Tomorrow Today: The Science Magazine

DW’s science program Tomorrow Today focuses on current topics in research, and is aimed at anyone who is interested in ongoing projects in Germany and Europe. Our reports use terms and concepts that are easily understood, portrayed in interesting ways, and address the core issues at stake.

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DW’s science program Tomorrow Today focuses on current topics in research, and is aimed at anyone who is interested in ongoing projects in Germany and Europe. Our reports use terms and concepts that are easily understood, portrayed in interesting ways, and address the core issues at stake.
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2019-09-06 23:46
last episode published
2019-09-06 17:12
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6.09.2019

Biodiversity in the Orinoco basin

Travelling up and down the river, Alexander von Humboldt was ravished by the beauty and variety of the landscapes, flora and fauna. Today nature conservationists are battling to preserve the region's many threatened species.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
23.08.2019

Alexander von Humboldt in America - Part 4

The Humboldt Current along the coast of Peru is bursting with life. With its nutrient-rich water from the depths, the ocean current discovered by Humboldt is vital for a huge ecosystem. But climate change is now disrupting it.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
16.08.2019

In Humboldt's footsteps - Part 3: Respect for indigenes

German scientist Alexander von Humboldt was intrigued by the way of life of indigenous peoples in South America. In that spirit we visit members of the Achuar people, who live in relative isolation deep in the Amazon forest.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
9.08.2019

In Humboldt's footsteps: Volcanic visions in Ecuador

When Alexander von Humboldt traveled to Ecuador, he found dozens of volcanoes. The discovery prompted him to dub the area the "Avenue of the Volcanoes," and to this day, 17 of them remain active. DW went to see them.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
2.08.2019

Scientist Pierre Moret talks about Humboldt

Humboldt's Tableau Physique, shows the distribution of mountain vegetation as a function of altitude. Today scientists use the data to investigate changes due to global warming. But there are discrepancies, as Pierre Moret and his team discovered.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
12.07.2019

Mission to the practice moon

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer could soon be joining a lunar mission. He's training on the Canary Island of Lanzarote, where the volcanic landscapes resemble the surface of the moon. He's also learning how to collect moon rock samples.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
5.07.2019

The dream of Hyperloop

From Brussels to Barcelona in an hour – a dream that could soon become a reality. Join us on a high-speed trip to the Netherlands and learn more about the vision of a pan-European Hyperloop transit network!
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
5.07.2019

Research power

Almost every battery in the world contains lithium, a rare metal that harms the environment. Are there alternatives? Sodium or magnesium are in plentiful supply, and magnesium can provide more energy than lithium.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
7.06.2019

Color and the health sector

The Helios university hospital in Wuppertal is conducting a two-year study on the impact of color on health, trying to find out if the color of hospital rooms affects patients' recovery.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
4.06.2019

App for self-diagnosis

Could an app could save you a trip to the GP when you're sick? Medical chatbots like #tellAda are now used around the world. But how reliable are they? Could AI help us to live longer, healthier lives?
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
12.04.2019

Deterrent bees in conservation

The elephant population in South Africa's Kruger National park is growing, and the big animals can be destructive. But like humans, elephants are afraid of bees. So one zoologist is testing whether the insects can ward off the hungry pachyderms.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
15.02.2019

Sung and unsung heroines of science

The history of science is usually portrayed as the history of male scientists. But women have also played crucial roles in science. We travel in time, from the world's first chemist more than 3,000 years ago to a 2018 physics Nobel laureate.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
1.02.2019

Measuring the world

As part of the ICARUS project, animals are equipped with transmitters and observed from the ISS. The project could help monitor the spread of disease, climate change and natural disasters.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
7.12.2018

Orangutan: Out of the cage and into the jungle

On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, orangutans are being released into the wild. The female ape, Dora, who was raised in captivity, went to primate school at a reintroduction station, to prepare for release into the wild.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
30.11.2018

Why does music give us goosebumps?

This viewer question comes from Katwiy-Afukeze Achuo-Dze from Bamenda in Cameroon.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
16.11.2018

Breastfeeding is best

Latest research suggests mother's milk is tailor-made for each baby. It's all in the mix. Breastfeeding may also bring health advantages for the mother as well. Why that might be is not fully clear.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
12.10.2018

Crowd psychology - the more the merrier

What makes millions of people want to gather to drink too much overpriced beer and do things they'd normally never even dream of doing? Our reporter met a social psychologist at Munich's Oktoberfest to find out.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
15.06.2018

Why do people have different skin color?

#justask - this week's Tomorrow Today viewer question comes from John Gicheru in Kangema.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
11.06.2018

To the Cosmodrome, and Beyond

Most rockets headed for outer space are launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space, started from there. Our reporter checks out the world’s largest cosmodrome and watches Alexander Gerst on his launch to the ISS.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
13.04.2018

Robot in space

This summer, astronaut Alexander Gerst will once again head into space. Among those who will accompany him to the International Space Station is CIMON, a robot with wide-ranging capabilities.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
16.03.2018

Tuberculosis in Ukraine

Over 25 percent of tuberculosis cases in Ukraine are multi-drug resistant, and can’t be treated by antibiotics such as Rifampicin. The healthcare system is overstretched, meaning patients are often treated in cramped quarters.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
17.11.2017

Research without borders

Maria Soloveychik from Israel and Charly Chahwan from Lebanon have founded a bio-tech company in California. They're developing drugs to combat cancer and other genetically caused diseases. The joint venture would be impossible in their homelands.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
17.11.2017

Accelerating particles for peace

The SESAME research center's particle accelerator in Jordan is aimed at strengthening scientific research in the Middle East. It's hoped it will also boost peace efforts. What are the chances of that?
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
10.11.2017

The extraordinary naked mole rat

An animal that barely reacts to pain is bound to attract scientific attention. But the rodent also has other puzzling attributes. For example, the creature's brain and heart can function without oxygen for a long time.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
29.09.2017

Germany's wood detectives

How can you tell if mahogany is really mahogany? And can you really know whether the wood in your table wasn't illegally felled? Germany's wood detectives are on the case with DNA analysis.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
8.09.2017

Flight of the fruit bat to Zambia

It's the world's largest migration of mammals: every year 10 million fruit bats fly from Congo and elsewhere to a forest in Zambia's Kasanka National Park. It's a breathtaking spectacle. But the bats’ habitat is under threat.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
25.08.2017

Why do we like music?

#wanttoknow! – This week's viewer's question comes from Sameer Satpute in India.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
21.07.2017

Pain relief from the sea

Many people suffer from pain so severe that even strong pain medication fails to provide relief. An unsual discovery may offer a solution: sea snail venom.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
3.07.2017

The future for oceans

Marine researchers in Kiel are studying how climate change could affect the sea. In huge testing tanks, they’re simulating possible future scenarios. Their results show that if oceans grow too acidic, it will spell the end for many organisms.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
23.06.2017

Seeing the light

Sunlight and blue skies have a positive effect on the psyche. Researchers are investigating ways to use light to boost concentration and creativity in the workplace.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
16.06.2017

Brexit and science

What effect will Brexit have on science in Britain? The university town of Coventry has many European students and the university receives research funding from the EU. The city voted for Brexit. How are students and scientists dealing with that?
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
2.06.2017

Accelerating particles for peace

The SESAME research center's particle accelerator in Jordan is aimed at strengthening scientific research in the Middle East. It's hoped it will also boost peace efforts. What are the chances of that?
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
2.06.2017

Research without borders

Maria Soloveychik from Israel and Charly Chahwan from Lebanon have founded a bio-tech company in California. They're developing drugs to combat cancer and other genetically caused diseases. The joint venture would be impossible in their homelands.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
19.05.2017

Life after Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone

In early 2016, the World Health Organization announced a vaccine for Ebola. It's success rate in West Africa was nearly 100%. Our report from Sierra Leone asks: How has the vaccine changed life there?
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
19.05.2017

Why do most animals have two eyes?

Mauricio De La Torre from Bonn wants to know
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
21.04.2017

The cost of being a woman

Men generally enjoy preferential treatment – as Vivienne Ming knows from personal experience. Until 2007 the American neuroscientist was a man. She has been analyzing the financial disadvantages of being a woman in the US tech industry.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
14.04.2017

Sylt: Improving coastal protection

Sylt is an open air lab for modern coastal protection methods. The island -- like many other places in the world -- is threatened by changes linked to climate change.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
10.03.2017

Cyberknife surgery

One of the biggest challenges in brain surgery is removing brain tumours without damaging healthy tissue. A'cyberknife' is a robotic radiosurgery system, which can remove tumors with high-precision radiation.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
3.03.2017

Intelligent video surveillance

Use of CCTV is on the rise in cities around the world. But cameras don't necessarily prevent crime. Researchers are now developing an automated alarm system that sends timely warnings when a situation appears dangerous or is escalating out of control.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
24.02.2017

The specialist when it comes to smells

Olfactory cells in the nose are not the only cells in the body that react to smells. This knowledge could be of interest to the cosmetics industry, for example. DW visits Germany's most famous scent researcher.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
24.02.2017

Bodies in motion

Many people complain about muscle or joint pain. But often, doctors are unable to pinpoint the cause. Scientists in Cologne have developed a new approach. They measure movements with sensors, infra-red cameras and 3D analysis.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
24.02.2017

Bodies in motion: finding the source of pain

Many people complain about muscle or joint pain. But often, doctors are unable to pinpoint the cause. Scientists in Cologne have developed a new approach. They measure movements with sensors, infra-red cameras and 3D analysis.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
17.02.2017

Bootcamp for the brain

Mnemonists do not have any special gift, they just train like crazy. They learn to activate regions of the brain normally used for spatial and visual data processing while linking abstract content to way stations on an imagined route.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
3.02.2017

DNA – organic storage of digital data

Two young researchers in California are working on the data storage system of the future. And it doesn’t involve creating new memory sticks or hard drives. They want to use the same molecule that stores our genetic information.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
21.01.2017

Rowing against cancer

Many kinds of cancer are treated with powerful medications that can have serious side effects. Sports scientists have developed exercise regimes for cancer patients that help reduce them.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
23.12.2016

What makes a hit a hit?

To discover what ingredients go into making a hit, musicologist Volkmar Kramarz examined seven years' worth of chart-topping pop songs.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
22.12.2016

Myanmar's marine paradise under threat

The Mergui Archipelago had been closed to foreigners for nearly 50 years. Now, scientists are exploring the marine environment there. They've found that over the last few years, a lot of damage has been done.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
10.12.2016

The mystery of the dead Saiga antelopes

Shock news came last year that countless Saiga antelopes were dying on the steppes of Kazakhstan. An aggressive bacterial pathogen is apparently to blame. A research team tracked the shy animal to find out more.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
10.12.2016

Saiga antelope - a beautiful endangered species

The striking Saiga antelope originally inhabited large stretches of the steppes in central Asia, and has evolved to survive the area's extreme temperatures. British wildlife vet Richard Kock is drawn to the animals.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
10.12.2016

The weird and wonderful naked mole-rat

Naked mole-rats feel almost no pain, and that's not their only intriguing feature. Their brains and hearts can also function even when oxygen is severely limited. The homely animals are a fascinating research object.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author