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It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.

Steve Jobs, Apple founder
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Quo vadis, robotics?
Digital
Quo vadis, robotics?
How will the interaction between humans and robots develop? Acclaimed automation expert Dominik Bösl looked at the future for tomorrow. You can read his report on these pages.
Living with (flood)water
Future Life
Living with (flood)water
Storms, flooding, heavy rainfalls: Climate change increasingly swamps coastal regions and metropolitan areas. “tomorrow” looks at possible solutions – from classic dikes to artificial reefs to sponge cities.
The science of chasing criminals
Digital
The science of chasing criminals
Modern technologies are turning into an increasingly powerful tool for convicting criminals. Dirk Labudde, Head of the Forensic Science Investigation Lab at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, provides insights.
Our soil. A treasure trove!
Think Green
Our soil. A treasure trove!
It’s hidden underneath layers of turf although its true place is in the limelight. The reason is that the soil below our feet is a crucial player in the ecosystem, albeit an ailing one. High tech can help make it fit again.
The Line
Future Life
The Line
Some consider the linear city ‘The Line’ to be a visionary millennial project, others an example of absurdity. Here’s a current-state assessment in the spring of 2023 of how a city is supposed to grow 170 kilometers (106 miles) into the desert.
AI in the cockpit
In Motion
AI in the cockpit
Artificial intelligence (AI) is moving into all areas of life – including aircraft cockpits. The objective is to use digital assistants to make flying smarter and safer and to replace co-pilots in the medium run.
Integrative innovations
In Motion
Integrative innovations
Living with a disability entails major challenges – modern technology can assist in managing them. But even people not challenged by disabilities can benefit from such innovations.
Fireworks of the future
Future Life
Fireworks of the future
Fireworks are part of the New Year. However, these bombs of fine dust are not environmentally friendly. We present to you: There is a clean alternative: drone displays – high-tech pixels in the night.