FastDry is faster and consumes less power

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Once the bodies of water have receded, construction dryers in flood plains spring into action. Not only do they consume a lot of power, they also make a lot of noise. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) in Stuttgart have now solved both problems. FastDry doesn’t just run silently, so it can … Read more

Artificial intelligence GPT-3 writes scientific articles about itself

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Researcher Almira Osmanovic Thunström of the University of Gothenburg initially did not believe what she saw. After opening her Open AI account one rainy afternoon and seeing the line “Write a 500 word academic paper on GPT-3 and include scientific references and citations!” typed GPT-3 into the input field of the AI ​​algorithm, the AI … Read more

52 million Spent for positive impact on climate protection

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The ticket for 9 euros expires on August 31. What was mainly intended to reduce the financial burden on citizens, also made an important contribution to the climate balance in the transport sector. At least that is the conclusion of the final balance of the carriers. 1.8 million less CO2 emissions According to an estimate … Read more

Future – A smart garden that takes care of itself


New devices are intended to digitize hobby gardening. But the stakeholder group is small. There are few trends in gardening. New plants cannot always arise. Garden development is generally considered slow. However, with the internet, this is accelerated. In 2021 Smart Garden was a big topic. How does gardening continue with connected devices? Digital garden … Read more

First fully robot-assisted microsurgery performed

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Surgeons from the Center for Musculoskeletal Medicine of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster have succeeded in performing fully robot-assisted microsurgical procedures. This is the world’s first use of this new surgical method, which is a great success for medical digitization. Working with the robot on the smallest anatomical structures The team around private tutor Dr. … Read more

NASA wants to test the new technology


The American space agency NASA wants to test a new technology that allows smaller payloads to go into space with much less energy consumption. The method was developed by the Californian company SpinLaunch. It is a catapult, a small rocket that holds the cargo in the hold. Accelerated to hypersonic speeds and accelerated into space. … Read more

Deutsche Bahn is increasingly looking for alternatives to diesel vehicles

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Deutsche Bahn is currently testing a battery train in Baden-Württemberg. In the medium term, such towing vehicles can be an alternative to diesel trains on routes without overhead wires. Climate neutral: a challenge for rail Deutsche Bahn aims to be climate neutral by 2040. Already today, approximately 90 percent of transport services, both in passenger … Read more

Sunlight powered filter reliably eliminates pathogens

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There are many areas on this planet where water is present, but also full of dangerous and harmful microbes. Inexpensive, reliable water filters can help ensure the drinking water supply of the population. Reactive oxygen species filter water Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have developed such an experimental water … Read more