Science

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Mar 27 '15 17:27

Chinese media is claiming that the Buddha statue containing a skeleton of a Chinese monk was stolen from a Chinese village in 1995, and the country wants it returned. The statue is currently owned by a Dutch private collector and was on display in Drents Museum in Assen until the recent return to its owner, newswire ANP writes.

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Mar 24 '15 17:30

Dutch initiative Giro 555 collected a total of 10.5 million euros to aid in the fight against Ebola. The campaign is officially winding down now when the virus appears to have resurfaced in Guinea and Liberia, where the number of Ebola patients is reaching the year’s highest, writes Trouw.

Mar 19 '15 14:08

The first Prince Friso engineering award was given to Allard van Hoeken, Head of New Energy at Bluewater Energy Services. The prize was handed to Van Hoeken by the head of the Royal Institute of Engineering (KIVI) in presence of Prince Friso's mother and his widow, Princesses Beatrix and Mabel.

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Feb 23 '15 13:37

The body of a woman that lay in a cemeteries in Yerseke since the disastrous flood of 1953, has finally been identified through DNA matching research by the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI).

Feb 18 '15 14:40

Gas extraction in Groningen failed to adequately consider the safety of the province’s residents up until 2013, a report released on Wednesday by the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) says.

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Feb 16 '15 17:52

Dutch and Belgian researchers have developed a new type of artificial skin for the treatment of severe burns and other large and deep wounds patients incur in procedures, like a mastectomy. The researchers then handed over the patent to the Euro Tissue Bank in Beverwijk and burn center at the University Hospital Ghent in Belgium.

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Feb 10 '15 16:24

Swedish heavy truck manufacturer Scania held the first partially autonomous self-driving truck tests on Dutch public roads Monday. During the test, Scania trucks drove themselves in a convoy.

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Jan 28 '15 17:35

There may be risks to health from the bluer light of LED, found investigations by the Health Council of the Netherlands.

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Jan 23 '15 13:40

Underground passages dating from before 1563 were discovered in the city of Hoorn last week. The discovery was made after heavy rainfall caused a hole in the pavement of a dead end alley. Experts are assessing whether the passage can be made accessible to the public, but it remains closed for now.

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Jan 11 '15 11:00

Recent calculations by theoretical physicists from Utrecht University's Sustainability department will allow energy producers to achieve a much higher yield when generating blue-energy. The findings of René van Roij, Mathijs Janssen and Andreas Härtel were published on 24 December 2014 in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters under the title 'Boosting Capacitive Blue-Energy and Desalination Devices with Waste Heat.'

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Jan 6 '15 17:35

Dutch drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies started testing an Ebola vaccine on humans this week. The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary produced 400,000 doses of the vaccine for large-scale clinical trials that could launch by April, the firm said in a statement.

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Dec 9 '14 22:32

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has indefinitely removed all Dr. Walter Lewin's online lectures, according to MIT News. The decision was made by the institute after the retired faculty member was reportedly accused of online sexual harassment.

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Dec 5 '14 23:42

Dr Erwann Michel-Kerjan and co-authors, winners of this year's Science of Risk: Climate Change category, proposed four flood resilience strategies to protect coastal megacities from the likes of Superstorm Sandy. Their strategies included the levee systems designed for the Netherlands by Dutch engineers in early 1950's.

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Dec 4 '14 12:15

Researchers have found that the Homo erectus on the Indonesian island Java had used shells of freshwater mussels as material for tools and as a base for engravings half a million years ago. The finding provides new insight on the evolution of human behavior.

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Nov 25 '14 13:52

Dutch citizens will help to decide which topics universities will research. This was announced by Minister Jet Bussemaaker (PvdA) and State Secretary Sander Dekker (VVD) of Education, Culture and Science.

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Nov 12 '14 09:08

There is a good chance that, for the first time ever, a satellite will land on a comet today. Today around 10:00 a.m. the Rosetta satellite will release the so-called "lander" Philae to land on the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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Oct 20 '14 09:40

Last night a fireball was visible above the Netherlands.

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Oct 13 '14 14:36

In the second half of June 2014 sport divers encountered a new species of sea slug in the Oosterschelde.

Ambio
Oct 2 '14 15:44

Dutch designer Teresa van Dongen was so influence by bioluminescence that she created a lamp whose light is powered solely by octopus bacteria. The Design Academy Eindhoven graduate’s lamp “Ambio” harnesses the natural energy of micro-organisms that glows brightly every time an ocean wave provides them with oxygen.

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Sep 30 '14 16:52

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 on the Richter scale has been felt in Groningen around 13:42 on Tuesday. The quake which occurred a few kilometers from Groningen near the village Ten Boer was felt in a wide area, but no damage was reported.

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Sep 23 '14 17:26

California-based Google has donated $1 million to Amsterdam’s science museum NEMO as part of funding for an interactive exhibition to "inspire the youth and make them enthusiastic about mathematics and programming.” Google hopes that the donation will go towards supporting and developing talented individuals in the field of science and technology, the company said.

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Sep 23 '14 15:42

The Anti Animal Testing Coalition (ADC) reports that 127 thousand people signed the petition against Maastricht University's experiments on Labradors.

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Sep 16 '14 13:37

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has taken first place over Leiden University and Utrecht University as the top university in the Netherlands, breaking into the top 50 in the world in this year's QS World University Rankings. The Rankings rely upon six performance indicators to assess and compare top universities, giving UvA high marks in life sciences & medicine, social sciences & management, and arts & humanities.

Drugs
Sep 11 '14 13:05

Publication of doctoral research into the effects of so-called "lust pills" on women has been delayed by the Utrecht University after television documentary program ZEMBLA raised concerns about the independence of the committee reviewing the research. Five members of the eight-member team of researchers and evaluators have direct connections to Almere drug company Emotional Brain, the creators of two drugs meant to treat women diagnosed with sexual dysfunctions like lack of arousal. Both drugs were reviewed in the study.

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