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Bringing the heat out of the city

Heat waves are increasing worldwide—and that includes Switzerland. Cities in particular suffer as a result: the temperature difference between city and countryside can amount to several degrees. A new water tunnel at Empa ...

date59 minutes ago in Energy & Green Tech
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Image: Sicily hotspot

Launched on 25 April 2018, Sentinel-3B has already delivered some impressive first images from its ocean and land colour instrument, from its altimeter and from the optical channels of its radiometer. With the radiometer's ...

dateJun 06, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Photoexcited graphene puzzle solved

Light detection and control lies at the heart of many modern device applications, such as smartphone cameras. Using graphene as a light-sensitive material for light detectors can offer significant improvements with respect ...

dateJun 04, 2018 in Nanomaterials
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Satellite data helps cut city heat

Our cities are becoming hotter due to heat released by human activities. This is exacerbated by heat waves occurring more often due to climate change, altering the energy balance of urban areas and thus affecting the local ...

dateJun 01, 2018 in Environment
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