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Chemical fuel brings synthetic materials to life

03 September 2015

A team of researchers at Delft University of Technology has shown that synthetic materials can change into active materials if they are supplied with fuel. The underlying process, the so-called self-assembly of molecules, is an important natural mechanism. It’s a process that allows, for example, living materials to move or adapt to their surroundings. The research paves the way for the...Continue


QuTech quantum institute enters into collaboration with Intel

03 September 2015

American chip manufacturer Intel and QuTech, the quantum institute of TU Delft and TNO, have finalised plans for a ten-year intensive collaboration. Alongside financial support for QuTech totalling approximately $50 million, Intel will also contribute expertise, manpower and facilities. “QuTech is delighted to welcome Intel as their new partner. The major challenge facing quantum technology...Continue


New mobile scanner reveals details of painting underneath Rembrandt’s An Old Man in Military Costume

01 September 2015

Since the late 1960s, art historians have known that another painting lies underneath Rembrandt’s famous An Old Man in Military Costume (painted about 1630-1631, now at The Getty Museum, Los Angeles). Until now, seeing that hidden image in detail has been frustratingly elusive. A recent study conducted in collaboration by experts from Los Angeles, Antwerp, and Delft has provided the most detailed...Continue


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

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