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I was just 5 fucking minutes away from that damned lecture hall where I’ve spent so many hours being bored as hell while struggling to stay awake at. AND MISSED WALTER LEWIN THERE! Walter Lewin….WALTER FUCKING LEWIN. 

While god was giving one of his most famous lectures I had to ( emphasis on had to, it was mandatory) write programs in Java. Not fair! This is just not fucking fair… now I shall go weep in a corner for I am sad, Oh wait no I have to study Java for my tuesday exam. FUCK YOU JAVA, FUCK . YOU . 

p.s : can you tell I’m pissed? yeah….

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Library of the Technical University Delft

The striking building of TU Delft Library is designed by Mecanoo. Actually, it is not just a building, but also a landscape.

A huge cone pierces through the walkable grass roof. The cone symbolizes technology and shapes the round, introverted reading rooms.

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Source: library.tudelft.nl

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In 2014 the department of Bionanoscience will get a new department head, so they made her a welcome video. Science, serious business.

I got this email from university of leeds, which confirming their acceptance for my PhD application. I am really thankful and grateful for this chance. However, I still need to revise my research proposal, in lots of part of it. I want this chance to improve my self. I do want it. I really cherish and embrace this opportunity.

I also applied to TU Delft, and right now i’m waiting their announcement about my PhD application. The topic at TU Delft is really interesting, about public policy, which I develop interest since bachelor degree.

Mom, Dad, thank your for the unstoppable Doa and support. Thank you, Mom & Dad.

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Amazon’s latest robot champion uses deep learning to stock shelves
Amazon has crowned the latest champion in its robotic picking challenge — an annual competition that looks for robots that could one day work in the company's warehouses. It's basically American...
By James Vincent

This year’s contest was won by a joint team from the TU Delft Robotics Institute in the Netherlands and the company Delft Robotics (both named after the city of Delft). The team’s robot managed to pick items from a mock Amazon warehouse shelf at a speed of around 100 an hour, reports TechRepublic, with a failure rate of 16.7 percent. That’s slow compared to what a human can manage (around 400 items an hour), but a big improvement on last year’s winner, which managed just 30 items in the same time. The team also won the stowing challenge, placing items back on the shelves.

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PROF MICK EEKHOUTs LAST OFFICIAL LECTURE

Prof. Dr. Mick Eekhout, beeing in service for more than 25 years within the faculty of architecture at the TU Delft will retire this year. The former head of the chair Product Development was not only recognised as a great professor but also as the mastermind of Octatube his space structure company that build iconic and challenging buildings the last decades. 

As his very last official lecture ( the farewell lecture will follow ) in front of his students he brought a surprise, a movie about the making of the Maarkthal in Rotterdam. The building designed by Winy Maas from MVRDW recently received the dutch steel award for the huge glass facades Octatube had constructed with a prestressed cable net. 

We are used to listen long but passionated lectures from Mick, showing us and the students why its worth fighting for an idea and what it takes to build great constructions. Today he sat back,  enjoyed a piece of cake, followed the warm introduction words from colleague Thijs Asselbergs and watched the 50 amazing minutes that showed all the work that had to be done to build this building. 

The atmosphere was special, no chatting, no noise, everyone was listening the sound of the speakers and was fascinated by the documentary. Of course having cake during a lecture is something special and Bas Gremmen did his best to serve a piece for everyone. 

After the end of the film and a loud applause, Mick returned to the podium and had some last words and answered questions. 

On the question what was special about this project he smiled and mentioned proudly: Seeing the next generation of Eekhout running the company with the same passion. 

His advice for the students: Think with your head, and use your own hands to make it.