Technical University of Eindhoven

  • Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology have fine-tuned an artificial leaf design and used it to produce drugs for the first time.
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    Scientists have developed an inexpensive new paper-based blood test kit that quickly determines if patients have infectious diseases. Among other things, it could be of great help to clinicians in developing nations who don't have access to traditional lab equipment.
  • Eindhoven, the Netherlands, looks poised to become something of a 3D-printed architecture boom town. Following the construction of a 3D-printed bridge in the city, a total of five rental homes made using the cutting edge tech are now planned too.
  • Every year for the past few years, the TU/ecomotive team has built an electric concept car. This year's EV is called Noah, and is being billed as the world's first circular car. This doesn't refer to its appearance but rather its sustainable production and usage, and its end of life recyclability.
  • A new 3D printed bridge has just opened in the Netherlands. Designed and built by engineers from TU/E and construction company BAM Infra, the cyclist bridge was printed in pieces from a concrete mixture, reinforced with steel cable, before being assembled and erected on-site.
  • Students at the Technical University of Eindhoven​ in The Netherlands have avoided the storage problem of hydrogen-powered vehicles by developing a self-contained system that helps power an electric bus using hydrogen produced from formic acid.
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    Scientists have created what they claim is "the world’s first machine to convert light directly into walking." It actually undulates more than walks, and could ultimately be used for applications such as the transportation of small objects within inaccessible spaces.​
  • The University of Eindhoven is preparing to take on the biennial Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (WSC) with the five-seat Stella Vie, which has fewer solar panels than the team's previous entries, but makes up for it with a range of smart new features.
  • Wi-Fi works by sending information via radio waves, but systems that rely on light have the potential to achieve much faster speeds. A new system uses infrared rays beamed from antennas to reach data transfer rates of over 40 Gbps, regardless of how many devices are hooking into the network.
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    ​Leaves are kind of like nature’s power plants, converting sunlight into energy for the plant. Now a team at Eindhoven University of Technology is using artificial leaves to produce chemicals, which could lead to solar-powered “mini-factories” that can create drugs and chemicals almost anywhere.
  • The Dutch city of Eindhoven is poised to become "the world's first crowdsourced smart city," according to Philips Lighting. Residents will be consulted for ideas about how smart lighting infrastructure should be employed, for development and roll out over the next 15 years.
  • As we reported back in April, a team of students and volunteers is set to build a bridge out of ice that will be strong enough to hold a car. The first group is due to travel to Finland in the next week. If successfully completed, the bridge will be the longest made out of ice ever.