University of Vienna

No more brown apples?

The longer an apple retains its beautiful colour, the better it is – especially for the food industry. Therefore, the industry works intensely on inhibiting the "browning" of fruits. Chemists of the University of Vienna ...

dateNov 11, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Reconstructing evolutionary history

Biologist Angela Hancock's current ERC funded project brings the Cape Verde Islands to the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL): Research with the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana helps her reconstruct the evolutionary history ...

dateNov 11, 2015 in Evolution
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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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