TU Delft researcher makes alcohol out of thin air
It may sound too good to be true, but TU Delft PhD-student Ming Ma (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) has found a way to produce alcohol out of thin air. Or, to be more precise, he has found out how to effectively and precisely control the process of electroreduction of CO2 to produce a wide range of useful products, including alcohol. Being able to use CO2 as a resource this way may just be pivotal in tackling climate change. His PhD defence will take place on September 14th.
Earth evolving as seen from space
The trajectory calculations for satellite missions must be as accurate as possible – an area in which Dr Ernst Schrama and his colleagues have been experts for decades.
Global mean sea level rise is accelerating faster than previously thought
Globally sea levels are on the rise. Now researchers from TU Delft and other European universities report a reconstruction of global mean sea level since 1902 that yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but shows similar high rates as independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades. The results appear this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Demonstration of the Netherlands' smallest supercomputer at TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering kick-off event
The Little Green Machine II is a supercomputer with the computing power of 10,000 PCs, the size of four pizza boxes and electricity consumption just 1% of that of a comparable large supercomputer. At the kick-off event for the TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (DCSE) on Tuesday 23 May, project manager Simon Portegies Zwart (Leiden University) will give a demonstration of this small-scale computing miracle.
Naturalis After Dark x TU Delft
The Naturalis After Dark Show is a unique live talk show, presented by Maarten Keulemans of De Volkskrant, with a mix of science, nature, film clips, philosophy and art. It usually takes place in Leiden, but as part of our Anniversary, we have invited the show for a Road Trip to Delft on 1 June.