Bayer Researches New Varieties of Wheat
By combining conventional plant breeding and modern DNA analysis, Bayer researchers are working to improve the properties of wheat. The aim is for the wheat to be able to withstand heat, wind and drought, thus safeguarding harvests.
26 Oct 2012
Artificial Muscles Revolutionize Video Games
It is used in headphones, gamepads and the iPod accessory mophie pulse. It's name: ViviTouch. A kind of artificial muscle that really makes video games and sounds come alive. The technology behind it: electroactive polymers. Developed by the Bayer subsidiary Artificial Muscle.
7 Sep 2012
"Earthquake wallpaper" can save lives
Recent tests show that a glass fiber wallpaper in conjunction with a special Bayer adhesive made from polyurethane can preserve the collapse of building walls in the event of an earthquake. This innovation could be a lifesaver for people living in earthquake areas.
29 Mar 2012
Getting the protective factor pain under control
Pain is an important warning signal for the body. If it becomes chronic, it loses its warning function. That's why it is important to immediately combat pain. Acetylsalicylic acid, the active ingredient in Aspirin, helps people get pain under control and make their lives more pleasant.
15 Feb 2012
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How people in megacities are fed
More and more people are going to live in megacities. At the same time, an ever-smaller number of farmers has to supply them with food. In addition, agricultural production is being threatened by climate change and fungi. Bayer has now found a new weapon to control a dangerous fungus.
8 Aug 2011
Bayer Materials in Record-breaking Solar Impulse Plane
With its expertise and high-tech materials, Bayer MaterialScience is part of the team that aims to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane.
9 Jun 2011
New process for the production of plastics can replace oil with carbon dioxide
Bayer has launched a pilot plant in Leverkusen which uses carbon dioxide for the production of plastics with the help of a new catalyst.
10 May 2011
New dimensions in light
Flexible coatings from Bayer make surfaces light up - without the use of light bulbs or LEDs. The technology delivers glare-free light with uniform brightness over its entire surface, creating a unique mood.
19 Oct 2009