Reading time: 8 minutes
Rekenen aan gigantische aspluimenThe Filipino volcano Taal is restless and spitting lava, ash and steam into the air. Volcanologists fear that a new and bigger eruption is imminent. Ten years ago, Europe was under the spell of an enormous ash cloud, following the eruption on the Eyjafjalla Glacier in Iceland. The cloud brought air traffic to a complete standstill and entailed significant costs. Guangliang Fu and Sha Lu, researched how such an ash plume behaves and how you can predict where it will go.
Reading time: 4 minutes
Cheap and environmental friendly silicon chips printed on paperScientists at TU Delft have succeeded in printing a silicon chip on paper rather than on the usual plastic. It is cheaper, environment friendly and brings new applications a step closer. Such applications would include displays on a carton of milk showing the best-before date.
Reading time: 3 min
Flying in a VThe lorry pulls up very slowly, en route from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering to Schiphol. The cargo on board is precious: the 3-meter-wide flying scale model of the revolutionary Flying-V aircraft. Chief engineer Malcom Brown: “The Flying V will use far less energy thanks to its aerodynamic V-shape.”