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Travelling to a black hole

Travelling to a black hole

Black holes are one of the most remarkable phenomena in the universe. But what do they look like? And how can you depict something like…

There’s still room on the water!

There’s still room on the water!

Freight transport by water is cheaper and uses less energy than by road. What’s more, there’s more room on the water than on our congested…

What if we all share our rides?

What if we all share our rides?

With just a few clicks associate professor Oded Cats empties the streets of Amsterdam of all cars. In a simulation model, that is. ‘Now what…

What can mussel shells teach us about the circular economy?

What can mussel shells teach us about the circular economy?

In a circular economy, design is about more than just creating a sustainable product. In this system based on eliminating waste and…

A supermodel for all the glaciers on Earth

A supermodel for all the glaciers on Earth

The Dutch coastline is continually changing. Coastal engineer Sierd de Vries is using ventilators, wind tunnels, drones, jet skis and laser…

Looking over Vermeer’s shoulders

Looking over Vermeer’s shoulders

In 2018, Johannes Vermeer’s world-famous Girl with a Pearl Earring underwent a total ‘body scan’: using state-of-the-art techniques, the…

New sensor chips: low-cost, smart and efficient

New sensor chips: low-cost, smart and efficient

Imagine using a chip to analyse heart cells, or being notified by a smart plaster if your heart rate gets too high. These are two examples…

An all-time high for far-infrared space exploration

An all-time high for far-infrared space exploration

Next year, a helium balloon the size of a soccer stadium will bring a NASA telescope to the edge of space. This project is called GUSTO, and…

Super asphalt lasts longer

Super asphalt lasts longer

Asphalt concrete is a great material for road surfacing purposes but it’s not always the most sustainable of options. Sandra Erkens,…

And the winner is... three graduation research projects into circular building systems receive awards

And the winner is... three graduation research projects into circular building systems receive awards

Can the current system of linear production methods and consumption patterns be transformed into a circular economy with more value…