The map of nuclear deformation takes the form of a mountain landscape

IMAGE: Deformation landscape of the nickel-64 nucleus. Prolate, oblate local minima and main spherical minimum are indicated by red, green and blue ellipsoids, respectively. (Source: IFJ PAN) view more  Credit: Source: IFJ PAN Kraków, 30 December 2020 The map of nuclear deformation takes the form of a mountain landscape Until recently, scientists believed that only very […]

The map of nuclear deformation takes the form of a mountain landscape

by The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences Deformation landscape of the nickel-64 nucleus. Prolate, oblate local minima and main spherical minimum are indicated by red, green and blue ellipsoids, respectively. (Source: IFJ PAN) Until recently, scientists believed that only very massive nuclei could have excited zero-spin states of increased stability […]

warming amplified in mountain environments — ScienceDaily

The Last interglacial period was the last warm period before our present Holocene age and dates back some 129,000 to 116,000 years ago. It is more and more in the focus of research interest, as this period could be used as a possible test bed for warmer conditions in the future. A look at the […]

Warming amplified in mountain environments in the Last Interglacial

A look at the last interglacial shows: Temperatures in the high alpine region were up to 4 degrees higher than today. These are significantly higher values than at lower altitudes. In the Swiss Alps, the experts found extraordinary dripstones. Credit: Martin Trüssel Speleothems turned out to be a great stroke of luck: dripstones from two […]

Mountain gorillas are good neighbors – up to a point –

Mountain gorilla groups are friendly to familiar neighbours — provided they stay out of “core” parts of their territory — new research shows. Gorillas live in tight-knit groups, foraging, resting and sleeping together around a “core home range” and a wider “peripheral” range. These groups sometimes split permanently, separating gorillas that may have lived together […]

Mountain gorillas are good neighbours – up to a point

Mountain gorilla groups are friendly to familiar neighbours – provided they stay out of “core” parts of their territory – new research shows. Gorillas live in tight-knit groups, foraging, resting and sleeping together around a “core home range” and a wider “peripheral” range. These groups sometimes split permanently, separating gorillas that may have lived together […]