A new technique for imaging biomolecules is generating more data than pathologists can handle. Dr Raf van de Plas of 3mE is developing algorithms for distilling useful information from terabytes of data.
The aim of the Strategic Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Alliance, established by the three universities in 2012, was to improve research and education and competitiveness. Projects are intended to develop from the ground up, which led to the establishment of eight joint centres in 2013. A quick look around reveals that lack of time is proving to be their key obstacle.
Energy storage comes in all shapes and sizes. Condensers are convenient for peak storage, but they are exhausted within a few seconds. The same applies to flywheels. Water storage in reservoir lakes and pressurised gas storage in underground reservoirs can provide a buffer of several hours of energy use. Batteries and accumulators can even store energy for weeks.