Category: Sustainability

Eindhoven, Tampere and Genève – demonstration cities in European climate study

The Brabant city of Eindhoven, the Swiss city of Geneva and the Finnish city of Tampere have been appointed as demonstration cities for experiments on a major livability study to be carried out by UNaLab, the European Commission's climate laboratory. This is evident...

Piëch Mark Zero – the “coolest sports car”

For some time now, environmental friendliness has increasingly become the most important factor in cars. Electric, definitely, but also as compact as possible, economical in power consumption, and with the furthermost possible range. The Piëch Mark Zero doesn't meet...

Video Top 10 emerging technologies (part 1)

World Economic Forum (WEF) asked a group of international technology experts to identify this year’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies. After soliciting nominations from additional experts around the globe, the group evaluated dozens of proposals according to a number of...

Electric sports car “Piëch Mark Zero” charges in 4 mins & 40 secs

The name Piëch has been well known within the automotive industry for four generations. No doubt it is probably Ferdinand Karl Piëch, the major Porsche shareholder and former Chairman of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board of the Volkswagen Group, who you...

Start-up of the day: cylindrical transmission from IMSystems for high-precision robotic arms

IMSystems is a promising start-up from Delft that is developing a new generation of transmission systems for robotic arms. As a result, robots will soon be able to work with much more precision, which means that the human hand will probably no longer be needed for the...

Video Top 10 emerging technologies (part 1)

World Economic Forum (WEF) asked a group of international technology experts to identify this year’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies. After soliciting nominations from additional experts around the...

Start-up of the Day: Surfing against the current

Up Stream Surfing brings surfing into the city. All it takes is a river whose current has a velocity of one meter per second and a bridge. It is based on a pulley block system and uses the resources...

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Ancient wood helps reconstruct glacier formation

At the University of Innsbruck there is a marked expertise in dendrochronology, also known as tree-ring dating research. The aim of science is to date wood and to draw conclusions about...

Plants with deep roots could utilize dry soil

Roots of plants grow either horizontally or deep into the soil. Two plant hormones determine the direction of growth: auxin and cytokinin. This finding was discovered by an international team of...

Hygienic beer caps thanks to UVC LEDs

Germs on beer caps are now a thing of the past: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB Advanced System Technology Branch (Fraunhofer...

A single app could stop the spread of Ragweed

Ragweed is an invasive plant. It threatens biodiversity and is harmful to those who suffer from pollen allergies. Just before the ragweed season starts to kick in, the Medical University of Vienna...

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