Quantcast

Latest University of Twente Stories

3-D Silicon Shapes Fold Themselves When Wetted By Microscopic Droplets Of Water
2014-06-04 03:08:24

American Institute of Physics Tiny self-assembling tools could one day deliver drugs to targeted areas of the body or even perform autonomous microsurgery Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale. Using only a drop of water, the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon nitride into cubes, pyramids, half soccer-ball-shaped bowls and long triangular structures that resemble Toblerone chocolate...

2014-06-02 16:26:06

Sperm-Inspired Robots Controlled by Magnetic Fields May be Useful for Drug Delivery, IVF, Cell Sorting and Other Applications at the Microscopic Level WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and German University in Cairo (Egypt) have developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which can be controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130627/DC39790LOGO Described in a...

2014-05-21 04:21:25

ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twente attracts best performing investment fund for technology startups Cottonwood Technology Funds, a top performing investor in technology start-ups in the US, will be establishing its first European presence in the Twente region in the Netherlands. Cottonwood now has over EUR10 million available for investments in pioneering companies in the Netherlands and the US. The fund primarily invests in companies active...

2012-03-01 20:00:00

Most water used worldwide goes toward feeding people, says report published in PLoS ONE Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 A new report published in the online journal PLoS ONE, analyzing water consumption in 405 river basins around the world, found that water scarcity impacts at least 2.7 billion people for at least one month each year. “Freshwater is a scarce resource; its annual availability is limited and demand is growing,” said Arjen Hoekstra, professor in water...

8ec447df980edca8a208bfb7562313c01
2009-08-26 09:10:00

To push ahead with the aimed-for energy turnaround in Europe, the available knowledge of new energy technologies and concepts has to be combined, expanded and directed, and an entrepreneurial approach to sustainability promoted. Graz University of Technology is taking up this strategic challenge and, together with top-class international partners from science and business, is competing on 27 August 2009 as an Austrian location under the name "eCANDO" for a "Knowledge and Innovation Community"...

fdb9553d51aaca2c8c39a0390c7662cb1
2009-05-28 09:04:14

University of Twente spin-off company develops spectacularly fast virus detector Imagine being able to detect in just a few minutes whether someone is infected with a virus. This has now become a reality, thanks to a new ultra-sensitive detector that has been developed by Ostendum, a spin-off company of the University of Twente. The company has just completed the first prototype and expects to be able to introduce the first version of the detector onto the market in late 2010. Not only...

2006-05-24 13:05:00

LONDON (Reuters) - If you've tried to give up smoking but don't have the willpower or are too embarrassed to seek help, Dutch researchers may have the answer. They are developing a virtual coach to provide smokers with round-the-clock reinforcement to help them kick the habit. "Shrouded in the anonymity provided by the Internet, smokers can log on to a Web site and type questions and confessions into a chat box," New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday. The virtual coach, being designed by...

2005-06-20 22:24:29

Scientists have re-created one of nature's most sensitive sound detectors "“ the tiny hairs found on body parts of crickets, which allow them to hear predators and make an escape before the predators get close enough to catch them. Published today (20th June 2005) in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, an Institute of Physics journal, this research will help scientists understand the complex physics that crickets use to perceive their surroundings and could lead to a new...


Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
Related