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coldest matter in the world
2014-11-27 03:00:03

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree above absolute zero.

Physicists Use 20 Single Atoms To Create Smallest Swiss Cross
2014-07-17 03:17:29

teams from Finland and Japan, physicists from the University of Basel were able to place 20 single atoms on a fully insulated surface at room temperature to form the smallest "Swiss cross", thus taking a big step towards next generation atomic-scale storage devices.

2014-07-01 15:14:56

The risk of developing cancer increases with age.

Scientists Grow Cartilage To Reconstruct Nose
2014-04-11 13:17:11

Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory.

Climate Warming Changes Distribution Of Plants And Animals
2014-01-09 13:39:54

Swiss plants, butterflies and birds have moved 8 to 42 meters uphill between 2003 and 2010, as scientists from the University of Basel write in the online journal "Plos One".

Researchers Observe High Energy Losses In Vicinity Of Charge Density Waves
2013-12-16 07:29:11

An international team of researchers has observed a strong energy loss caused by frictional effects in the vicinity of charge density waves. This may have practical significance in the control of nanoscale friction. The results have been published in the scientific journal Nature Materials.

2013-11-04 16:03:42

Physicists at the University of Basel have been successful in generating photons - the quantum particles of light – with only one color.

Glacial History Affects Alpine Plant's Shape And Growth Habit
2013-10-17 08:17:50

During the Ice Ages the European Alps were covered by a thick layer of ice.

More Human Intelligence Comes With A Price
2011-12-08 06:45:18

When researchers asked why we are not more intelligent, given the adaptive evolutionary process, their conclusion was that problems would arise if we had too much intelligence.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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