Latest University of Vienna Stories

2012-05-07 13:35:30

A modeling study from the European Alps suggests that population declines to be observed during the upcoming decades will probably underestimate the long-term effects of recent climate warming on mountain plants.

Quantum Physics Mimics Spooky Action Into The Past
2012-04-23 09:37:30

Physicists of the group of Prof. Anton Zeilinger at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), the University of Vienna, and the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) have, for the first time, demonstrated in an experiment that the decision whether two particles were in an entangled or in a separable quantum state can be made even after these particles have been measured and may no longer exist.

2012-04-20 09:39:16

A pan-European study published in Science shows that mountain plants across the continent are moving to higher altitudes.

Looking At Quantum Gravity In A Mirror
2012-03-21 04:10:14

Einstein's theory of gravity and quantum physics are expected to merge at the Planck-scale of extremely high energies and on very short distances.

Image 1 - Climate Change Alters Mountain Vegetation At Large Scale
2012-01-09 04:52:05

Climate change is having a more profound effect on alpine vegetation than at first anticipated, according to a study carried out by an international group of researchers and published in Nature Climate Change.

Ravens Use Gestures To Signal Potential Partners
2011-11-30 06:37:06

Ravens use their beaks and wings to point and hold up objects in order to attract attention, much like humans use our hands to make gestures, according to a new study by German and Austrian experts.

2011-10-20 22:45:18

Even though previous studies have been shown the link between regular exercises and improved health the exact dose-response relation remains unclear.

1 Clock With 2 Times
2011-10-19 13:50:06

The unification of quantum mechanics and Einstein's general relativity is one of the most exciting and still open questions in modern physics.

Laser Light Used To Cool Object To Quantum Ground State
2011-10-06 04:28:08

For the first time, researchers have managed to cool a miniature mechanical object to its lowest possible energy state using laser light.

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.