Kavli News

07/06/2010

Focusing this year on the role of international cooperation toward advancing science, the new biennial international forum will facilitate high-level, global discussion of major topics on science and science policy.

07/06/2010

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has succeeded in observing single-molecule interactions functioning in their native environment.

06/30/2010

Neural circuitry is constantly changing to meet the challenges of its environment. Neuroscientist Tobias Bonhoeffer tells how new techniques enable researchers to watch this process of adaptation as never before.

06/24/2010

Since the first exoplanet, discovered in 1995, more than 460 others have been found. While astronomers have been able to measure the size, orbital characteristics, and even the molecular make up of the atmospheres, many mysteries about their formation and evolution remain.

06/17/2010

Are we born with an innate sense of direction, or is it learned? Research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience suggests that the brain comes hard-wired with working navigational neurons.

06/17/2010

Technique could pave way for manganites and other oxides to replace silicon in thin-film electronics, memory storage and other technologies.

06/14/2010

New research looks to explain how galaxies weighing in at about 300 million solar masses become "active."

06/08/2010

In the quest for faster and cheaper computers, scientists have imaged pore structures in insulation material at sub-nanometer scales for the first time. Understanding these structures could substantially enhance computer performance and power usage of integrated circuits.

06/03/2010

Eight scientists whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience have been recognised with the award of the million-dollar Kavli Prizes.

05/18/2010

UC Santa Barbara Astrophysicists are the first to identify two white dwarf stars in an eclipsing binary system, allowing for the first direct radius measurement of a rare white dwarf.

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