Are locally produced solar modules the future?
21 July 2021 | 8:26 am
Up until now, most solar panels have come from China. But shipping costs are making domestic production increasingly lucrative, even in Germany. Is this the start of a global trend?
Former Pope Benedict XVI has apologized for giving false testimony during a child sexual abuse probe. For many Catholics, the statement isn't enough; they are bitterly disappointed and demand an admission of guilt.
With a population of 1.4 billion people, many would find it hard to believe that India has a fertility problem. However, according to a new country-wide study, the fertility rate in the country has fallen below the replacement rate, and India's demography could stabilise. This will also mean better opportunities for Indian women who are now carrying the whole responsibility of birth control. For many women, sterilisation is preferred to regular contraception. A report by Anida Saifi and Thomas Denis.
Pakistani authorities imposed new restrictions on online content. Critics and content producers are worried about their negative impacts on the digital economy.
The fate of Muslims, women and the media are just three of the issues under the spotlight in India's regional elections. The state of Uttar Pradesh perhaps best sums up what's at stake. It has been ruled by PM Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP for the past five years but today, there's increasing concern for the rights of Muslims in particular. Our guests discuss what's at stake in these elections.
How does the internet work from space? Could every far-flung corner of the Earth actually receive internet from satellites? How fast is satellite internet? What are the disadvantages and is it good for the environment?
As delegates from around the world take part in the world's first summit on protecting the world's oceans, our guest has written a book explaining how algae could be a major part of our future. Seaweed can be grown not just for food, but also for medicines, for replacing plastic and for decarbonising the economy. Vincent Doumeizel spoke to us from the One Ocean Summit in Brest in north-western France.
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are being held in a "closed-loop" system, where participants and visitors are separated from the public because of Covid-19. It's the perfect environment to push the limits of modern technology and Beijing is showcasing a whole host of innovations, from 5G to robots and from 8K broadcasting to its digital currency, the e-CNY. Peter O'Brien takes us through some of the breakthroughs and controversies surrounding tech at the Games.
The Munich Security Conference, Germany's prestigious independent diplomatic forum will next year be taken over by veteran German diplomat Christoph Heusgen. He is considered a man of clear words.
At AfricaNXT 2022, our panel considered the changing faces of content creation across time and explore the role of technology and social media in this evolution, focusing on what this change means for Nigerian content creators and what the future holds.
Coordinated global demonstrations drew thousands of mostly young people calling for climate leadership under the motto "People not Profit." In Germany, the war in Ukraine and bans on Russian fossil fuels were in focus.
Finns are viewing their long border with Russia with new eyes, fearing Russia's Vladimir Putin is doing the same. DW visits the Vaalimaa checkpoint amid new geopolitical uncertainty.
The EU is coming to the end of a major experiment in public debate: the Conference on the Future of Europe, an eight-month-long event in which the EU invited its 450 million citizens to share their thoughts on how the bloc might reorient itself to face new challenges. What – if anything – has the conference achieved? Will true change come about? We discuss this with three guests who took part in the Conference itself.
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To promote the usage of typewriters in an age of mobile phones and computers, a man in India's central Indore city has collected around 450 typewriters that type in different languages.