Category: Global trends / Society

“Proeftuin” – Citizen Science Lab – ingenious academic project

Three Dutch Universities (Radboud University, Wageningen University and University of Twente) developed a large Citizen Science project, “Proeftuin” Citizen Science, by opening their labs to the mobile sensor industry [1].  It seems to be a smart solution that responds to the needs of collaboration between industry and academia, that was possible with European funding (ERDF..

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Blockchain “(r)evolution” – in academia? 

Today, 6th of December, TU Delft hosted the Blockchangers Tech Deep Dive, an event for software developers interested in meeting developers from leading blockchain platforms: Mattereum, Bitcoin, BigchainDB, Hyperledger, IBM, Microsoft, IOTA and Parity. Most of us heard of Bitcoin and probably of blockchain. What is the difference? Blockchain is a technology that seems to..

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The battle between fake and factual news

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom”, said Edward Osborne Wilson, an American entomologist and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. [1] While we are being overwhelmed by information on a daily basis, the spread of false or manipulated information is dominating media and conversations. Misinformation is everywhere and it is hard..

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Smart Campus, voor het gemak

Verleden jaar werd de TUDelft Library vereerd met Deens bezoek, waarbij Lars Binau vertelde over de Smart Library als onderdeel van de Smart Campus van DTU (Technical University of Denmark) [1]. Onderdeel van dit project is het gebruikt van sensoren die in de lampen zijn ingebouwd, wat natuurlijk heel slim is. Lampen zijn doorgaans overal..

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