Delft University of Technology

Bacteria keep tabs on state of oil field

The ups and downs of the bacteria in an oil field provide a useful source of information for keeping tabs on the state of the oil field itself. In theory, this process known as 'biomonitoring' can increase the yield from ...

dateOct 07, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Energy-positive with natural ventilation

Buildings can be air-conditioned using entirely natural means, without mechanical ventilation systems. This is the claim made by 78-year-old Benjamin Bronsema, who will be awarded his PhD for his thesis on the subject at ...

dateMay 17, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Research: Hopping DNA supercoils

If you take hold of a DNA molecule and twist it, this creates 'supercoils', which are a bit like those annoying loops and twists you get in earphone cables. Research carried out by TU Delft, The Netherlands, has found that ...

dateSep 14, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Evacuation in the Netherlands is not pointless

An evacuation in the event of flooding is not as pointless for the Netherlands as is generally assumed. This is one of the conclusions reached by Olga Huibregtse, who will receive her doctorate for research on this subject ...

dateFeb 18, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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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 ...

dateNov 03, 2008 in Engineering
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