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Holograms increase solar energy yield

A newly developed holographic light collector boosts solar panel efficiency for an energy conversion increase of approximately five percent over the course of a year.

May 25th, 2021

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Food scraps get a bold new life as robust construction materials

Researchers have demonstrated that food waste, such as fruit peels and vegetable leaves, can be processed into construction materials that are stronger than concrete but still edible and even tasty. Food scraps that produced weaker materials could be reinforced by adding another food-derived component.

May 25th, 2021

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Environmental exposure during travel

Environmental exposure during travel is an emerging research field with strong contribution potential to urban and transport planning. The new research field benefits from contemporary location-aware sensor technology that enables to collect data about both human mobility and environmental conditions.

May 24th, 2021

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Eco-energy without limits?

Even a sustainable circular economy doesn't run without energy. Solar panels and wind farms, tidal and geothermal power plants: They all divert energy from energy fluxes that had remained untapped since time immemorial. The question is therefore: What part of these energy fluxes can mankind use for its own purposes without damaging the Earth's energy system?

May 11th, 2021

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