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23.04.2021 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

Can 5G help the environment?

As 5G networks roll out, the benefits will be enormous across many different sectors, including energy and resource management. Does that mean 5G will be good for the environment?

Biodegradable food wrap created from algae and cinnamon compound

Scientists have created edible food wrap for packaging. Designed to replace one of the most un-recycled materials on the planet, the wrap consists of natural ingredients that are safe for the environment and humans.

Fighting dementia with play

Cognitive motor training helps in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia, as demonstrated for the first time in a study by an international team of researchers. The training platform used was developed by an ETH Zurich spin-​off.

Plastic-free groceries? These startups are trying to make it happen

Refillable grocery delivery businesses are popping up across the continent — but scaling these logistically complex services will be hard work. Here’s what they have to figure out.

This algae cuts methane development of cattles by up to 80%

Cows’ burp is polluting: according to the UN, it is responsible for 14.5% of the world’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. There are over 1,6 billion cows on earth: adding algae-based supplements within their meals could drastically reduce CO2 emissions.

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