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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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 2019-07-12  6m
 
 

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!


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 2019-07-05  4m
 
 

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.


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 2019-07-05  4m
 
 

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.


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 2019-06-07  4m
 
 

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?


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 2019-06-04  4m
 
 

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.


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 2019-04-12  5m