Nuon Solar Team achieves 2nd starting position
Last Wednesday, at the qualification for the starting position at the Sasol Solar Challenge 2018 in South Africa, the Japanese were just one second quicker than the Nuon Solar Team. So the Dutch team will start at Saturday 22 September, with their solar car Nuna9S, on the second position.
Delft researchers push the boundaries of optical microscopy
The field of optical microscopy research has developed rapidly in recent years. Thanks to the invention of a technique called super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, it has recently become possible to view even the smaller parts of a living cell. Now, by making a smart refinement to that technique, researchers at TU Delft have pushed its boundaries even further. Where previously objects measuring up to 10-20 nanometres could be observed, their method makes it possible to focus on structures of as tiny as 3 nanometres across.
Students win world championship with high-tech recumbent bike
Cyclist Lieke de Cock won the world championship for cycling in the Nevada desert in the US with a speed of 120 km/h.
New Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity
Today sees the launch of the new version of the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Academic Integrity. This new version revises and expands on the code of conduct first introduced in 2004, reflecting international developments in the field of academic integrity that have taken place since then.
Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight
A novel insect-inspired flying robot, developed by TU Delft researchers from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab), has been presented in Science (14 September 2018).
NWO Spinoza Prize for Delft bionanoscientist Marileen Dogterom
Marileen Dogterom, Professor of Bionanoscience at TU Delft, has been awarded the NWO Spinoza Prize; the highest award in Dutch science. Dogterom carries out research into the dynamics in living cells and leads a consortium which is aiming to build an entirely artificial cell.
The Physiology of Impenetrable Skin: Colossus of the X-Men
One superpower that gains constant attention is that of impenetrability, a power possessed by superheroes like Luke Cage, Wonder Woman, Superman and Colossus. In a recent paper in Advances in Physiology Education, Barry W. Fitzgerald considers how Colossus’ skin might work.
Improved ultrasound device makes images of carotid artery in real time
Researcher Maysam Shabanimotlagh has brought important improvements in ultrasound measurement a step closer. On Wednesday 12 September, he will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on this technology.
25th edition Best Professor Award received by Cees Dekker
On Monday 3 September, Cees Dekker, Professor of Molecular Biophysics at the Faculty of Applied Sciences (AS) received the Best Professor Award 2018.
Delft biotech pioneer Mark van Loosdrecht receives Stockholm Water Prize
Professors Mark van Loosdrecht (Delft University of Technology) and Bruce Rittmann (Arizona State University) will both receive the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize today for revolutionizing water and wastewater treatment. By developing microbiological processes in wastewater treatment, they have demonstrated the possibilities to cut costs, reduce energy consumption and even recover chemicals and nutrients for recycling.