January edition 2022 Batteries for the e-world – Wissenschaft.de



TECHNOLOGY <-> FUTURE

Cover story
Stronger batteries within sight

Long charging times, short range and a lack of charging stations discourage many people from buying an electric car. New battery technologies are set to change that
by RALF BUTSCHER

Cover story
In a lithium frenzy

The trend towards electromobility is causing the demand for some raw materials to rise sharply – especially lithium. So far, the metal has only been mined in a few regions of the world. But in the future it could also come from domestic sources
by JAN BERNDORFF

Cover story
Treasure chest old battery

More and more cars are electric. But what should happen to the disused lithium-ion batteries? Housing and cables can be easily recycled, the components of modules and cells far more difficult. But there are solutions
by KLAUS SIEG

Sabine Hossenfelders SAMPLES

Plastic, of course

The big picture of the science New Year puzzle

Between boggy jungle, deep seabed and secret monastery walls: Eight outstanding researchers need to be tracked down in the New Year’s puzzle 2022. Attractive prizes are available as a reward.
Text: THORWALD EWE / Illustrations: HUBERT WARTER

KNOWLEDGE <-> WORLD

Two to twelve! Books on climate change

Climate change and its worldwide noticeable consequences have led many scientists to put their findings on paper in a generally understandable way – and writers also have their say. Our author Klaus Jacob, who has been reporting on the subject for decades, has seen the flood of new publications and presents the most important books here
by KLAUS JACOB

Precious algae jungle

Large sea algae protect the climate – and they can be used in many ways as a renewable raw material. Researchers are looking for ways to combine the two
by BETTINA WURCHE

DIE SCIENCE BUSTERS

The aphelion falls very far from the star

How minor planets got big

Turbulence played an important role in the formation of the earth and the other planets. In the primeval solar fog, she helped clouds collapse from countless mini-chunks into stately bodies
by THORSTEN DAMBECK

What do the aliens know?

There are 2000 neighboring star systems from where the earth could be discovered. In dozens of them, hypothetical aliens could even pick up our radio and TV signals
by THORSTEN DAMBECK

LIFE <-> HUMAN

A serving of duckweed, please!

Some new foods are more sustainable or healthier than what we normally eat. But the unfamiliar scares off many people. A plea for more hunger for adventure
by RAINER KURLEMANN

The research perspective

Research in the comparative
by RALF NEUMANN

A fly for research

The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is a tiny animal – with great potential for science. For around 120 years, geneticists, cancer researchers and neuroscientists have been studying how the brain controls behavior. And it has not yet served its purpose
by TIM SCHRÖDERL

Insightful markers

A new type of biomarker makes it possible to detect Alzheimer’s in the blood and detect depression using brain waves. In addition, cancer and diseases of the nerves, heart and circulation can be treated more and more individually
by CHRISTIAN JUNG

Standards

Magazin: News from research and technology
Phenomenal: What happens when it’s urgent
Germany map: Demographic change – The German labor market is becoming more international
Statistics: Single households
I do not believe that: The progressive dumbing down of ERNST PETER FISCHER
Cogito: The new puzzle – and the solution to the October puzzle with the winners
Update: Inherited lip shape
Preview: Are we alone in space?

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