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Mathematics - Environment - 23.08.2016
The demise of the Maya civilisation: water shortage can destroy cultures
The demise of the Maya civilisation: water shortage can destroy cultures
Mathematical models analysing the interplay between society and hydrological effects have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna).

Environment - Materials Science - 01.08.2016
TU Graz develops environmentally friendly eco-concrete
TU Graz develops environmentally friendly eco-concrete
Grey on the outside, green inside: The production of "Íko▓-Beton" concrete consumes up to 30 percent less CO2 than the production of standard concrete, and yet the "green" concrete is by no means less stable or less convenient to process. Photographic material available for download at the end of the text.

Life Sciences - Environment - 17.05.2016
How do trees go to sleep?
How do trees go to sleep?
Scientists from Austria, Finland and Hungary are using laser scanners to study the day-night rhythm of trees. As it turns out, trees go to sleep too. Most living organisms adapt their behavior to the rhythm of day and night. Plants are no exception: flowers open in the morning, some tree leaves close during the night.