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21 May 2015 - Innovation lecture and Hi-Tech Fashion event 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! You are welcome at the Innovation lecture 2015. 20 May 2015 - Oratie Michel Versluis: Druppels en bellen op de golven van geluid Een minuscuul belletje dat landt op een bloedprop die de zuurstofvoorziening in de hersenen blokkeert en waarmee je vervolgens de prop op kunt blazen met behulp van ultrageluid. Of ultrakleine druppels die zich hechten aan een tumor en ter plekke chemotherapie toedienen, zonder schadelijke bijwerkingen in de rest van het lichaam. Verre toekomstmuziek? Niet als het aan natuurkundige Michel Versluis ligt. Eenvoudig is het niet, maar alle basisingrediënten zijn al beschikbaar. Op 21 mei spreekt Versluis zijn intreerede uit aan de Universiteit Twente. 18 May 2015 - hDMT turns the Netherlands into a global player in organ-on-chip technology Nine research institutes and industrial partners today announced their intention to join forces in the field of organ-on-chip technology. The establishment of the hDMT (Institute for human Organ and Disease Model technology) can elevate the Netherlands to rank among the top in the world in this field of research. This is according to Albert van den Berg, scientific director of UT research institute MIRA and one of the initiators of the research consortium. 18 May 2015 - Two UT scientists receive a Vidi grant UT researchers, Dannis Brouwer and Floris Zwanenburg, are receiving a Vidi grant of 800,000 Euros from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Brouwer is going to use his grant for research on flexible mechanisms that can make a much larger stroke (rotation angle) than existing elastic hinges. Brouwer sees applications in both ultra-precision machines as well as professionally printed robot hands, orthoses and flexible implants. Zwanenburg is going  to manufacture electronic circuits with a single atom in the heart of the circuit.  7 May 2015 - Scientists control the flow of heat and light in photonic crystals Scientists from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and Thales Research & Technology, France, have found a way to control heat propagation in photonic nano-sized devices, which will be used for high speed communications and quantum information technologies. Their results are published in the leading American journal Applied Physics Letters on 30 April 2015. 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.