A clinical trial gives hope that the right vaccination scheme could eradicate polio worldwide by 2018. Another study, though, warns that mutated viruses could jeopardize that goal.
We know we need a vaccine to fight Ebola. But how many doses would do it? In a study for the WHO, British researchers say medics would need 30,000 doses. But we've yet to test and approve a vaccine.
African governments are sealing their ports and airports in an attempt to halt the spread of Ebola. But will fever checks and entry bans really make any difference?
As more doctors treating Ebola patients contract the disease themselves, it's clear that better prevention is needed. But given the virus's resilience and the low Ebola awareness in West Africa, this is no easy task.
What you need to know about the Ebola outbreak.
Industry 4.0 is a reality, and part of it is the Internet of Things - a networked world where machines self-operate. Interface engineer Jörg Niesenhaus says it's time we learn to understand our machines.
German government ministers have thrown their weight behind a medium-term agenda geared toward making broadband Internet available across the country. But it is little more than a declaration of intent.
Too little vitamin D has been conclusively connected with dementia, although more research is needed to establish cause and effect. Experts say preventing dementia would improve many lives and save billions.
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Europe is keeping an anxious eye on the north as one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes shows signs of activity. Will a new ash cloud paralyze our aviation industry? Here's 10 facts you need to know.
At a meeting of the American Chemical Society, scientists presented a "biobattery" that measures how hard you exercise. Along the way, the tatoo patch produces electric current that could some day run a smart phone.
DW takes a look at music technology - from vintage synthesizers to mobile apps.
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