TU Berlin Supplement in the “Tagesspiegel” newspaper

News from research on the environment, climate, and civil society

How do we feel when we wear coats made from bark or clothing made from fungi? Do things taste differently if we eat them when listening to heavy metal or classical music? How are public spaces and social cohesion changing during COVID-19? How can we adapt German forests afflicted by bark beetles and drought stress to our current climate? How does the digital semester impact students and instructors? How are they adapting?

You can find these and many other topics, visionary ideas, and new research findings from the areas of technology, natural science, humanities, and social sciences at TU Berlin in the 29 November 2020 issue of the TU Berlin supplement in the newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.

Read a selection of the articles

© David Ausserhofer

Thinking About the Post-Corona World

Eating mushrooms? Great! But what about wearing a jacket made from mushrooms? Studying? Sure! But what about doing it digitally? Christian Thomsen, President of TU Berlin, writes about the Covid-19 crisis is a chance.

© Felix Noak

Society under Stress

Is the coronavirus pandemic fundamentally changing our society? Sociologist Professor Dr. Martina Löw addresses this question in an interview.

© ESA/Hubble & NASA, Judy Schmidt

Echo of a Cosmic Eruption

What the deep sea reveals about the Milky Way: Dr. Jenny Feige, astrophysicist at TU Berlin, analyzes stardust that originates from sediments found 4,000 meters below sea level near the south-western tip of Australia.

Robot © Pixabay

Robots with a Sense of Orientation

Together with colleagues from the University of Hong Kong, Guillermo Gallego, TU Berlin, has developed a system that could overcome the limitations of conventional cameras and thereby open up completely new fields of application for autonomous robots.

© Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung/Patrick Walter

Clad in Bark

New materials from the timber industry’s waste: Designers Charlett Wenig and Johanna Hehemeyer Cürten create fashion with bark.

© Ella Olsson/Unsplash

How Much Cow Does Cheese Need?

Prof. Dr. Stephan Drusch and his team of TU Berlin’s Department of Food Technology and Food Materials Science seek to produce vegan cheese from milk proteins.

© Prof. U. Grünewald

A Region Thirsting for Water

Brandenburg lacks rain and a system of water management. A solution may be available to enable the region to prepare itself better for future droughts. Hydrogeologist Irina Engelhardt on water management solutions.

© Martin Weinhold

Fungi Are Part of Our Future

TU biotechnologist Vera Meyer works on new bio-based, resource saving materials and believes fungal biotechnology represents a unique opportunity for sustainability.