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TU Delft robot Flame walks like a human

Researcher Daan Hobbelen of TU Delft has developed a new, highly-advanced walking robot: Flame. This type of research, for which Hobbelen will receive his PhD on Friday 30 May, is important as it provides insight into how people walk. This can in turn help people with walking difficulties through ...

TU Delft tests windmill for seawater desalination

A traditional windmill which drives a pump: that is the simple concept behind the combination of windmill/reverse osmosis developed by the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands. In this case, it involves a high-pressure pump which pushes water through a membrane using approx...

Better MRI scans of cancers made possible by TU Delft

Researcher Kristina Djanashvili has developed a substance that enables doctors to get better MRI scans of tumours. On Tuesday 13 January, Djanashvili will be awarded a doctorate by TU Delft for her work in this field. The medical profession's ability to trace and visualise tumours is increasing...

Microscopic manufacturers produce eco-friendly plastics

...ansformed into biogas. From a sustainability point of view it is desired to convert these organic resources in chemicals," says Mark van Loosdrecht of delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, who has been working on using bacteria to transform this waste into bioplastics known as polyhydroxyalkan...

New training method helps surgeons evaluate their own minimally invasive surgery skills

... Chmarra will receive her PhD for this research at delft University of Technology in The Netherlands on Mon...f these training methods have their drawbacks. The delft doctoral candidate Magdalena Chmarra has sought to...ndo is currently undergoing further fine-tuning at delft University of Technology. Benchmarking The T...

Open cancer surgery set to become a thing of the past

...according to Professor Freek Beekman, who will give his inaugural speech at delft University of Technology on Wednesday, 24 September. In his inaugural a...ue, it will make this method superior to proton therapy. U-SPECT At delft University of Technology, Beekman will focus particularly on improving medi...

Delft University of Technology patent for manufacturing radio isotopes

... Thanks to a newly-developed technology at the delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, globa... This is the message from Prof. Bert Wolterbeek of delft University of Technology's Reactor Institute delft (RID) in an article in university journal Delta ....

Why do astronauts suffer from space sickness?

...ienced by many astronauts. Nooij defended her PhD theses on this subject at delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands) on Tuesday 20 May. ... in space in 1986, also suffered from these symptoms. In his capacity as TU delft professor, Ockels was PhD supervisor for Suzanne Nooijs research. Rota...

Free online scientific journal on drinking water

... Researchers can now read scientific articles on drinking water treatments for free in the online DWES journal. The aim of this joint initiative of TU delft and UNESCO-IHE is to increase accessibility to scientific publications, especially for researchers in developing countries. Anyone can read the art...

The nanotech future: a conversation with Mihail Roco

...d held visiting professorships at the California Institute of Technology (1988-89), Johns Hopkins University (1993-1995), Tohoku University (1989) and delft University of Technology (1997-1998). He is credited with 13 inventions, and has authored and co-authored numerous articles, publications and books. ...
Delft in Biological News

New Delft material concept for aircraft wings could save billions

Building aircraft wings with a special aluminium fibre combination makes them nearly immune to metal fatigue. The application of this technology, partly developed at Delft University of Technology, will lead to substantial savings. The unusual qualities of this special material (called CentrAl, an...

The inaudible symphony analyzed

... Evers. Evers will receive a PhD based on his research into this subject at delft University of Technology (TU Delft) on Tuesday 4 November 2008. Sound wi...nd is measured with arrays (series) of highly sensitive microbarometers. TU delft PhD student Lslo Evers, who works at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological I...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 30, 2008

...Synchrotron Radiation-based XRF Elemental Mapping" DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac800965g CONTACT: Joris Dik, Ph.D. delft University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands Phone: 31-15-2789571 Email: j.dik@tudelft.nl ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kee...

Super atoms turn the periodic table upside down

... Researchers at delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherl... full account can be read in the new edition of TU delft magazine delft Outlook . If a silver thread is heated to arou...

Substantial improvement in essential cheap solar cell process

...n substantially improving a process in this type of solar cell, which is similar to Grtzel cells. Huijser will receive her PhD on this subject from TU delft on Tuesday 25 March. The use of solar cells is increasing very slowly. One of the reasons is that the most commonly used type, made from silicon, i...

Cleaner diesels thanks to laser light

...stion models at Eindhoven University of Technology. Together with the STW users' committee (participants are: DAF, Eindhoven University of Technology, delft University of Technology, the University of Twente, Cyclone Fluid dynamics, EP Controls BV, Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland), Royal Net...

Workshops on biotechnology and water for science journalists

...ational workshops for science journalists that the delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) is orga...s and can be combined or attended seperately. The delft University of Technology will cover the costs for board and lodgings whilst journalists are in delft attending the workshops. Biotechnology for su...

Microbial biofilms evoke Jekyll & Hyde effects

...production - the use of biofilms to power microbial fuel cells whose fuel could be wastewater, as outlined at the ESF workshop by Cristian Picioreanu, delft University of Technology. This exploits the ability of bacteria to transfer electrons to metals, which can be the cathode of a fuel cell, via the minu...

Nanotechnology meets biology and DNA finds its groove

...thors of the PNAS study include Kyubong Jo, Dalia M. Dhingra, Michael D. Grahm, Rod Runnheim and Dan Forrest, all of UW-Madison, and Theo Odijk of the delft University of Technology. The work underpinning the new DNA sampling method was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the ...

Like a snail through the intestinal canal

.... On September 18, researcher Dimitra Dodou received her PhD degree from TU delft based on this research subject. The intestines are an extremely difficul... patient feeling pain and discomfort. A better method, according to TU delft researcher Dimitra Dodou, is in fact to use this layer of mucus and allow t...
Delft in Biological Technology

Dutch Medical Equipment Producer Nucletron Strengthens Leading Position in Cancer Radiation Therapy Market

... Van 't Hooft in fact founded Nucletron in 1975 and built it into a successful technology company, before merging it to Dutch stock exchange-listed delft Instruments NV in 1994. Van 't Hooft left nine years later to found Isodose Control in 2003. Van't Hooft, who was awarded a knighthood and the title C...

Nanotechnology makes supertelescopes much more sensitive

...in Chile. He will receive his PhD on this topic at delft University of Technology on Monday 2 February. ...ate Chris Lodewijk and technician Tony Zijlstra at delft University of Technology's Kavli Institute of Nano...elescope is the successor to the Hubble telescope. delft University of Technology's Kavli Institute of Nano...

Quantum computing breakthrough arises from unknown molecule

...m and, therefore, control the quantum state with an externally applied electrical field." The discovery began when Sven Rogge and his colleagues at delft University of Technology in the Netherlands were experimenting with nano-scale transistors that show the effects of unintentional impurities, or dopan...

Real-time observation of the DNA-repair mechanism

... For the first time, researchers at delft University of Technology have witnessed the sponta...esearchers from the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience delft are to publish an article on this in the leading s... mechanism has been observed for the first time by delft University of Technology researchers in real time ...

The future of computing -- carbon nanotubes and superconductors to replace the silicon chip

...ctors Two further talks at the meeting will describe an even more dramatic way to overcome the limitations of silicon computers. Hans Mooij of the delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and Raymond Simmons of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, USA, will ...

Physicists discover how fundamental particles lose track of quantum mechanical properties

...said co-author Ronald Hanson, a postdoctoral student at UCSB during this period who is now a professor at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, at delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands. At first it looked like an artifact, but repeated measurements reproduced this behavior. The problem o...

Cellular construction methods emulated

...been possible to recreate structures with sufficient complexity in the lab. Researchers in the Netherlands, led by Jan van Esch at the Universities of delft and Groningen as well as the BioMaDe Technology Foundation, are now pursuing a new angle. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, they allow ...

Dr. Dinesh Verma to be honored with President's Leadership Award at Edwin A. Stevens Society Gala

...ommunications, United Defense, Raytheon, IBM Corporation, Sun Microsystems, SAIC, VOLVO Car Corporation (Sweden), NOKIA (Finland), RAMSE (Finland), TU delft (Holland), Johnson Controls, Ericsson-SAAB Avionics (Sweden), Varian Medical Systems (Finland), and Motorola. He served as an Invited Lecturer from 1...

Delft University of Technology rotates electron spin with electric field

... Researchers at the delft University of Technologys Kavli Institute of Nanoscience and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) have succeeded in controlling the...
Delft in Biological Definition

Anton van Leeuwenhoek

... Anton van Leeuwenhoek Anton van Leeuwenhoek ( October 24 , 1632 - August 26 , 1723 ) was a tradesman and scientist from delft , in the Netherlands . He is best known for his contribution to improvement of the microscope and his contributions towards the establishment of c...
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