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30 Apr 2015 - Can we make chips and transistors even smaller and quicker? Smartphones, tablets and computers. How small can they be? Nowadays, one development quickly replaces another. Professor Jurriaan Schmitz of the Semiconductor Components department, attached to the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente, will explain how small we can make the chips and transistors in our electrical appliances and when we have really reached our limit during ScienceCaféEnschede on 21 May. Should we be worried? And could the quantum computer provide us with a solution? 28 Apr 2015 - UT research opens the way to living implants Scientists from the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a method for naturally incorporating living cells in materials, while fully preserving all properties. They succeeded in changing bacteria in such a way that they can be incorporated in man-made materials with dynamic weak bonds (non-covalent bonds). This new method opens the way for 'living implants', such as stents on which cells from the lining of blood vessels can attach themselves. The research was published in the leading scientific journal ACS Nano.  28 Apr 2015 - Random light scattering enhances the resolution of wide-field optical microscope images Researchers at the UT-research institute MESA+ have developed a method to improve the resolution of a conventional wide-field optical microscope. Scattered light usually reduces the resolution of conventional optical microscopes. The UT-researchers however found a simple and efficient way to actively use scattered light to improve the resolution of images. It is like the fog has cleared, according to the first author Hasan Yılmaz. The paper is published in The Optical Society’s (OSA) new high-impact journal Optica.   22 Apr 2015 - Registration Innovation Lecture 2015 now open The University of Twente has a long and vibrant tradition in business and entrepreneurship. Now more than ever, business generated by scientific research is the engine for economic growth. Transforming cutting-edge expertise into economic activity and benefits to society is one of our university’s core objectives. With 800 successful spin-off companies to its name, the University of Twente leads Europe in terms of start-ups. Collaborating closely with students, the business community and government, UT scientists are committed to delivering the technological and social solutions of tomorrow: University of Twente, the University of Booming Business! 21 Apr 2015 - New research consortium to identify basic principles of improved oil recovery efficiency Prof.dr. Frieder Mugele from UT's MESA+ research institute will manage a research consortium that should result in higher oil recovery efficiency. Stichting FOM and the NWO Chemical Sciences field (CW) have recently started a (Chemical) Industrial Partnership Programme (CH)IPP together with the company BP. The parties involved will focus on the physical-chemical processes during oil extraction from sandstone. During the coming five years, a team led by Frieder Mugele from the department of Physics of Complex Fluids will work on this research, which has a budget of over 3 million euros. Dr. Igor Siretanu, from the same department, will act as coordinator and is responsible for the day-to-day management.  15 Apr 2015 - Bubbles dilemma solved after more than twenty years It was a question that has kept physicists and chemists busy for more than twenty years. Why can tiny bubbles in a liquid supersaturated with gas remain stable for weeks, while according to theoretical expectation they should disappear in a fraction of a second? Prof. dr. ir. Detlef Lohse from the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute found the answer. The research was recently published in the scientific journal Physical Review E (Rapid Communication).  14 Apr 2015 - Subsidy for research consortium for improvement of electrochemical processes NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, recently announced that it will grant five 'Technology Area subsidies’ to chemical sciences researchers who closely cooperate with the corporate sector. Within one of the approved projects, Guido Mul and Detlef Lohse of the University of Twente (MESA+) cooperate with researchers of the University of Leiden and the companies Akzo Nobel, Shell, Magneto special anodes and Elson Technologies.  13 Apr 2015 - Bijzonder inkijkje in de wereld van de wetenschap Twee jonge academici gaven een groep talentvolle basisschoolleerlingen vanmiddag op enthousiaste en bevlogen wijze een bijzonder inkijkje in de wereld van de wetenschap. Talentvolle leerlingen uit de digitale plusklassen van de Stichting Proo uit Nunspeet van de Islamitische basisschool Al Ummah uit Enschede waren te gast in het Nanolab.