Hanover (dpa) - The halt on global tourism earlier this year inflicted chaos on Tui Group, the world's largest travel company, which on Thursday reported a 1.4-billion-euro (1.65-billion-dollar) net loss in the April-June period.
A virus has made it clear to us just how globally interconnected and at the same time fragile our public life is. What does the corona pandemic mean for us and for our society? The Goethe-Institut has invited intellectuals and artists from around the world to describe their visions of a post-corona world. “Day-Afterthoughts” is a collection of extensive texts about the current effects of the pandemic and hopes for a better future. Read a number of short excerpts here.
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 217.293 people have tested to be infected with the Covid 19 virus during the corona pandemic in Germany (as of August 11th). How many people in Germany have died from the coronavirus?
Mistakes can happen all too easily – as an absent-minded Egyptian baker discovered around 3,500 years ago when he accidentally left his mixing bowl next to the brewery. As a result, yeast bacteria got into his dough – that at least is what researchers presume must have happened – and sourdough was born, much to the delight of billions of bread-lovers of the future. This and other culinary mishaps are presented on the page “Iconic foods – by accident”.
Robots care for people, help around the house and learn from their owners. Artificial intelligence has become an indispensable part of our world and it will occupy even more space in the future. If you want to learn how a robot works and eventually want to develop one yourself, this dual degree is the right choice.
Global warming doesn’t spare cities; on the contrary, asphalt and concrete are excellent heat accumulators. They absorb heat during the day and release it at night. This is a growing problem, especially in cities, since the number of heat waves in Germany has doubled since 1980. That is why scientists and urban planners are testing how they can make cities cooler in the summer. Here we look at what Germany can learn from other countries.
In 2019, Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner set up the Borchert Commission to develop options for reorganizing livestock farming. Under the chairmanship of the former Minister of Agriculture Jochen Borchert, the competence network will re-design livestock farming.
US President Donald Trump announced some time ago that troops stationed in Germany would be withdrawn – but now the actual figures are significantly higher than initially assumed. Around 12,000 soldiers are to leave Germany, with 6,400 returning to the USA and 5,600 being transferred to other NATO countries. The plans have caused considerable uproar, as well as triggering much discussion in Germany and the USA. We provide answers to the most important questions.
Discman, MP3, streaming or, a good 300 years ago, the steam engine: these innovations changed the world. Ideas like the Internet or the smartphone have almost completely replaced old technologies. Experts refer to such inventions as springboard innovations, and sometimes as “disruptive” innovations.