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Materials Science - Innovation - 12.12.2023
Optimisation of hard-soft material interfaces: A 3D printed imitation of bone-tendon connections
Most people can relate to having a laptop charger break right where the flexible cable meets the solid adapter. This is just one example of how difficult it is to effectively interface hard and soft materials. Using a unique 3D printing process, TU Delft researchers produced hybrid multi-material interfaces that reached a remarkable closeness to nature's design of bone-tendon connections.

Health - Innovation - 15.11.2023
TURBO grants for four medical-technical research projects
What do you get if you combine top-medical research with an impact on health and healthcare and cutting-edge technological research that empowers society through sustainable solutions? In a long-standing collaboration, Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) and the University of Twente (UT) combine their expertise to cater for unmet medical needs and technological advances.

Transport - Innovation - 09.11.2023
Twente Airport as a test location for quiet aviation innovation
Quiet aviation innovation is essential to reduce aircraft noise pollution in the surrounding areas. In the pursuit of quieter aircraft, field sound measurement plays a crucial role. Researchers from the University of Twente are, therefore, developing a sound testing setup and have successfully tested it at Twente Airport.

Innovation - 08.11.2023
Pioneering under polar ice near Antarctica - essential research for future Earth
Pioneering under polar ice near Antarctica - essential research for future Earth
How will the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) behave as our Earth continues to warm? That is what a large international team of scientists, including Utrecht-based earth scientist Francesca Sangiorgi , will investigate in the SWAIS2C project. This fall, the first cores will be drilled in the country under the WAIS.

Materials Science - Innovation - 02.11.2023
New ultra strong material for microchip sensors
New ultra strong material for microchip sensors
A material that doesn't just rival the strength of diamonds and graphene, but boasts a yield strength 10 times greater than Kevlar, renowned for its use in bulletproof vests. Researchers at Delft University of Technology, led by assistant professor Richard Norte, have unveiled a remarkable new material with potential to impact the world of material science: amorphous silicon carbide (a-SiC).

Innovation - 23.10.2023
New analytical framework identifies inconsistencies in technology legislation
Since new technologies often develop very quickly, it is difficult for legislation to keep up. This can result in a mismatch, whereby the use and ramifications of a new technology are not sufficiently covered by existing regulatory framework, for instance, in data protection legislation. PhD researcher Mara Paun of Tilburg Law School has developed an analytical framework to identify and address these mismatches.

Computer Science - Innovation - 12.10.2023
TU Delft and JetBrains are launching new ICAI lab AI for Software Engineering
How can we engineer better software by using artificial intelligence (AI)- TU Delft and JetBrains are joining their knowledge and expertise on AI and software development in the new AI for Software Engineering Lab (AI4SE). The goal of the collaboration is to develop a deep understanding of how novel AI technologies can strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of software engineering processes.

Innovation - Criminology / Forensics - 28.09.2023
TU Delft and the police increase joint impact
Today, 28 September 2023, TU Delft and the police have strengthened their partnership by signing a framework agreement. The police and TU Delft are already successfully working together in domains such as smarter detection, cyber security, robotics and forensic research. This step enables more and easier collaboration on innovation and new technologies.

Environment - Innovation - 14.09.2023
TU/e students present the world's first off-road solar car: Stella Terra
TU/e students present the world’s first off-road solar car: Stella Terra
Stella Terra will cover a thousand kilometers in various landscapes in Morocco. Student team Solar Team Eindhoven from TU/e has developed the first off-road car powered by the energy of the sun, making it independent of charging stations. Stella Terra is robust enough to navigate not only on paved roads but also on rough terrain.

Health - Innovation - 29.08.2023
Brain signals transformed into speech through implants and AI
Researchers from Radboud University and the UMC Utrecht have succeeded in transforming brain signals into audible speech. By decoding signals from the brain through a combination of implants and AI, they were able to predict the words people wanted to say with an accuracy of 92 to 100%. Their findings are published in the Journal of Neural Engineering this month.

Innovation - Environment - 03.08.2023
Seventeen Veni grants for leading TU Delft researchers
The Dutch Research Council (NOW) has awarded Veni funding of up to EUR 280,000 to 188 promising researchers from the full breadth of science. In the fields of Applied and Technical Sciences (TTW) and Exact and Natural Sciences (ENW), seventeen scientists from TU Delft have been honoured. This will allow the laureates to further develop their own research ideas over the next three years.

Innovation - Materials Science - 20.07.2023
Minimal energy loss thanks to smart use of branched fluidic networks
Researchers at the University of Twente have developed a theoretical method for designing fluidic networks that has direct applications for scientists and engineers. The optimal diameter of the channels within a branched network is determined using charts, to keep energy loss within the network to a minimum.

Innovation - 18.07.2023
’Open’ alternatives to ChatGPT are on the rise, but how open is AI really?
OpenAI's ChatGPT seems ubiquitous, but open source versions of instruction-tuned text generators are gaining the upper hand. In just 6 months, at least 15 serious alternatives have emerged, all of which have at least one important advantage over ChatGPT: they are a lot more transparent. Insight into training data and algorithms is key for responsible use of generative AI, a team of linguists and language technology researchers at Radboud University claim.

Computer Science - Innovation - 17.07.2023
'As a researcher, this tool saves me a lot of work and stress'
’As a researcher, this tool saves me a lot of work and stress’
In this series we show what contribution projects can make to FAIR research IT. The research teams of the projects in these interviews have received a grant from the FAIR Research IT Innovation Fund . Good news for scientists whose technological skills are limited, but who want to work with social media data in their research: now you can use 4CAT, a tool that helps you to harvest and analyse such research data in a simple way.

Physics - Innovation - 14.07.2023
Protecting light communication with random objects
Protecting light communication with random objects
Researchers from the Complex Photonic Systems (COPS) group used two layers of random materials to encrypt and decrypt a message sent via light communication. With that, they hid the sender and receiver simultaneously, and only when the light passed through both layers was the message received. The research team published their findings in the journal Optics Express, and believes this proof of concept has applications in visible light communication systems, light fidelity (LiFi), and optical fibre communications.

Innovation - 13.07.2023
InMotion develops fastest-charging electric race car in the world
InMotion develops fastest-charging electric race car in the world
A 24-hour test showed minimal degradation of the battery pack after fast charging. Charging an electric race car at the speed of normal refueling? TU/e student team InMotion is getting alarmingly close with the development of the Revolution . The racing monster is capable of fully recharging in less than four minutes, making it the fastest-charging electric race car for long-distance racing in the world, as far as known.

Computer Science - Innovation - 10.07.2023
The future of AI: 'There is always room for unfairness'
The future of AI: ’There is always room for unfairness’
AI engineer Hilde Weerts on fairness of algorithms Ever since ChatGPT hit the scene, all eyes have been fixed on the meteoric development of Artificial Intelligence. Experts around the world are expressing concerns and speculating about what these large language models may lead to. In this series, Cursor and the scientific director of EAISI Wim Nuijten talk to TU/e researchers about their perspectives on the future of AI.

Health - Innovation - 28.06.2023
Third edition Delft Matters published
The third copy of the magazine Delft Matters is on the mat and is again full of interesting stories and interviews. For example, in this June edition you can read how digital technology can help to reduce the pressure on healthcare and how citizens help science by means of 'citizen science'. We also take a dive into the historical heritage of TU Delft and discover how a Google search leads to a new, safe way of administering oxygen.

Innovation - 27.06.2023
Awareness of Things: Designing Systems of Data Enabled Objects
Awareness of Things: Designing Systems of Data Enabled Objects
As everyday objects become increasingly integrated with sensing and connected technologies, they are transformed into -Data-Enabled Objects- that can capture and deliver contextual data to stakeholders, including researchers, users, and designers. While this data can provide alternative perspectives on people's behaviours, routines, and whereabouts, relying solely on sensing and connected technologies is insufficient for these objects to capture relevant contextual data and form meaningful collaborations.

Environment - Innovation - 26.06.2023
Resilience Reflections #2: Combining science domains for clean water
Resilience Reflections #2: Combining science domains for clean water
Recognising the urgent need to respond to rapid societal and environmental change, resilience is one of the University of Twente's spearheads. As an academic institution, we have a role to play in strengthening the resilience of the social, technological and environmental systems that support us. In this weekly series, UT researchers share their personal reflections on current events and trends that impact our daily lives, exploring their implications for resilience.