German-engineered emotion-sensing robot heads to space06. December 2019 01:09
CIMON, equipped with emotion-sensing voice detectors, has become the latest artificial intelligence-powered astronaut launched into orbit. Its mission: to safeguard the mental health of its human companions.
How satellites will help solve the climate crisis05. December 2019 15:44
As the world grapples with a climate emergency, scientists are exploring satellite technology solutions to help us combat climate change and the damage already done. DW visited the Space Tech Expo in Bremen.
COP25: Controversial carbon markets take center stage02. December 2019 11:00
Carbon markets could help nations raise ambitions in setting goals that will keep temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius, in line with the Paris Agreement. But skeptics say they risk ruining the historic accord.
Flight shame: Climate-conscious migrants face environmental dilemma22. November 2019 10:20
As activists such as Greta Thunberg boycott flying and airlines come under fire for carbon emissions, diaspora communities grapple with the choice between stepping on a plane and cutting physical family ties.
STIs on the rise in Germany, but testing still hard to come by15. November 2019 17:10
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are making a comeback across the country after years of low rates. But unlike in many other countries, most people face obstacles if they want to be tested without showing symptoms.
Security Check: Biometrics vs Passwords15. November 2019 17:09
Traditional passwords are easy to crack because people rarely adhere to password security measures. The security of biometric methods depends on the quality of the sensors and the manner in which the data is saved.
Walking on two legs - 12 million years ago11. November 2019 07:24
Researchers at a German university say they've found fossils that challenge how we think about human evolution. The bones found in southern Germany come from a primate that they believe walked upright millions of years earlier than previously thought possible.
Differences in personality: What psychiatrists can learn from mice to treat depression08. November 2019 16:41
Scientists have developed a new way for measuring the personalities of animals. So why should we humans care? Because understanding personality traits is key for more individualized therapies in psychiatry.
Germany: Health apps to be available on prescription07. November 2019 22:01
Patients in Germany will be prescribed health apps starting in 2020, the German parliament announced on Thursday. Health insurance firms in Germany will provide digital health services on personal electronic devices.
The EU declares war on e-waste07. November 2019 07:25
To help reduce electronic waste, a new EU law will require manufacturers to ensure their home appliances are easier to repair. Environmentalists have hailed it as a milestone. But the new law still has gaps.
Exercise for the overweight06. November 2019 13:28
Along with a balanced diet, exercise is the cornerstone of healthy weight loss. But overweight people often feel uncomfortable in gyms and struggle with motivation. Fitness classes specifically for overweight people are one solution.
Quantum computing: Is it really all it's cracked up to be?05. November 2019 13:37
Quantum computers could change our world. But not in the way you may think. For those working on this complex technology, managing expectations is proving a challenge. DW spoke to one of Europe’s top quantum scientists.