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New technology for land mine detection

In Colombia, large areas are teeming with mines that are almost impossible to detect with traditional methods. In collaboration with partners from South America, engineers at the German Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Technical ...

dateMar 18, 2016 in Engineering
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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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Efficiency of water electrolysis doubled

Researchers have boosted the efficiency of water electrolysis. They applied a layer of copper atoms in a conventional platinum electrode. Thus, reaction intermediates could desorb a bit more easily from the catalyst surface. ...

dateMar 10, 2016 in Materials Science
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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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Manipulating transistors at terahertz frequencies

An interdisciplinary team at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum has found a way of accessing the interior of transistors. The researchers have manipulated the electron gas contained within by applying resonators to generate rhythmic ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Nanophysics
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