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Utrecht University (Dutch: Universiteit Utrecht, formerly Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht) is a university in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Could blending of crushed rock with arable soil lower global temperatures?

Combating waterlogging and flooding in agriculture by developing water resistant plant varieties

Will deep-seabed min­ing last­ingly dis­rupt the sea­floor food web?

New study opens the door to flood resistant crops

Of the major food crops, only rice is currently able to survive flooding. Thanks to new research, that could soon change — good news for a world in which rains are increasing in both frequency and intensity. The research, published today in Science, studied how other crops compare to rice when submerged in water. It found

New study opens the door to flood resistant crops

Saving beaches and money with natural seagrass

Seagrass beds are so effective in protecting tropical beaches from erosion, that they can reduce the need for regular, expensive beach nourishments that are used now. In a recent article in the journal BioScience, biologists and engineers from The Netherlands and Mexico describe experiments and field observations around the Caribbean Sea. “A foreshore with both

Saving beaches and money with natural seagrass

The synchronization of brainwaves among students during class reflects how much they like the class and each other

The synchronization of brainwaves among students during class reflects how much they like the class and each other, a team of neuroscientists has found. “How well our brainwaves sync up with those of another person appears to be a good predictor of how well we get along and how engaged we are,” said lead author

The synchronization of brainwaves among students during class reflects how much they like the class and each other

Major breakthrough in achieving autonomous communication among severely paralyzed patients

In the UMC Utrecht a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. The researchers and the patient worked intensively to get the settings right. She can now communicate at home with her family and caregivers via the implant. That a patient can use this

Major breakthrough in achieving autonomous communication among severely paralyzed patients

First Steps Towards The Touch Robot

Simple system can recognize sixty percent of human touches A SQUEEZE IN THE ARM, A PAT ON THE SHOULDER, OR A SLAP IN THE FACE – TOUCH IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE SOCIAL INTERACTION BETWEEN PEOPLE. SOCIAL TOUCH, HOWEVER, IS A RELATIVELY UNKNOWN FIELD WHEN IT COMES TO ROBOTS, EVEN THOUGH ROBOTS OPERATE WITH

First Steps Towards The Touch Robot

Overlooked molecules could revolutionise our understanding of the immune system

Thousands of new immune system signals have been uncovered with potential implications for immunotherapy, autoimmune diseases and vaccine development. The researchers behind the finding say it is the biological equivalent of discovering a new continent. It’s as if a geographer would tell you they had discovered a new continent, or an astronomer would say they

Overlooked molecules could revolutionise our understanding of the immune system

Theoretical physicists design ‘holy grail’ of materials science

For spintronics applications at room temperature Physicists of Utrecht University and their French colleagues have theoretically designed the ‘holy grail’ of material science. This material should exhibit a unique combination of the exceptional electronic properties of graphene with the important properties that graphene misses at room temperature. “If we manage to synthesize this ‘holy grail’

Theoretical physicists design ‘holy grail’ of materials science

Climate Tools Seek to Bend Nature’s Path

The solution to global warming, Olaf Schuiling says, lies beneath our feet. For Dr. Schuiling, a retired geochemist, climate salvation would come in the form of olivine, a green-tinted mineral found in abundance around the world. When exposed to the elements, it slowly takes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Olivine has been doing this naturally

Climate Tools Seek to Bend Nature’s Path

Can Plastic be Made from Algae?

Algae are an interesting natural resource because they proliferate quickly. They are not impinging on food production. And they need nothing but sunlight and a bit of waste water to grow on. Scientists working for theSPLASH research project, funded by the EU, are now addressing the challenge of making high-quality, affordable plastics from algae. They need to

Can Plastic be Made from Algae?

Tools of Modern Gunmaking: Plastic and a 3-D Printer

  Each built a working gun that included a part made in plastic with a 3-D printer A man in Wisconsin viewed it as a technical challenge. Another, in New Hampshire, was looking to save some money. And in Texas, a third wanted to make a political point. The three may have had different motivations

Tools of Modern Gunmaking: Plastic and a 3-D Printer

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