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The firm: Suit-case

The firm: Suit-case

Tomas te Velde never imagined that a year on the board of competition sailing association DSWZ Broach would lead to running his own…

A fresh look on the sewer system

A fresh look on the sewer system

Flooded, stinking streets and no toilet facilities anywhere. That is what a world without sewers would look like. Inspection and maintenance…

How driverless cars can change our lives

How driverless cars can change our lives

Working while speeding down the motorway, no more car write-offs; driverless cars promise great things. However, the social implications of…

Foul beasts

By Tonie Mudde. March 2019 There are some policy measures that you just know are going to be introduced, but the question is how long…

The lab of... Cycling lab, 3mE

The lab of... Cycling lab, 3mE

By Dorine van Gorp. March 2019 Jelle de Haan is graduating at biomedical engineering. In the photo he is mounting force sensors for the…

An end to tailbacks on the A4

An end to tailbacks on the A4

A taxi service, only airborne. A private jet, but cheaper and fully electric.

Editorial: the city

Editorial: the city

More and more people are living in the city; a global trend that also applies to the Netherlands.

Using DNA to scan ground water flows

Using DNA to scan ground water flows

By Tomas van Dijk. March 2019 Theme The City Cities are growing. What does this mean for housing construction, transport and livability?…

‘We could do perfectly well without nuclear power stations’

‘We could do perfectly well without nuclear power stations’

Nuclear energy is making a comeback. After TV presenter Arjen Lubach argued for nuclear power stations, the political party VVD jumped on…

Are fully electric ships a utopia?

Are fully electric ships a utopia?

A motor yacht glides silently and emission-free through the water. The future of electric-powered engines in pleasure craft looks rosy…

Electric flight still a pipe dream

“Amsterdam to New York by electric plane? Won’t happen,” says professor Leo Veldhuis. He and researcher Joris Melkert discuss the future of…

How sustainable is electric heating?

The gas industry is being phased out and the trusty gas boiler will need to be replaced by electric forms of heating. Energy epidemiologist…

Battery Lab improves batteries

Battery Lab improves batteries

Increasing use of electric cars, e-bikes and green power means the demand for better batteries is growing. Some 20 people are working on the…

Supersonic with electricity

High-speed travel will soon no longer only be the domain of kerosene-slurping aeroplanes.

Environmentally friendly battery

In a corner of the campus Green Village is a green hut containing 20 drums of water: this is the AquaBattery pilot project. The water…

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