New approach to prepare supramolecular polymers


Supramolecular polymers have a lot of potential in the development of new materials because of their inherent recyclability and their self-healing and stimuli-responsive properties. Such properties are a direct consequence of their non-covalent nature and of the reversibility...

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Imagen del telescopio espacial Hubble, en el que se ven los cúmulos globulares jóvenes en azul y los filamentos de gas frío en rojo.

Thousands of new globular clusters have formed over the last billion years


Globular clusters may contain hundreds of thousands of stars and may even have as many as ten million stars that essentially emerged at the same time. They are the oldest visible objects in the universe. Globular clusters come together in dense, spherical volumes with...

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Novel approaches in the study of (mock) gravitational interactions


The origin of long-range attractive interactions has fascinated scientists for centuries. The remarkable Fatio de Duillier–LeSage corpuscular theory, introduced as early as 1690 and generalized to electromagnetic waves by Lorentz, proposed that, due to their mutual shadowing,...

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Generation of Melodies for the Lost Chant of the Mozarabic Rite


In the Iberian Peninsula and Southern France the Mozarabic rite, with its own tradition of chant, was dominant from the sixth until the eleventh century. Most of these chants were only preserved in so called “neumatic” notation, which indicates the melodic contours but not the...

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This is the way nature benefits us and the way climate change will affect us


Being able to rely on scientific evidence and tools to manage forecasts is a key factor to improving the status of nature on the planet and to protecting and using ecosystems sustainably, so vital for modern-day and future societies. For a long time, the scientific community...

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