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Ravens cooperate—but not with just anyone

Ravens spontaneously solve a task that requires both coordination and cooperation—an ability that so far only a handful of species like chimpanzees and elephants have proved to master. A team of researchers led by Thomas ...

dateOct 07, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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A quantum lab for everyone

A virtual laboratory allows, for the first time, to actively engage with topical quantum physics. The novel learning environment was developed at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Vienna in collaboration with university ...

dateSep 16, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Cancer cells thriving on a mistake

About 85-90 per cent of the cancer cells have the wrong number of chromosomes. But how do they survive and develop under these conditions? WWTF-"Young Investigator" Christopher Campbell and his team will trace the basic causes ...

dateAug 31, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Smart cockatoos infer by exclusion

If there is a certain pool of choices and we can exclude A and B, we can easily deduce that C must be the appropriate choice. The ability of animals to be able to solve this has been the focus of many studies in recent comparative ...

dateAug 26, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Paving the way for a faster quantum computer

A team of physicists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have demonstrated a new quantum computation scheme in which operations occur without a well-defined order. The researchers led by Philip ...

dateAug 11, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Einstein saves the quantum cat

Einstein's theory of time and space will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year. Even today it captures the imagination of scientists. In an international collaboration, researchers from the universities of Vienna, Harvard ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Studying dynamics of ion channels

Scientists from the Vaziri lab at the Vienna Biocenter, together with colleagues at the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics at the University of Chicago, have developed a method using infrared spectroscopy and atomistic modeling ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Evolution of the back-to-belly axis

Most animals have a dorso-ventral (back-to-belly) body axis, which determines for instance the localized position of the central nervous system, dorsal in humans, ventral in insects. Surprisingly, despite enormous morphological ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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