Technology

Aug 4 '14 13:22

A new phone plan may soon become available in Europe that exchanges free data and minutes for advertisements. American telecom company FreedomPop has launched a test in Belgium, whose reception will determine whether the plan can be used in The Netherlands as well, De Telegraaf 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.

Jul 22 '14 13:27

The recent MH17 flight crash is being used in an online scamming scheme, mainly through facebook. Online security experts warn that these ads spread objectionable links. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice is calling the digital scheme shocking.

Publieke-omroep-2dec1
Jul 15 '14 17:10

Logos for Dutch television channels could permanently damage television channels if those logos are left on screen for too long, warns Frans Klein, head of Dutch public broadcasting organization NPO. In a memo, Klein cautioned that damage claims from television owners could cost the firm millions due to the issue, caused by a process called “burn-in.”

Jul 15 '14 15:35

The U.S. Department of Defense is once again allowing F-35 fighter jets back in the air after a fire on one of the airplanes halted the programme. The Netherlands, which has two test units of the Joint Strike Fighter, had followed the U.S. in grounding the aircraft.

papertickets
Jul 9 '14 12:29

Wednesday marked the end of paper tickets on trains in the Netherlands, and so far there have been few problems, the NS said. Instead of buying single-use paper tickets, train passengers can instead buy single-use OV chip cards, though they are not sold in every machine at train stations.

Boyan Slat
Jul 8 '14 08:28

The 19-year old Delft inventor and student Boyan Slat has already received a lot of support for his Ocean Cleanup project. The plan to fish plastic out of the world's oceans would cost $2 million in its first test phase. In the last two months, more than half of that has already been raised.

Sandwich
Jul 7 '14 10:14

The Netherlands Food and Wares Authority (NVWA) has developed a new app to inform consumers of the cleanliness ratings of the restaurants that they visit. This app is available from today and can be accessed with a smartphone as well as through the NVWA website.

F-35
Jul 4 '14 13:30

The Ministry of Defence has decided that all F-35 fighter jets from the United States of America are to remain grounded for now due to an incident on the 23rd of June, in which one jet caught fire trying to take off. The Joint Strike Fighter unit (JSF/F-35) includes two Dutch aircrafts, which are also grounded. According to the Ministry of Defense, this is standard procedure.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Jun 30 '14 11:35

The NS is hesitant about introducing the new high-speed trains, or 'flitstreinen' before 2021. In a letter to State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure, Timo Huges, NS-chief, writes that the new intercity trains will not be able to travel faster than 200 kilometers per hour.

Amanda Todd
Jun 26 '14 14:22

In the investigation into suspected sex offender Aydin C. from Oisterwijk, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) used keylogger software to patch together the case against the man who is suspected of seducing Canadian Amanda Todd, Nieuwsuur reports.

Jun 24 '14 15:53

Telecommunications provider Vodafone is set to offer LTE Advanced to the Dutch market, the company said in a statement. The news comes days after rival KPN made an announcement revealing similar plans. While KPN will offer the faster internet option from July, Vodafone users will have to wait until later this year.

MRI
Jun 20 '14 14:26

The Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen has announced that it is building three special operation rooms in which cancer diagnoses will take no longer than a day. Cancer patients will no longer have to wait up to two weeks to hear whether malignant cells have receded.

Jun 19 '14 12:33

The biggest telescope in the world will soon bring the mysteries of the universe a few steps closer, as project developers begin readying the top of a 3,000 meter-high mountain in Chile to form the base of the telescope, which will be large enough to capture life on other planets.

MK1 Carice
Jun 18 '14 14:32

A Dutch car brand is taking automobile aesthetics back to the 50s and 60s with its new model. Carice has debuted its first car, called the MK1, which is a light, fully electric two-seater cabriolet.

Jun 16 '14 15:30

The Dutch government wants to have large-scale testing with autonomous cars on Dutch roads, and thereby assume a 'pioneers role' in the development of this kind of technology, NU.nl reports.

Jun 16 '14 14:33

A hand grenade from the Second World War was discovered in a dredging ship of the Damen company based in Schiedam yesterday morning. The grenade was pulled out of a harbor during a dredging job.

Tiago's computer
Jun 6 '14 17:03

A 10-year old handicapped boy named Tiago was given a new computer when thieves stole his old one from his home in Hoogvliet, Rotterdam. The boy used the expensive computer as a communication tool which his mother says "he can't go a day without".

TU Delft
May 27 '14 10:19

The first urban windmill has been installed on the roof of the Stadshavens office in Rotterdam. The Liam F1 Urban Wind turbines are as tall as the average human, and their design are reminiscent of a nautilus. They can easily be placed on a roof or a façade.

May 22 '14 14:07

Dutch use of renewable energy sources made up 4.5 percent of the energy market in 2013, according to figures released this week by Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

May 5 '14 15:45

The launch of a Dutch-built robotic arm for the International Space Station (ISS) has been delayed once again. This time, the delay comes from problems with a Russian unit. The European Robotic Arm (ERA) may only be launched at the end of next year, at the earliest.

Find my iPhone
May 2 '14 15:06

A 62-year old woman was arrested in her home in Oosterhout Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of theft. It is thought that the woman stole an iPhone that was lying on a check-out counter in a shop in 's-Hertogenbosch.

Internet Explorer
Apr 29 '14 11:50

After a bug was discovered in Internet Explorer, the Dutch police have recommended people not use the browser unless they have no alternative, and then only "in extensively secured mode."

Dayglo
Apr 10 '14 14:59

It looks like something out of a futuristic movie, but that doesn't mean this innovative new idea won't be realized today. A new road-lighting scheme using glow in the dark paint is being tested in The Netherlands.

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