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  • Scientists film molecular rotation
    Scientists have used precisely tuned pulses of laser light to film the ultrafast rotation of a molecule. The resulting "molecular movie" tracks one and a half revolutions of carbonyl sulphide (OCS)...


  • Biological warfare with insects?
    Owing to present-day armed conflicts, the general public is well aware of the terrifying effects of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, the effects of biological weapons have largely disappeared from publ...
  • On the path to an artificial cell
    It is hoped that cells created in a test tube can answer some of the major questions in biology. What is the minimum that a cell needs in order to live? And how did life on Earth begin? Researchers...








  • Superconductivity without cooling
    An infrared laser pulse briefly modifies the structure of a high-temperature superconductor and thus removes its electrical resistance even at room temperatureSuperconductivity is a remarkable phen...




  • The smallest ice crystals in the world
    Ice crystals also have small beginnings - even smaller than previously believed. Already 475 water molecules can form a real crystalline structure; initial attempts can be discerned with 275 molecu...
  • How plants make cocaine
    Cocaine is one of the most commonly used (and abused) plant-derived drugs in the world, but we have almost no modern information on how plants produce this complex alkaloid. Researchers from the Ma...
  • The first atomic X-ray laser
    In future, scientists should be able to observe more closely how plants generate sugar from the energy in sunlight or how electricity is generated from solar cells. Researchers at the Center for Fr...