Dismantling of nuclear power plants

technology For the Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant, a number of initiatives call for secure containment. Rainer Lippert / Public domain Read out How do you dispose of a nuclear power plant? © Michael Utech / iStock Megaproject dismantling From the nuclear power plant to the "green field" In 2022, the last nuclear power plant in Germany is to go offline.
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Benjamin Franklin

technology Should flashes be nothing but electricity? assalve / iStock Read out Benjamin Franklin the man who tipped the flash Benjamin West / Philadelphia Museum of Arts Benjamin Franklin Explorer, diplomat and tamer of lightning Benjamin Franklin was much more than just the inventor of the lightning rod - he was a multi-talented, ingenious inventor and critical mind
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Benjamin Franklin

Researcher, diplomat and Z hmer of lightning Benjamin Franklin the man who tipped the flash Benjamin West / Philadelphia Museum of Arts Read out Benjamin Franklin was much more than just the inventor of the lightning rod - he was a multi-talented, ingenious inventor and critical mind. He was not only interested in unsolved mysteries of science, but also in social, philosophical and political questions, which he energetically addressed
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The element makers

In search of the boundaries of the periodic table So far, the period system has 118 elements - but how many more are there? iStock Read out The chemical periodic table now contains 118 entries - all elements that humanity knows so far. But is that all? Nuclear physicists worldwide have long been searching for even heavier, more exotic types of atom
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element makers

technology The more protons a nucleus has, the greater its repulsive effect. Oy koya79 / iStock Read out So far, the period system has 118 elements - but how many more are there? iStock The element makers In search of the boundaries of the periodic table The chemical periodic table now contains 118 entries - all elements that humanity knows so far
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Leonardo da Vinci

Universal genius of the Renaissance The Vitruvian Man: Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of human body proportions. historical Read out Leonardo da Vinci was more than a highly talented painter: he was a naturalist, architect, engineer, astronomer, inventor - in short, a universal genius. Unlike his famous works of art, such as the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper, his scientific achievements have left little to posterity except his writings
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Artificial intelligence brings light into the darkness

University of Vienna Read out The prediction of light-triggered molecular reactions is extremely time-consuming to date. A team led by Philipp Marquetand from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Universities of Vienna has now introduced a method that uses artificial artificial neural networks to drastically accelerate the simulation of photoinduced processes
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Harder than diamond

Researchers identify 43 novel, superhard carbon variants There are carbon variants that could be even harder than diamond, as chemists have discovered. © studiocasper / iStock Read out Indestructible: Researchers have discovered 43 new, extremely hard carbon variants - three of them could even be harder than diamonds.
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A robot as a flying fish

Robot can catapult itself out of the water into the air Like a flying fish, the robot rises from the water into the air. © Aerial Robotics Lab / Imperial College London Read out Dismantled by nature: researchers have designed a robot that can lift off the water into the air. The inspiration for the new development was served by flying fish: Like these animals, the vehicle can catapult itself into the air even in waves and then glide over the water surface in flight.
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Mystery proton

Riddle about the strong interaction Read out Over 100 years ago, protons and electrons were discovered as building blocks of matter, and Niels Bohr proposed his atomic model, in which the negatively charged electrons whiz around a positively charged nucleus with protons. Since then, researchers have continued to push the boundaries of exploration, building increasingly powerful particle accelerators that provide new insights into the fundamental structure of matter
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Sunscreens made of nutshells?

Chemists produce UV filter molecules from cashew nut shells Instead of petroleum, UV filters for suntan milk could in the future be extracted from cashew nuts. © bymuratdeniz / iStock Read out UV protection from nature: cashew nuts can be used to make organic sunscreen UV filters, as chemists have demonstrated.
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Quantum physics "blurs" the time

Quantum phenomena of superposition and confusion may change timings Time could also be subject to quantum physical phenomena, as a thought experiment suggests. © Chakis Atelier / iStock Read out Blurred Time Arrow: The passage of time may be less predetermined than expected. For quantum physics can make the temporal sequence of events indefinite or even reverse, as theoretical considerations now suggest.
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A quark too much

The discovery of tetraquarks Read out In 2013, physicists discovered a completely new particle in the BES III experiment: "We found an exotic state that we had never seen before in our data, " recalls Ulrich Wiedner. This was a particle called Zc (3900), which has about four times the mass of a proton
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Number geniuses away from mathematics: Computational artists are in demand in very different areas

Applied Mathematics Mathematicians are much more than walking calculators; they are considered excellent analysts and avid arithmetic artists. © pixabay.com, geralt Read out Using search engine to research the office hours of the nearest doctor, check in between, where the eagerly awaited package is just or simply stream the favorite series - the world of numbers has our entire everyday life already under control.
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Are there any more?

The search for new elementary particles Read out Hundreds of elementary particles are now discovered. Similar to how chemists arrange the chemical elements in the periodic table, particle physicists also sort the building blocks of matter. Their standard model of particle physics should help to gain an understanding of the great whole and its connections
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Nanotube Computer says "Hello World!

Researchers construct the first computer from more than 14, 000 nanotube transistors Researchers have designed a nanotube computer that achieves performance comparable to a silicon chip for the first time. © HG: adventr / iStock Read out Tubes as a computer: Researchers have for the first time constructed a computer from millions of nanotubes.
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Quantum entanglement over 150 million kilometers

For the first time, physicists couple photons from the sun with light particles generated in the laboratory For the first time, researchers have entangled photons from the sun with photons from an earthly laboratory and brought them to quantum interference. © C.-Y. Lu and L.-C. Peng / HFNL Read out Cosmic coupling: For the first time, physicists have interlinked photons from the sun with photons from the laboratory - over 150 million kilometers.
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Mass of the neutrino limited

Experiment KATRIN limits the mass of "ghost particles" to less than 1 electron volt The first measurement data from the KATRIN experiment - here in the construction phase - has already come much closer to measuring neutrino measurements. © KATRIN / KIT Read out Ghost particles on the "Libra": Physicists have succeeded in narrowing down the mass of enigmatic neutrinos.
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Soon portable electronics made of nylon?

New process produces ultra-thin ferroelectric nylon for the first time Nylon could be an important building block for flexible and transparent electronic circuits in the future. © MPI-P Read out After 40 years finally done: Researchers have for the first time produced ultra-thin nylon layers with electronically usable properties - so-called ferroelectric nylon.
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What's next?

FAIR, Glueb lle and string theory Read out Ideas on how to distinguish between the molecular and the four-quark state are already well-known to the physicists around Ulrich Wiedner. Among other things, they want to test them on a new accelerator currently being built in Darmstadt: the "Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research", FAIR for short
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