Prevent floods, droughts and heatwaves or build black factories. But hurry up, or you could be on the losing side. Designed by German game developers, ‘Keep Cool’ aims to help students and adults learn about the world of climate politics.
Leonardo da Vinci described the human foot as a "masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." Animal feet are just as impressive, with their many intricate features, enabling owners to scuttle, climb, chase and more.
South Africa's gold output extends losing streak - Cambodia tries putting sparkle into gem market - Gambia gets new banknotes with a new design
The tense standoff between Iran and the US in the Persian Gulf continues. Will Europe be the big loser in the power struggle in the Strait of Hormuz?
Guests: Ali Fathollah-Nejad (Brookings Institution), Alan Posener (Die Welt), Ulrike Herrmann (taz)
Aloof, independent, hedonistic: The cat is a fascinating creature, from its purrs to its claws. On International Cat Day, DW looks at artists, filmmakers and fashion designers who think felines are the cat's meow.
A cat shelter opened by a young graphic designer and her mother has proven to be a lifesaver for felines living in the Palestinian West Bank
Angela Wanjiku is a 21-year-old fashion student from Kenya. Her small collection incorporates braille and tactile design in the fabric. This allows blind and visually impaired persons to feel and appreciate fashion that matches their personality.
It’s believed more than a million ethnic Uighurs are interned in China. Chinese officials call the detention facilities ‘re-education’ camps, but there’s overwhelming evidence that they are prison-like compounds designed for mass incarceration.
French inventor and personal watercraft pilot Franky Zapata crossed the English Channel on a jet-powered airborne hoverboard he designed himself. The 35-kilometer trip took Zapata 22 minutes, with one fuel stop midway. It was his second attempt.
July 29th is International Tiger Day. The event is designed to draw attention to the plight of endangered species. Kathrin Samson from the World Wild Fund for Nature explains what is at stake.
Global temperatures are soaring, with climate change leading to hotter summers each year. But can design and architecture help people escape the heat and combat the causes of global warming?
African fashion is on the rise. Rwandan fashion designer Joselyne Umutoniwase built her business from the ground up and is now taking runways around the world by storm with her unique African-inspired designs.
Karenjy cars became famous 30 years ago when the firm designed a special popemobile for John Paul II's visit to Madagascar. Now, as the country prepares to welcome Pope Francis in September, Karenjy are getting ready to go down that road again.
People from almost every country in the world live in the German capital. "Planet Berlin" tells their stories. Fiona Bennett was born in Brighton, but now calls the German capital her home. She designs extravagant hats.
When it comes to beauty and design for cars, Chantilly in France is the place to be. The biannual event honors car makers and car collectors. Vintage cars stand alongside futuristic concepts in the chateau gardens.
If you were to design humans from scratch, would you draw up a different blueprint? Some argue that our brains, eyes and jaws are flawed. Has evolution been sleeping on the job?
Greek designer Katerina Kamprani transforms everyday objects so that they have no use at all. For example, a watering can that can’t pour out liquid, or a cooking pot that has two handles on the same side.
The electric vehicle market is growing exponentially, and not only in Germany! In Africa a German startup has been testing a compact electric pickup van designed to meet the specific needs of African countries. Deutsche Welle meets the founders!
The US has new World Heritage sites: eight buildings by star architect Frank Lloyd Wright were chosen by UNESCO. Together, they are the nation's 24th World Heritage sites. They showcase Wright's multifaceted designs.
Italian star designer Giorgio Armani has built an empire that goes well beyond the world of fashion. His styles are minimalistic and timeless. Armani turns 85 on July 11.
Banarasi silk sarees are among the finest in India. But handloom weaving is turning into a dying art because of mechanized power looms. Indian designers have stepped in to save the iconic saree.
In antiquity it was normal for scribes to copy works. The first copyright act, the Statute of Anne, came into force in Great Britain in 1710. It was designed to encourage the learned to write and publish useful books.
The illustrious Bauhaus art school was founded one hundred years ago. A number of products designed by its teachers and students are still being made. Officially under license, but also in unauthorized copies. And that can lead to lawsuits.
"Potentially the most beautiful building to come out of the design leadership of the late Professor Gropius," was how one colleague described plans for a German ambassador residence in Buenos Aires that never was.
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