Two designers from Hamburg are exploring the creative potential in junk. They make egg cups from old skateboards, clocks from vinyl records and stylish coffee tables from disused oil barrels.
A power blackout at Hamburg Airport has shown that even in highly developed industrial countries small triggers can lead to the collapse of huge systems. Backups are on overload, because they are used too rarely.
The Biennale Architectura in Venice highlights the latest trends in design and showcases new approaches to architecture. This year, there are five trends that make this edition of the Biennale unique.
Germany's worst train accident, 20 years ago, is being remembered at Eschede, northeast of Hanover. A high-speed ICE train derailed, killing 101 people, and left Deutsche Bahn facing deep scrutiny over design and safety.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet musicians rapping about rubbish in Ghana, kids catapulting 'seedballs' to regenerate Kenya's forests and designers bringing new life to old car tires in Nigeria.
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