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Overcoming the limitations of optical microscopy Friday December 2nd, 2016 05:00:00 AM
(Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) A research group led by Professor Dr. Benjamin Judkewitz at Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin is planning to overcome the limitations of optical microscopy and produce images of deeper tissue layers. The laboratory's endeavors are being funded by the European Research Council, which has allocated a total of €1.49 million over a period of five years.

Open-source tools accelerate plant breeding in developing countries Friday December 2nd, 2016 05:00:00 AM
(Boyce Thompson Institute) The GOBII Project has developed new software to help plant breeders in developing countries to pick the best parent varieties for adding new traits into existing high-yield crops.

An open harbor for research data Friday December 2nd, 2016 05:00:00 AM
(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Large-scale experiments and simulations in science supply an increasing amount of data. The way from data to knowledge, however, also needs a new quality of memory and analysis options. The Helmholtz Association now assumes a pioneer role in the permanent, secure, and usable storage of data. For managing big data in science, it has established the Helmholtz Data Federation coordinated by KIT.

Superconductivity of pure Bismuth crystal at 0.00053 K Friday December 2nd, 2016 05:00:00 AM
(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) Scientists at TIFR Mumbai have discovered superconductivity of pure Bismuth crystal. A new mechanism is at play as existing theories cannot explain this discovery. This paves the way for the discovery of a new class of superconductors.

Shape matters when light meets atom Friday December 2nd, 2016 05:00:00 AM
(Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore) Scientists at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore have shown that a photon's shape affects how it is absorbed by a single atom. The experiment involved infrared photons some 4 meters long and Rubidium atoms less than a nanometer wide.

Dresden-based carbon concrete scientists win the Deutsche Zukunftspreis 2016 Friday December 2nd, 2016 05:00:00 AM
(Technische Universität Dresden) TU Dresden's professors Manfred Curbach, Chokri Cherif, and Peter Offermann are the winners of the 'Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2016' (German Future Award). On Nov. 30, Germany's Federal President Joachim Gauck presented the award endowed with €250,000 in Berlin.

'Chariot' on course to deliver healthier homes and lower energy bills Friday December 2nd, 2016 05:00:00 AM
(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Successful trials of Chariot, a unique new system that simultaneously records temperature, humidity and energy use in the home, have opened the way for low-income households to save money while reducing risks to their health. Harnessing Internet of Things technology, the system generates easy-to-use data that can help local authorities, housing associations, energy suppliers, health authorities and others to target and tailor the energy advice they give to ...

Cement made from steel production byproduct can lead to a huge CO2 reduction Friday December 2nd, 2016 05:00:00 AM
(Eindhoven University of Technology) Steel production generates some hundred million tons of steel slag worldwide each year. Professor of building materials, Jos Brouwers, will be working with industrial partners to investigate whether he can make cement out of it. If he succeeds, more CO2 emissions can be cut than is yearly produced by all the traffic in the Netherlands.

Faster, noninvasive method to determine the severity of a heart failure Friday December 2nd, 2016 05:00:00 AM
(Eindhoven University of Technology) Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven have developed a method that is very quick, noninvasive, cost-effective and can be performed at the hospital bedside. Moreover, this method appears to have a predictive value for whether or not a double pacemaker will be successful.

High-precision magnetic field sensing Friday December 2nd, 2016 05:00:00 AM
(ETH Zurich) Scientists have developed a highly sensitive sensor to detect tiny changes in strong magnetic fields. The sensor may find widespread use in medicine and other areas.








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