#education #titles #professor

Titulatuur(eluurs) / Maddening titles

As a first year first year student and member of Scintilla and the “de Vonk” committee, I am met with a lot of new expressions. This includes words from student jargon which were unknown to me when I still was in high school. At my high school, it was usual to address my teachers as Mister or Madam. Where if you’d want to address the professors at their correct titles, it’d be impossible to remember in some cases. ...

#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. ...

#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. ...