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Mars landing site picked by an ERC grantee from University of Lyon

The European Mars mission in 2018 will land on the site identified by Prof Cathy Quantin-Nataf, grantee of the European Research Council (ERC), and her team at Universit√© Lyon 1 and Observatoire de Lyon. Their choice of site, named Oxia …

Neuron unites two theoretical models on motion detection

Computation of motion by T4 cells in the fly brain more complex than previously believed As indicated by their name, photoreceptor cells in the eye respond to light: is an image point bright or dark? They do not indicate the …

Earth-like planet near Proxima Centauri

Astronomers discover a celestial body in the habitable zone around our nearest fixed star At a distance of just over four light years, Proxima Centauri is the nearest star outside our solar system, and has thus long been a favourite …

1.2 million galaxies in 3D

Astronomers hope a new map will help to shed light on the dark side of the universe. What are the properties of Dark Energy? This question is one of the most intriguing ones in astronomy and scientists are one step …

Visualization of newly formed synapses with unprecedented resolution

Florida-based Max Planck researchers optimize a spatiotemporally controlled method to induce and visualize synapse formation in cortical neurons The Kwon Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience, Florida, has identified mechanistic and functional elements that govern synapse formation and …

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