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30.07.2021 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

Lighter pavement really can cool cities

When heat waves hit, people start looking for anything that might lower the temperature. One solution is right beneath our feet: Pavement. Research shows that building lighter-colored, more reflective roads has the potential to lower air temperature.

New era of computing ahead?

Scientist demonstrated a new way of observing atoms as they move in a tiny quantum electronic switch as it operates. Along the way, they discovered a new material state that could pave the way for faster, more energy-efficient computing.

Closing the digital divide may take more than free devices

A new program in Barcelona will flood one low-income neighborhood with technology training and resources designed to get residents up to speed online. By focusing on digital exclusion the program seeks to reverse a trend reinforced by the pandemic.

Computer-designed enzymes brings sustainability home to consumers

Have you ever considered how much your laundry affects the environment? From detergents filled with petroleum-based ingredients to long wash cycles that waste water, your laundry is an area that could be more sustainable. But change ist coming.

LEGO brick prototype made from recycled plastic

LEGO recently announced they now have a prototype brick made from recycled plastic that lives up to company standards. The new prototype uses PET plastic from discarded bottles, yet it meets all the company’s quality and safety requirements.

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