Plant pathogens facilitate the production of artificial snow. But their effect on the environment is controversial. Researchers are looking for simple and sustainable alternatives.
Thawing permafrost is increasingly triggering rockfalls in high alpine regions. Settlements and housing are threatened. Early detection systems could reduce the potential danger.
Researchers at the Austrian University of Leoben have developed a novel silver ink for stretchables. The ink is exceptionally elastic and contains no toxic chemicals.
Viennese investors don't like to talk about their activities - even when they are successful. Yet more transparency could advance the entire startup ecosystem, according to the Vienna Business Agency.
Cotton farming consumes scarce freshwater resources. Salt water, on the other hand, is available in large quantities. So why not use it for textile supply chains?
An Austrian start-up launches a high-performance organic hydrogel that reduces irrigation requirements by 40 percent and increases soil fertility
Acetogenic bacteria could convert CO2 into plastic and fuel, researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have shown. This would make it possible to establish a carbon-neutral circular economy.
Climate change, vegans, lab-grown meat and robots in production: the dairy and beef supply chains must adapt to become more sustainable
The medical lab on a chip has enormous potential. But to harness it, it needs simpler design methods. A research consortium seeks to automate the process.
In an EU project, the right to ecological space in cities is to be enforced. Existing social structures must also be questioned in the process.
Energy-intensive computing power has called the long-term viability of cryptocurrencies in question," says Professor Krzystof Pietrzak, who is researching a sustainable blockchain
Researchers at IST Austria have succeeded in rejuvenating a mouse brain. Using microglial cells, they restored the plasticity that is present in early childhood development.
Intensive livestock production overwhelms agroecosystems. Sustainable solutions for animal food production are needed. Researchers recommend less production with better quality
Recycled phosphorus from sewage sludge could be used to establish a circular economy for the phosphate industry. But this requires a sustainable and economical strategy
A research team from Innsbruck has achieved a two-dimensional suprasolid in a quantum gas for the first time. This also yields insights for other physics systems and practical applications.
Extreme weather events cause masses of earth to move. Slopes begin to slide. This can have serious consequences if they are inhabited. Sustainable solutions could be offered by nature.
The world's first in vitro hair follicle inseparably linked to collagen could make breeding fur animals obsolete - and end the cruel treatment of animals.
A European research consortium aims to overcome barriers to recycling textiles to enable a truly sustainable circular economy for fashion
Innsbruck researchers have created two-dimensional supersolid quantum gas in the laboratory for the first time. Until now, this has only been observed in one dimension
Plastic recycling is still in its infancy - only a small part of the waste is recyclable. Natural enzymes could get the circular economy going.