduce therapeutic options for the treatment of Klebsiella-induced, potentially fatal pneumonia or sepsis....
16-Nov-2017 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Key to a Nut

The Goffin's cockatoo is not a specialised tool user in the wild but has shown the capacity to invent and use different types of tools in captivity. Now cognitive biologists from the University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine...
8-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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