7 Works

The Grammar of Things

Alfred Nordmann
This essay for the inaugural issue of Technology and Language programmatically proposes that „technology“ and „language“ are two sides of the same coin and that one cannot talk about one without the other. Everyone agrees that technology cannot be defined as the application of science to the engineering of specific devices. Instead, it includes all the ways in which homo faber has always worked to transform the naturally given world into a technosphere. And everyone...

The HCN domain couples voltage gating and cAMP response in hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channels

Andrea Saponaro, Federica Gasparri, Daniel Bauer, Christine Gross, Matteo Pisoni, Gerardo Abbandonato, Kay Hamacher, Bina Santoro, Anna Moroni, Alessandro Porro & Gerhard Thiel
Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels control spontaneous electrical activity in heart and brain. Binding of cAMP to the cyclic nucleotide-binding domain (CNBD) facilitates channel opening by relieving a tonic inhibition exerted by the CNBD. Despite high resolution structures of the HCN1 channel in the cAMP bound and unbound states, the structural mechanism coupling ligand binding to channel gating is unknown. Here we show that the recently identified helical HCN-domain (HCND) mechanically couples the CNBD and...

Rückwärts gekehrte Propheten

Gerrit Jasper Schenk
Against the background of the recent corona pandemic, this article highlights new research on epidemics of the late Middle Ages and the beginning Early Modern Era. What kind of knowledge can be gained for the present by looking back at the epidemics of the past? Two examples are taken into consideration, one is the pandemic known as Black Death, ravaging the Eurasian continent since the middle of the 14th century, the other is the so-called...

Electronic structure and interface energetics of CuBi2O4 photoelectrodes - data

Freddy E Oropeza, Nelson Y Dzade, Amalia Pons-Marti, Zhenni Yang, Kelvin H L Zhang, Nora H De Leeuw, Emiel J M Hensen & Jan P Hofmann
In this study, the electronic structure of CuBi2O4 has been studied by a combination of hard X-ray photoemission, resonant photoemission and X-ray absorption spectroscopies, and compared with density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The photoemission study indicates that there is a strong Bi 6s-O 2p hybrid electronic state at 2.3 eV below the Fermi level, whereas the valence band maximum (VBM) has a predominant Cu 3d – O 2p hybrid character. XAS at the O K-edge...

Data from: Temporal scale-dependence of plant-pollinator networks

Benjamin Schwarz, Diego Vázquez, Paul CaraDonna, Tiffany Knight, Gita Benadi, Carsten Dormann, Benoit Gauzens, Elena Motivans, Julian Resasco, Nico Blüthgen, Laura Burkle, Qiang Fang, Christopher Kaiser-Bunbury, Ruben Alarcón, Justin Bain, Natacha Chacoff, Shuang-Quan Huang, Gretchen LeBuhn, Molly MacLeod, Theodora Petanidou, Claus Rasmussen, Michael Simanonok, Amibeth Thompson, Daniel Cariveau, Michael Roswell … & Jochen Fründ
The study of mutualistic interaction networks has led to valuable insights into ecological and evolutionary processes. However, our understanding of network structure may depend upon the temporal scale at which we sample and analyze network data. To date, we lack a comprehensive assessment of the temporal scale-dependence of network structure across a wide range of temporal scales and geographic locations. If network structure is temporally scale-dependent, networks constructed over different temporal scales may provide very...

Abgeleitete Textformate: Text und Data Mining mit urheberrechtlich geschützten Textbeständen

Christof Schöch, Frédéric Döhl, Achim Rettinger, Evelyn Gius, Peer Trilcke, Peter Leinen, Fotis Jannidis, Maria Hinzmann & Jörg Röpke
Das Text und Data Mining (TDM) mit urheberrechtlich geschützten Texten unterliegt trotz der TDM-Schranke (§ 60d UrhG) weiterhin Einschränkungen, die u. a. die Speicherung, Veröffentlichung und Nachnutzung der entstehenden Korpora betreffen und das volle Potenzial des TDM in den Digital Humanities ungenutzt lassen. Als Lösung werden abgeleitete Textformate vorgeschlagen: Hier werden urheberrechtlich geschützte Textbestände so transformiert, dass alle wesentlichen urheberrechtlich relevanten Merkmale entfernt werden, verschiedene einschlägige Methoden des TDM aber weiterhin zum Einsatz kommen können....

Good Engineering Design - Design Evolution by Languages

Peter Pelz
This essay for the inaugural issue of Technology and Language shows that the mastery of multiple languages is the enabler for good engineering design. Engineers express ideas and for that they need expressive design languages. If a language is a structured system of symbols serving communication, the languages of engineering include German, English, and Russian, mathematical and programming languages, technical drawing and formal modelling, with abstract design elements constituting a further, engineering-specific language. The semantics...

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