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Quantum Mechanics Is Complex Enough, for Now…

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Physicists have searched for deviations from standard quantum mechanics, testing whether quantum mechanics requires a more complex set of mathematical rules. To do so a research team led by Philip Walther at the University of Vienna designed a new...
21-May-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Tool to Decipher Evolutionary Biology

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A new bioinformatics tool to compare genome data has been developed by teams from the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna, together with researchers from Australia and Canada....
9-May-2017 4:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemically Tailored Graphene

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Graphene is considered as one of the most promising new materials. However, the systematic insertion of chemically bound atoms and molecules to control its properties is still a major challenge. Now, for the first time, scientists of the...
8-May-2017 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stress Can Increase Empathy

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Acute psychosocial stress leads to increased empathy and prosocial behavior. An international team of researchers led by Claus Lamm from the University of Vienna investigated the effects of stress on neural mechanisms and tested the relationship...
11-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In a Quantum Race Everyone Is Both a Winner and a Loser

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Our understanding of the world is mostly built on basic perceptions, such as that events follow each other in a well-defined order. Such definite orders are required in the macroscopic world, for which the laws of classical physics apply. However,...
24-Mar-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ravens: Non-Breeders Live in Highly Dynamic Social Groups

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Ravens have impressive cognitive skills when interacting with conspecifics – comparable to many primates, whose social intelligence has been related to their life in groups. An international collaboration of researchers led by Thomas Bugnyar,...
23-Mar-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Do Metals Interact with DNA?

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Since a couple of decades, metal-containing drugs have been successfully used to fight against certain types of cancer. The lack of knowledge about the underlying molecular mechanisms slows down the search for new and more efficient chemotherapeutic...
22-Mar-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Do People Switch Their Language?

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Due to increasing globalization, the linguistic landscape of our world is changing; many people give up use of one language in favour of another, a phenomenon called language shift. Katharina Prochazka and Gero Vogl from the University of Vienna...
14-Mar-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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