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Seeing begins before we actually see anything

Seeing begins before we actually see anything

To speak with one another, neurons utilize chemical messengers known as synapses. The two most essential synapses in the human mind, glutamate, and GABA...
The „Phactory“-team at the award ceremony in Boston. They received the second prize for their new production method of bacteriophages at the international iGEM-competition. (Image: G. Westmeyer / TUM)

New production method for viruses that attack bacteria

Bacteriophages, or phages for short, are infections that can assault and specifically eliminate bacteria. They are viewed as a viable option in contrast to...
The taste of fermented foods such as cheese or yoghurt is very popular with consumers worldwide

Making cheese & co. taste better

The taste of fermented foods, for example, cheddar, yogurt, brew, yeast dough, or soy sauce is exceptionally prevalent with customers around the world. Notwithstanding...
43 copper and 12 aluminum atoms form a cluster that has the properties of an atom. This heterometallic superatom is the largest ever produced in a laboratory.

The gods of small things

Numerous groups of analysts are trying different things with new material mixes made of lower-cost base metals, for example, iron, copper, or aluminum. Be...
That's what the truck of the future might look like. (Image: Chair of Industrial Design / TUM)

The truck of the future

Trucks will stay essential to load transport in the forthcoming decades. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and their accomplices have built...
What catches our eye

What catches our eye

We are almost constantly surrounded by a variety of visual objects, all of which could, theoretically, be important for us. But only a very...
Dominik Pélerin with the full-engine testbed. (Image: Moritz Ermert / TUM )

On the road to a clean combustion engine

Combustion engines release carbon dioxide, particularly matter, and nitrogen oxides. Moreover, the case in some cities is that some engines have already imposed driving...
For the tests of the study, subjects consumed a high-carbohydrate meal such as such a vegetable lasagna

Food activates brown fat

Brown adipose tissue in people has been the subject of various examinations, as it has the correct inverse capacity of white adipose tissue, which...

Mountains in motion

Humans can't specifically see the elements at work in the earth's crust. Anybody standing on a mountains' top in the Alps doesn't see that...