Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum

Ruhr University Bochum was founded in 1962 as part of the new university plan in Germany post WWII. Today, Ruhr University Bochum has approximately 34,000 students. The university offers more than 150 study programs, and is noted as one of the contenders for elite universities in academia and research quality. The Faculties of Medicine, Biology and Biotechnology, Engineering, (mechanical, civil, electrical) and Physics and Astronomy are deemed exceptional by most ranking panels.

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Pressestelle, Universitatsstr, 150, 44801 Bochum, Gebaude UV 3/368 Germany
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Assembling micro-components with laser tweezers

A team of engineers headed by Prof Dr Cemal Esen from the Applied Laser Technologies lab at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum develop microscopic components and assemble them to larger objects with the aid of laser tweezers. They ...

dateMar 23, 2016 in General Physics
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Rapid data transfer thanks to quantum physics

RUB engineers have developed a new concept for accelerating data transfer in server farms. To this end, the team at the Chair of Photonics and Terahertz Technology applies a quantum-mechanical variable, i.e. the spin. RUBIN, ...

dateFeb 25, 2015 in General Physics
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New electrode for ion concentration analysis

For the purpose of blood analyses and industrial tests, it is often necessary to measure the concentration of specific ions. At present, the relevant devices are large and cannot be produced at low costs. A new dry electrode ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Materials Science
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Calculating the service life of bridges

In future, the service life of bridges may be estimated more accurate than ever before. Engineers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have refined mathematical models for calculating them. Unlike previous models, they ...

dateMay 15, 2015 in Engineering
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New statistics methods for dose finding studies

Less than 0.02 per cent of potential active ingredients pass clinical tests and become commercially viable. However, it is possible that some candidates are rejected without good reason, suspects mathematician Prof Dr Holger ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in Mathematics
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New sensor monitors electric car charging stations

Future visions of electromobility include a comprehensive charging station network. However, it would be impossible to monitor them all in order to protect them from being manipulated. Under the umbrella of the "SecMobil" ...

dateMar 10, 2015 in Engineering
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Easy prey for hackers—navigation systems

When it comes to route planning, drivers have almost blind faith in GPS; the technology plays a crucial role in identifying location and time in the industry as well as in other areas. If hackers attack the system, they can ...

dateJan 25, 2016 in Security
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