Picture of three fossil flowers in black and white and of four present-day species in colour


Floral Time Travel: Flowers Were More Diverse 100 Million Years Ago Than They Are Today

Angiosperm flowers reached their greatest morphological diversity early in their evolutionary history

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Abb. 1: Recent experiments at the University of Vienna show that light (red) can be used to arbitrarily shape electron beams (yellow), opening new possibilities in electron microscopy and metrology. ©, University of Vienna

New light for shaping electron beams

Adaptive imaging technique for materials science and structural biology

29.09.2022 | [weiter]

A woman touches a man with a sad look on his face on the shoulder and comforts him

People who feel less pain are also less willing to help others

An experimental study using placebo painkillers shows for the first time a direct link between one's own perception of pain, empathy and willingness to help others

28.09.2022 | [weiter]

Fig. 1 : Cross-section through a tentacle of a transgenic sea anemone showing differentiation products of the SoxC cell population (magenta) and retractor muscles (yellow).

Old genes keep sea anemones forever young

Highly conserved genes ensure lifelong differentiation of neurons and glandular cells in sea anemones

20.09.2022 | [weiter]

The moon sets on the sea

Circalunar clocks: using the right light

A light-sensitive molecule helps marine animals synchronize their reproductive cycle.

08.09.2022 | [weiter]

A man sitting in front of a multi-screen computer terminal

University of Vienna launches first online-accessible photonic quantum hardware in Europe

"PhotonQ" offers free access to research hardware for photonic quantum computing through an intuitive web interface

07.09.2022 | [weiter]

Abb. 1: FISH image shows amoeba infected with Viennavirus and the bacterial symbiont

Bacteria provide immunity against giant viruses

Chlamydia protect protozoa from deadly viral infections

29.08.2022 | [weiter]

Abb. 1: Jakob Rieser working on the experiment

Bound by Light

Glass nanoparticles show unexpected coupling when levitated with laser light

26.08.2022 | [weiter]

The Southern Arc and its lively genetic History

Vast paleogenetic study reveals insights on migration patterns, the expansion of farming and language development from the Caucasus over western Asia and Southern Europe from the early Copper Age until the late middle ages

25.08.2022 | [weiter]