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Content: Volume 7, Issue 2

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The travel time of light inside the hydrogen molecule

The wave-particle duality is arguably one of the most intriguing concepts of quantum mechanics. Depending on the circumstances of the observation, a fundamental particle–like an electron–shows either wave- or particle-like behavior. One typical wave phenomenon is interference, where crests and troughs of two or more... click to read more

  • Sven Grundmann | PhD Student at Institut für Kernphysik, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Reading time 3 min
published on May 3, 2021
Raincoats in nature: waterproof armors for insects and plants

Raining is perhaps spectacular, but for small insects or plant leaves, fast-falling raindrops with high impact can be very dangerous. Imagine how scary if bowling balls are falling at your head from the sky. What kind of trick do they use to protect themselves? As a... click to read more

  • Sunghwan Jung | Associate Professor at Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, New York, USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 30, 2021
Artificial vision in the spotlight

Out of sight - out of mind, as they say. Or maybe not? This can be an intriguing question for a neuroscientist today. For our eyes, everyday life is nothing more than light. The train ticket you bought, the person you chatted with, the article... click to read more

  • Polyxeni Damala | PhD Student at Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 29, 2021
Sleepiness can disturb our social life

Imagine you would never again see your friends or family and how empty your life would be. It's obvious that social interactions benefit our mental health and wellbeing. This is also something that the Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us of, as we now have to... click to read more

  • Tina Sundelin | Senior Researcher at Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Benjamin C. Holding | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • John Axelsson | Professor at Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
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Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 28, 2021
Understanding super bright mysteries of the universe

Observing a faraway astronomical object is the current best way to understand it. If we could travel to a distant star, and look at what is going on up close, the whole process of science would be a lot faster. But our best option is... click to read more

  • Devina Misra | PhD Student at University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 27, 2021