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New stimulation method is more effective against brain and nervous disorders

23 April 2015

Brain stimulation is now being used successfully to combat diseases such as Parkinson's, chronic depression, pain and tinnitus. By making neurostimulators smaller and more energy efficient, they can be used more effectively and for a wider range of brain and nervous disorders. Marijn van Dongen made a prototype of a chip that enables this kind of neurostimulation to be used. On Friday 24 April,...Continue


KNAW Royal Academy Professor Prize for Cees Dekker

22 April 2015

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has awarded this year’s Academy Professor Prize to Cees Dekker, professor of Molecular Biophysics at TU Delft.Continue


TU Delft self-healing bio-concrete nominated for European Inventor Award

23 April 2015

Researcher Henk Jonkers from TU Delft and his bio-concrete have been nominated for a European Inventor Award, an initiative of the European Patent Office (EPO). Continue


A step closer to better weather and climate simulations with the graphics card

24 April 2015

Today, weather and climate forecasts are based largely on computer models. These models need huge computing power to be able to cope with the complexity of the global atmosphere, because of which they use the very latest and biggest computers possible. The faster computers become, the easier it is for weather and climate models to describe the atmosphere in more detail. As a result, the behaviour...Continue


400,000 participants in MOOCs at TU Delft

15 April 2015

A year and a half after the start of the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at TU Delft, 400,000 people around the world have participated in a course or signed up for one that will start shortly. TU Delft is now offering 18 MOOCs and a number of courses are being run for the second time.Continue


SCOPE: ‘Land availability not a limiting factor on bioenergy’

15 April 2015

On 14 April 2015, the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) launched its report on Bioenergy and Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps. The report is a collective effort with contributions from 137 researchers of 82 institutions in 24 countries. It concludes that land availability is not a limiting factor and that bioenergy can contribute to sustainable energy supplies even with...Continue


TU Delft research and symposium: Thorium in Molten Salt Reactors

18 March 2015

On Friday April 7th a symposium will be organized by the section Kerntechniek and Technische Fysica of KIVI, the Netherlands Nuclear Society and the Foundation Environment, Science and Policy about the possibilities of Thorium in Molten Salt ReactorsContinue


10 year anniversary BE-Basic Foundation

09 April 2015

BE-Basic Foundation (Biotechnology based Ecologically Balanced Sustainable Industrial Consortium) celebrated its tenth anniversary during its annual symposium at the start of April. BE-Basic Foundation, originally coordinated by TU Delft, is an international public-private partnership that develops industrial biobased solutions to build a sustainable society. Continue


Hydrogen fuel cell car functions as power plant

07 April 2015

In the future, cars with hydrogen fuel cells will also be able to provide energy for homes and offices. These cars run on electricity that is generated by a hydrogen fuel cell. While the vehicle is parked, the fuel cell continues to produce electricity which can also be used to provide power to many houses. On Wednesday 8 April, Hyundai will present the IX35 FCEV type in the Netherlands. One of...Continue


Understanding the tensions between performance measurement systems and the medical profession

02 April 2015

Doctors regularly adopt a creative approach to recording diagnoses and treatment methods, but the reasons for this inappropriate use of the Diagnosis/Treatment Combination system (DBC) used in the Netherlands are not always financial in nature. This is according to Emiel Kerpershoek, who will defend his doctoral thesis on performance measurement systems in healthcare on Thursday 2 April.Continue


TU Delft opens new Process & Energy Lab

08 April 2015

On Wednesday 8 April, TU Delft (3mE faculty) will open its new Process & Energy and Delft Process Technology Institute Lab. Continue


Chopping up viral DNA and tracing atomic magnets (from TU Delta)

30 March 2015

Delft scientists received two grants last week from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) for research on the immune system of bacteria and on magnetism.Continue

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