Issue No. 5 | 2020

News of tomorrow

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06.03.2020 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

Cities need to change for people to thrive amid a changing climate

By 2050, an additional 2.5 billion people could be living in cities. As more people move to cities, they face upcoming problems like rising housing prices and they also fight with the weather extremes of a changing climate.

‘No debate’: bifacial solar the new normal for Lightsource BP

Lightsource BP installed a bifacial test system in Northern Ireland in 2018. Real-world data from that has made the company comfortable using the technology for its latest projects. Now other big European developers are gearing up to do the same in 2020.

Canadian grocers have a smart approach to food waste

With Flashfood, retailers can list anything that is up to two weeks away from expiring. Discounts for listed goods are up to 50 percent. Users pay for the food using the app, then pick it up at a designated location in the store.

New method converts carbon dioxide to methane at low temperatures

A new method developed by a team at Waseda University in Tokyo may contribute to reducing the use of fossil fuels and help prevent global warming in the long-run. It can produce any amount of methane whenever necessary.

The surprising benefits of self-driving trucks

Autonomous trucks will be safer, more fuel-efficient, and will reduce congestion. These vehicles will self-drive only on highways. The benefits will be felt throughout the entire economy.

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