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Environment - 16.12.2019
Connecting Africa and Europe for Sustainable Development
Connecting Africa and Europe for Sustainable Development
By Udo Bachhiesl, Robert Gaugl, Karthik Subramanya Bhat, Christopher Pansi The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly noticeable and therefore a transformation of our energy system is becoming more and more urgent. The fight against climate change is a global challenge and the electricity sector plays a key role in this transformation process.

Environment - 12.11.2019
Applying biodiversity conservation research in practice
Applying biodiversity conservation research in practice
One million species are threatened with extinction, many of them already in the coming decades. This unprecedented loss of biodiversity threatens valuable ecosystems and human well-being. But what is holding us back from putting conservation research into practice? The journal Biological Conservation has published a collection of 14 articles on this topic.

Life Sciences - Environment - 06.11.2019
Minimizing post-harvest food losses
Minimizing post-harvest food losses
By Barbara Gigler Research team from Graz develops biological methods to improve the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. Additional at the end of the text The crops have been harvested. Now it is important to store the various crops well and to preserve them as long and as carefully as possible. Post-harvest losses due to spoilage, however, represent a significant problem along the supply chain and lead to profit losses in the millions.

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.10.2019
Placenta transit of an environmental estrogen
Placenta transit of an environmental estrogen
Researchers show path of zearalenone through the womb using new technology The human foetus is considered to be particularly sensitive to environmental contaminants. A team led by Benedikt Warth from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna and Tina Bürki from the Swiss Materials Science and Technology Institute, Empa, has now been able to demonstrate for the first time how the widespread food estrogen zearalenone behaves in the womb.

Transport - Environment - 13.08.2019
Vehicle Emissions: New sensor technology to improve air quality in cities
Vehicle Emissions: New sensor technology to improve air quality in cities
By Christoph Pelzl Researchers at TU Graz are working together with European partners on new possibilities of measuring vehicle emissions. Today, air pollution is one of the biggest challenges facing European cities. As part of the Horizon 2020 research project CARES (City Air Remote Emission Sensing), an international research consortium is working on new contactless exhaust measurement methods that will enable municipalities to take emission-reducing measures.

Architecture - Environment - 18.07.2019
Digital design and construction with wood, clay and system
Digital design and construction with wood, clay and system
By Ute Wiedner Is computer-aided design and construction with natural materials a contradiction in terms? Not for TU Graz architect Urs Hirschberg, who sees digital planning as an opportunity for sustainable architecture. News+Stories: You conduct research in the field of digital construction, or to put it more precisely, "augmented architecture".

Environment - Innovation - 14.06.2019
Advanced Control for Sustainable Energy Systems
Advanced Control for Sustainable Energy Systems
By Martin Horn, Markus Gölles The growth in renewable energy technologies will render future energy systems more complex and volatile. So advanced control strategies are required to ensure their optimal operation. For this reason, the Bioenergy 2020+ competence centre established a working group focusing on automation and control in close cooperation with the Institute of Automation and Control at TU Graz.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 13.06.2019
Determining the Earth's gravity field more accurately than ever before
Determining the Earth’s gravity field more accurately than ever before
By Christoph Pelzl Researchers at TU Graz calculate the most accurate gravity field determination of the Earth using 1.16 billion satellite measurements. This yields valuable knowledge for climate research. The Earth's gravity fluctuates from place to place. Geodesists use this phenomenon to observe geodynamic and climatological processes.

Life Sciences - Environment - 12.02.2019
To tool or not to tool?
To tool or not to tool?
Orangutans make complex economic decisions about tool use depending on the current 'market' situation Flexible tool use is closely associated to higher mental processes such as the ability to plan actions. Now a group of cognitive biologists and comparative psychologists from the University of Vienna, the University of St Andrews and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna that included Isabelle Laumer and Josep Call, has studied tool related decision-making in a non-human primate species - the orangutan.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 07.02.2019
Deep sea reveals linkage between earthquake and carbon cycle
Deep sea reveals linkage between earthquake and carbon cycle
In order to understand the global carbon cycle, deep-sea exploration is essential, an international team led by geologists from Innsbruck concludes. For the first time, they succeeded in quantifying the amount of organic carbon transported into the deep sea by a single tectonic event, the giant Tohoku-oki earthquake in 2011.

Environment - Life Sciences - 23.01.2019
The impacts of invasive species are often difficult to predict
The impacts of invasive species are often difficult to predict
Researchers develop approach to protect biodiversity New Zealand and other islands have experienced invasions of rats, Europe has seen the arrival of the spinycheek crayfish, spreading a deadly disease called crayfish plague: invasive species can put native animal and plant species on the brink of extinction.