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All in the familiy

All in the familiy

In this series, parents and grandparents discuss their student days with their children and grand-children.

Inspired by nature

Inspired by nature

Aircraft wings that take inspiration from birds and surgical instruments based on insects or octopuses. Not only does nature provide plenty…

‘I take inspiration from countless insects’

‘I take inspiration from countless insects’

On their own, they often don’t amount to much. But when combined in swarms, drones can solve complex problems. Just like a group of ants…

A scarf made from algae

A scarf made from algae

At the end of April, TU Delft researchers were successful in printing a living photosynthetic material in 3D.

Sponge wall saves energy

Sponge wall saves energy

The closed structures in the middle of the photo are inspired by cellular structures, such as in sponges and bones. The air-filled hollows…

Sand Motor ten years on

Sand Motor ten years on

The North Sea cormorants and terns just love the Sand Motor, an artificial peninsula near Kijkduin made from 21.5 million cubic metres of…

Learning from an octopus

Learning from an octopus

Paul Breedveld (3mE) has always been equally interested in nature, anatomy and technology. How does it work? Why does it work like that? Can…

Living coffin enriches nature

Living coffin enriches nature

The Living Cocoon, the world’s first living coffin, is all about becoming one with nature.

Flowers and bees on campus

Flowers and bees on campus

Nature is playing an increasingly important role on the TU Delft university campus. Delft Outlook joined Rene Hoonhout, Green team leader in…

Flexible wings

Flexible wings

Watch a bird as it lands: the wings are turned back, the feathers correcting for gusts of wind. Aircraft wings are stiff and rigid and…

Online courses

Industrial biotechnology en Circular economy: an introduction

View of Nico Tillie

View of Nico Tillie

The campus is an excellent advertisement for TU Delft, says researcher and landscape architect Nico Tillie (Faculty of Architecture and the…

‘In everything I do, I’m eager to find out how things work’

‘In everything I do, I’m eager to find out how things work’

In September, aviation professor Max Mulder won the Professor of Excellence Award 2021.

ESP-Lab: Temple of electrical engineering

ESP-Lab: Temple of electrical engineering

On 1 October, a new, future-oriented lab was opened in the former High Voltage Laboratory: the Electrical Sustainable Power (ESP) Lab.

Climate action is essential, but how do you get everyone on board?

Climate action is essential, but how do you get everyone on board?

Global warming is forcing governments, businesses and citizens to make major changes. So, how do you get everyone to take action?

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