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We are betting the bank on hydrogen. But are we ready for it?
Published on:21 May 2024

Green hydrogen holds many promises. But grey hydrogen from natural gas is still much cheaper, storage of hydrogen is not trivial and as an indirect greenhouse gas is not as clean as it might look.

Feestelijke opening van nachttuin met kunstwerk bij Noordpolderzijl
Published on:16 May 2024

In Noordpolderzijl is een nachttuin geopend, waarn een kunstwerk staat dat de schoonheid van het open land verbindt met de sterrenhemel.

Nieuwe steen voor graf Frits Zernike en zus Elisabeth
Published on:15 May 2024

Er is een nieuwe steen geplaatst op het graf van Nobelprijswinnaar Frits Zernike en zijn zus Elisabeth.

Trapping molecules
Published on:13 May 2024

In his laboratory, physicist Steven Hoekstra is building an experimental set-up made of two parts: one that produces barium fluoride molecules, and a second part that traps the molecules and brings them to an almost complete standstill so they can be investigated

University of Groningen chemists produce new-to-nature enzyme containing boron
Published on:08 May 2024

University of Groningen chemists created an enzyme with boronic acid at its reactive centre. This approach can produce more selective reactions with boron, and allows the use of directed evolution to improve its catalytic power. The new-to-nature enzyme was presented in the journal Nature on 8 May.

More efficient molecular motor widens potential applications
Published on:01 May 2024

Light-driven molecular motors were first developed nearly 25 years ago at the University of Groningen. However, making these motors do actual work proved to be a challenge. In a new paper, UoG scientists describe improvements that bring real-life applications closer.

Behind the scenes: how UG and Hanze UAS students are jointly developing a Mars rover
Published on:29 April 2024

This year the students of the Makercie team are participating in the physical edition of the European Rover Challenge in Poland. Read more about the team and the collaboration between the RUG and Hanze UAS here.

Tactile sensors
Published on:29 April 2024

Every two weeks, UG Makers puts the spotlight on a researcher who has created something tangible, ranging from homemade measuring equipment for academic research to small or larger products that can change our daily lives. That is how UG researchers contribute to the solutions for big scientific and societal challenges.

Scientists discover the largest stellar black hole of the Milky Way
Published on:16 April 2024

A European team of astronomers has discovered the largest stellar black hole of the Milky Way.

Night vision with artificial atoms
Published on:15 April 2024

Every two weeks, UG Makers puts the spotlight on a researcher who has created something tangible, ranging from homemade measuring equipment for academic research to small or larger products that can change our daily lives. That is how UG researchers contribute to the solutions for big scientific and societal challenges.

Flying on wood dust
Published on:02 April 2024

Every two weeks, UG Makers puts the spotlight on a researcher who has created something tangible, ranging from homemade measuring equipment for academic research to small or larger products that can change our daily lives. That is how UG researchers contribute to the solutions for big scientific and societal challenges.

Een avond vol lentekriebels en andere hormonen
Published on:27 March 2024

Hoe beïnvloeden feromonen, de zogenaamde ‘communicatiemoleculen’ tussen individuen, ons gedrag? Wat zijn lentekriebels? Deze en andere vragen kwamen op 21 maart aan bod in het Kenniscafé.

Cyclone helps patients
Published on:17 March 2024

Every two weeks, UG Makers puts the spotlight on a researcher who has created something tangible, ranging from homemade measuring equipment for academic research to small or larger products that can change our daily lives. That is how UG researchers contribute to the solutions for big scientific and societal challenges. 

A plant-based sensor
Published on:04 March 2024

Every two weeks, UG Makers puts the spotlight on a researcher who has created something tangible, ranging from homemade measuring equipment for academic research to small or larger products that can change our daily lives. That is how UG researchers contribute to the solutions for big scientific and societal challenges. This episoide: Qi Chen and her plant-based sensor.

Will it bend or will it break?
Published on:13 February 2024

Researchers at the UG are going to research the material properties of more sustainably produced steel.

New research centre on the origins of life, the universe and everything
Published on:12 April 2017

The Origins Centre will tackle questions submitted to the National Science Agenda about the origin of life on Earth and in the Universe. A number of scientists from the University of Groningen have a leading role in this Centre. Part 1 of a series: the background to the Origins Centre.

Ben Feringa awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Published on:05 October 2016

Ben Feringa is awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

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