Two scientists from the University of Amsterdam can cure arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, within two minutes using a combination of a beta blocker and an encounter with a large tarantula
The University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit and the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science are opening the QuSoft institute on Thursday. At QuSoft, a collaboration between the three universities, scientists will research and develop software for quantum computers
Scientists at Maastricht University Medical Center discovered a link between a microorganism in the gastrointestinal tract and the risk of childhood obesity - the larger the number of this microbe present, the greater risk of obesity.
Amsterdam based startup company Connecterra has won the Web Summit 2015 startup competition PITCH with their so-called "Fitbit for cows", Startup Juncture announced on Friday.
A 17th century postmaster's case full of undelivered letters has been rediscovered in The Hague Museum for Communications' archive. Scientists have started examining the letters and will hopefully soon be able to shed more light on every day life in the 17th century, with all the gossip, intrigue and scandal it entails.
An explosion at a nuclear power plant in Beveren, Belgium posed no threat for the surrounding area, a spokesman told Belgian media. A transformer blew up, causing a small fire at the site of Doel 1, a nuclear reactor that was closed down in February.
Half of psychology research papers contain at least one statistical error. One in eight contain such large errors that it affects the paper's statistical conclusions.
Last month the Technical University Eindhoven started running test with a massive 3D concrete printer. The university will be working with the construction industry to develop and print concrete products, such as complete walls printed with all the necessary features from the start.
Wednesday was a big day for Technical University Delft. Not only did the university get a record enrollment of 5 thousand new students and a team of scientists led by professor Ronald Hanson of the university publish a paper challenging Albert Einstein on a quantum theory - the TU Delft Nuon Solar Team also won the Bridgestone World Challenge.
An experiment done by TU Delft supports the quantum theory that the observation of an object instantaneously has an affect on another object, even if it is very far away. In 1935 Einstein refused to accept the latter part of the theory - the distance - calling it a "spooky influence at a distance".
The scheduled launch of a Stratos II+ rocket in southern Spain failed Thursday afternoon in what would have been an attempt at a world record by a team from TU Delft. The countdown for the rocket should have seen it blast off the launch pad shortly before 4:20 p.m., with a goal of hitting an altitude of 50 kilometers.
A team of students from TU Delft is preparing to launch their homemade rocket to do research in the highest layers of the atmosphere. The rocket is set to launch at 4pm CEST from southern Spain and will reach an altitude of 50 kilometers. The team's ultimate goal is to be the first student team to send a rocket into space - altitude of 100 kilometers.
Shrapnel from a Buk missile was found in the bodies of victims from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash, according to a Ukrainian investigator that was formerly part of the international team researching the cause of the disaster. The revelation comes just one week before the Dutch Safety Board releases their final report on the July 2014 Boeing 777 crash in eastern Ukraine.
Top scientific minds from all across the Netherlands are being drawn away by better salaries and greater funding for research grants in other countries. Frank Baaijens, Dean of the Technical University in Eindhoven, is upset over the institution's loss of one of their top scientists, Maaike Kroon, he told the Volkskrant.
American chip manufacturer Intel has entered into a 10 year collaboration with TU Delft and TNO and has invested 50 million dollars into TU Delft's quantum computer institute QuTech, the university announced on Thursday. Intel will also contribute facilities, expertise and manpower to the project.
A team of 55 Dutch scientists has returned to the inhabited world after a 10 day long expedition on Edgeøya, an island east of Sptisbergen. According to the organizers, the expedition was a great success, despite polar bears sometimes making their work difficult to impossible.
Two Dutch startup companies landed on the World Economic Forum’s list of the year’s top Technology Pioneers, “the most prominent and forward thinking tech companies,” the organization announced Thursday.
An international team of astronomers, including some scientists from Leiden, has detected the most distant and oldest galaxy so far discovered.
The Maastricht University has decided to completely stop the experiment in which dogs were used to test the effectiveness of pacemakers, the University announced in a press release on Thursday.
Scientists at TU Delft have managed to breed the E.coli bacteria in very peculiar forms - circles, squares, triangles and even letters that spell out TU Delft
The Faculty of Astronomy at the Radboud University of Nijmegen wants to capture the first image of a black hole in history using the world's largest virtual telescope. The black hole the university aims to capture is called Sagittarius A*, the existence of which has not yet been confirmed.
Groninger Museum launched a new mobile app over the weekend to coincide with the opening of its newest exhibition, "Song Dong, Life is Art, Art is Life." Using the iBeacon technology, the app presents information on artworks and parts of the museum as the visitor walks around the Groningen facility.
Three astronauts are traveling back to earth from the International Space Station on Thursday. Among them is Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who holds the record of being the female astronaut to spend the most time in space. She also holds the same record for European astronauts, taking the record from Dutch astronaut André Kuipers last week.
Dutch astronaut André Kuipers has been dethroned as the European astronaut with the longest stay on the International Space Station. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti broke his record on Thursday.