University of Twente

Basic science in evaporating droplets

What happens if you slowly evaporate a droplet containing dissolved particles? The question sounds simple, but it involves a surprising amount of basic physics and mathematics. Hanneke Gelderblom of the University ...

Apr 18, 2013
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The Wikipedia paradox: Who's telling the truth?

People are less likely to trust a poorly written article if the visual cues suggest it comes from Wikipedia. Presented with the same information in an alternative layout, their trust will be greater. The ...

Feb 28, 2013
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Giant pandas endangered by inbreeding: study

(PhysOrg.com) -- We are all aware that the giant panda is an endangered species. Dutch researchers at the University of Twente’s Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC, The Netherlands) ...

Jan 22, 2010
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Researcher predicts errors in IT systems

Imagine if we never had any more computer problems. No more rail travel chaos caused by signal failures, no more accidents, internet banking that is always secure and medical equipment that always works as it should. It would ...

Jan 31, 2013
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Adjusting acidity with impunity

(PhysOrg.com) -- How do individual cells or proteins react to changing pH levels? Researchers at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, have developed a technique ...

Dec 22, 2009
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Smart helicopter thanks to active rotor blades

Active systems in helicopter rotor blades can adapt the blades' aerodynamic properties to local airflow conditions. The use of such systems leads to lower fuel consumption, increased maximum speed and reduced noise and vibration. ...

Mar 06, 2013
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Dutch PhD student develops device to combat noise

Johan Wesselink of the University of Twente, The Netherlands, has developed a device to actively combat noise nuisance. This invention curtails sound waves and vibrations by producing anti-noise. The researcher is confident ...

Dec 01, 2009
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Wi-fi will soon reach its limits: Dutch study

Wi-Fi, the well-known standard for wireless internet, is reaching its technical limits. Its efficiency drops significantly in busy surroundings where many different networks and numerous wireless internet enabled devices ...

Jun 11, 2012
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