Natural sciences

Natural sciences

Intricate processes in photosynthesis decoded using advanced electron microscopy technique

Physics - Jun 21

An international team of researchers visualises atomic interactions in the protein structure called photosystem II and thus uncovers fundamental biochemical processes. Using cryo-electron microscopy a team of scientists from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), the Swedish universities of Umeå and Uppsala and the University of Potsdam has succeeded in visualising atomic structures at an unprecedented resolution at the nanometre level underlying the process of photosynthesis.

No black holes from light

For the last seven decades, astrophysicists have theorized the existence of "kugelblitze," black holes caused by extremely high concentrations of light.

Chemistry - Jun 20

Atomic view of a chemical catalyst during electrically charged reaction is a scientific first

Chemistry

Science + Technology Findings could enable advances in sustainable energy production, industry and design Key takeaways.

Life Sciences - Jun 19

A Railroad of Cells

Life Sciences

Looking under the microscope, a group of cells slowly moves forward in a line, like a train on the tracks.

Building the world’s largest telescope

Astronomy & Space

In 2014, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) began construction of the world's largest telescope, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), at an altitude of over 3,000 m in Chile's Atacama Desert.

The Awakening of a Massive Black Hole

Observations from several telescopes, including the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in the Atacama Desert in Chile, show a galaxy undergoing dramatic changes over the past several years.

Physics - Jun 20

An alternative way to manipulate quantum states

Physics

Researchers at ETH Zurich have shown that quantum states of single electron spins can be controlled by currents of electrons whose spins are evenly aligned. In the future, this method could be used in electronic circuit elements.

Electric fields catalyse graphene’s energy and computing prospects

Materials Science

Researchers at the National Graphene Institute have made a groundbreaking discovery that could revolutionise energy harnessing and information computing.

Chemistry - Jun 19

New Technology Provides Electrifying Insights into How Catalysts Work at the Atomic Level

Chemistry

A team led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ÜBerkeley Lab) has invented a technique to study electrochemical processes at the atomic level

Life Sciences - Jun 18

Enzymes Instead of Cyanide: Researchers Develop Biocatalytic Process for Nitrile Production

Life Sciences

A research team from TU Graz and the Czech Academy of Sciences has used two enzymes to eliminate the need for highly toxic cyanide in the production of nitriles.

Microtechnics - Jun 17

Engineers unlock design for record-breaking robot that could jump twice the height of Big Ben

Microtechnics

Manchester engineers unlock design for record-breaking robot that could jump twice the height of Big Ben Engineers at The University of Manchester hav


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