Bruno Gransche, a philosopher of technology and member of the research seminar Designing a Human Future at the University of Siegen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, does not share the blockchain euphoria.
Quantum computers have opened up vistas of new drugs, innovative materials and artificial intelligence, but if harnessed to crack established encryption methods all computers would be vulnerable. German cryptographer Johannes Buchmann explains what may lie ahead.
Germany’s much admired vocational education system – combining schooling with work experience – has been struggling as more young people go to university. An engineering factory in Bavaria highlights how much potential there still is in the dual training set-up.
Evgenia Kalugina is 35 years old and an electrician. She lives with her husband, her 16-year-old daughter and a chameleon in Sloviansk, north of Donetsk. The town is near the frontline of the war in eastern Ukraine.
Stockholm is internationally considered one of the best places for an internet company to work from, even though the rules there are very different from those in Silicon Valley. Perhaps that is the very reason.