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  • WITCH HUNT – THE FIRST MEDIA PANIC TO GO VIRAL

    WITCH HUNT – THE FIRST MEDIA PANIC TO GO VIRAL

    Europe in the 15th Century. We see how the most calamitous book in world literature arose: the Hammer of the Witches, a book that was to spread dread and horror across Europe for centuries. Far in excess of 50,000 people burnt on Europe’s funeral pyre. The year is 1484. Dominican monk Heinrich Kramer is summoned to Ravensburg as an Inquisitor to solve a problem of evil witches. The process ends with two women dying at the stake. From the confessions obtained […]

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – SPACE DEBRIS, A FORESEEN DISASTER?

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – SPACE DEBRIS, A FORESEEN DISASTER?

    More than 4000 satellites orbit the Earth, and the services they provide are part of our everyday life. But space debris is a major threat to satellites, and already managed to bring the Hubble space telescope to a standstill. How can space debris be disposed of? We take a look at the possibilities and the latest findings in research. More than 4000 satellites orbit the Earth, and the services they provide are part of our everyday life. They are used […]

  • THE BREAST MILK BOOM

    THE BREAST MILK BOOM

    The film presents the latest research into the subject of breast milk, shows what scientists are currently working on and asks which breast milk secrets will be revealed next. For some time now, there has been a real hype about breast milk. Internationally. Women have discovered their lactate can be a source of income and they offer it on the free market via the Internet. Doctors and midwives are calling for more breast milk banks. In Switzerland, the first centre […]

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  • CRAZY HORMONES – MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MENOPAUSE

    CRAZY HORMONES – MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MENOPAUSE

    Is menopause really a deficiency disorder, as the huge range of drugs, medicines and hormones suggest? Or simply part of our aging process? We ask international doctors, researchers and scientists. Almost every woman who enters menopause wants to know what’s happening to her body and how she will cope during this stage of her life. A huge range of medicines, remedies and hormones available on the market suggest the menopause is a curable “deficiency disorder”. But do the symptoms of […]

  • SEX AND LOVE 3.0

    SEX AND LOVE 3.0

    What do love and partnership mean in the digital age and what does the future hold? Will sex robots be the better partners? A scientific review of the most interpersonal of all relationships. The digital revolution has also profoundly changed our understanding of desire and love. New technical developments and inventions promise one thing above all else: optimisation. Today, love is a project in which everyone strives to achieve the best for themselves, and eroticism has become an adventure playground […]

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ECO PLANES, THE  FUTURE OF FLIGHT?

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ECO PLANES, THE FUTURE OF FLIGHT?

    By 2050, passenger planes could emit three times more greenhouse gases than they do today. How can flying become more climate-friendly? Is electromobility in the sky a realistic prospect? We take a look at the latest developments in research. By 2050, passenger planes could emit three times more greenhouse gases than they do today. Not only carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft engines but also vapour trails are contributing towards global warming. Scientists are trying to find out how vapour trails […]

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  • CLIMATE RESEARCH IN THE ARCTIC – A FAMILY IN THE SERVICE OF SCIENCE

    CLIMATE RESEARCH IN THE ARCTIC – A FAMILY IN THE SERVICE OF SCIENCE

    For Eric Brossier and his family, the research ship “Vagabond” is home. We accompany them on expedition across the Arctic Ocean together with a team of climate researchers. Will their mission succeed? The French family Brossier leads a rather unusual life. Captain Eric, his wife and their two six and nine-year-old daughters live on the “Vagabond”, a 15-metre-long research ship. During the winter, their normally floating home is stuck for months in the Arctic Ocean’s thick pack ice in temperatures […]

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – POWER OF WOOD – RESOURCE OF THE FUTURE?

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – POWER OF WOOD – RESOURCE OF THE FUTURE?

    Unless we use wood more sustainably, the world’s forests might have disappeared in 200 years. We present groundbreaking methods in sustainable forestry and in the energy industry. There are around 3 quadrillion trees worldwide, which means approximately 400 trees for every person. But increasingly intensive forms of farming are depleting wooded areas. Global deforestation is occurring so quickly that in 200 years the world’s wooded areas might have disappeared altogether. To prevent this from happening, forests have to be managed […]

  • BOOK HUNTERS – SAVING THE WORLD’S CULTURAL LEGACY

    BOOK HUNTERS – SAVING THE WORLD’S CULTURAL LEGACY

    On the trail of historical and modern-day book hunters: scientists, historians, book lovers and librarians who demonstrate untiring effort and often take great risks to preserve our cultural heritage. From ancient times to the present day, so-called book hunters have made it their mission to save, restore and preserve manuscripts, books and historical documents that are threatened by natural disasters, war or censorship. They are historians, scientists, monks, librarians and civilians who often put their lives at risk to protect […]

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  • BRAIN BEATS – A JOURNEY INTO OUR SONIC FUTURE

    BRAIN BEATS – A JOURNEY INTO OUR SONIC FUTURE

    Can new technologies help us experience music and sound in a new way? Can they improve performance and change our behaviour? Find out about the latest research into music and neuroscience. In a world full of visual stimuli, sight seems to be the most important of all our senses. In recent years, however, we have gained new scientific knowledge about hearing. New discoveries about the way our brain reacts to sound and music now point to a more sonically influenced […]

  • C-SECTION CONTROVERSY

    C-SECTION CONTROVERSY

    Within just twenty years, caesarean section rates have more than doubled in most industrial nations. We look at the medical and social consequences of this global trend in Germany, France, Brazil and China. Within just twenty years, the number of caesarean sections performed in industrial nations has more than doubled. Caesareans undoubtedly save lives. But in some countries, more children are born by c-section than vaginal delivery – a development that can have consequences. Caesarean sections have always posed a […]

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ACOUSTICS, THE EFFECT OF SOUND

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ACOUSTICS, THE EFFECT OF SOUND

    Researchers in scientific institutions and industry are studying the effects of sound on human health. Noise and infrasound can have a negative impact on the human health, but it can also be useful for scientific research. Discover fascinating facts from the different areas of sound research. Loud noise makes us ill. This is something we’ve known for a long time. Sound scientist Professor Jürgen Hellbrück examines the effects of sound on human health. The psychologist is interested first in audible […]

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