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Astronaut to try sub-millimetre precision task on Earth from orbit

31 August 2015

Early September will see the very first force-feedback-based teleoperation of a rover-based robotic arm system on Earth from the International Space Station, orbiting 400 km above our heads. Danish ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will take control of the Interact Centaur rover, which incorporates a pair of arms to perform precision operations. Scientists of ESA and Delft University of Technology...Continue


Increasing segregation in European cities due to income inequality

17 August 2015

The widening gap between rich and poor is leading to segregation in more and more European cities. The rich and the poor are living at increasing distance from each other, and this can be disastrous for the social stability and competitive power of cities. These conclusions are based on the comparative study entitled Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities.Continue


Solar fans shine on Nuna8 solar racing car

04 August 2015

The world’s fasted solar-powered racing car, Nuna7 has a successor: Nuna8. The new car from the Nuon Solar Team was presented to the public at Soestdijk Palace near Baarn on Monday 3 August. The Nuna8 is decorated with portraits of solar energy fans – including King Willem-Alexander and astronaut André Kuipers – in the form of an orange lion. Continue


Delft Blue roofs for TU Delft campus

04 August 2015

Today TU Delft is starting to install 4,500 solar panels on the roofs of university buildings in order to make the campus more sustainable. The 1.2 megawatts of solar power will generate over 1 million kWh a year, providing part of the university’s electricity supply. The sustainable solar power plant spread across fourteen TU Delft buildings is being built and maintained by Cofely.Continue


TU Delft wins Formula Student world championship at Hockenheimring

06 August 2015

Last weekend, TU Delft students raced to victory in the Formula Student world championship at the Hockenheimring F1 motor racing circuit. The winning TU Delft team beat others from universities in Zurich, Karlsruhe and Stuttgart to take home the title in the electric class. Continue

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