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Switzerland could generate more energy out of used wood

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New research on Northern Lights will improve satellite navigation accuracy

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Environmentally friendly, almost electricity-free solar cooling

Demand and the need for cooling are growing as the effects of climate change intensify. An emission-free, solar-powered chiller has now been developed by...

CRUST adds new layer of defense against earthquakes, tsunamis

The first computer model to simulate the whole chain of events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes could reduce losses to life and property...

Vicious circle of drought and forest loss in the Amazon

Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could push the region into a vicious dieback circle. If dry seasons...

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