Dresden researchers have developed a new kind of concrete. Instead of steel, it contains carbon fiber. That makes it rust-free and much lighter and more durable than regular concrete. And for architects, it’s opening up new design vistas.
Germany has more than 28,000 wind turbines — but many are old and by 2023 more than a third must be decommissioned. Disposing of them is a huge environmental problem. Expert Jan Tessmer tells DW he's optimistic.
An alternative to steel enforced concrete has taken out the German Future Prize 2016. Edging out the inventions of pinpointed laser light and efficient motors.
Progressive global warming will have an outsized effect on countries in Asia and Oceania. In a DW interview, Kira Vinke from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research explains what makes the region more vulnerable.
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