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TNO and Amber to start up research into optimisation battery lifespan

Research organisation TNO and car-sharing platform Amber will start up a feasibility study together into the optimal use of electric cars. By collecting battery data from the Amber fleet, both parties want to find out if a fleet manager can organise the sharing schedule in such a way that battery...

Twelve challenges to attract foreign talents to Brainport Eindhoven

There will be a new version of the Tech Xperience Week, which was conceived in 2018. This time with more candidates (not ten but twenty), a stricter selection and several ‘challenges’. The goal, however, remains the same: to grow ambassadors who tell the story of Brainport Eindhoven...

Autonomous vehicles could reduce collisions by 22%

A study by TRL (The Future of Transport) considered the scenario of traditional and autonomous vehicles coexisting, and revealed that 22% of collisions could be avoided if we supposed that one of the vehicles was replaced by a level 4 automated vehicle. This type of vehicle is controlled for the...

Solliance reaches new records in efficiency in flexible solar cells

Just 9 months after the presentation of the first record-breaking flexible solar cell, USA based MiaSolé Hi-Tech Corp and Eindhoven based Solliance Solar Research established a new world record power conversion efficiency of 23% on a flexible solar cell. The solar cell combines two thin-film solar...

Major grant for research into ethically responsible technology

Researchers from Dutch universities are launching a major new research programme into the ethics of disruptive technologies. The ethicists, philosophers and technical scientists have received a grant of 17.9 million euros from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The research...

Video Top 10 emerging technologies explained (part 2)

World Economic Forum (WEF) asked a group of international technology experts to identify this year’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies. After soliciting nominations from additional experts around the globe, the group evaluated dozens of proposals according to a number of criteria. Do the suggested...

Video Top 10 emerging technologies (part 1)

World Economic Forum (WEF) asked a group of international technology experts to identify this year’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies. After soliciting nominations from additional experts around the globe, the group evaluated dozens of proposals according to a number of criteria. Do the suggested...

Employees less upset at being replaced by robots than by other people

Generally speaking, most people find the idea of workers being replaced by robots or software worse than if the jobs are taken over by other workers. But when their own jobs are at stake, people would rather prefer to be replaced by robots than by another employee. That is the conclusion of a...

Research by KU Leuven brings proof: Messi is ‘goater’ than Ronaldo

Researchers at KU Leuven and data intelligence company SciSports have developed a new algorithm to assess football players’ on-the-ball actions. Their model goes beyond traditional player statistics like the number of goals and assists, offering a more complete assessment of a player’s...

The radioactive cloud over Europe explained

In September 2017, a radioactive cloud swept over Europe. It was the most serious release of radioactivity since Fukushima in 2011. So far, no state has taken responsibility for it. Now a transnational study has uncovered the circumstances. We explain what’s going on: Read the full story...

Foldable energy tower for festivals is ready for practical use

Almost all festivals in Europe use toxic diesel generators as their power supply. As a sustainable alternative, TU Eindhoven researchers and 9 companies have developed a 21-meter high fold-out tower with solar energy panels and a wind turbine. This week the ‘GEM-tower’ was erected on the TU...

Detecting pressure ulcers in sweat and sebum

Pressure ulcers are a major burden to patients, carers and the healthcare system. Particularly vulnerable populations are elderly, bedridden and spinal cord injured individuals. PhD researcher Jibbe Soetens investigated the response of the human skin to prolonged loading. Hospitals can use his...

SmartSleep Headband tested by NASA-institute for use in deep space

The SmartSleep headband was designed for people who have difficulties with their deep sleep. But now, research is being done to find out if the device that was developed by Philips can also be of use in space. The research is funded by the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH),...

TU/e leads national research project for a secure Internet of Things

With almost ten million euros universities, companies, NGOs and government will investigate a secure Internet of Things. Devices that are connected to the internet, such as self-driving cars and intelligent thermostats, pose an increasing threat to our privacy and security. Protecting against this...

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