Money for researchNearly 60 percent of European Union citizens say the EU should spend more money on research. Nearly 70 percent said it's important for European countries to cooperate in research.

These were some results from a survey conducted by the European Union. Two-thirds of European citizens view scientific and technological developments as way of making the economy more competitive. A majority of 54 percent said the genetic manipulation of food is dangerous. In Greece, more than 80 percent of those surveyed were familiar with the term ‘Frankenstein food'.ButtonsStudents can now have buttons made for 40 cents each at the VSSD. The student union said the buttons are a cheaper alternative to the badges normally made for events like symposiums, and the buttons can also be used for expressing opinions. Last week, the VSSD put its button-making machine in a delivery bicycle and cycled around campus with a banner proclaiming, 'Express your opinion'. The VSSD said some students used it to make their own buttons. One such button read, 'My opinion doesn't fit on a button'.Good fellowTU Delft professor of microbiology Dr. Gijs Kuenen has been named a 'fellow’ of the prestigious American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), a select group within the larger American Society for Microbiology. Kuenen is one of 51 new members, and one of only six non-Americans to be selected. Kuenen had to undergo a highly intensive selection procedure to become an AAM member. A selection commission scrutinizes the scientific qualifications of all aspiring members.GlareBad news for glare, the special aircraft building material developed with much fanfare by TU Delft. Aircraft manufacture Boeing has decided not to use glare in the construction of its new super Jumbo Boeing 787. Boeing instead chose the Japanese material CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer). In Europe, aircraft manufacturer Airbus has also decided to use glare only on the rear of the Airbus 380, rather than on the front section. Airbus said that glare does not work as well as expected.

Money for researchNearly 60 percent of European Union citizens say the EU should spend more money on research. Nearly 70 percent said it‘s important for European countries to cooperate in research. These were some results from a survey conducted by the European Union. Two-thirds of European citizens view scientific and technological developments as way of making the economy more competitive. A majority of 54 percent said the genetic manipulation of food is dangerous. In Greece, more than 80 percent of those surveyed were familiar with the term 'Frankenstein food'.ButtonsStudents can now have buttons made for 40 cents each at the VSSD. The student union said the buttons are a cheaper alternative to the badges normally made for events like symposiums, and the buttons can also be used for expressing opinions. Last week, the VSSD put its button-making machine in a delivery bicycle and cycled around campus with a banner proclaiming, 'Express your opinion'. The VSSD said some students used it to make their own buttons. One such button read, 'My opinion doesn't fit on a button'.Good fellowTU Delft professor of microbiology Dr. Gijs Kuenen has been named a 'fellow’ of the prestigious American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), a select group within the larger American Society for Microbiology. Kuenen is one of 51 new members, and one of only six non-Americans to be selected. Kuenen had to undergo a highly intensive selection procedure to become an AAM member. A selection commission scrutinizes the scientific qualifications of all aspiring members.GlareBad news for glare, the special aircraft building material developed with much fanfare by TU Delft. Aircraft manufacture Boeing has decided not to use glare in the construction of its new super Jumbo Boeing 787. Boeing instead chose the Japanese material CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer). In Europe, aircraft manufacturer Airbus has also decided to use glare only on the rear of the Airbus 380, rather than on the front section. Airbus said that glare does not work as well as expected.