First large-scale market analysis of underground cybercrime economy
Cybercrime is easier to carry out as more and more online criminal services (commodities) become available. TU Delft researcher Rolf van Wegberg investigated the extent and growth of this specific online underground economy.
Two million registrations for TU Delft MOOCs
TU Delft recorded its two-millionth registration for its free online courses (MOOCs). TU Delft now offers a range consisting of 88 MOOCs. Solar Energy was the first and has so far had 206,000 registrations.
Launch of TU Delft Student Rocket Fails
On Thursday 26 July at 03:30 AM, students from the Delft University of Technology, made an attempt with a home-built rocket (Stratos III) to beat the European altitude record and reach the threshold of space. Twenty seconds after the launch the rocket disintegrated above the safety zone at sea. The team and INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial) are currently investigating the anomaly and the cause of the failed attempt.
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TU Delft students second in Hyperloop Pod Competition
On Sunday 22 July, four student teams took on a challenge to race as fast as possible through a 1.2-kilometre Hyperloop test tunnel at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. The team from Delft achieved a speed of 142 km/h, putting them in second place behind the WARR Hyperloop team from Munich University of Technology.
Delft Hyperloop in final of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
On Sunday 22 July, the Delft Hyperloop student team from TU Delft competes in the final of the Hyperloop Pod Competition at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. During the final, four student teams take on the challenge of racing through a 1.2-kilometre test tunnel, built by SpaceX in 2016. The Hyperloop is a super-high-speed futuristic mode of transport, conceived by Elon Musk.
TU Delft starts top research facility for energy system of the future
The integration of new technologies in the energy system is a vital aspect of the energy transition. As yet there are no facilities for testing new components in the high-voltage grid. TU Delft is changing this situation by building the ESP Lab (Electrical Sustainable Power Lab, Powered by TenneT). This lab will be a unique facility for top-class research into system integration in the energy system. This research is needed to be able to develop the energy system of the future.
Environmental benefits of pay-per-wash business model revealed
Researchers from TU Delft and Lund University (Sweden) have demonstrated in practice that paying per wash results in the more economical use of washing machines. Their findings are being published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.
3mE Lecturer of the year 2017-2018
European Commission signs innovation programme agreement for the shipbuilding industry
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Peter Wellens develops method for predicting wave loads in heavy storms
Symposium: Shaping an Inclusive Energy Transition
At the occasion of the inaugural address of Professor Zofia Lukszo, the Energy & Industry research group, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, is organizing a symposium on the theme of how to shape an “Inclusive Energy Transition”.
First book dedicated entirely to the area “Intensification of Biobased Processes''
Professor Andrzej Stankiewicz (Process & Energy) and Andrzej Górak (Lodz University of Technology, Poland) have written the first book dedicated entirely to the area “Intensification of Biobased Processes”.
Extreme sea levels predicted to increase along global coastlines
Future global warming will lead to an increase in ‘extreme sea levels’, with consequent flood risks to coastal infrastructure and human populations. An international research team from Italy, Greece, the Netherlands (TU Delft / Deltares) and the UK published this new research in Nature Communications.