The 6 Day War
Sep29

The 6 Day War

Operation Focus (Mivtza Moked) Intro In 1967, Israel was faced with a serious geopolitical existential threat of war on 3 fronts by its neighbors. Israel decided to go for pre-emptive airstrikes and won the war in just six days. How did the IAF achieve this success? The Six-Day War was fought by Israel and its neighboring states of Egypt, Syria and Jordan with the backing of almost all Arab countries. The June 1967 war in particular...

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TU Delft’s Solar Boat Team
Sep20

TU Delft’s Solar Boat Team

Amongst the facilities that the TU Delft offers to its students is the D:DREAM Hall. D:DREAM stands for “Dream Realization of Extremely Advanced Machines”. The D:DREAM Hall is home to a variety of engineering teams, the so-called DREAM Teams. A DREAM Team is a great way for a student to learn many essential engineering skills in a relatively short time. The teams typically start in September; working towards competitions taking place...

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Eco-Runner
Aug17

Eco-Runner

The Eco-Runner competes in an annual event called the Shell Eco-marathon. A staggering 3000 students, spread over 200 student teams from all over Europe, compete in different classes within the competition. The Eco-Runner is a novel car designed to compete under the category of one of the most futuristic engineering concepts: cars using Hydrogen as its energy source. From Delft to Moscow and back, on one liter of hydrogen? What was...

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Flying Through the Glass Ceiling
Aug13

Flying Through the Glass Ceiling

There continues to be a considerable gender gap across engineering fields. Discriminatory workplace dynamics persist in discouraging women from pursuing an engineering-related degree and career. Can women overcome these obstacles or will the engineering world continue to dissuade them? Whenever you find yourself around other engineering students or working in a project group, I urge you to take a step back and observe the gender...

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NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge: Interview with Jason Kessler
Jun20

NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge: Interview with Jason Kessler

NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge is focused on finding all potential asteroid threats to human populations and knowing how to handle them. Interview with Jason Kessler, Program Executive for AGC.

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Supersonic Commercial Travel: the Past, the Present, and the Future
Jun07

Supersonic Commercial Travel: the Past, the Present, and the Future

The Concorde is a widely recognized plane, perhaps even more than the Boeing 747. To this day, it remains the only supersonic plane that operated commercial flights, despite a disastrous attempt from Tupolev to imitate the Anglo-French plane. Since its last flight in 2003, no commercial passenger has flown past the speed of sound. This could all be changing in the coming years as more and more private companies are investing in...

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