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September 9, 2018
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Tiefseebergbau hinterlässt tiefe Narben

Gemeinsam mit einem internationalen Team haben Senckenberg-Wissenschaftlerinnen die Auswirkungen von Tiefseebergbau – wie den Abbau von Manganknollen – auf die Artenvielfalt am Meeresboden untersucht. Sie zeigen, dass auch 26 Jahre nach dem Abbau ein erheblicher Verlust bodenlebender Organismen zu verzeichnen … Continue reading

November 8, 2017
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Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making

If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it make any difference if that choice is presented in a language you … Continue reading

May 13, 2015
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Mikromechanik und Schaltkreis im Gleichklang

Einen neuen Vorschlag für die Kopplung eines mikromechanischen Oszillators an einen supraleitenden Quantenschaltkreis präsentieren Physiker um Oriol Romero-Isart und Gerhard Kirchmair. Das Experiment soll demnächst umgesetzt werden und neue Einblicke in die Quanteneigenschaften von makroskopischen mechanischen Systemen liefern. Nicht nur … Continue reading

January 21, 2015
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Verbesserte Schnittstelle für Quanten-Internet

Ein Quantennetzwerk benötigt effiziente Schnittstellen, über die Information von Materie auf Licht und umgekehrt übertragen werden kann. Wie dieser Informationstransfer unter Ausnutzung eines kollektiven Quantenphänomens optimiert werden kann, zeigen Innsbrucker Physiker um Rainer Blatt und Tracy Northup nun in der … Continue reading

May 22, 2013
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UMass Amherst Nuclear Physicist, with Hundreds Worldwide, Tracks Huge Magnetic Ring across Country for Muon Experiments

Massive device to travel by barge and truck this summer AMHERST, Mass. – Nuclear physicist David Kawall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is among scientists from 26 institutions worldwide who are waiting patiently for an electromagnet 50 feet in … Continue reading

July 29, 2012
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Experiments Inform Study of Crowd Motion

To determine how crowd behavior emerges from individual actions, William Warren, professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences, assembled his own crowds and engaged them in an unusual four-day experiment in Sayles Hall. The subjects were equipped with motion capture … Continue reading

July 25, 2012
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Diamond in The Rough: Half-Century Puzzle Solved

A Yale-led team of mineral physicists has for the first time confirmed through high-pressure experiments the structure of cold-compressed graphite, a form of carbon that is comparable in hardness to its cousin, diamond, but only requires pressure to synthesize. The … Continue reading

May 9, 2012
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“Losing Yourself” in A Fictional Character Can Affect Your Real Life

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When you “lose yourself” inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests. Researchers … Continue reading