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 of Twente ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Soft Matter
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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. ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Engineering
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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 presence of serious ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Internet
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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 ...

dateJan 31, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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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 effect', ...

dateDec 18, 2012 in General Physics
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