Author Archives: Isabel de la Fuente

Isabel de la Fuente
Isabel de la Fuente graduated in Physics at the University of Valladolid and completed her PhD at the University of Twente (The Netherlands). Currently, she works as Applications Engineer for the semiconductor industry in The Netherlands. She combines her job with several activities related to communication of science and technology.

As you listen to music played in a guitar, you are getting much more than just plain sound. In fact, when the motion of the pulled strings translates into air waves, a big deal of information is carried along with […]

If you were told something like “there is chemistry between us”, you certainly would not think that the speaker is referring to actual molecules flying across the space but, more appropriately, you would take it as a figurative way of […]

At my workplace, we received recently a survey to measure our engagement at work. We were asked to evaluate different aspects of our daily job, such as the work atmosphere, productivity, performance…, and each question would accumulate points for our […]

Despite the large variety of musical tastes, we all tend to like or dislike certain combinations of sounds. This perception goes down to a basic level when two or more notes play simultaneously, such as in musical chords. A chord […]

A translucent material allows light to pass through, but if we try to look an object behind such a material, the image will appear blurred or distorted. Think, for example, of the semitransparent glasses commonly used as showers screens. The […]