Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum

From climate killer to fuels and polymers

Researchers have discovered a catalyst that performs highly selective conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethylene – an important source material for the chemical industry. In the journal Nature Communications, ...

dateJul 04, 2016 in Materials Science
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Securely resetting passwords

The number of passwords that each of us has to memorise is continuously on the increase. A password is easily forgotten. But watch out: if a new password is generated after the old one was lost, the information might be intercepted ...

dateJun 23, 2016 in Security
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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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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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