Academic Consecration for Wikipedia

Quoting Wikipedia in an examination paper? Unthinkable for many University academics, forbidden for most students. But after examination the hair fells down. Increasingly more scientists trust in the correctness of the information in online encyclopedias. [ ⇒ Read the article in German | Artikel auf Deutsch lesen ]

A Silent Revolution

Big changes are taking place in science in developing countries. Devastating health problems, malnutrition, war and conflict, climate issues and inadequate governance – in Africa especially – headline the news. And when the media reports on science and technology (S&T) in developing countries, the brain drain seems to be of most concern. But there are…

1987: Dangerous Journey – German Research Vessel »Meteor« between Djibouti and Oman

In 1987 the newly built German research vessel »Meteor« set sail towards the Indian Ocean. During the travel section between Djibouti and Oman, Hanns-J. Neubert and Ernst Hammers documented the research work for the German TV. The 45 minutes documentary was broadcasted first in autumn 1987. Before the expedition started, an explosion in the centrally…