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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

 

Veni-grants for TU Delft researchers

29 July 2014

Two TU Delft researchers have been awarded Veni grants by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. The grants will be used to help the researchers develop their ideas and carry out research in the next three years.Continue

 

Nuna solar vehicles on show

28 July 2014

The Nuna solar vehicles built by TU Delft students over the past 14 years can be seen in the Louwman Museum in The Hague this summer. The exhibition is focusing on the history of the Nuon Solar Team. In September, the team will write a new chapter in its history when Nuna7S takes part in the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa.Continue

 

MOOC Next Generation Infrastructures completed

28 July 2014

The MOOC ‘Next Generation Infrastructures part 1’ has been successfully completed. It was the first TU Delft MOOC where students systematically worked on their own case study. The MOOC ‘Next Generation Infrastructures - Part 2’ is planned to start in September.Continue

 
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