Dutch PhD student develops device to combat noise

Johan Wesselink of the University of Twente, The Netherlands, has developed a device to actively combat noise nuisance. This invention curtails sound waves and vibrations by producing anti-noise. The researcher is confident ...

Magnetic Resonance Now Also Comes In Tiny Quantities

(PhysOrg.com) -- It is now possible to analyse very small samples using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Thanks to a specially constructed detector, a 'stripline', greater sensitivity can be achieved while maintaining the same ...

Janus particles: particles with two faces

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, have devised a method for fabricating Janus particles, so called because, like the Roman god Janus, they ...

Using your mood to operate a computer game

(PhysOrg.com) -- Brain Computer Interfaces measure electrical signals from the brain and convert them into data that can be used by a computer. You can move a cursor on your screen, for example, simply by thinking about it. ...

Chip simulates metabolism of medicine in human body

(PhysOrg.com) -- A tiny electrochemical cell, developed by researchers of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, The Netherlands, is able to mimick the behaviour of medicine inside a human body. This chip is presented in ...

What happens when a stone impacts on water

Researchers at the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the University of Seville in Spain have explained the formation and behaviour of the very fast water ...

Nano 'balls' can be used to manipulate the properties of glass

(PhysOrg.com) -- Liquid or glass, hard or soft -- researchers at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, are investigating a new 'model material' that can adopt a series of different properties. This is possible because ...

Container planning inspired by ants

(PhysOrg.com) -- According to PhD student Albert Douma, of the University of Twente, Netherlands, it is possible to optimize the handling of inland container barges in the port of Rotterdam without management from the top. ...

Steampipe keeps electronics cool

(PhysOrg.com) -- The cooling of electronic components is playing an increasing role in the design process of electronic equipment such as mobile telephones, games computers and laptops. Wessel Wits, PhD student at the University ...

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