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Innovation - Social Sciences - 28.05.2024
Active internet users assess their psychological well-being more positively than non-users
With the rise and increasing use of digital technologies and online platforms worldwide, the debate about their potential impact on our psychological well-being is growing. New research from Tilburg University and the University of Oxford shows that active (mobile) internet users are more satisfied with their lives and assess their social and physical well-being more positively than non-users.

Innovation - Computer Science - 22.05.2024
A new and efficient chip design will demand even more of modern chip machines
A new and efficient chip design will demand even more of modern chip machines
How TU/e researchers push further the performance of computer chips while at the same time making them more efficient. Nowadays, it's hard to envision the world without computers. But the ever better performing chips in smartphones, cars, and almost every modern device are consuming more and more power.

Environment - Innovation - 10.05.2024
When simply reusing solar panels beats recycling
When simply reusing solar panels beats recycling
Core changemakers wants to give used solar panels a second life. As the world steadily progresses towards a more sustainable future, recycling solar panels becomes increasingly relevant. However, in some cases, simply reusing old solar panels is better. CORE CHANGEMAKERS, once a student team at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and now evolving into a startup, is exploring the possibility of using old solar panels.

Health - Innovation - 07.05.2024
Research meets sightseeing: reviewing thousands of papers in Utrecht’s historical gems
More than 25 researchers from ten different European countries will join Utrecht's first Screenathon, taking place from May 14 to May 17 . At several beautiful, historical sites in Utrecht's city centre, the researchers together will screen more than 10,000 publications to get insights into research activities from all'over the world relevant to the IMPROVE project.

Materials Science - Innovation - 25.04.2024
Breakthrough in capacitor technology
Breakthrough in capacitor technology
Pacemakers, defibrillators, radar technology and electric vehicles all need electrical components called capacitors that can store and release a lot of energy in a matter of a few microseconds. Researchers at the University of Twente have recently found a way to increase these capacitors' storage, efficiency and durability.

Innovation - 11.04.2024
Pessimistic view of the future influences the transition to parenthood
New sociological research from Tilburg University shows that a pessimistic view of the future in which the next generation will grow up influences young people's decision to enter parenthood. "For people with a pessimistic view of the future, it does not stop at just talking.

Health - Innovation - 27.02.2024
Improving a non-invasive way to monitor contractions during labor
Improving a non-invasive way to monitor contractions during labor
Kirsten Thijssen defended her PhD thesis at the Department of Electrical Engineering on February 22nd. Her research was completed at Máxima Medical Center and Eindhoven University of Technology. Uterine contractions are a key part of childbirth, but they can temporarily reduce oxygen supply to the fetus.

Innovation - Campus - 15.02.2024
No more soporific lectures
In a unique experiment, researchers at the University of Twente conducted brain measurements on 20 students at the same time. During a one-hour lecture that alternated between passive and interactive, the researchers wanted to learn more about changes in students' concentration during lectures. This could lead to wearable technology that tells the lecturer that students' attention is waning.

Materials Science - Innovation - 08.02.2024
New AI tool discovers realistic ’metamaterials’ with unusual properties
A coating that can hide objects in plain sight, or an implant that behaves exactly like bone tissue. These extraordinary objects are already made from 'metamaterials'. Researchers from TU Delft have now developed an AI tool that not only can discover such extraordinary materials but also makes them fabrication-ready and durable.

Innovation - Earth Sciences - 08.01.2024
Unique permanent coastal observation detects minimal changes
A team of researchers from TU Delft has succeeded in long-term mapping of beach topography to within a few centimetres. The unique dataset provides insights into coastal changes for every hour, for three years. This data is important for dune maintenance and to keep the hinterland well protected. The methodology is also being used to monitor other coastlines and even glaciers.

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.
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