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13.06.2018

Urban planning: Green spaces for a better climate

Green spaces are important for the urban climate. (image: iStock / shironosov)

Climate change will bring with it changes to our living conditions, particularly in densely populated areas. Trees, plants and green spaces can help to moderate temperatures and prevent flooding. So what can urban planners do to...[more]


11.06.2018

The "TUM Jubilee Bridge": Building bridges on the Life Science Campus Freising-Weihenstephan

Inauguration of the anniversary bridge (from left to right): Andreas Kronthaler, head construction director of the Freising State Building Authority, TUM Chancellor Albert Berger, TUM President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Freising's Lord Mayor Tobias Eschenbacher, Minister of State Dr. Florian Herrmann MdL and District Administrator Josef Hauner

On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has a new building on the Life Science Campus Freising-Weihenstephan: the "TUM Jubilee Bridge". It leads along Thalhauser Straße and connects the...[more]


06.06.2018

Newly discovered regulation process: How plants work on the inside

Conductive tissues such as leaf veins of this fig leaf run through the entire plant body and supply it with water and salts from the soil. (Photo: C. Schwechheimer/ TUM)

Vascular tissue in plants distributes water and nutrients, thereby ensuring constant growth. Each newly developed cell needs to develop into its respective cell type in the vascular tissue. A team at the Technical University of...[more]


Organic insect deterrent for agriculture

Aphids avoid wheat seedlings treated with CBT-ol. (Image: W. Mischko / TUM)

Traditional insecticides are killers: they not only kill pests, they also endanger bees and other beneficial insects, as well as affecting biodiversity in soils, lakes, rivers and seas. A team from the Technical University of...[more]


23.05.2018

Start of the Bavarian Network for Climate Research

Strategies for climate protection and adaptation are to be developed via the bayklif network. (Image: Photocase/en.joy.it)

The Bavarian Network for Climate Research (bayklif) was founded in 2050 as part of the Bavarian Climate Protection Programme. The network focuses on better understanding the ecological and social consequences of climate change in...[more]


18.05.2018

Contamination of water bodies with metal ions from shotgun ammunition

Shot balls of different material types were tested for the study. (Picture: A. Göttlein / TUM)

Hunting with lead shot is highly restricted or entirely banned in many countries due to the danger of poisoning birds and environment. However, alternative ammunition is not without its own risks, as was discovered in a study...[more]


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