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Werner Luschnig, Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, Ingolf Schädler and Harald Kainz © Lunghammer/TU Graz

First TU Graz-SAL Research Labs push top-level research in electronics-based systems

TU Graz and Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) launch the first SAL research labs at an Austrian university and lay ...
Anton Tamtögl (below left) with research colleagues © Institut für Experimentalphysik

The mysterious movement of water molecules

Water is all around us and essential for life. Nevertheless, research into its behaviour at the atomic level - above all how it interacts with surfaces - is thin on the ground. Thanks to a new ...

The hidden patterns our world is made of

Without understanding "invisible" structures, we will never be able to gain full understanding. Mathematician Sara Merino Aceituno from the University of Vienna ...
Ring molecules (differentiated by colors) exhibit mutual threadings that inhibits their motion and renders the glass © Jan Smrek/University of Vienna

A new form of glass through molecular entanglement

Physicists at the University of Vienna in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Poly-mer Research have discovered a new type of ...

Has physics ever been deterministic?

Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the University of Vienna and the University of Geneva, have proposed a new interpretation of classical ...
Flower of the bee-pollinated species Meriania hernandoi from the Ecuadorian cloud forest © Agnes Dellinger

How flowers adapt to their pollinators

The first flowering plants originated more than 140 million years ago in the early Cretaceous. They are the most diverse plant group on Earth with more than 300,000 species. In ...
Meteorite dust fragments colonized and bioprocessed by M. sedula © Tetyana Milojevic

Meteorite-loving microorganism

The archaeon Metallosphaera sedula can uptake and process extraterrestrial material. This is shown by an international team led by astrobiologist Tetyana Milojevic, who examines ...

United in musical diversity

Is music really a "universal language"? Two articles in the most recent issue of Science support the idea that music all around the globe shares important commonalities, despite many ...
Laser light can be used to capture individual atoms along a very thin glass fiber © Mathieu L. Juan

Atoms don't like jumping rope

Nanooptical traps are a promising building block for quantum technologies. Austrian and German scientists have now removed an important obstacle to their ...
Gabriele Berg has been researching the microbiome of plants and humans for about 25 years © Lunghammer - TU Graz

The microbiome: Our planet's tiny engine

We carry through life around two kilograms of microorganisms on and inside ourselves. TU Graz researcher Gabriele Berg explains why this is more vital than frightening."In the ...