Science News

Biochemical 'road map' of the human metabolism drawn up

4 March 2013

A consortium of international systems biologists, including Hans Westerhoff of the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences (SILS), has drawn up the most comprehensive 'road map' of human metabolism to date.


The Ocean clean up.

“Human history is basically a list of things that couldn't be done, and then were done.”

Boyan Slat (Delft, 1994) combines environmentalism, creativity and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability.

Currently working on oceanic plastic pollution, he believes current prevention measures will have to be supplemented by active removal of plastics in order to succeed.

“It will be very hard to convince everyone in the world to handle their plastics responsibly, but what we humans are very good in, is inventing technical solutions to our problems. And that’s what we’re doing.”


Ultra-Ever Dry

Ultra-Ever Dry is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid. Ultra-Ever Dry uses proprietary nanotechnology to coat an object and create a barrier of air on its surface. This barrier repels water, oil and other liquids unlike any coating seen before. 


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