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Ebola Virus

African governments take isolation measures

ImageAfrican governments are sealing their ports and airports in an attempt to halt the spread of Ebola. But will fever checks and entry bans really make any difference?

Ebola Virus

How does Ebola spread?

As more doctors treating Ebola patients contract the disease themselves, it's clear that better prevention is needed. But given the virus's resilience and the low Ebola awareness in West Africa, this is no easy task.

Industry 4.0

Human interface: how to learn to love and understand machines in Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is a reality, and part of it is the Internet of Things - a networked world where machines self-operate. Interface engineer Jörg Niesenhaus says it's time we learn to understand our machines.


German cabinet adopts 'Digital Agenda' for expanded broadband Internet

German government ministers have thrown their weight behind a medium-term agenda geared toward making broadband Internet available across the country. But it is little more than a declaration of intent.


Study confirms link between dementia and vitamin D

Too little vitamin D has been conclusively connected with dementia, although more research is needed to establish cause and effect. Experts say preventing dementia would improve many lives and save billions.

Infectious Diseases

Top ten most dangerous viruses in the world

The Ebola virus may be terrifying, but it's not the most dangerous virus in the world. It isn't HIV either. Here is DW's top ten list of the most dangerous viruses.


Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano: Europe could soon be under another giant ash cloud

Europe is keeping an anxious eye on the north as one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes shows signs of activity. Will a new ash cloud paralyze our aviation industry? Here's 10 facts you need to know.


Tattoo patch can generate power from sweat

At a meeting of the American Chemical Society, scientists presented a "biobattery" that measures how hard you exercise. Along the way, the tatoo patch produces electric current that could some day run a smart phone.