Planned topics of issue 08/2020 – July 16

Space close: June 29, 2020

Cover story and FOCUS topic: Trial and error
10 big mistakes in the history of technology – and what we can learn from them.

Expert in 5 minutes:
The most important thing about lithium-ion batteries

Every year, tons of medicines are released into the water from pharmaceutical factories. Now there are finally methods to filter them out again.

Resistance is the most common reason for fatal cancer. With new therapeutic approaches, physicians are now tackling the problem.

Green raw material:
Engineers have finally found a way to convert the fibrous lignin from wood into oil. A gigantic energy source is opening up.

The silicon race:
No computer chips, no digitization. How the battle for this basic technology is currently shaping global politics.

“Tech2Go” Podcast topic: trial and error

Further topics: Artificial Intelligence: From shopping to hotel check-in – China shows what is possible with face recognition / Warp Drive: This is how the science fiction drive could actually be built / Biotech: After plants and protozoa, insects are now coming: How researchers want to use them to produce new active ingredients or industrial enzymes / Essay: Cameras are everywhere, yet police violence continues unabated in the USA. Ethan Zuckerman, former director of the Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab, explains why this is so.

Topics are subject to change