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Major gains still to be made in quality of arm prostheses

24 February 2017

Mona Hichert argues that existing arm prostheses can be improved, and indeed need to be improved. Hichert obtains her doctorate from TU Delft on Friday, 24 February 2017.Continue


Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft Receives Major New Funding

21 February 2017

The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft will receive additional major funding to further advance its successful program in biological and quantum nanoscience. Provided by The Kavli Foundation, the Kavli Institute will receive $200,000 annually over ten years – funds that will be matched equally by TU Delft. These funds will supplement annual revenue already provided by the Institute’s...Continue


Vici grant for research into positive design for Professor Pieter Desmet

20 February 2017

Why do some products have a positive and others a negative influence on our mood? How can products and spaces be designed to actively contribute to a positive mood? NWO has awarded a Vici grant worth one and a half million euros to TU Delft professor Pieter Desmet to investigate these questions. The Vici is one of the largest personal scientific grants in the Netherlands. Recipients can spend the...Continue


‘Dark clouds gathering over scientific freedom’

17 February 2017

Stop the growing restrictions of scientific freedom. The Rectors of the Dutch universities make that appeal in an article published in the Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad on 17 February. Continue


Cells divide by ‘bricklaying on moving scaffolding’

16 February 2017

It is the most crucial mechanism in life - the division of cells. For 25 years, it has been known that bacteria split into two by forming a Z ring at their centre. They use this to cut themselves into two daughter cells. Using advanced microscopes, researchers from the universities of Harvard, Indiana, Newcastle, and Delft have succeeded in finding out how bacteria do this. The bacteria appear to...Continue


Hyperloop Pod Competition winners launch HARDT: Europe’s first hyperloop company

19 February 2017

Two weeks ago, dozens of student teams from all over the world travelled to California to participate in the Hyperloop Pod Competition, an event organised by SpaceX with the aim of developing an ultra-fast transport concept. The team from TU Delft was victorious. Today, their pod was returned to the Netherlands and Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs, welcomed the team and their winning...Continue


[Translate to English:] Staal en chocola, eigenlijk hetzelfde

21 February 2017

[Translate to English:] De uitdagingen waar een chocolatier dagelijks mee te maken heeft, zijn eigenlijk pure wetenschap, en vergelijkbaar met de uitdagingen rond de productie van staal. Op maandag 13 maart belichten wetenschappers deze verrassende overeenkomsten in het Science Centre van de TU Delft. Continue


Spin-off ISISpace launches 101 nanosatellites on a record breaking launch from India

15 February 2017

On 15 February the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO launched a record number of satellites into space simultaneously. It was the first time that many satellites were launched at the same time. A world record. 101 of the satellites were manifested by TU Delft spin-off company ISISpace. The satellites will be tracked and controlled from the joint ground stations of the faculty of Electrical...Continue


Ring roads of the future in an urban context: visions collated in new 'motorway x City' book

15 February 2017

Electric cars that require charging and autonomous cars that can be summoned to take you from A to B. How do you take these future challenges into account in spatial planning? And what will Dutch roads and the living environment look like in 2030? In February 2016, the Professional Association of Dutch Architect’s Agencies (Branchevereniging Nederlandse Architectenbureaus, BNA) and TU Delft...Continue


TU Delft monitors wheelchair movements of tennis players during ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

13 February 2017

If you wish to improve the performance of a wheelchair tennis player, you need accurate information on everything that happens during a match. Researchers from TU Delft are therefore going to measure sports wheelchairs movements of the top players in international wheelchair tennis. TU Delft will do this during the ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, to be held from Tuesday 14 February...Continue


Global hydropower potential: 33% of total energy requirement

10 February 2017

TU Delft researchers have completed a detailed account of the global potential of hydropower. The results of their research were published in the scientific journal PLOS One on Wednesday, 8 February 2017.Continue


All about the ‘patient journey’ in new TU Delft online course

07 February 2017

Better insight into the experience of the patient increases the patient's well-being and can contribute to more efficient and safer healthcare. The detailed analysis of the experience of patients is therefore the central subject of a new TU Delft online course. The ‘Design in healthcare: using patient journey mapping’ MOOC will start on Wednesday 8 February. Continue


BrainScope: a new view on the brain

01 February 2017

Researchers at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and TU Delft have developed a web portal that serves to advance brain research. Using BrainScope, researchers can quickly and interactively explore gene activity in the brain. “BrainScope reveals patterns that you would otherwise never notice,” says Prof. Boudewijn Lelieveldt (Medical Delta professor and affiliated with LUMC and TU Delft).Continue


TU Delft students win Hyperloop Pod Competition

30 January 2017

The excitement was tangible at the Award Ceremony for SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition. Amid great interest, the TU Delft students won the competition in Los Angeles. A year ago, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, challenged the 27 teams from all over the world to construct pods for the Hyperloop – a futuristic transport concept that could propel people and goods through tubes at extremely high speeds....Continue


Lack of cyber security poses threat to modern cars

30 January 2017

Cars are becoming increasingly smarter and are connected with each other and their surroundings to an increasing extent via their on-board systems. From April 2018, it will be mandatory for all new cars manufactured in the EU to be connected via eCall (emergency call). However, these mobile computers are not designed to keep malicious hackers at bay. The automotive industry needs to take the lead...Continue


[Translate to English:] OpenCourseWare ‘Seismic Essentials’ van start

21 February 2017

[Translate to English:] De aardbevingen in Groningen zijn bijzonder: aardbevingen als gevolg van gaswinning, zogenaamde ‘geïnduceerde aardbevingen’, veroorzaakt een reeks problemen waarmee wereldwijd weinig ervaring is. De TU Delft is daarom samen met ingenieursbureau Arup, TNO en de TU Eindhoven de OpenCourseWare (OCW) serie ‘Seismic Essentials’ gestart. De collegereeks is vanaf vandaag online...Continue


SimSmartMobility simulation platform launched

27 January 2017

On friday 27 January 2017 Connecting Mobility, TNO and TU Delft will launch and demonstrate the first prototype of SimSmartMobility. 19 partners will also sign a declaration of intent for ongoing development of the prototype. SimSmartMobility is the only simulation platform of its kind anywhere in the world, enabling the simulation of liveability, safety and accessibility effects of innovative...Continue


Delft team reaches final of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

27 January 2017

The Delft Hyperloop Team has reached the finals of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in California. This weekend, 27-29 January, its “pod” competes against 29 others to reach the highest possible speed in a 1.2-kilometre test tube at the headquarters of aerospace company SpaceX in Hawthorne, Los Angeles. A judging panel will also assess the half-size pods on such factors as their reliability,...Continue


Three ERC Consolidator Grants for Delft researchers

30 January 2017

The European Research Council awarded ERC Consolidator Grants of 2 million euros each to Delft researchers Caspar Chorus, Rienk Eelkema and Christian Poelma. The grants are designed to support researchers who want to establish their research teams and continue developing a successful career in Europe. Continue


Charting the Irrawaddy with balloons and GPS trackers

26 January 2017

This week, a team of TU Delft researchers and students will travel to Myanmar to chart the flow of the country’s largest river, the Irrawaddy. The delegation will be taking 15 specially-made GPS trackers and 400 balloons with LED lights with them to help complete the task. Once the devices have been put to water, the team will track their progress as they travel several hundred kilometres...Continue

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