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Fig. 1: Summary of atmospheric transport from the Tropical Pacific Ocean. Solid arrows show an increase in mass transport during El Niño; dashed arrows a decrease. Blue arrows show the transport of relatively moist air to anomalously moist local conditions (marked with blue shading), while brown arrows show transport of dry air to anomalously dry local conditions (brown shading). Red circles show transport of warm air aloft that favors stable conditions. Orange shading shows transport of anomalously greater amount of heat from the Pacific Ocean to the Tropical Atlantic. Copyright: Baier et al. 2022, Geophysical Research Letters. CC BY 4.0

06.12.2022

Transport of air masses in connection with "El Niño" decoded

Viennese meteorologists: Transport of air mass from the Pacific Ocean explains weather conditions associated with El Niño in North America, South America and Australia

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Abb. 1: Human mesenchymal stem cells were differentiated into fat cells and the fat vacuoles were stained:  stem cells and their differentiation products contain specific fatty sweet surface structures (glycolipids) that help distinguish them from each other.

Profiling of fatty sweet molecules on cell surfaces

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Top positions in the THE Subject Ranking

The University of Vienna is again ranked in nine of eleven categories in this year’s THE World University Rankings by subject. In all nine categories, the University ranks among the top 200 universities worldwide.

27.10.2022 | [weiter]

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ERC Synergy Grant for shining light on the interplay between gravity and the quantum world

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European colonial legacy is still visible in today’s alien floras

The movement of species around the globe has lasting impacts on biodiversity and human livelihoods far into the future

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How much algorithm can democracy take?

Communication scientists study the effect of microtargeting in political campaigning

12.10.2022 | [weiter]

Abb. 1: A scheme showing the relationships of biological nitrification inhibition in the rhizisphere, improved nitrogen use efficiency and plant productivity, resistance, yield and quality.

How farmers could fertilize more efficiently

Crops can directly contribute to improved nitrogen fertilization efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture

11.10.2022 | [weiter]

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06.10.2022 | [weiter]

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Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Anton Zeilinger

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the Austrian quantum physicist Anton Zeilinger (77), Emeritus Professor at the University of Vienna. This was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, 4 October 2022, in Stockholm. The Nobel Prize was jointly awarded to...

04.10.2022 | [weiter]

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