University of Twente

Endocytosis is simpler than suspected

A protein by the name of clathrin plays a key part in endocytosis, the process by which living cells absorb large molecules. The protein can form “cages”, in which these molecules become trapped. ...

dateJul 07, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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World class circuits by chip architects

Thanks to their designs, the battery of a mobile phone stays charged for longer, the signal is better and more data can be transmitted for a lower price. The Integrated Circuit Design group headed by Prof. ...

dateJan 22, 2013 in Semiconductors
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New generation of water treatment membranes

Due to the increasing amount of contaminants in surface water, such as hormones and medicine residues, it is increasingly difficult to produce clean drinking water in the Netherlands. This requires a new generation of water ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Materials Science
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Reliable Home Fertility Test in Sight

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new 'fertility chip', developed by researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology (The Netherlands), can accurately count spermatozoa in sperm. This is an ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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'Molecular glass fibers'

Dutch nanotechnologists from the MESA+ research institute of the University of Twente have discovered that the photosynthesis system of bacteria can be used to transport light over relatively long distances. ...

dateApr 26, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Efficient computer network on a chip

Satellite TV without having to set up a receiver dish. Digital radio on your mobile phone without your batteries quickly running flat. The advanced calculations needed for these future applications are made possible by a ...

dateOct 19, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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Container planning inspired by ants

(PhysOrg.com) -- According to PhD student Albert Douma, of the University of Twente, Netherlands, it is possible to optimize the handling of inland container barges in the port of Rotterdam without management from the top. ...

dateDec 10, 2008 in Other
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More energy from a liter of biofuel

Oil produced from biomass - such as wood chips or plant residues - seldom has the same quality and energy content as 'classical' crude oil. A new, simple catalyst, developed at the University of Twente, improves ...

dateJul 18, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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ICT plays an increasing part in criminal activities

The influence of ICT on traditional crimes such as burglary, robbery, intimidation and fraud is on the rise. Researchers from the University of Twente examined a large number of crimes in the east of the Netherlands on behalf ...

dateApr 04, 2013 in Other
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Chip provides its own power

Microchips that 'harvest' the energy they need from their own surroundings, without depending on batteries or mains electricity. That will be possible now that Dutch researchers from the University of Twente's ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Semiconductors
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