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Discussion "Climate-social politics: How to shape a just and emission-free society?"

Date: 27.01.2021, 13:15. Katharina Bohnenberger, Marlene Engelhorn, Hendrik Theine, Katarina Vrtikapa discuss how to shape an emission-free society. Moderation: Christina Plank. Via Zoom (find the Link here)

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Impossible material made possible inside a graphene sandwich

A team of researchers led by Dr. Kimmo Mustonen has produced a new 2D material made of copper and iodine atoms sandwiched between two graphene sheets. The results were published in the journal Advanced Materials.

20.01.2022 | [more]


FWF funds meiosis research by Verena Jantsch-Plunger at Max Perutz Labs

In this special research area of chromosome biology, errors in meiosis are investigated. These are the cause of miscarriages, infertility and genetic diseases, but also in a positive sense for adaptation and evolution.

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Biodiversity faces its make-or-break year

Research will be key: A new action plan to halt biodiversity loss needs scientific specialists to work with those who study how governments function.

19.01.2022 | [more]

Artistic representation of the Local Bubble with star formations at the edge of the bubble.

How a bubble gives birth to young stars

An international team of astronomers including João Alves and his team from the University of Vienna has now shown how to reconstruct the evolutionary history of our galactic neighbourhood.

13.01.2022 | [more]

Silene Acaulis, one of the six plant species used in the model

Heat-adapted genotypes of alpine plants could become rarer under climate change

Scientists at the University of Vienna came up with a migration model for mountain plants. The surprising result: cold-adapted genotypes become more frequent, and heat-adapted ones less frequent.

12.01.2022 | [more]

Life reconstruction of the dinosaur Struthiosaurus austriacus

Ankylosaur was sluggish and deaf

German and Austrian scientists took a closer look at the braincase of a dinosaur from Austria. They examined the fossil with a micro-CT and found surprising new details: it was sluggish and deaf.

11.01.2022 | [more]


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