Pioneering in space
Angelo Cervone, assistant Professor of the Department of Space Engineering at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, is pioneering in the field of micro-propulsion systems for small satellites (CubeSats or even smaller). “At the moment TU Delft has already sent two of them in space, but these small satellites are getting more and more in demand. Their size makes them cheaper, easier to launch and with less regulations to meet, most importantly they are more versatile. For example, they can be used to make a constellation of satellites. Together
The writing is on the map
After a visit to America prominent Dutch architect Berlage was inspired by the spacious ‘parkways’ of New York. He wanted to translate the same concept to Amsterdam. ‘Parkway’ symbolised an a spacious, multifunctional area for him, whereas the municipality decided on a more practical solution in the shape of a wide street with trees, and called them ‘lanes’. The way we describe things paints different pictures to the reader. Looking at urbanism with the eyes of a linguist can render revealing new insights in our cultural history.