The importance of aerodynamics in cars

Design is not just a question of aesthetics, but also efficiency. About half of the fuel consumption is due to air resistance, but hardly anyone who buys a car considers or ignores aerodynamics per se. From a speed of 60…

Car tires: a major source of microplastics!

Car tire wear is the greatest source of microplastic pollution in most areas of the world. Wind and water spread it all over the globe. This is a serious issue, because the pollutants come back to us humans, whether through…

Fukushima: How dangerous is the cooling water?

Around ten years after the reactor disaster, Japan plans to drain cooling water from Fukushima into the sea. One million tons of radioactive cooling water would be released. The project should start in two years and last for decades. How…

How to keep gadolinium out of drinking water?

Gadolinium is used in contrast media in MRT examinations and enters the sewage system via the patient’s urine. The result: river water and thus drinking water obtained from rivers or bank filtrate are contaminated with gadolinium. The stable substances also…

Why rural life harms the environment!

City life is practical. The distances are short and you can get almost everything close by. Many city residents however dream of owning a home in the green or outside the hectic city. But where is it more environmentally friendly…