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2014-05-27 15:01:28

Academy of Finland An international research team led by Academy Professor Kari Rissanen of the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and Professor Rainer Herges of the University of Kiel (Germany) has managed to make a triple-Möbius annulene, the most twisted fully conjugated molecule to date, as reported in Nature Chemistry. An everyday analogue of a single twisted Möbius molecule is a Möbius strip. It can be made easily by twisting one end of a paper strip by 180 degrees and then...

Planetary Building Blocks Found Around White Dwarf Star
2013-10-11 03:01:51

[ Watch the Video: Oxygen And Water Evidence From Extrasolar Asteroid? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time, researchers have discovered two essential components required for habitable planets – water and a rocky surface – existing together outside of our solar system. Researchers from the University of Cambridge, the University of Warwick and the University of Kiel report in the latest edition of the journal Science that they had analyzed...

For Antarctic Clams Age Matters
2013-04-19 09:03:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the University of Kiel, and the Alfred Wegener Institute, age matters for Antarctic clams when it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change. The study, published in the journal Global Change Biology, provides new insights into the likely impact that predicted environmental change could have on the future of ocean biodiversity. The Antarctic clam (laturnula...

Biologically Inspired Tape Uses Some Of Nature's Tricks To Stick
2011-11-05 03:58:33

Insects can run up walls, hang from ceilings, and perform other amazing feats that have for centuries fascinated human observers. Now scientists from the Zoological Institute at the University of Kiel, in Germany, who have been studying these able acrobats, have borrowed some of the insects' tricks to make a dry tape that can be repeatedly peeled off without losing its adhesive properties. The researchers presented their work at the AVS Symposium, held Oct. 30 — Nov. 4, in Nashville,...

2011-03-23 13:37:09

Physicists unveil processes during fast chemical dissolution A breakthrough in the study of chemical reactions during etching and coating of materials was achieved by a research group headed by Kiel physicist, Professor Olaf Magnussen. The team from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU), Germany, in collaboration with staff from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, have uncovered for the first time just what happens in manufacturing...

2009-02-05 22:18:30

Scientists in Germany suggest 100-year-olds worldwide carry a special sequence variation of the FOXO3A gene. The study -- published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- found the gene variation was more commonly present in those living to 100 and beyond, after looking at DNA samples of 388 German centenarians as well as those of 731 younger people. The researchers are also working with French researchers who report the same trend in French centenarians. Originally, a...

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2009-01-14 10:32:40

Scientists find link between genetic defect on chromosome 15 and epilepsy In a research published in the advanced online publication of the scientific magazine Nature Genetics, researchers have identified a genetic defect for common epilepsies on chromosome 15. A subset of the patients with epilepsy lacked a certain part of this chromosome. Further studies on patients from the USA confirmed this finding. The loss of small chromosomal segments, called microdeletions by geneticists, has...

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2008-02-13 08:50:22

Scientists are now testing a new method that uses SOHO data to predict, in real-time, the approach and intensity of hazardous solar particles that would threaten astronauts and technology in space. The method was developed eight months ago by Dr Arik Posner, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), USA, with collaborators from the University of Kiel in Germany, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, USA and the University of Turku in Finland. It shows how latest results from basic solar physics...

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2005-12-13 12:01:39

NASA -- For astronomers, it's always been a source of frustration that the nearest white-dwarf star is buried in the glow of the brightest star in the nighttime sky. This burned-out stellar remnant is a faint companion of the brilliant blue-white Dog Star, Sirius, located in the winter constellation Canis Major. Now, an international team of astronomers has used the keen eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to isolate the light from the white dwarf, called Sirius B. The new results allow them...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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