The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has indefinitely removed all Dr. Walter Lewin's online lectures, according to MIT News. The decision was made by the institute after the retired faculty member was reportedly accused of online sexual harassment.
Boyan Slat, founder of the Ocean Cleanup initiative, has been announced as one of the winners of the Champion of the Earht award - the United Nation's top environmental accolade.
In an interview with 538 DJ Ruud de Wild in Londen, U2 singer Bono described the Dutch Royal family as "very chilled out".
20 year old Delft student Boyan Slat has raised 2 million dollars through internet crowd funding to clear up plastic in the Pacific.
Delft is going to suffer in the coming years due to the setbacks in the railway zone. Taxes will probably rise and grants will be removed. The city is heading for bankruptcy.
According to Trouw, jihadism in The Netherlands is concentrated in mostly three regions. Per region, there are dozens of jihadists planning to travel to Syria or Iraq, or who were apprehended by the authorities prior to their departure, and those who are in the war zone already or who have returned from there.
Dutch rail maintenance company ProRail is announcing some changes to the rail network in The Netherlands planned for 2015. The Dutch rail system is planned to improve with several large projects and some reorganizations, De Telegraaf reports.
The 19-year old Delft inventor and student Boyan Slat has already received a lot of support for his Ocean Cleanup project. The plan to fish plastic out of the world's oceans would cost $2 million in its first test phase. In the last two months, more than half of that has already been raised.
Mayors of eight Dutch and three Belgian cities are going to come together on Tuesday evening for a summit about jihad fighters after the report that threats of a rising number of returned fighters on European soil warned of possible attacks in the future, the AD reports.
Completely harmless, no dangerous substances, and in a variety of flavors, the e-joint is taking the European market by storm with the company behind the product rolling out 10,000 units daily, according to distributors E-Njoint B.V. Capitalizing on the success of the e-cigarette, the Delft based business has claimed to have invented the world’s first electronic joint though it is sold without using any THC, the psychoactive aspect of marijuana.
Telecommunications provider Vodafone is set to offer LTE Advanced to the Dutch market, the company said in a statement. The news comes days after rival KPN made an announcement revealing similar plans. While KPN will offer the faster internet option from July, Vodafone users will have to wait until later this year.
A Dutch car brand is taking automobile aesthetics back to the 50s and 60s with its new model. Carice has debuted its first car, called the MK1, which is a light, fully electric two-seater cabriolet.
A student from Delft has found a way to clean the ocean of plastic waste in an efficient and reasonably priced way. He presents the results of his feasibility study in New York on Tuesday.
Archaeologists in Delft have uncovered what may be the world's oldest telescope in the digging works for the new railway tunnel in the city. Specialists from the Boerhaven museum in Leiden have confirmed that it is a telescope, after looking more closely at the rusted tin tube, thinking at first that it was a bullet chamber, the Volkskrant reports.
The man who was sentenced to life in 1983 for six murders in Delft is demanding leave without supervision. This is not the first time he has demanded unsupervised leave, and he is filing a lawsuit against the state according to his lawyer, Trouw reports.
A new hip operation allows patients to spend only a few hours under the knife, and then walk out of the hospital themselves with a new hip.
Rotterdam/The Hague Airport will be made accessible by tram from Rotterdam Central and The Hague Central, announced Jeannette Baljeu, Rotterdam alderman, Wednesday. Rotterdam and The Hague agreed on the plan.
A 33-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, after police were tipped off about explosives in an apartment on the Diepenbrockstraat in Delft.
The Dutch army is creating cybercommando's, a crack team of hackers who will be trained to attack enemy lines, online.
Two engineers at Delft-based firm Wingman have won a design award for a new condom, Nos reported.
The owners of 69 cars parked around the Hague were in for a shock Wednesday morning to find their vehicles had caught fire during New Year's celebrations. There had already been 30 car fires reported near Den Haag by midnight.
Dutch jihadists who return from Syria receive aid and guidance to reintegrate. They are not immediately arrested and prosecuted upon return
Netherlands universities have made tremendous improvement in the 2013/2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
In this year’s rankings, a total of 12 Dutch research institutions reached the top 200 level and eight of them have made into the top 100, compared to seven universities reached the top 100 level in the 2012 ranking, according to Times Higher Education.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the negotiations on the Dutch budget, the Russian diplomat Dmitri Borodin causes tension between Russia and The Netherlands under influence of alcohol, and the ongoing struggles of Greenpeace to free the Arctic Sunrise crew, sailing under Dutch flag.