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Politics - Media - 06.10.2023
Interaction between debates in the Dutch House of Representatives and social media
What is the dynamic between political debate in the Dutch House of Representatives and reactions, commentary and framing on social media? Academics of the Utrecht University Faculty of Humanities and Data School, investigated this question. The researchers analysed data from various public sources: publicly accessible groups and accounts on X (previously Twitter) and Telegram where the Dutch language is used.

Media - 21.04.2023
Social media data provides first glimpse at increased popularity of air conditioning worldwide
With temperatures rising worldwide, more and more people globally consider air-conditioning an essential element of living. However, air-conditioning units are also rather power-hungry and are likely to increase energy consumption in areas where they are used often. To limit the impact of air-conditioners on our energy grids and our climate, we need data to better understand where they're sold globally.

Physics - Media - 17.02.2023
This 'Harry Potter' light sensor achieves magically high efficiency of 200 per cent
This ’Harry Potter’ light sensor achieves magically high efficiency of 200 per cent
Using green light and a double-layered cell, PhD researcher Riccardo Ollearo has come up with a photodiode that has sensitivity that many can only dream of. Solar panels with multiple stacked cells are currently breaking records. Remarkably, a team of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and TNO at Holst Centre have now managed to make photodiodes - based on a similar technology - with a photoelectron yield of more than 200 percent.

Media - 09.01.2023
Should editors burn their fingers on algorithms?
Do you only see news about Britney Spears popping up on a newspaper's website? Then there's probably an algorithm gone haywire.

Media - 28.09.2022
’A good death’ in the daily press
Over the last few decades, there has been a change in the way in which we relate to death. Newspaper articles provide an insight into what we consider a 'good' or 'dignified' death. According to research carried out by Radboud university medical center and Radboud University, the articles have revealed that, in the case of the elderly, a good death is primarily associated with having lived a full life and a self-chosen end of life.

Media - Health - 05.08.2022
Media stories inspire young people to help during the pandemic
Media stories inspire young people to help during the pandemic
During the Covid pandemic, media stories have been proven to inspire young people to help others. Helping others also often gave them a feeling of satisfaction. This is the conclusion of researchers from Radboud University and Erasmus University Rotterdam in a newly published article. The research sheds new light on the effects of the pandemic on young people, according to Rebecca de Leeuw, Assistant Professor of Communication Science at Radboud University.