University of Twente

Study of new perspective on water management

Water management should focus more on how robust different areas are in terms of coping with floods and drought. A robust system means that we can deal better with extreme events. High river discharges and long periods of ...

dateJan 27, 2015 in Environment
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Airtightness of homes determined

The airtightness of many Dutch homes will be determined thanks to researchers from the University of Twente. Based on more than one hundred reports of 'blower door tests' (which determine the airtightness ...

dateNov 06, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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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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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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Drones used to assess damage after disasters

Researchers of the University of Twente use a new method to map structural damage after disasters. A remote-controlled drone with a regular high-quality camera takes a large amount of pictures of a building. ...

dateApr 11, 2014 in Engineering
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English sinks in better with pop music

Recent research from the University of Twente shows that studying the English language is easier for pupils when pop music is being used. In addition, the pupils are more motivated as a result. The Groove.me teaching method ...

dateApr 03, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Crowdsourcing app fights food loss in Africa

Each year Africa sustains post-harvest losses of fruit and vegetables worth US$48 billion, while half of the world's undernourished people live on that continent. A majority of the post-harvest losses occur ...

dateNov 20, 2013 in Software
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Innovative online tool to drive sustainable water use

Water Footprint Network, the leading global authority on Water Footprint Assessment, is to launch the world's first online tool to calculate and map water footprints, and assess their sustainability. The Water Footprint Assessment ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Environment
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