University of Twente

Underground mission to Mars

The Netherlands is home to around 120,000 kilometres of underground gas pipelines. Researcher Edwin Dertien of Dutch University of Twente is working on a robot which can inspect the gas pipelines independently. ...

Oct 29, 2009
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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. ...

Jul 07, 2011
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Synthetic cricket pricks up its 'ears'

The tiny hairs on the abdomen of a cricket have inspired researchers at the University of Twente, to make a new type of sensor which is ultra sensitive to air flows. These synthetic cricket hairs can now also ...

Dec 06, 2011
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Measuring flow using a wobbling tube

One milligram per hour: fluid flow can be measured with great precision using a tiny 'wobbling' tube with a diameter of only 40 micrometres. Thanks to a new technique, the sensor, which makes use of the 'Coriolis ...

Dec 18, 2012
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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. ...

Jan 22, 2013
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Underwater sensor successfully tested

As part of the Dutch STW SeaSTAR project researchers at the University of Twente have conducted tests using underwater communication and location finding at the Rutbeek water recreation park near Enschede. ...

Jun 05, 2013
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Amazon plant growth detectable at last

Until recently it was impossible to carry out large-scale measurements of photochemical activity in the tropical rainforest and therefore draw conclusions on the subject. A chance success – a measurement ...

Jun 05, 2013
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A breakthrough in medical acoustics

Researchers at the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Erasmus MC (University Medical Center Rotterdam) have achieved a breakthrough in the field of medical ultrasound. Ultrasound ...

Jan 27, 2014
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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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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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