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Fish Doorbell in Utrecht: Why Thousands of People Are Waiting for Fish on the Internet

Fish live more safely in Utrecht thanks to a fish doorbell. The project not only helps fish on their migration paths, it also draws attention to the dangers of human infrastructure.

Fraunhofer UMSICHT (Vertikaler Anbau in der SUSKULT-Pilotanlage)
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Agriculture as a Cycle: Growing Produce With Nutrients From the SUSKULT Sewage Treatment Plant

With SUSKULT, plants don't need soil - they're fed by sewage treatment plants. This hydroponic system is breaking completely new ground.

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Pilot Project QTrees Harnesses AI to Protect Berlin’s Urban Greenery Amid Climate Change

QTrees, a Berlin-based Machine Learning-assisted project, is hoping to protect the city's long-suffering urban trees.

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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.

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How Can Digitalisation Help Decarbonise the Building Sector?

Major transformations are needed to achieve the climate targets in the building sector. Here we provide an overview of the role digital technologies play in the industry.

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Giant Lego Made From Damaged Wood: How Triqbriq Could Revolutionise Timber Construction

What if there was a building material that was environmentally friendly, could be processed quickly and could also be completely deconstructed without leaving any residue? This idea is no longer utopian, as these new "briqs" prove.

Jenga Green Library: Transforming Kenya’s Construction Landscape with Sustainable Building Solutions

Awareness, affordability and accessibility to green building technologies have stymied the uptake of green building in Kenya. Jenga Green Library could make things easier.

Intelligent Planning of Sustainable Buildings and Neighbourhoods With BIM

BIM has a wide range of potential applications in the construction industry. In Giessen, the system is being used to realise the EnEff:Stadt FlexQuartier energy efficiency district.

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Old Becomes New: Concular’s Mission to Digitise Circular Construction

Concular, a company dedicated to advancing circular construction through digital innovations, is introducing key elements such as a building resource passport, a fresh DIN standard, and an online store for reclaimed building materials. This approach not only offers cost savings but also contributes significantly to sustainability.