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futuristic quantum computer
2014-12-04 03:00:17

Nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamonds could be used to construct vital components for quantum computers. But hitherto it has been impossible to read optically written information from such systems electronically.

tree growth
2014-09-19 02:00:23

Trees have been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases of trees and stands have barely changed, but they have accelerated – by as much as 70 percent.

Flexible Tapes From The Nanoworld
2014-08-15 03:03:26

Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter and his team are working on a research project to develop tiny flat molecule tapes at the Department of Physics of Technische Universität München (TUM).

2014-08-04 08:53:48

Below a specific transition temperature superconductors transmit electrical current nearly loss-free.

CellulARSkin prototype
2014-06-11 04:00:06

On June 12, during the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a paralyzed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton is expected to make the first kick of the football championship.

Nanoscience Experiments Produce Elusive 5-vertex Tilings
2013-08-08 14:06:03

Tessellation patterns that have fascinated mathematicians since Johannes Kepler worked out their systematics 400 years ago -- and that more recently have caught the eye of both artists and crystallographers -- can now be seen in the laboratory.

New System For Early Detection Of Plant Spread In Bodies Of Water
2013-08-01 10:23:09

As a result of climate change, certain undesirable aquatic plants are starting to invade German water bodies.

Data Erased By Magnetic Monopoles
2013-05-31 12:38:36

physical particle postulated 80 years ago, could provide a decisive step toward the realization of novel, highly efficient data storage devices.

Compact Multipurpose Scooter For Crowded Megacities Unveiled
2013-04-12 15:06:34

TUM - TU München: The Entrepreneurial University TUM CREATE has unveiled an all-new multipurpose scooter prototype, codenamed VOI, at the 3rd Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show (EV Taiwan). VOI gets its name from the Vietnamese word for elephant — a symbol of a safe and intelligent mean of transport. It is a two-wheel concept vehicle jointly developed by students from Technische Universität Muenchen (TUM) and Singapore´s Nanyang...


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.