Newly discovered ‘Siberian’ soda lake micro-organisms convert organic material directly into methane
Researchers from Delft and Moscow have discovered a new class of micro-organisms in Siberian soda lakes. These organisms grow in sodium carbonate brines with a pH 10 and convert methyl group of organic material into methane gas. On xxday May yyth they, together with colleagues from the US, UK, Germany and Spain, report on their findings in Nature Microbiology.
TU Delft spin-off Atmos UAV presents mapping drone
On 23 May 2017, the TU Delft spin-off Atmos UAV presented Marlyn, a hybrid drone that combines the flexibility of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. This device can rapidly map large areas of ground for companies working in such fields as fields construction, mining, agriculture and forestry.
Global mean sea level rise is accelerating faster than previously thought
Globally sea levels are on the rise. Now researchers from TU Delft and other European universities report a reconstruction of global mean sea level since 1902 that yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but shows similar high rates as independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades. The results appear this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Demonstration of the Netherlands' smallest supercomputer at TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering kick-off event
The Little Green Machine II is a supercomputer with the computing power of 10,000 PCs, the size of four pizza boxes and electricity consumption just 1% of that of a comparable large supercomputer. At the kick-off event for the TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (DCSE) on Tuesday 23 May, project manager Simon Portegies Zwart (Leiden University) will give a demonstration of this small-scale computing miracle.
TU Delft researcher improves modelling for effects of kilometre charge
It is highly likely that some form of kilometre charge will be on the political agenda during the present talks on the formation of the new government. However, there is much room for improvement in the models used to predict the effects of a kilometre charge. Erik-Sander Smits has combined know-how from game theory, choice analyses, traffic flow theory and the transport economy to create a better modelling. On Tuesday 16 May the NWO researcher will be awarded a PhD at TU Delft for his work on this subject.
Sign up for the new MOOC ‘Entrepreneurship for Engineers’
Are you an entrepreneur, or do you have a passion for building your own technology startup? Sign op for the new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) named ‘Entrepreneurship for Engineers’. This course will help and encourage you to start a successful technology-based venture.
June 7th Secrets of Superhero Science - 1st conference on superhero science and technology
Thanks to modern scientific research and advanced technologies, we are closer than ever to creating the superpowers of superheroes such as the X-Men, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Iron Man. Secrets of Superhero Science is the 1st conference in the world on the subject of superhero science and technology. It will take place on June 7th, as part of the International Festival of Technology, celebrating the 175th anniversary of TU Delft.
Isabel Arends and Wiro Niessen elected as members of KNAW
Naturalis After Dark x TU Delft
The Naturalis After Dark Show is a unique live talk show, presented by Maarten Keulemans of De Volkskrant, with a mix of science, nature, film clips, philosophy and art. It usually takes place in Leiden, but as part of our Anniversary, we have invited the show for a Road Trip to Delft on 1 June.
KLM and Delft join forces on the path towards sustainable aviation
Tuesday 9 May TU Delft signed up for KLM's Corporate BioFuel Programme, undertaking to promote the use of more sustainable biofuels on staff business trips. TU Delft is conducting research into biofuels in aviation. By taking part in this programme, the University is making an active contribution to the operational use of more environmentally friendly jet fuel. The Corporate BioFuel Programme is a bid by KLM to stimulate the market for sustainable biofuels, with the ultimate aim of reducing CO2 emissions.