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Wesley Reese 2021-03-31
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(University of Basel) Lakes store huge amounts of methane. In a new study, environmental scientists at the University of Basel offer suggestions for how it can be extracted and used as an energy source in the form of methanol.
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John Henderson 2021-06-29
(Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel) The electronic properties of graphene can be specifically modified by stretching the material evenly, say researchers at the University of Basel. These results open the door to the development of new types of electronic components.
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James Talbot 2021-04-23
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(University of Basel) Quantum systems consisting of several particles can be used to measure magnetic or electric fields more precisely. A young physicist at the University of Basel has now proposed a new scheme for such measurements that uses a particular kind of correlation between quantum particles.
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Randy Rowald 2020-10-28
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(Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel) Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking biochemical reaction cascades in cells. Using microfluidic technology, they produce miniature polymeric reaction containers equipped with the desired properties. This 'cell on a chip' is useful not only for studying processes in cells, but also for the development of new synthetic pathways for chemical applications or for biological active substances in medicine.
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James Maloch 2020-07-30
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A newly published observational study has found a link between laughing on a regular basis and an increased ability to deal with stressful situations. Though that aspect of the study wasn’t terribly surprising, researchers also found another element that they describe as unexpected — the intensity of the laughter didn’t have any impact on the benefits from it. Life is … Continue reading
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Joseph Cormier 2021-07-06
(Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel) For the first time, University of Basel researchers have equipped an ultrathin semiconductor with superconducting contacts. These extremely thin materials with novel electronic and optical properties could pave the way for previously unimagined applications. Combined with superconductors, they are expected to give rise to new quantum phenomena and find use in quantum technology.
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Michael Wilson 2017-12-27
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A team of physicists at the University of Basel have successfully created what they claim to be the coldest temperature a nanoelectric chip has ever been cooled to.

The team was successful in cooling the chip to a temperature lower than 3 millikelvins.

The scientists are Physicists at the University of Basel working in the department of physics and with help from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and other researchers.

The team used magnetic cooling to cool the electrical connections and the chip itself.

The goal of the experiment was to cool the chips to as close to absolute zero as possible.

Absolute zero is 0 Kelvin or -273.15 Celsius.

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Eric Spilde 2018-07-16
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Scientists have finally unlocked the secrets of a mysterious 2,000-year-old papyrus document.

The strange artifact, which has mirror writing on both sides, has baffled experts for centuries.

Written in ancient Greek, the papyrus has been in the possession of the University of Basel in Switzerland since the 16th century.

Scientists have harnessed ultraviolet and infrared technology to decipher the papyrus, discovering that it is not a single papyrus, but several layers of papyrus glued together, according to the University of Basel.

"This is a sensational discovery," said Sabine Huebner, professor of ancient history at the University of Basel, in a statement.

This is a literary text, however, and they are vastly more valuable."

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Alan Krieg 2020-09-14
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(University of Basel) Many diseases are caused by defects in signaling pathways of body cells. In the future, bioactive nanocapsules could become a valuable tool for medicine to control these pathways. Researchers from the University of Basel have taken an important step in this direction: They succeed in having several different nanocapsules work in tandem to amplify a natural signaling cascade and influence cell behavior.
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Robert Holloway 2020-08-12
(University of Basel) Researchers at the University of Basel in collaboration with colleagues from Pisa have developed a new concept that uses the electron spin to switch an electrical current. In addition to fundamental research, such spin valves are also the key elements in spintronics -- a type of electronics that exploits the spin instead of the charge of electrons. The results were published in the scientific journal Communications Physics.
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Mary Condie 2021-01-11
(University of Basel) To perform calculations, quantum computers need qubits to act as elementary building blocks that process and store information. Now, physicists have produced a new type of qubit that can be switched from a stable idle mode to a fast calculation mode. The concept would also allow a large number of qubits to be combined into a powerful quantum computer, as researchers from the University of Basel and TU Eindhoven have reported in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
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Bart King 2021-06-29
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"They can outfight snakes 10 to 30 times their size," says the University of Basel in Switzerland.
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John Wyckoff 2018-10-09
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Scientists at the University of Basel have found a way to change the spatial arrangement of bipyridine molecules on a surface.

These potential components of dye-sensitized solar cells form complexes with metals and thereby alter their chemical conformation.

The results of this interdisciplinary collaboration between chemists and physicists from Basel were recently published in the scientific journal ACS Omega.

Dye-sensitized solar cells have been considered a sustainable alternative to conventional solar cells for many years, even if their energy yield is not yet fully satisfactory.

The efficiency can be increased with the use of tandem solar cells, where the dye-sensitized solar cells are stacked on top of each other.

The way in which the dye, which absorbs sunlight, is anchored to the semiconductor plays a crucial role in the effectiveness of these solar cells.

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Richard Skaggs 2018-07-12
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A new method now allows electrical contact to be established with simple molecules on a conventional silicon chip.

The technique promises to bring advances in sensor technology and medicine, as reported in the journal Nature by chemists from the University of Basel and researchers from IBM Research - Zurich in Rüschlikon.

The ability to produce thousands of elements

Researchers from the University of Basel and IBM Research - Zurich have now developed a technique that allows electrical contact to individual molecules to be established.

Thousands of stable metal-molecule-metal components can be produced simultaneously by depositing a film of nanoparticles onto the molecules, without compromising the properties of the molecules.

This approach was demonstrated using alkane-dithiol compounds, which are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and sulfur.

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Brett Ames 2018-11-30
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The University of Basel – an institution that has produced great minds like philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and psychiatrist Carl Jung – has awarded Vitalik Buterin, a prominent blockchain figure and the co-founder of Ethereum ETH, with an honorary doctorate.

The Faculty of Business and Economics has decided to grant Buterin an honorary degree for his “outstanding achievements” in the fields of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and the design of institutions.

“He makes a groundbreaking contribution to promoting decentralization and equal participation in the digital revolution,” the university wrote.

@VitalikButerin receives an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel.

The co-founder of @ethereum has made outstanding achievements in the fields of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the design of institutions.

Universities jumping on the blockchain

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Isiah Jone 2021-02-22
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(Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel) Physicists from Switzerland, Germany and Ukraine have proposed an innovative new data storage medium. The technique is based on specific properties of antiferromagnetic materials that had previously resisted experimental examination.
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Wesley Reese 2021-03-31
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(University of Basel) Lakes store huge amounts of methane. In a new study, environmental scientists at the University of Basel offer suggestions for how it can be extracted and used as an energy source in the form of methanol.
James Talbot 2021-04-23
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(University of Basel) Quantum systems consisting of several particles can be used to measure magnetic or electric fields more precisely. A young physicist at the University of Basel has now proposed a new scheme for such measurements that uses a particular kind of correlation between quantum particles.
James Maloch 2020-07-30
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A newly published observational study has found a link between laughing on a regular basis and an increased ability to deal with stressful situations. Though that aspect of the study wasn’t terribly surprising, researchers also found another element that they describe as unexpected — the intensity of the laughter didn’t have any impact on the benefits from it. Life is … Continue reading
Michael Wilson 2017-12-27
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A team of physicists at the University of Basel have successfully created what they claim to be the coldest temperature a nanoelectric chip has ever been cooled to.

The team was successful in cooling the chip to a temperature lower than 3 millikelvins.

The scientists are Physicists at the University of Basel working in the department of physics and with help from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and other researchers.

The team used magnetic cooling to cool the electrical connections and the chip itself.

The goal of the experiment was to cool the chips to as close to absolute zero as possible.

Absolute zero is 0 Kelvin or -273.15 Celsius.

Alan Krieg 2020-09-14
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(University of Basel) Many diseases are caused by defects in signaling pathways of body cells. In the future, bioactive nanocapsules could become a valuable tool for medicine to control these pathways. Researchers from the University of Basel have taken an important step in this direction: They succeed in having several different nanocapsules work in tandem to amplify a natural signaling cascade and influence cell behavior.
Mary Condie 2021-01-11
(University of Basel) To perform calculations, quantum computers need qubits to act as elementary building blocks that process and store information. Now, physicists have produced a new type of qubit that can be switched from a stable idle mode to a fast calculation mode. The concept would also allow a large number of qubits to be combined into a powerful quantum computer, as researchers from the University of Basel and TU Eindhoven have reported in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
John Wyckoff 2018-10-09
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Scientists at the University of Basel have found a way to change the spatial arrangement of bipyridine molecules on a surface.

These potential components of dye-sensitized solar cells form complexes with metals and thereby alter their chemical conformation.

The results of this interdisciplinary collaboration between chemists and physicists from Basel were recently published in the scientific journal ACS Omega.

Dye-sensitized solar cells have been considered a sustainable alternative to conventional solar cells for many years, even if their energy yield is not yet fully satisfactory.

The efficiency can be increased with the use of tandem solar cells, where the dye-sensitized solar cells are stacked on top of each other.

The way in which the dye, which absorbs sunlight, is anchored to the semiconductor plays a crucial role in the effectiveness of these solar cells.

Brett Ames 2018-11-30
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The University of Basel – an institution that has produced great minds like philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and psychiatrist Carl Jung – has awarded Vitalik Buterin, a prominent blockchain figure and the co-founder of Ethereum ETH, with an honorary doctorate.

The Faculty of Business and Economics has decided to grant Buterin an honorary degree for his “outstanding achievements” in the fields of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and the design of institutions.

“He makes a groundbreaking contribution to promoting decentralization and equal participation in the digital revolution,” the university wrote.

@VitalikButerin receives an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel.

The co-founder of @ethereum has made outstanding achievements in the fields of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the design of institutions.

Universities jumping on the blockchain

John Henderson 2021-06-29
(Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel) The electronic properties of graphene can be specifically modified by stretching the material evenly, say researchers at the University of Basel. These results open the door to the development of new types of electronic components.
Randy Rowald 2020-10-28
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(Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel) Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking biochemical reaction cascades in cells. Using microfluidic technology, they produce miniature polymeric reaction containers equipped with the desired properties. This 'cell on a chip' is useful not only for studying processes in cells, but also for the development of new synthetic pathways for chemical applications or for biological active substances in medicine.
Joseph Cormier 2021-07-06
(Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel) For the first time, University of Basel researchers have equipped an ultrathin semiconductor with superconducting contacts. These extremely thin materials with novel electronic and optical properties could pave the way for previously unimagined applications. Combined with superconductors, they are expected to give rise to new quantum phenomena and find use in quantum technology.
Eric Spilde 2018-07-16
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Scientists have finally unlocked the secrets of a mysterious 2,000-year-old papyrus document.

The strange artifact, which has mirror writing on both sides, has baffled experts for centuries.

Written in ancient Greek, the papyrus has been in the possession of the University of Basel in Switzerland since the 16th century.

Scientists have harnessed ultraviolet and infrared technology to decipher the papyrus, discovering that it is not a single papyrus, but several layers of papyrus glued together, according to the University of Basel.

"This is a sensational discovery," said Sabine Huebner, professor of ancient history at the University of Basel, in a statement.

This is a literary text, however, and they are vastly more valuable."

Robert Holloway 2020-08-12
(University of Basel) Researchers at the University of Basel in collaboration with colleagues from Pisa have developed a new concept that uses the electron spin to switch an electrical current. In addition to fundamental research, such spin valves are also the key elements in spintronics -- a type of electronics that exploits the spin instead of the charge of electrons. The results were published in the scientific journal Communications Physics.
Bart King 2021-06-29
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"They can outfight snakes 10 to 30 times their size," says the University of Basel in Switzerland.
Richard Skaggs 2018-07-12
img

A new method now allows electrical contact to be established with simple molecules on a conventional silicon chip.

The technique promises to bring advances in sensor technology and medicine, as reported in the journal Nature by chemists from the University of Basel and researchers from IBM Research - Zurich in Rüschlikon.

The ability to produce thousands of elements

Researchers from the University of Basel and IBM Research - Zurich have now developed a technique that allows electrical contact to individual molecules to be established.

Thousands of stable metal-molecule-metal components can be produced simultaneously by depositing a film of nanoparticles onto the molecules, without compromising the properties of the molecules.

This approach was demonstrated using alkane-dithiol compounds, which are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and sulfur.

Isiah Jone 2021-02-22
img
(Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel) Physicists from Switzerland, Germany and Ukraine have proposed an innovative new data storage medium. The technique is based on specific properties of antiferromagnetic materials that had previously resisted experimental examination.