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Electric commute

If they were more affordable, electric cars would be a real alternative for commuters. That is the result of a study testing the suitability of e-cars for everyday use. “Prior to the study, most participants were very cautious in their e-car assessments. Afterwards, they were virtually euphoric,” says Prof. Constantinos Sourkounis. RUBIN article

Naps are important for infants' long-term memory

Sleep facilitates memory consolidation – not just in adults, but also in infants in their first year of life. This has been demonstrated by psychologists at RUB, for the first time using an experimental design that assesses declarative memories, i.e. memories for facts and events. Press Release

Making synthetic materials more impervious

Organic light-emitting diodes, artificial kidneys and PET bottles have one thing in common: they are all made of synthetic materials. Unfortunately, these materials are permeable to various gases. In order to make plastic more impervious, RUB engineers use plasmas to apply wafer-thin layers on surfaces. RUBIN article

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