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04 December 2019

TU Delft starts online platform with science stories

03 December 2019

All Pilsner yeast strains originate from a single yeast ancestor

Pilsner yeast, the well-known micro-organism that brewers use every year to make hundreds of billions of litres of pilsner and other lagers, came into being 500 years ago through an accidental encounter between two species of yeast. The yeast strains now used to brew pilsner can all be traced back to that time. This is the conclusion reached by TU Delft researchers based on extensive DNA analysis.

29 November 2019

TU Delft 53th in THE University Employability Ranking

TU Delft ranks 53th in the Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking 2019, two places higher than last year.

28 November 2019

TU Delft tops new global MOOC rankings

TU Delft has topped the latest World University Rankings Based On MOOC Performance (WURMP).

25 November 2019

Mark van Loosdrecht elected as member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CEA) has announced that it has elected Mark van Loosdrecht, Professor of Environmental Biotechnology, as a member.

21 November 2019

‘Ruler-less measuring’ at crime scenes

Researchers at TU Delft and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) have developed a new ‘ruler-less prototype’ that may make the use of a physical ruler at the crime scene redundant.

21 November 2019

Crowdsourced ‘supercomputer’ enables more localised and accurate rainfall forecasts

Accurate forecasts of rainfall are crucial in Africa, where 95% of agriculture depends on highly localised rainfall. Currently, forecasts are based on satellite data and are not sufficiently accurate for small geographical areas.

19 November 2019

Building a Mars base with bacteria

How do you make a base on Mars? Simple: you send some bacteria to the red planet and you let them mine iron.

18 November 2019

Predicting people’s driving personality

A team of researchers from MIT and TU Delft has developed a new system that sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless.

15 November 2019

How to Expand and Contract Curved Surfaces of all Shapes

Researchers at TU Delft have designed a dilation method that can be applied to any curved surface. The range of applications include medical braces for children, expandable furniture, or aortic stents.