Ant insights lead to robot navigation breakthrough

Microtechnics - Jul 17
Microtechnics

Have you ever wondered how insects are able to go so far beyond their home and still find their way?

Chemistry - Jul 22

Less is more: Efficient Hydrogen Production with Less Precious Metals

In a step towards sustainable energy, a team of researchers at the University of Twente led by Dr Marco Altomare have demonstrated a new method to reduce the use of precious metals such as platinum in green hydrogen production without sacrificing performance. The researchers published their findings in the Wiley VCH scientific journal Advanced Functional Materials .

Revealing coastal sediment pathways

Stuart Pearson, coastal engineer at TU Delft, receives a NWO Veni grant to investigate sediment pathways. He will specifically focus on tracking individual sand grains. Revealing the interconnected network of sediment pathways that shape our coast will help us to better manage the sediment that builds ecosystems and protects us against flooding.

Cosmic fingerprints of sulfur rings

For the first time, a team of scientists from HFML-FELIX at Radboud University has unveiled the cosmic fingerprints of sulfur rings.

Religions - Jul 22

Encyclopedia on Early Christianity with 1350 lemmata published

Fifteen years of work, with 650 internationally renowned authors writing 1350 lemmata, has resulted in a book spanning 5000 pages across six volumes: The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. This comprehensive work will be published next month, but is also available online. The chief editors are professors David Hunter (Boston College), Paul van Geest (Tilburg University, Erasmus University Rotterdam), and Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte (VU). On September 18th, they will present the first copy to Pope Francis.

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