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surgery robot

New Robot for Skull Base Surgery Is Very Accurate and Alleviates...

Drilling out a hole in the skull base has to be done with great precision and often takes many hours. It is an intervention...
Coffee filter

‘Coffee Filter’ Helps Make New Cancer Drug 1000 Times Cheaper

Tamoxifen is known world-wide as a blockbuster chemotherapeutic drug for the treatment of breast cancer, but it is not always effective. Before it can...
Microsensor

New Microsensor Enables Kidney Dialysis to Be Customized

Kidney failure makes around two million people worldwide dependent on kidney dialysis to clean their blood. A tube is connected to a blood vessel...
Graphics processing units

Keeping GPUs Young

Graphics processing units are not only used for displaying graphics. Today, they are frequently used for particularly challenging calculations – for example in scientific...
Nanostructures

Nanostructures Made of Previously Impossible Material

When you bake a cake, you can combine the ingredients in almost any proportions, and they will still always be able to mix together....
silicon quantum

Quantum Race Accelerates Development of Silicon Quantum Chip

The worldwide race to create more, better and reliable quantum processors is progressing fast, as a team of TU Delft scientists led by Professor...
2D material

Combining Spintronics and Nanophotonics in 2D Material

The research revolved around a nano-construction consisting of two components: an extremely thin silver thread, and a 2D material called tungsten disulfide. The researchers...
virtual coach

TU Delft Develops Virtual Coach for Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In the future, a virtual coach could make a positive contribution to the therapy of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as war...
Li-Ion Batteries

In Search of Better Li-Ion Batteries and Alternatives

Confusing times "We are living in confusing times when it comes to batteries and energy storage", says TU Delft's Prof. Fokko Mulder. In his view,...
silicon-based sensor

New Sensor for Measuring Electric Field Strength

Accurately measuring electric fields is important in a variety of applications, such as weather forecasting, process control on industrial machinery, or ensuring the safety...
Electricity and magnetism

Using Electricity to Switch Magnetism

It’s not exactly a new revelation that electricity and magnetism are closely linked. And yet, magnetic and electrical effects have been studied separately for...
semiconductor

TU Wien Develops New Semiconductor Processing Technology

Extremely fine porous structures with tiny holes – resembling a kind of sponge at nano level – can be generated in semiconductors. This opens...
service robots

Industrial Robots More Flexible Thanks to Soccer and Care Robots

Dealing with the unexpected (read: non-programmed events) is a routine task for TU Eindhoven’s soccer and care robots. After all, you never know what...
tuberculosis

Double Strike Against Tuberculosis

In search of new strategies against life-threatening tuberculosis infections, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), as well as Harvard University and...
DNA

New Form of DNA Discovered – Twice as Long as Normal

DNA can be stretched like an elastic band. Inside the nucleus, the long double helices are usually ‘crumpled up’. When the genetic information needs...
DNA origami

DNA Origami Surpasses Important Thresholds

Viruses encapsulate their genetic material in a shell comprising a series of identical protein building blocks. The hepatitis B virus capsule, for example, comprises...
Wearable Robotics

Major Funding for Wearable Robotics UT in Four Dutch ‘Perspectief’ Programmes

'Perspectief' programmes stimulate close collaboration of scientists with companies and other organisations. The programmes concern multidisciplinary research with a special emphasis on application. The...
bone fractures

A Super Adhesive Made From Intestinal Bacteria

Manufacturing mussel-based underwater adhesives for healing bone fractures with the help of reprogramed intestinal bacteria / spin-off planned UniCat scientists have reprogrammed strains of the...
cancer

Dresden Scientists Develop a Sensor for the Most Important Human Cancer...

Molecular “detector” recognizes most frequent cancer-mutation in cells and initiates to kill them If it burns in a house smoke detectors alert us hence protecting life. A...
marine spongevideo

Marine Sponges & Novel Glass Technology

The technology for glass forming and shaping requires heat treatment at high temperatures of about 1000o C. So it has long been a mystery...