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New silver films may boost the efficiency of solar cells and light-emitting diodes. However, they have been difficult to fabricate.
In catalysis, nature is sometimes more efficient than artificial systems. Researchers have copied one of the tricks.
Enzymes that are identical on the inside may still perform different functions, depending on how tightly they are compressed.
The mechanisms are much more complex than hitherto assumed.
The virus is highly environmentally stable and can be deactivated only through appropriate application of disinfectants. Researchers recommend strict compliance with hygiene guidelines.
Typically, a person initiates a hug with the right hand. Similar preferences are present in other forms of social touch. The question of right resp. left-handedness plays a role in the process. But there is more to it.
Traditional approaches are based on antibodies or markers. The new method doesn’t need such aids.
This eye disease often leads to blindness – which might be prevented by early intervention.
Lights out, doors open, online orders out: in a networked home, everything is controlled by voice or by pressing a smartphone button. But so far little thought has been given to who should be able to press which buttons.
Affordable high-performance catalysts have come within reach.
The existence of a maternal gene affects the development of the placenta. If it is missing, the embryo is at risk.
Several salt mummies have been unearthed in an old mine in Iran. Some of them originated before the birth of Christ. Who were they?
Large amounts of carbon thousands of years old are stored under the forest floor. And it is better to keep it there.
Brain oscillations that can be measured using depth electrodes provide insights into the human navigation system. The method may open up new approaches for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Chemical molecules that behave like images and mirror images interact differently with other molecules. A new project is set to reveal more about their differences.
Some molecules change their spatial structure when exposed to light – in other words, they look different in light and darkness. What exactly happens during the conversion has not yet been researched in detail.
Sleep helps to consolidate memories. Researchers from Bochum and Bonn have investigated how exactly this works. Even things that we forget are not immediately gone.
The Electrochemical Society honours the diverse work of the Bochum-based scientist in applied and basic research.
The protein Bax is responsible for programmed cell death. Because it is constantly changing its location, its structure has so far been difficult to determine.
Great joy in the Ruhr region: The Cluster of Excellence in solvation science has once again succeeded in the competition.