The current issue of the research magazine LIGHT THOUGHT devotes its focus to the topic of water.
No living being can exist without water. This applies to the simplest unicellular organism as well as to us humans. We can only survive a few days without drinking water. We need water for washing, for agriculture, for industrial production, for generating energy, for transport routes and much more. The fact that it is always available in a clear, clean form seems to be a matter of course today. But climate change, industry and agriculture and last but not least our way of life are endangering the precious resource.
Practicality is the quality of being practical
Especially the quality of being suitable for practical use. In many cases, the word practical is used to describe something that is useful or helpful. For example, a practical solution to a problem is one that actually works, rather than being just a theoretical idea. Something that is practical can also be described as being down-to-earth or matter-of-fact. This means that it is based on common sense and is not overly idealistic. Practicality is often contrasted with impracticality.
Something that is impractical might be described as being unrealistic, impractical, or even foolish. The word practical can also be used as an adjective to describe someone or something. A practical person is someone who is sensible and pragmatic. They are often able to see things in a realistic way and are not easily distracted by impractical ideas. Practicality is an important quality in many areas of life. For example, it is often important to be practical when making decisions about money, work, or relationships.
This is because practicality can help to ensure
That we make choices that are based on common sense and are likely to be successful. Practicality is also important in the world of education. Students who are practical are often more successful than those who are not. This is because they are able to apply what they have learned in a way that is useful and relevant to their lives. Practicality is a quality that is valued by many people. It can be helpful in making decisions and solving problems. It is also a quality that can make someone more successful in life.
Researchers from the University of Jena want to do this in the new Thuringian Water Innovation Cluster (ThWIC)and develop new technologies and concepts for a more sustainable use of water: The interdisciplinary network of science and business started its work in February 2023 – the current LIGHT GEDANKEN issue presents some topics of the new cluster, but also highlights other projects, in which researchers at Jena University are dealing with water.
In addition, the magazine provides an insight into current research projects at the university.
A report takes the reader on a journey through time billions of years into the history of the earth. The portrait is by the Russian historian Irina Scherbakovabefore. The co-founder of the human rights organization »Memorial«, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022, is currently a visiting professor at the University of Jena.
The booklets are available in university buildings and canteens and are available internally from the university shop
to acquire. They can also be found in the Thalia bookshop (Leutragraben) and the tourist information office.