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Biocatalysts are large protein molecules. The actual reaction takes place only at a small centrepiece. But the rest also plays a role.
Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin and Ruhr-Universität Bochum investigate the biological production of an energy source of the future.
Why Facebook appeals to materialists.
Genetically modified skin transplants from its own stem cells saved the child’s life.
Exposed to light, plants turn green and form leaves. Not so in the dark. A signal responsible for this phenomenon has now been decoded.
Processes on the micrometre level play a crucial role when it comes to forming large sheets of metal into a car roof.
One day, this technology might help find victims of natural disasters or fires.
Buildings, streets and shops change over time – but so do people: their sense of identity, their urban perceptions and dreams.
Video games are apparently better than their reputation.
Unlike hitherto assumed, cognitive ability does not necessary require a complex mammalian cerebral cortex. A small bird brain is fully sufficient.
Mobile phone networks can be used to control wind power stations. This carries risks.
Whether something smells good or bad, does not solely depend on one’s own nose.
Plate tectonics is the reason for the Earth’s dynamic surface. But when did it first emerge? And will the present-day continents last forever?
There might be a universal code for decoding acoustic signals – from amphibians to mammals.
For years, researchers had assumed that a highly unstable intermediate state had to exist in the reaction. No one was able to verify this. Until now.
Researchers use a simplified model of a protein network to explain how apoptosis is regulated, whose malfunction is linked to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
These chemical compounds might offer several advantages compared with traditional metal catalysis.
Green algae produce hydrogen, a potential energy source of tomorrow. But how did they acquire the enzymes for that purpose?
It’s as though a tiger has left his cage, although the fence is too high to jump over it.
Spatial cognition or visual sense – which one are rats more likely to use when they have to navigate an unfamiliar location?