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Tomorrow Today: The Science Magazine

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Dive in to the fascinating world of science with Tomorrow Today. Your weekly dose of science knowledge. A show for everyone who's curious -- about our cosmos and how it works.

Dive in to the fascinating world of science with Tomorrow Today. Your weekly dose of science knowledge. A show for everyone who's curious -- about our cosmos and how it works.

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Köln, Germany

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DW Germany

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Dive in to the fascinating world of science with Tomorrow Today. Your weekly dose of science knowledge. A show for everyone who's curious -- about our cosmos and how it works.

Language:

English


Episodes

Why music stirs our emotions

11/6/2020
Why do some people get goosebumps when they listen to music? This week's viewer question comes from Katwiy-Afukeze Achuo-Dze in Bamenda, Cameroon.

Duration:00:01:58

Markus Reindel talks archeology and the pandemic

11/6/2020
The dig in Guadalupe, Honduras, has yielded exciting finds but has had to be suspended because of the pandemic. A lot of the research is done back in the lab anyway.

Duration:00:03:20

How we all waste water

10/30/2020
It takes 8,000 liters of water to make one pair of jeans – an astronomical amount. What’s the water footprint of other common products? Measurements are based on the concept of ‘virtual water’.

Duration:00:02:03

Brain tingles: The appeal of ASMR videos

10/23/2020
Sound videos are all the rage right now. ASMR videos get millions of clicks on YouTube. Fans swear by their calming effect. One study by the University of Sheffield suggests that the 'brain tingles' from ASMR videos have physiological benefits.

Duration:00:05:55

Apps for agriculture

10/16/2020
Smart farming in Bangladesh: Digital technology is starting to change how farming is done. Many farmers use mobile apps for advice on solving problems, like treating diseased plants.

Duration:00:04:49

AI for Industry 4.0

9/18/2020
The current trends in automation known as Industry 4.0 are dependent on robots with artificial intelligence. Mohammad Wasil, an AI researcher from Indonesia, is helping to develop intelligent industrial robots in Germany.

Duration:00:03:32

A milestone in restoring sight

9/12/2020
Botond Roska wants to restore eyesight to people who are blind. The Hungarian-born neuroscientist has developed a gene therapy that makes damaged retinas light-sensitive again. He’s just received the 2020 Körber European Science Prize for his work.

Duration:00:06:49

Why does the earth have an atmosphere?

9/12/2020
This week’s viewer question comes from Chris Humfreez. He asks why the earth has an atmosphere.

Duration:00:02:23

Researching water fleas

9/4/2020
What do water fleas reveal about how well a body of water is doing? A scientist from Indonesia is studying the tiny creatures in Lake Constance and observing how they adapt to their environment – meaning also to human influence.

Duration:00:03:28

How do fish see in the water?

9/4/2020
The Tomorrow Today question of the week comes from Brown Mbadiwe from Owerri, Nigeria.

Duration:00:02:10

What happens to a plastic bottle?

9/4/2020
One million plastic bottles are sold worldwide every minute. The vast majority of them are not recycled. So what happens to the packaging after we’ve finished a drink? And how can we change that?

Duration:00:02:40

Giving the virus a face

8/29/2020
Whether it’s COVID-19, HIV or Ebola, viruses can be invisible killers. You can’t see, smell or touch them. Even under the microscope they’re not easy to identify. But scientific illustrator and animator Thomas Splettstößer shows what they look like.

Duration:00:03:52

Just ask! Our orbiting space station

8/14/2020
Tomorrow Today viewer Dave Mazzeo wants to know: After so long in space, why doesn’t the ISS fall down to Earth?

Duration:00:02:18

What are genes?

8/7/2020
DW viewer Murray M'c Musonda has a question about genes.

Duration:00:02:01

What are viruses?

5/18/2020
Just ask! That's what our viewer Nazar Omer Hassan Salih in Sudan wants to know.

Duration:00:01:55

How do fingernails grow?

5/8/2020
This week's viewer question comes from Brown Mbadiwe in Owerri, Nigeria.

Duration:00:02:05

A floating dam against plastic trash

5/8/2020
Indonesia's Citarum River is one of the most polluted waterways in the world. But by 2025, it should have potable water - according to a government plan. A military-led initiative is helping to collect plastic waste in the river with the help of a floating barrier.

Duration:00:05:02

Visible yet invisible: The poetry of light

5/1/2020
It isn't only physicists who are fascinated by light. Poets too have been entranced by its powers. Photons have mysterious properties. Perhaps this is why we like to light candles when we're feeling contemplative.

Duration:00:05:04

Save the insects!

3/20/2020
In Morocco, researchers are helping local farmers protect insect populations and boost their yields. The project called Farming with Alternative Pollinators encourages farmers to grow a variety of insect-attracting plants alongside their main crop.

Duration:00:04:44

Waste management in Brasília

3/13/2020
Brazil still has hundreds of open landfill sites full of garbage. Now a university in the capital Brasília is helping to implement a new, sustainable waste management system. The program aims to increase the proportion of waste that is recycled.

Duration:00:04:24