The Tech United soccer robot team will be defending its world title from 27 to 30 July at the RoboCup in Nagoya, Japan. If the TU/e team gets to the final, it will be the tenth time in a row. And if the fully autonomous Eindhoven soccer robots...
A bacterium living in the icy-cold waters of Antarctica manages to survive by gripping on to the ice surface. The protein used by the bacterium to do this - a kind of extendable anchor - has been detailed by a group of researchers from TU/e, Queen’s University (Canada) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Quite special, because at 600 nanometers, it is one of the biggest proteins for which the structure has ever been identified. Knowledge about how bacteria attach themselves is helpful if you want to prevent this, for example, in pathogenic bacteria that grip on to human cells in a similar way.
No fewer than seven talented, young TU/e researchers have received a Veni grant of up to 250,000 euros. The seven TU/e winners will be undertaking research in fields ranging from oil paintings and improved silicon solar cells to a new type of battery and polymers that are vibrated by light. The last time the university had so many winners was in 2010.
The Tech United soccer robot team will be defending its world title from 27 to 30 July at the RoboCup in Nagoya, Japan. If the TU/e team gets to the final, it will be the tenth time in a row. And if the fully autonomous Eindhoven soccer robots win, it will be their fourth world title. In the ‘help-at-home’ category, Tech United hopes its robots will be able to bring home a first world title after second and third places at previous tournaments.
The completion of various rooms in De Plint – the three lowest floors of residential tower Luna (the former Potentiaal building) has been delayed due to the discovery of asbestos. As a result, the cultural student associations will not be able to present themselves in their new accommodation in De Plint during the next Intro. Studium Generale will not be inconvenienced for the time being: SG’s autumn program had already been adjusted by way of precaution.
Student team InMotion set a another track record for electric racing cars Saturday at Belgium's Zolder circuit. With a time of 1 minute and 42 seconds, driver Xavier Maassen knocked no fewer than eighteen seconds off the old record. Only last month the team broke the record at Circuit Park Zandvoort with its IM/e.
Two years ago the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) moved from its Utrecht country estate Rijnhuizen to the TU/e Campus. While part of the promosed cooperation between researchers from TU/e and the energy institute is still in the start-up phase, various projects have taken off adequately in the meantime. This article presents some examples of joint efforts within the spearheads of DIFFER: Solar Fuels and Nuclear Fusion, plus a new joint initiative, the Center for Computational Energy Research.
Porto, the city of Port wine, that has been the inspiration for the Harry Potter series, that has a bridge of Gustav Eiffel (Ponte Luis I) and where you can find small bakeries with ‘Pastel de Nata’ in every street. No wonder Porto has been elected as the ‘Best destination of Europe’ for the third time in the last five years.
“Some students never really learn to be on their own,” Maria says, reflecting on her own journey from Amsterdam to Eindhoven. Maria Scholten (21) is currently studying a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Technology, and is the chairperson of We Know You Know, the oldest sorority in Eindhoven. For about two years she shared a student house with five Dutch girls. After always being surrounded by her housemates, cooking together and never lacking company, she bravely moved to Aurora to live on her own.