SCIENCE

  • 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 […]

  • LUCID DREAMING

    LUCID DREAMING

    With opulent imagery, this film documents the latest research into the dream state abilities of our brain and the advances being made by science into the last refuges of the (supposed) unconscious. According to Sigmund Freud dreams are the “royal road to the unconscious”. Neuroscientists, on the other hand, maintained […]

  • THE EXPLORERS CLUB

    THE EXPLORERS CLUB

    We follow five modern adventurers through exotic landscapes, harsh deserts and hostile ice flieds – an adventure far removed from traditional nature documentaries. The Explorers Club in New York is the epicentre of the last heroes – it is the meeting place for the planet’s most distinguished explorers. The club […]

  • CHRONOBIOLOGY

    CHRONOBIOLOGY

        For thousands of years, people were able to live in sync with their “inner clock”. In our modern world, however, this is scarcely possible. Work, school or studies – for many people the day starts with the sound of an alarm clock. Still tired and sleepy, we try […]

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ENERGY STORAGE – POWER ON DEMAND?

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ENERGY STORAGE – POWER ON DEMAND?

    Every power network requires some form of energy storage, because the consumption of electrical energy fluctuates constantly and power stations cannot adapt quickly enough. Many hydraulic power stations, for example, can dam up water and thus allow more or less energy to flow through the turbines as demand requires. The […]

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – BIOMASS – THE KEY TO THE MOVE TO ALTERNATIVE ENERGY?

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – BIOMASS – THE KEY TO THE MOVE TO ALTERNATIVE ENERGY?

    It will only be possible to cover all our power supply needs with renewable energies if we use a mix of different energy sources that supplement each other perfectly. These include wind energy, hydraulic power, photovoltaics and biomass. But what role will biogas power plants really play in the move […]

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATIONS

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATIONS

    For more than 5000 years, humankind has harnessed the power of water. Today, too, hydraulic power is the most important renewable energy source in the world. Austria and Switzerland source more than half their electricity consumption needs from hydraulic power; in Germany this figure is around 4%. When it was […]

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ELECTRIC MOBILITY

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ELECTRIC MOBILITY

    The Japanese have had electric cars on the market since early 2011. Peugeot, Nissan and Citroen too have been selling their electric models since 2011. Up until 2012 however, German manufacturers had delivered only show cars and promises. The Audi A1 Etron will not be launched until 2013. And BMW […]

  • THE BERLIN PATIENT

    THE BERLIN PATIENT

    A sensation in the scientific community: The first person to ever be cured of AIDS. Get an insight into three promising research approaches across the globe. For years, researchers believed that a cure for AIDS was impossible. But all that changed four years ago when an American, Timothy Ray Brown, […]

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – 3D – THE “WOW” EFFECT

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – 3D – THE “WOW” EFFECT

    3D is booming – and not just in cinemas. 3D is apparently on its way to a living room near you! Practically every TV manufacturer already offers 3D televisions, even though there are not many films or broadcasts available in 3D, So what does this muchcoveted “WOW” effect bring us? […]

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ECO-PLANES

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ECO-PLANES

    More than 80,000 air transport movements take place around the globe every day. Since the start of the Jet Age 50 years ago, air travel has recorded mammoth growth rates, placing a very real burden on the earth’s climate and on people living near airports. For this reason, engineers are […]

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – WHERE ARE THE ROBOTS?

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – WHERE ARE THE ROBOTS?

    Humanoid robots are a common feature in sci-fi: human in appearance, they help in the home, provide assistance to the physically handicapped and provide company for lonely pensioners. And yet a peek behind the curtain of robotics research shows that you really need to be an optimist when working in […]