A group of engineers in India have designed an electric bra as a rape defense system. The lingerie - capable of causing severe burns - is called Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE).
HIV/AIDS may not seem to be the scourge it was 20 years ago, but more than a million people are affected every year. DW's science desk has compiled the must-know facts.
Researchers promise to shorten and simplify TB treatment, especially for HIV patients.
The 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne has opened with sad news.
The most advanced vaccine candidate against dengue fever could prevent many deaths, its developers say. But some experts warn that the substance could even make things worse rather than effectively treat it.
On Tuesday (08.07.2014), a powerful tropical storm caused destruction in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture. DW's science desk explains the difference between a typhoon, cyclone, hurricane and tornado.
Amnesty International has launched a 'panic button' mobile app meant to help activists and journalists when under attack. Experienced journalists are grateful, but they also see an underlying risk.
Doctors in the US have found that a girl thought to have been cured of an HIV infection still harbors the AIDS virus. The four-year-old, who had appeared to no longer need treatment, is now back on retroviral drugs.
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What do you do when an injured person is down in a dangerous area and humans can't go in to rescue them? In Warsaw, at the biannual military robot competition M-ELROB, robots got to grips with humans.
Research by a UK think tank called The Policy Exchange shows that about four in 10 people in the UK aged 65 and over don’t have access to the Internet at home, even though they could benefit from it.
Cars that drive themselves are technically possible - not least with the launch of Google's prototype self-driving car. But car-robots are a touchy issue - who's responsible when accidents happen?
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.
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