Burkina Faso in western Africa suffers a heavy burden from malaria. But the country is doing its best to combat the disease - and efforts are focusing on schoolchildren.
The small-scale Stellar communications company in Germany is reeling from revelations that it may have been hacked by GCHQ and the NSA. DW travels to the Cologne suburb of Hürth to try and find out why.
With renewable energy sources and North Sea oil reserves, Scotland is poised for a resource boom. But would an independent Scotland have the scientists and engineers to back it up?
Textile simulation may be in its infancy, but it can make complex clothing, including wrinkles, on real-time digital models. And the software's got larger implications beyond mere fashion.
A new study suggests we should all eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day. It's a tall order for parents to get their kids to do that. But the researchers say: try this...
Waiting for a delayed bus or train is frustrating - who knows when it will arrive? Thanks to smart technologies this is changing, but it's putting pressure on the data experts.
Magicians and technologists are collaborating. It's changing the secret world of magic. And the Internet is making it easier for us to learn their tricks. But the trend is also driving innovation.
There is no cure and no vaccine for the Ebola virus, which has killed about 70 people in Guinea. Vaccine expert Professor Adrian Hill tells DW why some vaccines take time. It's got to do with profit.
Researchers have rebuilt a yeast chromosome, deleting superfluous genetic material not needed for survival. Such designer organisms could be the future of biotechnology. Are designer humans next?
Germany and France are considering a so-called Schengen routing system in which as much online data would be kept in Europe as possible. But would it really limit surveillance - or just line the pockets of EU companies?
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After over two years in hibernation, the Philae lander woke up from hibernation to start the next phase of an ambitious mission to land on a comet and potentially look billions of years into the past.
Groovy music clips teach about science and make fun of widely held stereotypes. The new genre has great potential, a German researcher says. But he warns that it might also backfire.
If things go the way the World Health Organization wants, no one will die from a mosquito or tick bite in the 21st century.
A Belgian forensic psychiatrist and his team have analyzed film psychopaths who mirror their real life counterparts. DW examines their findings to look at what we know about psychopaths.
Robots are likely to become more and more common as time goes on. Yet, these "Robot People” still look barely human, which could make it harder for humans to accept robot company in the long term. That is why scientists in Augsburg are working on creating a more human and emotional robot.
Forget the NSA. When it comes to eavesdropping, there's a UN agency with better microphones. The CTBTO wired the world so that it could listen out for atomic bomb tests. Now it has sound to share with scientists.
Music technology is forever evolving. From vintage synthesizers to the latest apps, artists often say they are influenced by innovative gear, software, and environments that shape the music they make.
There's a wealth of powerful music apps for mobile devices - which make the most of the technology?
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