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08.01.2021 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

How stockpiling CO2 emissions could help the climate

How can cities and countries drastically reduce global CO2 emissions in the next few years and achieve the Paris climate targets? A young start-up from Germany believes that buying up those emissions could help achieve that goal.

Hamburg's thermal imaging cameras capture 33 percent rise in cycling

Hamburg has seen a 33 percent rise in cycling during 2020, according to data from a German city’s new bicycle counting network. The data collected will be used to help traffic regions adapt to the changing needs of transport.

Dogger Bank's giant turbines herald a wind of change in UK industry

Beyond the horizon off the coast of North Yorkshire, a quiet revolution is emerging. The Dogger Bank windfarm is an engineering feat that marks a step change in the growth of renewable energy. The project promises vast quantities of green energy.

A drone sniffs out odors with a real moth antenna

Researchers slap a living antenna on a drone to give the machine an insanely keen sense of smell. The system monitors the electrical signals sent from the antenna of an actual moth, allowing the drone to lock onto the source of a scent and navigate toward it.

In boost for renewables, grid-scale battery storage is on the rise

Driven by technological advances, facilities are being built with storage systems that can hold enough renewable energy to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The advent of “big battery” technology addresses a key challenge for green energy.

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