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A single molecule device for mobile phones

02 September 2014

Researchers from the Delft University of Technology, Groningen University and the FOM Foundation have designed a single molecule which can act as a useful building block in nanometer-size circuits. They found that the molecule functions as a resonant tunneling device, an essential component in mobile phones and WiFi. In conventional semiconductor technology, these devices have a complicated...Continue


Less evaporation in East Africa leads to drought in West Africa

02 September 2014

The extent of evaporation in one area can have a significant impact on precipitation in another, distant area. This is one of the research conclusions reached by Ruud van der Ent, who will be awarded a PhD for his work on this subject on Tuesday, 2 September, at TU Delft.Continue


Tiny graphene drum could form future quantum memory

25 August 2014

Scientists from TU Delft’s Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have demonstrated that they can detect extremely small changes in position and forces on very small drums of graphene. Graphene drums have great potential to be used as sensors in devices such as mobile phones. Using their unique mechanical properties, these drums could also act as memory chips in a quantum computer. The researchers...Continue


Mine sniffing bacteria (from TU Delta)

21 August 2014

Not only dogs and rats can sniff out explosives. Genetically modified bacteria can do so too. Or so TU Delft students participating at the at the International Genetically Engineered Machines competition believe.Continue


Minister Blok opens world’s most sustainable terraced house on TU Delft campus

21 August 2014

On Monday 25 August, the Dutch Minister of Housing and Civil Service, Stef Blok will open the world's most sustainable terraced house in the Green Village on the TU Delft campus. With their concept Prêt-à-Loger, Home with a Skin, the TU Delft student team won first prize in the Sustainability category at the Solar Decathlon 2014 in Versailles. The terraced house sets an example for improving the...Continue


Unmanned airplanes help rescue operation

14 August 2014

On Wednesday 13 August, international experts in the field of autonomous flight technology will be taking part in a contest simulating a rescue operation. The contest will be held on the Oostdorp military training area. In future, Micro Air Vehicles (or MAVs) will play an important part in rescue operations by carrying out autonomous reconnaissance missions, such as searching for victims in...Continue


Long-lived qubits in silicon

14 August 2014

One of the challenges of building a future quantum computer is to develop qubits that are both scalable and robust. Researchers at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft and the University of Wisconsin have now demonstrated that a long-lived qubit can survive in silicon, the most widely used material in the modern semi-conductor industry. The research, which was partially funded by the...Continue


What can be done on the ground to counter aircraft noise?

11 August 2014

Most research into reducing aircraft noise focuses on the source of the noise, the planes themselves, rather than on the spatial environment. But as Master’s student Martijn Lugten has shown in his graduation research at TU Delft, there is also a lot to be gained from measures in the construction industry, such as planting sound-resistant vegetation, and designing non-standard street patterns,...Continue


Eleven free online courses in the autumn

08 August 2014

Some 60,000 students have already registered for the free online courses (MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses) starting this autumn. Just like last year, the repeated ‘Solar Energy’ MOOC is attracting great interest, but the new ‘Introduction to Functional Programming’ MOOC is also popular. Both already have more than 10,000 applications. Between the end of August and the end of January, eleven...Continue


Nuon Solar Team completed first offroad training

05 August 2014

The Nuon Solar Team has completed their first offroad training succesfully. The training in Beekse Bergen in Hilvarenbeek was part of the preparation for the longest solar race in the world, starting September 27 in South Africa, the Sasol Solar Challenge. Continue

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