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Gender wage gap narrows in The Netherlands

Whilst the gap may have narrowed over the last few decades, in 2012 male workers still appeared to earn more than their female counterparts in the Netherlands. Significantly more. Given that discrimination according to gender ...

dateJun 28, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Proper breeding ground for germanene

Germanene is a one atom thick sheet of germanium, in a honeycomb structure. It has clear similarities with graphene, the material that induced massive research activity worldwide, especially after 2010's Nobel Prize.

dateJun 22, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Robot carers safer with new technology

Robots carry out their tasks more safely if they are controlled by another technology. This makes them much more suitable for use in the care sector, as revealed by a study conducted at the Robotics and Mechatronics department ...

dateJun 03, 2016 in Robotics
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Quantum physics inside a drop of paint

Inside a drop of paint, light is scattered so often that it seems impossible to demonstrate quantum effects. But despite the thousands of possible paths the light can take, like a drunk person inside a labyrinth, researchers ...

dateMay 12, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Manipulating light inside opaque layers

Light propagating in a layer of scattering nanoparticles, shows the principle of diffusion - like tea particles in hot water. The deeper light is penetrating into the layer, the lower the energy density. Scientists of University ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Breakthrough with new generation robots

The robotics industry is on the precipice of a major breakthrough. Soon, industrial robots will be used at lower cost in small-scale production thanks to the operating system developed by the Dutch-German partnership SInBot. ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Robotics
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Robot bird to make its first flight at airports

University of Twente's Robird will make its first flights at an airport location in February. Weeze Airport in Germany, just across the Dutch border near Nijmegen, will serve as the test site for this life-like robotic falcon ...

dateApr 13, 2016 in Engineering
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