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Kick starting artificial life

Kick starting artificial life

In the quest to create artificial life, TU Delft researchers have taken an important step. They designed a strand of artificial DNA that is…

Electrical activity in the dark

Electrical activity in the dark

You would expect scientists to know all there is to know about diatoms. They are after all a major group of microorganisms found in the…

Extended urbanisation in the North Sea

Extended urbanisation in the North Sea

The North Sea is not only a huge body of water but also a site of unfolding urbanisation processes. Marie Curie Fellow Nancy Couling is…

Listening to the waves

Listening to the waves

Analysis of ‘inaudible’ infrasound high in the stratosphere can improve weather forecasting and climate models, Dr Pieter Smets (Faculty of…

Static Liquefaction Tank

Static Liquefaction Tank

A huge tank filled with water and sand has been placed on the ground floor of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences. It will test…

Living on a drilling platform

Living on a drilling platform

If oil and gas extraction ends in the future, there will be about 150 unused drilling platforms in the North Sea. What can we do with them?…

A small wide-angle washing machine

A small wide-angle washing machine

Tropomi tracks global air pollution with unprecedented precision. KNMI and TU Delft researchers Pieternel Levelt and Pepijn Veefkind were at…

Hotspot in the circular economy

Hotspot in the circular economy

Dr David Peck (Architecture and the Built Environment, Climate Design and Sustainability) anticipates that TU Delft and the Netherlands will…

‘There’s a lot of money in reusing materials’

‘There’s a lot of money in reusing materials’

Having previously worked in the waste sector, assistant professor Jan-Henk Welink (3mE) knows how to translate the sustainable management of…

Buildings as sources of materials

Buildings as sources of materials

A switch to circular construction? In collaboration with graduate Eline Leising, Dr Jaco Quist has developed a road map, including…

From reuse to a circular economy

What once started out as the reuse of second-hand items, has morphed into the sustainable design of products that remain in the economic…

Pulverising, baking and dissolving

It was only supposed to be a temporary solution. Twenty years ago, a German company unloaded 5,000 tonnes of waste containing zinc ferrite -…

Recyclability of solar panels

Recyclability of solar panels

Producing electricity using solar panels is better for the environment than using coal-fired power stations. That’s a no-brainer. But the…

Recycling aircraft

Recycling aircraft

If you fast-forward Derk-Jan van Heerden’s work, it’s a bit like watching a scene in a nature documentary in which red ants demolish a…

Circularise uses blockchain technology to trace raw materials

Circularise uses blockchain technology to trace raw materials

The amount of electrical and electronic waste in Europe is growing rapidly. Every year, around 10 million tonnes of old computers,…

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