SCIENCE

  • WAR AND GAMES

    WAR AND GAMES

    Drones, remote-controlled weapons and war robots are the war technology of the future. Controlling them via a screen is like playing a computer game. Does this new remote-controlled war technology provide us with reconnaissance information and security or is it paving the way for a surveillance state? New perspectives on a complex, fascinating subject.

  • READY FOR TAKE-OFF – THE ALL-ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

    READY FOR TAKE-OFF – THE ALL-ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

    Elektra One is a single-seat, electrically powered composite aircraft. The electricity for the plane is generated by solar-charging hangars. Its designer is aviation pioneer Calin Gologan. Will the aircraft of the future make the test flight from France to Tunisia?

  • OUT OF THE SILENCE – THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND

    OUT OF THE SILENCE – THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND

    Sound has become an established element of conventional medical therapy. Discover with us the healing sounds of classical music, melodies from ancient Arabic, Oriental and Central Asian cultures and the Japanese bamboo flute shakuhachi.

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – FOOD OF THE FUTURE

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – FOOD OF THE FUTURE

    What will we eat in the future? To reduce the consumption of food from animal sources, food technicians are looking for new plant-based proteins. One promising alternative product could be the lupin. We present the latest developments in food technology and research into the food of the future.

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – HUMAN INTERFACES

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – HUMAN INTERFACES

    Almost one in ten people live with a disability. But modern technologies and sophisticated prostheses are making their everyday life easier. So-called human interfaces are technologies that in one form or another can be linked to human sensory organs and thus achieve some astonishing results.

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

    Globally, lights consume almost one fifth of all electrical energy produced. Modern LED technology helps not only to halve the power consumed by public lighting. It also can adjust the colour and brightness of light to the time of day and thus help stabilise human biorhythms. Learn more about the latest developments in modern lighting technologies.

  • CALL OF IMMORTALITY

    CALL OF IMMORTALITY

    With modern technology, man’s age-old dream of achieving eternal life is becoming more and more realistic. Meet our protagonists in Germany, Russia and China who have decided to challenge death and preserve their bodies for the future until technology is eventually advanced enough to guarantee eternal life.

  • ORPHAN BEARS IN THE LAND OF THE TIGERS

    ORPHAN BEARS IN THE LAND OF THE TIGERS

    Two scientists are raising young orphan bears in the Siberian wilderness. Their mothers were killed by hunters. Will the scientists bring the cubs safely through their first summer?

  • MONITORING A GLACIER

    A glacier is not just a giant block of ice. Glaciologist Coen Hofstede and his international team set off on an extraordinary scientific adventure to the Russel Glacier. Their mission is to conduct studies on the texture of the ice. With the results of this research the scientists hope to find out more about glacial change and thus draw further conclusions about global climate. Join us on a journey to the beautiful tundra of Greenland.

  • A HANDFUL OF LIFE

    More and more babies are born too early: 15 million premature births worldwide. Not that long ago, few people would have believed that such prematurely born babies could survive. Following the cases of four extremely premature babies from Germany, France, Great Britain and Japan, this scientific documentary takes a look at international treatment methods in neonatology.

  • WEATHER AND ARCHITECTURE

    WEATHER AND ARCHITECTURE

    Sea levels are rising and storms are becoming increasingly powerful. Climate change has serious consequences. Is our architecture still fulfilling its actual purpose – namely to protect us from the cold and heat, from rain and storms? We follow three visionary architects in their search for appropriate, future-proof solutions.

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

    Imagine driving to the opera, getting out of your car and leaving it to find a parking spot on its own while you go in to take your seat? Sounds convenient, doesn’t it? The global race to build the first autonomous car has already begun. In fact, vehicle manufacturers have been studying the concept of self-driving cars for over 60 years.