#Chess #Notation #Development #FEN

On the Development of Chess Notation

Chess is considered one of the world’s oldest games, at least of the games that are still played today. It is said to have originated from ancient India and dates back to around 600AD. Since then, the game has evolved to the version we know today. The world evolved too and inventions such as the transistor were made. Partially, the transistor was a useful development for chess as it gave rise to epic chess computers, but is was not the most useful development for chess of the past 14 centuries. ...

#Junction #Interview

Junction: A chat with Nesar Moshtaq

The students of Electrical Engineering can prize themselves lucky, since they have not one, but two study advisors! Kirsten Voncken is responsible for bachelor students in EE as well as master students in EE and Embedded systems, but we can assume you know her from the Vonk junction in Edition 3 from 2017. If not, then another interesting junction is waiting for you. The other study adviser, Nesar Moshtaq, has not been properly introduced in the Vonk yet. ...

#eating contest #activity #on location

A Word with the Eating Contest Winner

What started as a fun idea a few years back has grown out to become an annual contest with participants from all outreaches. In fact, this year’s winner does not even study Electrical Engineering! Being an editorial member of the Vonk provides many advantages and can create great opportunities. As such, I got the opportunity to meet up with, and ask questions to, the winner of the 3rd annual eating contest: Cas Sitvast! ...

#science #whales #geotracking

Tracking world's largest animals

If you were tasked with finding and tracking a 25-meter long object, you could probably apply your Electrical Engineering skills to devise a range of different methods. Whilst these methods might work on land, applying them to an aquatic environment causes problems. Conventional techniques - involving the transmission of (RF-)signals - are quickly eliminated by the attenuating properties of water (at roughly 9dB/mm [1]). This is a major problem for marine biologists who seek to track marine animals and their migration movements. ...

#on location #Scintilla #Thor

On Location: Thoringcar

Scintilla went on a trip to the constitution drink of e.t.s.v. Thor. This year, not only Scintilla’s board went, but they took along everyone brave enough to wager the two-and-a-half-hour trip to Eindhoven. This came down to 40 Scintillianen in a touring car on their way to Eindhoven; the Thoringcar trip. It is common for the board of Scintilla to attend the constitution drinks of both brother and sister associations. Which is the same for the boards of all the other association. ...