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

Technische Universität München 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). These structures could find versatile applications. Via direct coupling on a silver surface, the scientists successfully formed dimers and short chains of porphine molecules without contaminating by-products. Porphyrin molecules are essential to many biological processes, such as...

2014-06-28 16:34:34

TUM Does organic farming foster biodiversity? The answer is yes, however, the number of habitats on the land plays an important role alongside the type and intensity of farming practices. These are the findings of an international study that looked at ten regions in Europe and two in Africa. The results has been published in Nature Communications. The study shows that even organic farms have to actively support biodiversity by, for example, conserving different habitats on their holdings....

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

Technische Universität München (TUM) "All systems go" for a paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup According to researchers in the Walk Again Project, all systems are go for a bold demonstration of neuroscience and cognitive technology in action: 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. The Walk Again Project is an...

2014-05-28 09:00:04

Helmholtz Zentrum München Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) working in cooperation with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Hospital and the Technische Universität München (TUM) have for the first time tested X-ray dark-field radiography on a living organism to diagnose lung disease. This enables highly detailed images of the lung to be produced. As the team reports in the Investigative Radiology, this method shows promise in detecting diseases such as pulmonary...

brainflight
2014-05-27 13:51:40

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When you think about the future and the technologies that are right around the corner, what comes to mind? Are you excited by the prospect of one day owning a refrigerator that senses when you are out of milk and eggs and contacts the store for you? Perhaps you long for the day when your home is fully automated with security, lighting, temperature and entertainment controlled by a single central computer? Recent news out of Germany...

How Does Soil Store Carbon Dioxide?
2014-01-09 10:17:12

Technische Universität München Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise – in 2012 alone, 35.7 billion tons of this greenhouse gas entered the atmosphere. Some of this CO2 is absorbed by the oceans, plants and soil. As such, they provide a significant reservoir of carbon, stemming the release of CO2. Scientists have now discovered how organic carbon is stored in soil. Basically, the carbon only binds to certain soil structures. This means that soil’s capacity to absorb...

2013-09-26 17:58:45

Lithium in the brain Experiments with neutrons at the Technische Universität München (TUM) show that the antidepressant lithium accumulates more strongly in white matter of the brain than in grey matter. This leads to the conclusion that it works differently from synthetic psychotropic drugs. The tissue samples were examined at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) with the aim of developing a better understanding of the effects this substance has on the human psyche....

2013-09-24 10:49:15

A fast fish with a huge impact Globalization is breaking down barriers – also for plants and animals on the lookout for new homes. Rivers are also changing, in particular through the introduction of non-native species, often brought in by passing ships. In the Danube River, scientists have been observing a fish species conquering a new habitat and creating a totally new ecosystem in the process. Recent decades have seen massive changes to many river systems. To improve passage for...

What Makes Plants Grow Toward The Light?
2013-05-28 14:02:26

Technische Universität München Plants have developed a number of strategies to capture the maximum amount of sunlight through their leaves. As we know from looking at plants on a windowsill, they grow toward the sunlight to be able to generate energy by photosynthesis. Now an international team of scientists has provided definitive insights into the driving force behind this movement — the plant hormone auxin. The growth of plants toward light is...

Strawberry Aroma Under The Microscope
2013-05-14 04:21:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s easy enough to simply recognize that something smells like a strawberry, but it´s much more difficult to understand why something smells that way. Scientists from the Technische Universität München (TUM) set out to get to the bottom of the strawberry smell in order to understand a little more about scents and how our brains understand which scent and taste belong to which foods....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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