German scientist Harald Haas believes it is only a matter of time before light makes our current means of communicating seem positively outdated.
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?
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.
Microplastics aren't just fouling the world's oceans - invisible plastic fibers are polluting drinking water tapped by millions of people. Where do these fibers come from, and how bad are they for human health?
Scorpions have a bad reputation. Namibian scorpion researcher Martin Handjaba says it's unjustified. He tells DW about their painful stings, why they glow under UV light and why we shouldn't kill them.
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.
The chancellor has fought for international climate agreements but critics say she has let industry profits win out at home. What will another four years of Merkel mean for Germany's battle against carbon emissions?
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.
In his first speech in front of the UN General Assembly, Donald Trump has said the US bears too large a share of the costs of the world body. But what constitutes the UN budget and where could Trump possibly save money?
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has published details of exactly which of its flights will be canceled between now and the end of October. The company is grappling with a severe shortage of pilots on standby.
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