Full-text search Fulltext search 10 Resultate New material collects drinking water from the air Tiny structures allow a newly created material to collect drinkable water from the air day and night, combining two water collection technologies into one. New water filter removes pathogens A research team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) has presented a prototype of a low-cost filter that efficiently decontaminates water using only sunlight. The device is intended to provide clean drinking water for people in regions with little electricity. A house in the spirit of the circular economy The ZHAW has built a house according to the closed-loop principle: Nutrients extracted from urine serve as fertiliser, rainwater is processed into drinking water. And much more besides. Videos show growth of butterfly wings The findings could help develop new functional materials. Waterproof textiles, for example. Or construction materials for self-cleaning buildings. Clever cleaning of solar modules Dust accumulating on solar panels is a big problem. But washing the panels consumes large amounts of water. MIT engineers have now developed a waterless cleaning method. Aerial water drone hitchhikes An international research team with Empa participation has developed a drone that can glide through water as well as fly through the air. To save energy, it attaches itself to other objects for a ride. Using deep learning to create a digital sheet music stand Researcher Lukas Tuggener and app developer Florian Seibold intend to revolutionize the world of professional music. They are digitizing sheet music using a completely new deep learning method: Deep Watershed Detection. MIT creates new atlas of oxygen-poor waters The 3D maps would help researchers track and predict the ocean's response to climate change. Twelve fans filter the air near Reykjavik To slow down climate change, a new type of plant in Iceland filters CO2 from the air. This is then mixed with water and injected into basalt. There it petrifies. Knitted roads Road pavements require bitumen as a binder. But its production has many disadvantages. Empa researchers are now experimenting with string, which holds gravel together without the need for concrete - and is also more flexible, more permeable to rainwater and more environmentally friendly.