Genetic insights shed light on how and where bacteria form brightly coloured colonies without pigments

Life Sciences - Jul 12
Life Sciences

Some bacteria form colonies that display striking, reflective colours. New genetic insights into the formation of such colours allowed an interdisciplinary, international team of researchers to identify the environments and bacterial groups in which these colours are found. Doing so, the team has made a start in understanding the function of these colours in bacteria. The findings, which are published today in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), might have implications for the development of new innovative materials that use bacteria to replace non-sustainable dyes.

Life Sciences - Jul 12

Neural network training made easy with smart hardware

Life Sciences

Led by Yoeri van de Burgt and Marco Fattori, TU/e researchers have solved a major problem related to neuromorphic chips.

Smarter incentives prevent grid congestion

Electroengineering

Doctoral students Bart van der Holst and Gijs Verhoeven investigated financial measures for grid operators to make better use of the existing grid capacity.

Environment - Jul 10

Rising sea levels spell danger for shorebirds such as oystercatcher

Research by James Cook University in Australia involving Radboud scientists shows that rising sea levels will drastically reduce the number of shorebirds in Europe.

Physics - Jul 5

New shapes of photons open doors to advanced optical technologies

Physics

In their recent paper , researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have gained important insights into the elementary particles that make up light.

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