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Spin waves in bits observed for the first time

04 July 2014

Every time you write a bit on a hard disk, countless waves run through the bit for several picoseconds; these are called spin waves. It is almost impossible to determine exactly how these waves influence the flipping process of the entire bit. Researchers at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience of TU Delft have successfully observed spin waves for the first time in a bit that they created...Continue


A new polymer extends the lifespan of concrete by at least 20 years

03 July 2014

A biopolymer that can be produced from waste water, alginate, extends the lifespan of concrete. It also seems to be suitable for use as a clothing fibre or protective paint coating. ‘Alginate has great potential,’ says physical chemist Professor Stephen Picken in the newest issue of Delft Outlook, the science and alumni magazine of TU Delft, which will be published on 4 July. Theme of this issue...Continue


33 shades of sustainability (from TU Delta)

04 July 2014

Sustainability is business since municipalities demand contractors to deliver 'extra value' in terms of sustainable performance of tunnels for instance.Continue


Solar MOOC students from Nepal, Ecuador, Algeria and Myanmar follow solar-energy laboratory course

27 June 2014

‘With the knowledge gained at TU Delft, I can develop training programmes in Nepal, so that the people can make use of clean energy,’ says Bisarad Trital. He is one of the four international MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) students who will be attending a laboratory course week in TU Delft's PV Solar Lab starting on Monday 30 June. Continue


The future of wastewater treatment

27 June 2014

Important advances in activated sludge sewage treatment can and will improve its energy use and resource recovery, Mark van Loosdrecht (TU Delft) and Damir Brdjanovic (UNESCO-IHE) predict in the June 27 issue of Science. The TU Delft is a key player in these technological developments. UNESCO-IHE provides leading educational programmes on sanitary engineering for mainly developing countries. Continue


TU Delft Solar Boat Team ready for solar boat race

27 June 2014

Next weekend, the TU Delft Solar Boat Team will report to the start of the DONG Energy Solar Challenge with their own home-designed boat. They hope that their new design and smart strategy will enable them to finish each stage in record time and help them to bring the solar boat world championship title to Delft for the very first time. The race takes place in the Netherlands from 28 June until 5...Continue


Dutch terraced house offers sustainable European model in Versailles

25 June 2014

TU Delft’s entry for the Solar Decathlon 2014, the Olympic Games of sustainable construction, is ready for the competition. The Dutch zero-energy terraced house, located next to the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, will officially open its doors on Friday 27 June.Continue


Flood Proof Holland II: more room for innovative alternatives to the sandbag

26 June 2014

Thursday 3 July is the date of the festive reopening of the improved test and demonstration polder for innovative temporary flood defences: Flood Proof Holland II.Continue


Seminar DRI Environment with Robert J. Lempert, Rand Corporation

20 June 2014

Robert J. Lempert, senior scientist at the RAND Corporation, gave a presentation about ‘Supporting Integrated Flood Risk and Water Supply Management Under Deep Uncertainty’ during the seminar on Thursday the 3th of July.Continue


AMS sets up house in KIT

20 June 2014

Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), the new institute for applied urban technology and design, will be moving to an apt spot in the centre of Amsterdam in September, taking up residence in the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). AMS is an initiative of TU Delft, Wageningen UR and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and partners. Continue


Economy of Chain with Factories in Containers

19 June 2014

The realization of factories the size of shipping containers allows for new business models other than the “Economies of Scale” business model traditionally applied in the chemical industry. One of these new business models is the “Economy of Chain” business model: cost savings through supply chain integration. The “Economy of Chain” project, led by Delft University of Technology, has...Continue


The driving behaviour of the Chinese does (indeed) leave much to be desired

18 June 2014

Many Western tourists who have driven in a non-Western country will agree that the driving behaviour of the local population is not always correct, at least not according to our standards. Researcher Li Jie has now also academically proven this difference in driving behaviour, more specifically for the traffic in China and the Netherlands. On Thursday 19 June, she will be awarded her PhD at TU...Continue


Start of new building for Applied Sciences

19 June 2014

Yesterday, construction officially got underway at TU Delft on a state-of-the-art building for the Faculty of Applied Sciences, where research and teaching in the fields of Bionanoscience, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering will have the use of high-quality laboratories, lecture rooms and offices. The first pile was officially driven in the ground by Bas Verkerk, mayor of Delft. Continue


From new start-up working with green and sustainable technologies to global player

18 June 2014

What do regional start-up enterprises in the field of green and sustainable technologies need in order to become truly global players? A university that prioritises entrepreneurship, a strong network of entrepreneurs, investors and knowledge institutions, and above all a (regional) government that will act as a launch customer and that sees innovation and sustainability as crucial factors when...Continue


Getting a grip on mud (from TU Delta)

16 June 2014

Delft hydraulic engineers and their colleagues from Shanghai are studying how currents are eating away at the mudflats in the estuary of the Scheldt river in the province of Zeeland. Continue

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