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Smallest hard disk to date writes information atom by atom

18 July 2016

Every day, modern society creates more than a billion gigabytes of new data. To store all this data, it is increasingly important that each single bit occupies as little space as possible. A team of scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University managed to bring this reduction to the ultimate limit: they built a memory of 1 kilobyte (8,000 bits), where each bit is...Continue


Eight Veni grants for promising TU Delft researchers

18 July 2016

Eight researchers who have recently obtained their PhD have been awarded a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grants will enable them to develop ideas and conduct research at TU Delft over a period of three years.Continue


Simple solution makes hydrogen production through solar water splitting more efficient and cheaper

13 July 2016

Researchers from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), in collaboration with colleagues from the École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL), have found a simple yet very effective solution to greatly increase the efficiency and stability of hydrogen production through solar-driven water splitting. By separating the positive and the negative electrodes using a bipolar membrane, they were...Continue


Hyperloop pod unveiled by Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp

30 June 2016

This morning in front of a large crowd, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp unveiled the Hyperloop pod of the Delft Hyperloop Team. Later this year, the team will compete with other teams in the final of the Hyperloop Pod Competition in California. The competition is an initiative of entrepreneur Elon Musk, well-known from Tesla Motors and SpaceX, who wants to promote the development of...Continue


New: the H.I. Waterman Sustainability Award

29 June 2016

On 22 June 2016, the notary public passed the deed creating the H.I. Waterman Sustainability Award. The prize will be awarded for the first time on Thursday 1 September during the Opening of the Academic Year at Applied Sciences. Continue


Petition parental leave within Tenure Track

29 June 2016

Five young scientists at TU Delft - including Liedewij Laan, Monique van der Veen, Anne Meyer and Marie-Even Aubin of Applied Sciences - have started a petition in which a national policy is proposed that extends the evaluation period and the appointment of the tenure track with the time spent on pregnancy and parenthood .Continue


Research program Oyster 2015 and the success of Pearl

29 June 2016

During the OYSTER meeting at the Reactor Institute Delft on 16 June the annual OYSTER report was presented. 2015 was a successful year. The new beam instrument PEARL has been taken into operation and has generated a great deal of interest. Continue

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