Delft University of Technology

Trapped micro-cylinders act a bit like neurons

Researchers from TU Delft's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience and the Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, have shown that certain physical properties of rotating microscopic cylinders resemble those of communicating neurons, ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in General Physics
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Bacteria keep tabs on state of oil field

The ups and downs of the bacteria in an oil field provide a useful source of information for keeping tabs on the state of the oil field itself. In theory, this process known as 'biomonitoring' can increase the yield from ...

dateOct 07, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Using buildings for flood protection

Buildings, car parks and roads could, alongside their "regular" functions, have a role to play in protecting the rest of the city from flooding. According to researcher Bianca Stalenberg, this concept could be very useful ...

dateSep 07, 2010 in Environment
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DNA through graphene nanopores

A team of researchers from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) announces a new type of nanopore devices that may significantly impact the way we screen DNA molecules, for example to read off their sequence. In ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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