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When the brain stores memories of objects, it creates a characteristic pattern of activity for each of them. Stress changes such memory traces.
When state authorities make a decision, one must know how it was reached. A legal scholar from Bochum investigates how international human rights set legally binding standards for administrative decision-making.
Technologies with low CO2 emissions are the focus of energy transition. However, some of them consume enormous freshwater resources – water that won’t be available in sufficient quantities in many regions in the future.
A single application on African farmland could boost soil quality and yields for years to come.
An economic system that is only designed for output without considering the environment is no longer appropriate today. RUB researchers are suggesting alternatives.
How did humans evolve such a large and complex brain? Researchers have identified a significant factor.
A Bochum-based research team triggered artificial odour sensations in rats – and looked at what happens in the brain as a result.
When less than two nanometers of space is available, there is a traffic jam in the proton transport network.
Enzymes from microorganisms can produce valuable chemical substances. In a cascade, they can do that even if they need different environmental conditions.
Researchers consider the results of a multicentre study a milestone for patients suffering from hidradenitis suppurativa.
When people think back on their own wedding, they tend to turn it into something even more beautiful than it really was.
A few nanometers of thin quartz-like coatings can multiply the shelf life of food, enable brilliant OLED TV pictures or separate gases from each other. When it comes to recycling, they can simply be neglected.
Physical activity does the brain good. For example, it fosters its ability to change and adapt.
Fear of contagion is driving much more contactless payments during the pandemic. It wouldn’t be necessary.
Unlike conventional light-controllable proteins, the newly characterized optogenetic tool can be switched off, not switched on, by light. It could be suitable for investigating the basic principles of epilepsy.
Popular unlocking patterns are often in the shape of a letter – and are easy to guess. A bad thing if someone loses their mobile phone and it ends up in the wrong hands.
In order to tailor plasmas for medical applications, it is necessary to know their effective components in detail. A team from the Collaborative Research Centre 1316 is providing new insights.
For data protection reasons, the messaging app Signal is becoming ever more important. Unlike WhatsApp, the Signal app asks you to create a PIN during setup. But why?
This is how a nanosecond plasma forms and spreads in water via tunnel effects.
Agarics can form fruiting bodies even without a partner. This establishes a question that has been unresolved for decades: Is there sexual reproduction in agarics without mating?