University of Twente

Electrons seem heavier in extremely thin silicon

For years now, transistors have been getting smaller and smaller. Research conducted by Jan-Laurens van der Steen of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at University of Twente, The Netherlands, has shown that electrons ...

Apr 01, 2011
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Using gold particles to fight cancer

Researchers at the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, University of Twente, The Netherlands, are developing a method of detecting and treating tumors with the help of gold particles ...

Oct 22, 2010
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Making beautiful music, on a microscopic scale

Strings a fraction of the thickness of a human hair, with microscopic weights to pluck them: researchers and students from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente, The Netherlands, ...

Sep 28, 2010
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Energy-efficient plastic production

Davide Crapanzano of the University of Twente (The Netherlands) has demonstrated the conditions under which a new catalytic membrane can be used for the cheaper, faster and more energy-efficient production of raw materials ...

Jun 01, 2010
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The shell makes the difference

(PhysOrg.com) -- Contrast echography is a commonly used medical imaging technique that is used to show up abnormal blood circulation in organs and tumours. The method makes use of ultrasound and a contrast ...

Apr 12, 2010
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Operating a computer by gesture only

Operating computers without touching them, using only hand and arm gestures: it sounds futuristic, but it's already possible. Researcher Wim Fikkert of the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology of the University ...

Mar 12, 2010
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