The current trends in automation known as Industry 4.0 are dependent on robots with artificial intelligence. Mohammad Wasil, an AI researcher from Indonesia, is helping to develop intelligent industrial robots in Germany.
When rocks break off mountains, they can unleash gigantic dust clouds and mudslides and cause deaths. To prevent that, researchers from Munich are trying to predict a rockslide in the Oberallgäu districts in the German Alps.
Coronavirus: 'We won't get rid of masks anytime soon,' says leading German virologist17. September 2020 17:30
Christian Drosten, an eminent virologist and architect of Germany's relatively successful fight against coronavirus thus far, warns that "winter will not be an easy one." He urged people to follow health rules.
Hans Fricke: Life in the deep blue sea12. September 2020 04:30
German marine biologist Hans Fricke feels at home submerged hundreds of meters beneath the sea. He’s researched the behavior of sea organisms for more than 50 years, & spent more than 10,000 hours underwater.
Hungary's researcher Roska wins award for procedure that could cure blindness07. September 2020 19:43
Medical scientist Botond Roska has landed a €1 million check from Germany's Körber Foundation for his groundbreaking research. His gene-based treatment to restore sight has already entered clinical trials.
Hydroelectric power plants can provide green energy, but often harm the fish that live in the water. Many of them die passing through the turbines. Now researchers are working on a robot fish that could save its real-life counterparts.
What do water fleas reveal about how well a body of water is doing? A scientist from Indonesia is studying the tiny creatures in Lake Constance and observing how they adapt to their environment – meaning also to human influence.
Berlin Charite: The storied history of the hospital treating Alexei Navalny22. August 2020 19:33
Berlin's Charite once again finds itself at the center of an international drama involving the poisoning of a Russian dissident. Regularly ranked one of Europe's top hospitals, it also has a somewhat checkered past.
Coronavirus: Study reveals how most Germans get infected22. August 2020 14:28
Most of Germany's coronavirus infections take place in the private sphere or in nursing homes, according to new research. Refugee homes face the highest risk of transmission, while schools and offices pose lower risks.
Hospice care adapts to multicultural, multilingual Germany22. August 2020 05:55
Germany is home to 21 million people whose families have immigrated within the past couple of generations. Hospices and givers of palliative care are adapting their practices to make them more inclusive.
Germany's fastest supercomputer21. August 2020 09:43
The University of Stuttgart's new HAWK supercomputer is about 40,000 times faster than an ordinary PC. It solves problems for science and industry, such as 3D simulation of the next months' fine particulate matter pollution or weather forecasts.
Coronavirus: Humidity key to minimize virus transmission — study20. August 2020 17:43
Dry rooms and air-conditioned indoor spaces hike Covid-viral infection, conclude Indian and German researchers in their meta-study. They're urging optimum humidity standards for building interiors and public transport.