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How the “Sizzling Bacon” Sound of Shrimp Can Reduce Whale Beachings

Researchers are exploring ways to monitor underwater human activity by listening to the natural sounds of sea creatures instead of using whale-harming methods like sonar.

Sustainable Software: How Free Licences Help Conserve Resources

Software has become a key resource in our digital society. Free licences guarantee its long-term availability. Furthermore, the use of free software can also directly and indirectly conserve natural resources.

Polyjoule: Can Plastic Produce Cheaper, Safer and Better Batteries for Renewable Power?

Traditional lithium-ion batteries come with a whole host of issues, not least their expense. A Boston startup is looking to new materials for the next generation of batteries.

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EU Taxonomy: Europe Greenwashes Gas and Nuclear Energy – Now What?

Last week, the European Parliament decided that certain natural gas and nuclear projects will be eligible to receive loans and subsidies earmarked for a transition away from fossil fuels. What are the implications of this decision?

New AI and Image Recognition Software Can Detect How Animals are Feeling

The ability for machine learning algorithms to analyse huge amounts of information are making them indispensable tools for conservation research.

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Reallabor Pfaff – Climate Neutrality Begins with Intelligently Networked Neighbourhoods

Solar power, heat pumps and waste heat - renewable energies are readily available. The former Pfaff factory site is being used to test what the climate-neutral neighbourhood of the future will look like.

Hypnetic Puts the Power of Pumped Energy Storage Into Shipping Containers

Hypnetic, a German startup, has developed a way to retrofit shipping containers with an innovative pumped energy solution – minus the reservoirs.

How Etalytics can make energy systems more sustainable and cost-efficient

Whether you’re more concerned about extreme weather or, correspondingly, an extremely large energy bill, energy efficiency can help resolve both issues.

Is Hydrogen Storage the Future of Renewable Energy?

There are many potential ways to store surplus renewable energy, but hydrogen is emerging as one of the most promising. New advances are making it cleaner and more practical.