Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum

How Archaea might find their food

The microorganism Methanosarcina acetivorans lives off everything it can metabolize into methane. How it finds its sources of energy, is not yet clear. Scientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum together with c ...

Jun 10, 2013
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Binary stars are more common than we thought

High-mass stars are rarely solitary. This is what Bochum's astronomers found out at the Ruhr-Universität's (RUB's) observatory in Chile. For several years, they observed 800 celestial objects that are up ...

Jun 16, 2014
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Effects of environmental stress on water organisms

Biodiversity on Earth is in rapid decline, and flowing waters are particularly affected. A team of biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), headed by Dr Florian Leese, analyses which environmental influences affect ...

May 07, 2014
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Electromobility as privacy hazard

Consumers who charge an electric vehicle on a regular basis may leave a data trail. With each charging process, the system saves when and where it took place and which customer paid for it – a privacy risk, says Tilman ...

Jun 03, 2014
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Gene causes blue light to have a banana odor

German scientists have succeeded to genetically modify Drosophila (fruit fly) larvae allowing them to smell blue light. The research team can activate single receptor neurons out of 28 olfactory neurons in ...

May 26, 2010
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