After its launch more than 10 years ago, the un-manned Rosetta probe is nearing its mission-goal of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, or "Chury" Wednesday morning. The prestigious Rosetta will be the first spacecraft in history to go into orbit around a comet. It has been a long wait for the Dutch-led European Space Agency (ESA) mission, and a costly one as well.
A habitual bike thief in Amsterdam has picked the wrong bike to steal for the third time in a row. The 48-year-old recidivist stole one of the police's 'bait bikes' on Sunday, resulting in his immediate arrest.
Dutch football association, KNVB, is going to propose the use of a new type of in-game policing technology to FIFA and IFAB at the end of this year. The KNVB wants to see whether it is possible to assist the referee during the game with video images, the NRC reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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)
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.