Robots are no longer science fiction. Today, they help build products; they even explore Mars. Robots have assisted human beings now for decades. Someday they'll be part of our daily life.
Constanze Kurz is spokesperson for the Chaos Computer Club. On Talking Germany, the IT expert discusses how robotics are changing our lives and why she encrypts all her digital communication.
Dirk Brockmann, a physicist at Berlin’s Humboldt University and the Robert Koch Institute, has been tackling that question. He’s especially interested in the role of air travel.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected two potential sites for the Rosetta lander, Philae, to make contact with a comet in November. If it succeeds, it will be a first of galactic proportions.
It's hard to say for sure whether the Ebola epidemic in West Africa will spill over into other parts of the world. But computer modeling can predict a lot - for example, which cities are most at risk.
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