In an age where high-speed communication has become the norm, it is irritating when coverage fades and transmission speeds turn sluggish. A German scientist says light is the solution.
Lasers have been around since the 1960s, but what few people know is that they're pretty good at transmitting data - in many ways just as efficiently as fiber-optic cables or Wi-Fi. Rob Cameron reports from Brno.
Two powerful hurricanes within two weeks, and sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico have been among the highest in the world this year - coincidence? Or is global warming fueling these massive storms?
Hurricanes need horizontal and vertical movement to develop. Both are possible on other planets. There are even storms with liquids other than just water, such as methane. Metals are not well suited to cause storms.
German physicist Karsten Danzmann receives the Körber Prize for Science this Thursday for his work on gravitational waves. He talked to DW about how to research them further.
The sun has emitted two huge solar flares - one of which was the biggest in more than a decade. While solar flares and winds don’t really pose a direct risk to human health, they could bring down communications.
You never need lose your bus ticket again with this neat little organizer, made from good old toilet rolls. To find out how to do it, just look through the photos and listen to the instructions. Easy peasy...
Forests play an ever-more vital role in regulating the climate. But what if rising carbon emissions actually helped them to grow and weather the impacts of global warming?
A group of mountain researchers hiked the length of the Alps this summer, retracing a similar trek 25 years ago. Much has changed since then, especially when it comes to the environment.
Malaysia has vowed to fight energy and resource waste—partly with the help of a new eco label. The country's path to a green future might be long but it's full of promise, say advocates.
New Zealand's National Party government has set up a commission to oversee the response to the country's current fuel shortage crisis that has impacted air travel. The move came ahead of a national election.
European plane maker Airbus has inaugurated its first completion center in China. Analysts said the facility constituted a fresh asset of the manufacturer in heated competition with American rival Boeing.
German industry giant ThyssenKrupp and Indian behemoth Tata have signed a memorandum of understanding on the merger of their European steel operations. The move is to address overcapacities in the market.
Norway's state-owned investment fund has reached the value of $1 trillion for the first time since its establishment in the 1990s, meaning that each citizen of the oil-rich country owns more than $200,000.
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