A group of students at the University of Groningen are developing a revolutionary membrane for generating ‘blue energy’, electricity created from the ‘collision’ between salt water and fresh water. Currently, artificial membranes are used for this, but these break quickly and are expensive. The students are attempting to make a membrane from bacteria. The group will be competing in Boston this September in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, where 280 student teams will present biological machines they have developed themselves. The Groningen students are seeking support for their project via the special crowdfunding website
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Astronomen hebben na een nieuwe analyse van bestaande Hubble-data vastgesteld dat het uiterst lichtzwakke sterrenstelsel Dragonfly44 veel minder sterrenhopen in de omringende halo van donkere materie heeft dan in 2016 is gemeld. Omdat het aantal...
The consortium’s ‘5DNanoPrinting’ project has been awarded a grant of EUR 3.58 million.
At the international Wader Study Group’s 50th Anniversary conference Professor Theunis Piersma has been presented with the BOU Goldman Salvin Prize. This is the most prestigious award by the British Ornithologists’ Union and recognises Piersma's...