Sci/Tech

Plus Pool Project
Aug 9 '17 17:30

Heineken wants to make swimming in polluted New York City rivers a reality again buy helping build a floating pool that filters the dirty water. The 'Plus Pool Project' was already conceived in 2010, but the Dutch beer brewer is breathing new life into it by committing its name to the project, RTL Nieuws reports. 

Part of medieval wall discovered while working on quay wall on Singel in Amsterdam, 27 Jan 2017
Feb 1 '17 14:05

The remains of a medieval city wall was discovered during quay works on the Singel near Kattengat on Friday. According to city archeologist Jerzy Gawronski, this is part of the wall that protected Amsterdam between 1480 and 1603, Het Parool reports.

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Oct 14 '16 17:32

Nearly half of diesel cars were found to be using software that manipulated the emissions so they would be granted environmental certification, new research by the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW) shows. The evidence could trigger massive automotive recalls across the country.

The RDW tested 30 different models, of which 16 were using software that potentially causes fraudulent results, broadcaster NOS reported on Friday.

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Mar 16 '16 14:50

A panoramic night spot is planned on the roofs of the new skyscrapers set to soon be built on the Wilhelmina pier in Rotterdam

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Jun 25 '15 08:09

Hema has recalled its mobile chargers, called powerbanks. The company has determined that pars of the battery can overheat and melt the case it is in. In some cases, the batteries may even explo

Afsluitdijk project begins
May 13 '15 14:56

The government on Tuesday launched an 800 million euro project to rebuild the Afsluitdijk, a dam that connects Noord Holland with Friesland. The Afsluitdijk is both a highway and a crucial structure protecting the Netherlands against floods, forming the barrier between the Wadden Sea and the IJsselmeer lake.

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Nov 10 '14 10:39

The wreck of a 17th-century Dutch warship has been discovered off the coast of Tobago, a small island in the southern Caribbean. Marine archaeologists believe the vessel is the Huis de Kreuningen, which was lost during a bloody naval battle between Dutch and French colonists.

Sep 25 '14 11:10

Parents of children at the Strabrecht College in Geldrop and the Plus X-College in Bladel have tipped the school heads off about films circulating at the schools in which underage girls perform sexually explicit acts, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Sep 18 '14 09:35

The explosion last June at Shell’s manufacturing plant in Moerdijk that left two people injured, was caused by excess pressure in a reactor, an internal investigation has shown.

Photo: Stephan Peters
Sep 10 '14 14:31

PhD Student Stephen Peters of the University of Groningen has uncovered new research about one of the greatest scientific mysteries in nature and astronomy; dark matter.

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Aug 29 '14 17:39

Schiphol airport dealt with two minor incidents today that could have turned major: a fire in a workshop and a Boeing 747 that landed with a flat tire.

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Aug 13 '14 11:51

This year, professor of higher arithmetic, Manjul Bhargava from Leiden, received the Fields medal, widely considered the Nobel Prize for mathematics. This was announced at an international mathematics congress in Seoul, Korea on Wednesday, De Volkskrant reports.

Comet
Aug 6 '14 15:57

The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe has been brought to within 100 km of the Chury comet after a seven-minute burn of its thrusters. Orbiting around the comet, moving at 55,000 km per hour, the Rosetta can finally begin the research that it set out into space ten years ago to do.

Fugro
Aug 6 '14 10:40

In an area two times the size of The Netherlands, Dutch geo-investigation services consultancy Fugro has been allowed by the Australian government to send a second boat to search for the still-missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, that disappeared from the radar on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on the 8th of March, the NOS reports.

Jul 25 '14 11:41

Robot football team Tech United from TU Eindhoven in has sealed a World Cup victory for The Netherlands. The team won 3-2 in the RoboCup 2014 against China's team Water in João Pesso, Brazil.

Lab research
Jun 23 '14 09:26

When we talk about winning money for EU researches, Dutch researchers and entrepreneurs walk hand in hand.

They have managed to receive almost 3,4 billion euro between 2007 and 2013. This is almost one and a half times the amount that The Netherlands pays for via the EU budget, wrote Education Secretary Sander Dekker and Economics Affairs Minister Henk Kamp in a letter to Parliament on Friday.

TU Eindhoven
Jun 5 '14 11:59

To fill the need for new talent in the engineering sector, companies like Philips are going to finance PhD places at Universities. Philips itself is financing 30 places at the University of Technology (TU) of Eindhoven. Head of Philips is calling this the next step in "the war on talent."

Jun 4 '14 14:16

The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) has figured out how to determine the age of a fingerprint. What day a fingerprint was left at a crime scene, for example, can be answered some time next year.

May 19 '14 09:35

The first Dutch astronaut, Wubbo Ockels, died this morning at the age of 68. He had been suffering from renal cell cancer.

May 14 '14 15:46

Archaeologists in Delft have uncovered what may be the world's oldest telescope in the digging works for the new railway tunnel in the city. Specialists from the Boerhaven museum in Leiden have confirmed that it is a telescope, after looking more closely at the rusted tin tube, thinking at first that it was a bullet chamber, the Volkskrant reports.

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Apr 8 '14 15:38

National railway company NS has announced that it is pulling the high-speed service between Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam and Breda, over technical problems with the locomotives of Intercity Direct.

Mar 22 '14 04:32

The quality of education has further improved, according to the Education Inspectorate. The number of weak and very weak primary and secondary schools has decreased again.

Mar 17 '14 18:16

Tens of thousands of Dutch websites place cookies on computers of visitors without prior consent, according to a random tests performed by two Dutch entrepreneurs, Taco Dankers and Gijsbert Boon. They violate the law by doing so.

Double decker train in Amsterdam
Mar 17 '14 13:09

Some of the NS double-decker trains will look a lot more modern in two years' time. The 418 cars will become more economical and more comfortable, a spokesperson announced on Monday.

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