Delft University of Technology

Land use change influences continental water cycle

Forests, and tropical forests in particular, play an important role in the global water cycle. Delft University of Technology PhD researcher Ruud van der Ent (TU Delft, The Netherlands) has recently shown that evaporation ...

Jun 28, 2011
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Green facades are the future

Green facades and roofs are a current trend in building. Researcher Marc Ottele focused specifically on facades and sees considerable benefits in creating vertical vegetation. Among other things, the plants help to absorb ...

Jun 29, 2011
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The inaudible symphony analyzed

By measuring 'inaudible' sounds, events like illegal nuclear tests can be detected. This 'infrasound' can also help us understand more about the upper atmosphere, according to Läslo Evers. Evers will receive a PhD based ...

Nov 03, 2008
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3D scans make Chinese helmets fit properly

Asian users experience poor fit in products used on the head, like helmets. The reason is that designers only use data from Western heads. To solve this problem, product designer and researcher Roger Ball set up the award ...

May 17, 2011
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Driverless cars

At first glance, the cars look like they are performing an everyday manoeuvre. It is 12 November, and three cars are driving in a convoy on the motorway. The rear vehicle passes the middle vehicle and returns ...

Nov 21, 2013
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TU Delft launches Delfi-n3Xt satellite

On the morning of the 21st of November, the Delfi-n3Xt was launched from a base in Yasny, Russia. At 9.47, Mission Control in Delft made its first successful contact with the satellite. For almost five years ...

Nov 22, 2013
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