Tiny antennas turn heat into electricity

Tiny antennas turn heat into electricity

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Heat is often a residual product. Heat from furnaces, factories and the heat that the Earth’s surface radiates into space at night is largely lost. This may change thanks to tiny antennas that

Overheard conversation between spinning atoms

Overheard conversation between spinning atoms

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It’s not really polite. Delft physicists, unsolicited, overheard a ‘conversation’ between two titanium atoms. They looked at magnetic information that the atoms exchanged. “Atoms are constantly

The Netherlands will have to deal with extreme rainfall more often

The Netherlands will have to deal with extreme rainfall more often

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“This was not a storm,” says climate researcher Peter Siegmund of the KNMI about the extreme rainfall in South Limburg. Showers are local. In this case, the rain fell profusely on Tuesday and

Legislate the space before things fall apart

Legislate the space before things fall apart

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Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson’s recent spaceflights shine a spotlight on the commercial space industry. This is developing at a rapid pace. However, there is a lack of appropriate space law to steer

The source of time is untraceable. It’s no use worrying about it

The source of time is untraceable. It’s no use worrying about it

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Time can fly. I noticed it when I moved the past few weeks. Another day gone by, and so many boxes to pack! I would rather have seen the time fly by during a trip to mountain huts in the French Alps

Air pollution has a cooling effect. Does clean air cause more warming?

Air pollution has a cooling effect. Does clean air cause more warming?

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Greenhouse gases have already warmed the earth 1.5 degrees Celsius! You didn’t hear about it last week, when the report of the IPCC, the United Nations’ climate panel, was presented. But it is indeed

Albatrosses measure ocean background noise

Albatrosses measure ocean background noise

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Thanks to free-flying albatrosses with special sensors on their backs, geophysicists from TU Delft and KNMI have measured the full spectrum of infrasound above the ocean. This helps KNMI to monitor

You can make color, even without dye

You can make color, even without dye

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A color portrait of Isaac Newton printed with transparent ink. Chinese scientists created the image by printing tiny light-reflecting spheres of various sizes onto a piece of glass. They used a

He found his place in the science of climate

He found his place in the science of climate

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Geert Jan van Oldenborgh wanted to spend his “time here as usefully as possible”, he said in an interview with this newspaper last July. Scientifically, that usefulness for him lay at the

Making plans amid numerous climate uncertainties

Making plans amid numerous climate uncertainties

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Exactly how much will the sea level off the Dutch coast rise? Are we really getting more summer downpours for sure? And what about droughts?

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