Month: February 2019

  • Why?

    Why? A question that hides all the answers. Why does the world exist? We wander… Without understanding just how what we ask also answers our question. How would we look for whys in a world without cause? How? A question that in itself explains why we should not even ask her… Everything can be done […]

  • Emulating… Existing…

    For the first time, physicists have built a two-dimensional experimental system that allows them to study the physical properties of materials that were theorized to exist only in four-dimensional space. An international team of researchers from Penn State, ETH Zurich in Switzerland, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel have […]

  • Light speed. Less than 1000 m/s.

    Researchers at TU Wien were the first to successfully detect Weyl particles in strongly correlated electron systems – that is, materials where the electrons have a strong interaction with each other. In materials like this, the Weyl particles move extremely slowly, despite having no mass. “The strong interactions in such materials usually lead, via the […]

  • Replicability of results. A problem we choose to ignore.

    Can companies rely on the results of one or two scientific studies to design a new industrial process or launch a new product? In at least one area of materials chemistry, the answer may be yes – but only 80 percent of the time. The replicability of results from scientific studies has become a major […]

  • Humans affecting the forest. Forest affecting humans.

    Human biomass utilization reduces global carbon stocks in vegetation by 50%, implying that massive emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere have occurred over the past centuries and millennia. The contribution of forest management and livestock grazing on natural grasslands to global carbon losses is of similar magnitude as that of deforestation. Currently, these effects are […]