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Meet the New Sound-Powered Sensor That Could Replace Batteries

Researchers in Zurich have developed sensors using sound waves, which could save 78 million batteries per year in the EU alone.

Turning Electronic Waste Into Gold with Whey Protein

Electronic waste is not only resource intensive, but, recycling it is also inefficient. Could this common food byproduct improve the process, and is this really the best solution, after all?

AI Startup Hortiya Learns the Language of Plants to Make Agriculture More Sustainable

AI start-up Hortiya wants to make agriculture more efficient and resistant to climate change by listening to plants.

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We Investigate the Role Digitalisation Plays in Sustainable Agriculture

Climate change poses major challenges for agriculture. Here we ask about the importance of digitalisation in creating sustainable agriculture.

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The Perovskite Revolution: A Breakthrough in Solar Cell Technology

Solar panels rely on scarce materials. What if there was an eco-friendly solution? Perovskite tandem solar cells can be synthesised without the need for mining, unlike silicon.

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This Helium-Powered “H-Aero” Drone Can Fly for 24 Hours

The "h-aero" is a cross between a drone and a zeppelin. It can stay in the air for up to 24 hours and enables completely new types of data collection.

Micro Hydropower Plant: Energyfish Generates Clean Energy With a Low Environmental Impact

Energyfish are small hydropower plants that are quick and easy to install in rivers, while continuously supplying clean energy.

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This Clever Online Tool Helps German Speakers to Join the Energy Transition

Although many people support the goals of an energy transition, only a few are involved in projects and initiatives. The "Energiewende-O-Mat" online tool aims to change this.

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Solar Energy in Africa: “If We Don’t Know the Real Problem, the Solution Will Probably Be the Wrong One”

The non-profit Access to Energy Institute (A2EI) aims to supply as many people as possible in Africa with solar power. It relies on comprehensive, data-driven problem analysis and optimised solutions to achieve this.