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Precise manipulation of surgical catheters using magnets

Robot for surgeries inside blood vessels

Christoff Heunis, researcher at the UT Surgical Robotics Laboratory, developed a robotic system that allows the precise manipulation of surgical tools inside blood vessels of a patient using magnets. The magnetic fields interact with the surgical tool, positioning it exactly at the right location. The method saves time, money and is safer for both patient and doctor.

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Proeftuin simuleert werklast commandocentrum marineschip

In het BMS Lab van de UT simuleren onderzoekers de werklast die ‘operatoren’ van commandocentrales op een marineschip ervaren. De grote vraag luidt: wanneer raken ze overbelast?

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Connection lost

Faces pop up on your screen. Lips start moving and someone shouts ‘You are still muted’. You know the drill. The meeting commences, information gets exchanged, even a few jokes are made, but we all feel it. There is a certain disconnect in this digital world. Is there anything we can do to bridge the gap? UT experts discuss why there is such a difference between communicating online and in person.

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Over a pint
Over a pint with... Iris van Duren

'Ecologists are especially good at making connections'

'Over a Pint' is a series about science. UT researchers talk to science journalist Enith Vlooswijk about their field and the misconceptions that exist about it. Enith turns their input into writing and drawings. In this fifteenth episode: Iris van Duren, ecologist and assistant professor at the ITC faculty.

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Aan de borreltafel met... Iris van Duren

‘Ecologen zijn vooral goed in verbindingen leggen’

‘Aan de borreltafel’ is een rubriek over wetenschap. Wetenschapsjournalist Enith Vlooswijk praat met én tekent over UT-onderzoekers, die vertellen over hun vakgebied en de misvattingen die hierover bestaan. In deze vijftiende aflevering: Iris van Duren, ecoloog en universitair docent bij de faculteit ITC.

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Aan de borreltafel
Aan de borreltafel met... Iris van Duren

‘Ecologen zijn vooral goed in verbindingen leggen’

‘Aan de borreltafel’ is een rubriek over wetenschap. Wetenschapsjournalist Enith Vlooswijk praat met én tekent over UT-onderzoekers, die vertellen over hun vakgebied en de misvattingen die hierover bestaan. In deze vijftiende aflevering: Iris van Duren, ecoloog en universitair docent bij de faculteit ITC.

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Over a pint
Over a pint with... Iris van Duren

'Ecologists are especially good at making connections'

'Over a Pint' is a series about science. UT researchers talk to science journalist Enith Vlooswijk about their field and the misconceptions that exist about it. Enith turns their input into writing and drawings. In this fifteenth episode: Iris van Duren, ecologist and assistant professor at the ITC faculty.

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Light-weight constructions for cars and planes to save energy and reduce emissions

Making vehicles lighter

With a NWO Perspective grant of 6 million euro’s, University of Twente professor Remko Akkerman, received funding for his program ‘ENLIGHTEN’, Enabling Integrated Lightweight Structures in High Volumes. His aim: develop light-weight, recyclable constructions for the transport industry, to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions by at least 25 %.

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Over a pint with... Marcel Boogers

‘Unelected officials set the tone’

‘Over a pint’ is a series about science. UT researchers talk to science journalist Enith Vlooswijk about their field and the misconceptions that exist about it. Enith turns their input into writing and drawings. In this fourteenth episode: Marcel Boogers, professor of Innovation and Regional Governance.

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Aan de borreltafel
Aan de borreltafel met... Marcel Boogers

‘Ongekozen ambtenaren geven de toon aan’

‘Aan de borreltafel’ is een rubriek over wetenschap. Wetenschapsjournalist Enith Vlooswijk praat met én tekent over UT-onderzoekers, die vertellen over hun vakgebied en de misvattingen die hierover bestaan. In deze veertiende aflevering: Marcel Boogers, hoogleraar Innovatie en Regionaal Bestuur.

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Aan de borreltafel
Aan de borreltafel met... Marcel Boogers

‘Ongekozen ambtenaren geven de toon aan’

‘Aan de borreltafel’ is een rubriek over wetenschap. Wetenschapsjournalist Enith Vlooswijk praat met én tekent over UT-onderzoekers, die vertellen over hun vakgebied en de misvattingen die hierover bestaan. In deze veertiende aflevering: Marcel Boogers, hoogleraar Innovatie en Regionaal Bestuur.

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Over a pint
Over a pint with... Marcel Boogers

‘Unelected officials set the tone’

‘Over a pint’ is a series about science. UT researchers talk to science journalist Enith Vlooswijk about their field and the misconceptions that exist about it. Enith turns their input into writing and drawings. In this fourteenth episode: Marcel Boogers, professor of Innovation and Regional Governance.

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Human footprint affects the range of elephants’ habitat

‘Elephants have learnt to avoid humans’

Due to human presence and actions, elephants only use 17% of their potential habitat in Africa. This is the main finding of a study based on twenty years of data and co-authored by Jelle Ferwerda, research coordinator at ITC.

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Crucial steps on the road to circular economy

Recovering resources from waste

Assistant Professor Sissi de Beer, from the UT Faculty of Science and Technology, has been awarded a grant of five million euros from the NWO Programme ‘Perspective’ for her research ReCoVR: Recovery and Circularity of Valuable Resources. Together with a team of researchers and companies, she aims to develop improved technologies for a more effective waste separation and resource recovery.

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Over a pint with... Nelly Litvak

‘As a mathematician, you learn not to be offended’

‘Over a pint’ is a series about science. UT researchers talk to science journalist Enith Vlooswijk about their field and the misconceptions that exist about it. Enith turns their input into writing and drawings. In this thirteenth episode: Nelly Litvak, professor at the department of Applied Mathematics.

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Aan de borreltafel
Aan de borreltafel met... Nelly Litvak

‘Als wiskundige leer je om geen gekwetste gevoelens te hebben’

‘Aan de borreltafel’ is een rubriek over wetenschap. Wetenschapsjournalist Enith Vlooswijk praat met én tekent over UT-onderzoekers, die vertellen over hun vakgebied en de misvattingen die hierover bestaan. In deze dertiende aflevering: wiskundehoogleraar Nelly Litvak.

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Aan de borreltafel
Aan de borreltafel met... Nelly Litvak

‘Als wiskundige leer je om geen gekwetste gevoelens te hebben’

‘Aan de borreltafel’ is een rubriek over wetenschap. Wetenschapsjournalist Enith Vlooswijk praat met én tekent over UT-onderzoekers, die vertellen over hun vakgebied en de misvattingen die hierover bestaan. In deze dertiende aflevering: wiskundehoogleraar Nelly Litvak.

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Over a pint
Over a pint with... Nelly Litvak

‘As a mathematician, you learn not to be offended’

‘Over a pint’ is a series about science. UT researchers talk to science journalist Enith Vlooswijk about their field and the misconceptions that exist about it. Enith turns their input into writing and drawings. In this thirteenth episode: Nelly Litvak, professor at the department of Applied Mathematics.

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