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Goodbye AC, hello DC

Alternating current is on the way out, so say the TU Delft researchers behind the DC Distribution Smart Grids project.

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Professor Peter Palensky (intelligent electrical power grids) fathoms the consequences of increasing demand and simultaneous out phasing of…

‘It’s time to call it a day’

‘It’s time to call it a day’

Why does the Netherlands excel at water management? It is not because of the polders, but because of centuries of work by Dutch engineers…

The New Netherlands

The New Netherlands

The sea level may well be rising much faster than scenarios suggest. If this is so, the current measures will be inadequate to keep our feet…

After Delft

Sandra Bruil always had a fascination for jewellery design, so she decided to combine her Master’s of Industrial Design with a practical…

How the Blue Battery works

Soon everything will be electric and power will increasingly be obtained from variable sources such as sun and wind. That’s why we need…

Meanwhile on campus

It t would be no exaggeration to call the imposing orange and blue tower of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science a…

TU Delft celebrates a century of fluid dynamics

TU Delft celebrates a century of fluid dynamics

One hundred years ago, Jan Burgers was appointed professor of fluid dynamics at Delft. Professor Jerry Westerweel looks back on this field…

How to make liquid electricity

It is a cruel irony that renewable energy is abundant in the summer and scarce in cold and dark winters. TU Delft researchers think they can…

The firm

In 2009, Rinke van Remortel won a design competition with his Dopper sustainable water bottle. Seven years later, his efforts have enabled…

‘Businesses aren’t advertising their use of ai’

‘Businesses aren’t advertising their use of ai’

How do professionals see the future of artificial intelligence and the role that TU Delft can play? We asked two alumni.

Should we be afraid of self-learning algorithms?

Should we be afraid of self-learning algorithms?

Self-learning algorithms determine internet search results, choose which messages you see from friends on Facebook, and may eventually even…

When is the best time to do the laundry?

When is the best time to do the laundry?

The advent of a new power system will turn the distribution and consumption of electricity upside down. This, and driverless cars were…

Learning to fly on their own

Learning to fly on their own

Teaching a robot new tricks by trial and error is less than ideal. ‘For flying robots, such a teaching method – reinforcement learning in…

Learn more about robots

Will robots of the future have a free will or take control of the world?

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