Is using animals for research purposes ethical? Many scientists say animal testing is essential to research. Why is animal testing carried out? And why are there so few alternatives?
Biotechnologist Uwe Marx is developing microchip-size versions of human organs, which he uses to carry out drug and toxicology tests. Marx says the results are more reliable than those obtained by animal testing.
Germany wants to derive all its electricity from renewable sources. But that will require energy storage solutions. One promising method is Power-to-Gas technology. dw.com tells us more: What’s behind this technology?
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