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Omnivor, vegetarisch, vegan: Was ist besser?

Ob man sich omnivor, vegetarisch oder vegan ernährt, ist fast zur Glaubensfrage geworden. Dabei kann man sich den drei Ernährungsweisen auch wissenschaftlich nähern. Genau dies hat Prof. Marco Gobbetti, Ordinarius für Agrarmikrobiologie an der Freien Universität Bozen, in einem groß angelegten Forschungsprojekt getan – mit überraschenden Ergebnissen.

Interview
“We don’t understand ourselves. That’s why we want the computer to do it for us”

Grzegorz J. Nalepa is a professor at the AGH University in Krakow, Poland who recently held a series of lectures at the Faculty of Computer Science. One of them was “Affective Computing, Context and Processing”. We interviewed him on the ethical questions posed by this new development in technology.

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Das win-win-win-win-Projekt

Was eine Win-win-Strategie ist, dürfte mittlerweile den meisten bekannt sein, was aber ist eine Win-win-win-win-Strategie? Eine Situation mit jeder Menge Gewinnern jedenfalls, wie man sie sich mit dem Projekt WoodUp vorgenommen hat. Der Ansatz: man analysiert die Biomasse-Vergasung und entwickelt aus dem daraus entstehenden Abfall neue Produkte.

Interview
Cyprus Stalemate

What began in 2014 as “an exceptional opportunity” for peace on the island of Cyprus ended this July with angry fingers pointing across a dinner table at the final, ill-fated meeting in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Eurac Research’s own Joseph Marko—an expert in minority rights, ethnic conflict and nationalism—was drafted to the UN Cyprus Talks in June 2016 as the UN’s legal advisor on human rights. He gives us his perspective from the front lines of the 54-year ethnic conflict.

Book of the week

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The unibz junior researcher series is based on PhD theses selected each year from the PhD study programmes at unibz. All titles are available at bu,press’ e-shop and at the University Library. After six months unibz junior researcher titles are freely accessible from the bu,press website.

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Energy Efficiency, Thermal and Visual Comfort

Integrated Building Performance Modelling and Measurement

Atzeri’s study focuses on the analysis of visual and thermal aspects which, being closely linked to the effects of solar radiation, affect both energy consumption and comfort perception. The volume shows a way of simulating and representing comfort distribution in terms of time and space which, coupled with the energy use profile, is able to better synthesize the global performance of buildings.

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