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The coldest mechanics on earth

09 October 2015

TU Delft researchers have succeeded in cooling a massive, millimeter-sized vibrating membrane to a temperature of only 34 microkelvin, 34 millionths of a degree above absolute zero, the lowest temperature reported to date for a mechanical resonator. The experiments bring the field a step closer to quantum superpositions of macroscopic objects and trying to solve the famous quantum paradox of...Continue


TU Delft students improve sweetener rocket for record attempt

06 October 2015

On Tuesday 13 October - UPDATE 07/10: date has been moved to the 14th -, it really is time for the Stratos II+ rocket to fly. It has been built by Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE), a student team at TU Delft. They will be launching the rocket from southern Spain, 50 kilometres into the air, in order to carry out research in the uppermost layers of the atmosphere. The team attempted the...Continue


Research by TU Delft and Solliance/TNO provides an insight into the long-term stability of solar cells

01 October 2015

Little is known about the long-term stability of photovoltaic solar panels. Solliance/TNO researcher Mirjam Theelen has developed an experimental set-up in which the degradation of solar cells can be accelerated and the degradation monitored in real time. The experimental set-up has been well received in the photovoltaic world and is now being commercialised. Today, Friday 2 October, Theelen will...Continue


TU Delft at number 65 in THE Ranking

02 October 2015

TU Delft has been rated number 65 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking, six places higher than last year. TU Delft has risen from 151st place in 2010 to 65th in the course of five years. It is now the fourth Dutch University in the list.Continue


TU Delft students win iGEM competition with bacterial printer

30 September 2015
The winning team

TU Delft students scooped up prizes galore at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston. With their project, ‘Biolinker’, a 3D printer built out of K’NEX that can print layers of bacteria, they won the overall prize, making them the best team in the world. They also won three other prizes: best hardware project, best wiki (website), and best applied design.Continue


Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) selected as Global Resilience Challenge Winner

28 September 2015

The Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO), a project supported by Oregon State University and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands), was selected by The Global Resilience Partnership on September 27th as one of eight global teams that will receive funding to implement transformative resilience solutions to problems that threaten the lives and livelihoods of...Continue


Towards record thin-film silicon-based solar cells

25 September 2015

Thin-film silicon solar cells are one of the promising photovoltaic (PV) technologies owing to the earth-abundance of raw materials for producing them. It is a cheap and, when using flexible solar modules, also a light-weight PV technology. Today, Friday 25 September, Hairen Tan was awarded his PhD with distinction (cum laude) on new materials and light management schemes for producing...Continue


New NICAS research centre unites art and science

25 September 2015

Today marks the launch of a new research centre, the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS). Minister of Education, Culture & Science Jet Bussemaker officially opened the centre during an event at the Rijksmuseum. The unique NICAS research centre brings together art history, conservation and restoration with the natural sciences, with the aim of improving the preservation...Continue


The unique PEARL measuring instrument improves the energy materials research at TU Delft

24 September 2015

Materials research has led to significant technological progress in the last few decades. Society now needs technological solutions for renewable energy, and new storage and conversion materials must play an important role in these solutions. In order to be able to understand and develop these types of materials, the TU Delft Reactor Institute has constructed PEARL, a neutron powder...Continue


A network of directly linked nanocrystals with promising prospects for solar cells and electronics

24 September 2015

Directly connecting semiconductor nanocrystals in a new way allows networks with better electronic properties to be created. The created lead selenide networks are promising and could be used for future solar cells or transistors, for example. Researchers under the supervision of TU Delft published their results in the online edition of the journal Nature Communications this week.Continue


TU Delft research helps to improve Li-ion batteries

23 September 2015

Researchers of the TU Delft have shed more light on what happens in the electrodes of Li-ion batteries at the smallest level. These new insights will help to improve the design of the much used Li-ion batteries. The researchers report on their findings in the online edition of Nature Communications, today Wednesday 23 September.Continue


Rain radar installed in Rotterdam

23 September 2015

A new type of rain radar was installed in Rotterdam on 22 September. The radar was installed on the roof of the Delftse Poort office building on the Weena. It will be used to accurately chart the rain patterns in Rotterdam. Continue


A virtual sleep coach in your pocket

21 September 2015

Researchers develop an interactive app for treating insomnia.Continue


Team of TU Delft students prints bacterial biofilm using K’NEX 3D printer

18 September 2015

At the end of September, a team of TU Delft students using a 3D printer made from K’NEX construction toy parts will be participating in the iGEM international student competition in the field of synthetic biology. The team will use the printer to efficiently create biofilms – thin layers of bacteria or microorganisms. These biofilms can be used as testing material in research into such layers,...Continue


Opening of renovated Electrical Engineering practical hall at TU Delft

17 September 2015

On 1 September, the Electrical Engineering programme at TU Delft gained a new facility: a renovated educational hall catering to all the programme’s practical and project-related needs. The 1,500 m2 space contains 115 lab tables and can accommodate 250 students.Continue


More than half a million registrations for free TU Delft courses

16 September 2015

TU Delft has recorded in excess of 600,000 registrations for its 20 online courses. Approximately 17,000 people have already successfully completed a course and received their certificate. TU Delft has been offering free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) since 2013.Continue


Delft moves up the QS Rankings

15 September 2015

TU Delft has moved up the global QS Rankings this year, from 86th to 64th place. In the national rankings table TU Delft has climbed from 4th to 2nd place.Continue


Saving energy: The neglected side of the energy system

11 September 2015

If we could make cars, appliances and buildings that are five times more energy efficient, we would be more prosperous, have greater well-being and the supplies of energy that we do have would stretch much further. This is the view expressed by Professor Kornelis Blok on Wednesday 16 September in his inaugural speech entitled ‘The neglected side of the energy’ at TU Delft. Continue


Improved MRI spots brain diseases (from TU Delta)

11 September 2015

Changes in the structure of the brain in people developing Alzheimer’s disease and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) could be monitored more precisely thanks to new research at TU Delft.Continue

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