08/24/2019
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  • Confinement rules electrons' race
    Ultrashort flashes of light with just the right energy can shine on an atom confined in a fullerene cage in order to knock electrons out of various quantum levels. In a recent theoretical predictio...
  • Laser measurements show: Pollen influences optical properties of the atmosphere
    Pollen reflects more sunlight than previously known, and makes up to one third of the total amount of aerosol particles in the atmosphere. Aerosol particles influence optical depth which provides a...
  • Golden trap: Highly sensitive system to detect individual molecules
    Medical diagnostics is searching for substances capable of documenting early on whether a serious disease is developing or what its course will be. In many cases, the treacherous molecules are pres...
  • Successful graphene synthesis out of single molecules
    Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) working with Xinliang Feng and Klaus Müllen succeeded in producing remarkably long, structurally well-defined and liquid-phase...
  • Biodegradable or not? New classifications of pesticides developed
    In order to improve the evaluation process for the long-term consequences of pesticides, scientists have developed a new detection method and a model that can enable determinations regarding whethe...
  • Sensor detects mouldy or adulterated spices
    What does a spice like pepper or paprika smell like if it is contaminated with mould or how does one determine whether a spice has been adulterated, for example, with mustard flour? It is difficult...
  • Bacteria grow faster if they feed each other
    The division of labor is more efficient than a struggle through life without help from others - this is also true for microorganisms. Researchers from Research Group Experimental Ecology and Evolut...
  • Implantable slimming aid
    ETH-Zurich biotechnologists have constructed a genetic regulatory circuit from human components that monitors blood-fat levels. In response to excessive levels, it produces a messenger substance th...
  • Pushing the limits of Light Microscopy
    A team of researchers from the IMP Vienna together with collaborators from the Vienna University of Technology established a new microscopy technique which greatly enhances resolution in the third ...