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On the Up: Electric Gliders | Made in Germany
The future supposedly belongs to e-cars. But what about planes? German company Lange Aviation is already working on a further technological revolution. Axel Lange's firm produces sailplanes powered by electric engines. They're probably no alternative to conventional aircraft engines, but special aircraft could benefit from the new technology. A report by Christian Pricelius. More Made in Germany: http://www.dw.de/made-in-germany-the-business-magazine-2015-01-06/e-18130315-9798
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At home in the 40s | Video of the day
Paying a visit to Ben Sansum is like traveling back in time to another era. He's transformed his house into a 1940s relic.
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Walled in! - The inner German border | DW English
more: http://www.dw-world.de/english For 28 years, a nearly insurmountable barrier kept people from fleeing East Germany. But then, the dramatic night of November 9, 1989, saw the fall of the Wall that divided Germany. Today, it is difficult to imagine what was bitter reality just a few decades ago. For the first time, a realistic computer animation reveals the vast security system of Germany's inner border and the Berlin Wall, both of which were recreated virtually in the greatest detail. The animation is part of the DVD "Walled in! What the Cold War frontier in divided Germany was really like" which can be purchased at DW's online store http://store.dw-world.de.
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A stroke of fate changed history - Germany: Berlin Wall anniversary | Focus on Europe
A stroke of fate changed history: on November 9, 1989 a member of the politburo announced at a press conference that East Germans would be free to travel. He mistakenly said they would take immediate effect, prompting a breathtaking 24 hours that changed history. The new travel regulations were intended only to calm the increasingly tense situation, with citizens leaving East Germany for the West in droves via third countries. The resulting chain of events led to the fall of the Wall. Read more: http://www.dw.de/euromaxx-lifestyle-europe-2014-11-06/e-17990696-9798
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Think big: Cars "made in Ghana" | Africa on the Move
Ghanaian inventor Apostle Kwadwo Safo has opened up a factory which produces SUVs and pickups "made in Ghana." Customers include, among others, the police. Ghana is seeking to promote products made locally.
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Miniatur Wunderland: The world's largest tiny airport | DW English
Miniatur Wunderland, with its small-scale model trains and landscapes, is one of Hamburg's biggest tourist attractions. Highlight: the world's largest miniature airport. For more go to http://www.dw.com/lifestyle
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Vinyl Records | Made in Germany
Sales of vinyl records around the world are higher than they've been since 1991. Long pronounced dead, vinyl has reestablished itself, and is enjoying fresh popularity.International artists have their LPs and singles pressed by the Pallas company in Diepholz. Pallas is a family operation - Europe's last bastion in the vinyl record market. Now the Beastie Boys have commissioned Pallas to manufacture their newest LP. A report by Jana Wochnik- Sachtleben.
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Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood Star | Journal Interview
Bollywood: Illusion and Reality in India's Dream Factory
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Norway’s tips for achieving happiness | DW English
Norwegians are on average the happiest people in the world. What‘s their secret? It has to do with a high living standard, a life close to nature and a generally constructive attitude. More Euromaxx: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/euromaxx/s-7555
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Hygge - A Danish ritual | Euromaxx
The Danes are ranked as the world's happiest people. Hygge may have something to do with it. Difficult to sum up in one word, "hygge" is a Danish ritual of enjoying life's pleasures. For more Euromaxx, go to: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/euromaxx/s-7555
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Building with textile concrete | Tomorrow Today
Reinforced concrete is heavy and its steel skeleton vulnerable to rust. Now researchers have replaced the steel with carbon fibre mesh. The result is lighter and more flexible than standard concrete slabs.
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Bavaria - In the Footsteps of King Ludwig II | Discover Germany
Ludwig II of Bavaria had castles and palaces built that reflected all his dreams and desires. That's how he became known as the fairy-tale king - a fascinating figure to this day. Discover more: http://www.dw.de/discovergermany
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Iconic Designs: The loft cube | DW English
The loft cube is designed for people on the move. When they change locations they can take their home with them. More information: http://www.dw.com/en/living-in-a-box/a-1861078
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Zimbabwe farm yields fruit after return of Smart family | DW English
After Emmerson Mnangagwa ousted Robert Mugabe from power, Robert Smart and his family returned to the lands they had been forced from last year. The news came too late to plant maize or tobacco, but another crop thrived. For more on this story, go to: "First white Zimbabwean farmer to return praises change in government attitude" - https://p.dw.com/p/2pqTY For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/english ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIgOXM2JEQ2Pv2d0_PVfcg
Views: 173148 DW English
Video of the day | Narrowest house in Europe
The northern German city of Kiel lays claim to having the narrowest house in Europe. It's not the smallest - because it does have six stories - but at it's narrowest point,this building is only 80 centimeters wide. Some people might be a bit put off by all the stairs but the owner,architect Bjoern Siemsen,says it keeps him and his family fit. And the view of the city from the top is well worth the climb.
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Egypt: The Amazing Forest in the Desert | Global 3000
Fertile land is scarce in Egypt. All of life depends on water from the Nile River. 85 million Eyptians are settled along its banks. The rest of the country is desert. Egyptian and German scientists have now found a way of cultivating forests in the desert sand. It looks like a fata morgana. But the forests in the Egyptian desert are real. They're watered with processed sewage. 24 such forests have sprung up across the country over the past eight years. The sewage is rich in nutrients and fuels the growth of plants like mahagony, eucalyptus and sisal. A Report by Florian Nusch Global 3000 home page: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
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Philippines: Plastic Bottles go Solar | Global 3000
In the Philippines' urban slums, families are unable to afford electricity and often have no access to the grid anyway. But Filipino actor Illac Diaz is looking to change that. With his organization My Shelter Foundation, he's come up with an innovative idea: turning empty plastic bottles into lamps. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
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What is the greenhouse effect? | Global Ideas
From droughts to monsoons and extreme weather patterns, climate change may be easy to see and feel, but the issues surrounding it are often far more complex. Global Ideas has come up with a series of films and infographics to answer some of the most pressing problems and explain certain climate concepts and solutions. This time we take a look at what the greenhouse effect is and how it leads to increasing temperatures. We look forward to a lively discussion with you. More information on: www.ideasforacoolerworld.org
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The world's tastiest croissant | Euromaxx
Benjamin Turquier makes the best croissants in Paris. His creations have even won prizes! So what's the secret to his success? More Euromaxx: http://www.dw.de/english/euromaxx
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125 Years of the Pilatus Cogwheel Railway | Euromaxx
The Pilatus Railway in Switzerland is the steepest cog railway in the world - and it's considered an engineering marvel. It leads from Lake Lucerne up to the top of Mount Pilatus. Not only does this allow visitors to see spectacular views, it also benefits Swiss tourism and the hotel located at the top. 2014 marks the railway's 125th anniversary, so we hopped aboard for the ride of a lifetime.
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Living in a greenhouse | Euromaxx
Garden shop owners Thomas and Monika Till live and work amidst palms, ponds, and roses – thereby fulfilling their dream of living in nature. The price they pay is little privacy and hot summer days.
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Costa Concordia to be dismantled in Genoa | Business Brief
Last summer, the wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia was refloated and towed to the Italian port of Genoa. Genoa is where the Costa Concordia was built and launched nine years ago. Now it is the place where the passenger ship will be scrapped for an estimated 100 million euros. It is the largest scrapping operation so far in Europe. More Business Brief: http://www.dw.de/program/business-brief/s-30478-9798
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How wind turbines are overhauled | Made in Germany
Whether for the mining or the tunnel building industry, wind power or ship's engines - everywhere machines reach a point when they no longer work. But that doesn't mean they're ready for the scrap heap. The Eickhoff company in Bochum repairs old machinery. More of Made in Germany: http://www.dw.de/english/madeingermany
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Icons of European Design 01 - Dieter Rams and Verner Panton | euromaxx
We go decade-by-decade looking at the most important designs created. We start with the 1960s and examine the works of Dieter Rams and Verner Panton. Rams from Germany made his name designing products for the electronics company Braun. Panton made his name as a furniture designer and interior decorator, especially when he created the Panton S Chair.
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German Bread - Mass Production vs. Master Baker? | Made in Germany
The Englert family from south-western Germany has been making bread for 90 years, and now has five bakeries. Their biggest rivals are the industrial bakers and discount supermarkets, who sell their wares for cheap. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
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Freiburg - Kissed by the sun | Discover Germany
Freiburg in the heart of the Black Forest has a reputation for its high quality of life. It's among the sunniest cities in Germany, and with its picturesque old town and fabulous local cuisine it's a real treat for visitors, too. For more go to http://www.dw.de/program/discover-germany/s-7856-9798
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Recycling: Old cell phones are a gold mine | DW English
Just about all Germans have three of four old mobile telephones lying about in a drawer somewhere. That's more than 72 million cell phones country-wide. But simply throwing them away is what's really wasteful. The electronic elements of cell phones contain valuable materials such as copper, silver, gold and rare earth metals which can earn their owners good money! Germans can sell their old mobiles on the Internet portal "Wir kaufens". The company that runs it, asgoodas, from Frankfurt-Oder receives more than 6000 cell phones a month. In the US and Britain, such opportunities have existed for a long time. Now the business is gaining momentum in Germany. Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/old-cell-phones-find-new-owners/a-15350851
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Malta/Comino - The Island Run by a Single Family | European Journal
Comino is the smallest island in the Maltese Archipelago. While the island of Malta is one of the world's most densely populated territories, Comino could hardly be more sparsely populated. It now has just four permanent residents.They are two brothers, Salvu and Angelu, their aunt and a cousin. Salvu races in his Jeep across the little island and monitors the water supply. He never leaves Comino except for health reasons or to get spare parts. A priest visits them regularly to celebrate mass for the mini-community. And tourists come here by boat from Malta during the summer. Salvu likes having a chat with them, but is happy when they go back, so that he can get on with his work in peace.
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Search for the best-sounding wood | Made in Germany - Handmade
Enchanted wood. That's Andreas Pahler's passion. He's a tonewood supplier, constantly on the lookout for the perfect Alpine spruce to turn into valuable violins and other stringed instruments. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
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Virtual Power Stations - A Boost for Renewables? | Made in Germany
Virtual power plants represent a big hope for Germany's long-term energy plans. They connect clusters of small-scale generators such as solar-power plants, wind turbines and biogas facilities to form one big one. The resulting power station has the capacity of a small nuclear power facility -- and with it more market power. Report by Holger Trzeczak More: http://www.dw.de/made-in-germany-the-business-magazine-2014-03-25/e-17473526-9798
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German Nobility, New Horizons 05 - Alexis, Prince of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld | euromaxx
Alexis always knew he would take over and manage his parents' estate. That's why he decided to leave Berlin and move back into the family palace located on the former East-West German border and set an example as an aristocrat who is a civic-minded citizen with a social conscience.
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Copenhagen | Euromaxx deluxe
Danish architect Jakob Lange bought an old school building together with friends. There are now 16 apartments in the building. We visit one of them. For more information go to: www.dw.de/english www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
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The tiny Principality of Liechtenstein | Euromaxx - Europe's Microstates
The Principality of Liechtenstein is a tiny, landlocked alpine country tucked away between Austria and Switzerland. With its 160 square kilometers, it's the 4th smallest State in Europe. Crown Prince Alois tells us more about the unique monarchy. For more go to http://www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
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Colombia worried over massive influx of Venezuelans | DW English
Colombia is facing one of the world's biggest migration crises. More than half a million Venezuelans have crossed the Colombian border, fleeing a political crisis and poverty. Colombia's government fears the immigrants could destabilize the country.
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Recommended  Freiburg | Discover Germany
Alixe Winter runs a vintners' collective. Her recommendations for Freiburg are: the Dreisamufer café, the gourmet cuisine at the Hotel Colombi and the Jesuit monastery in nearby Merzhausen. You can see more for yourself via our video on demand.
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deluxe: London "Gap House" | euromaxx
British architect Luke Tozer has done something many would have thought impossible: He has squeezed a 185 square-meter home into a lot that is just 2.3 meters wide at one end. Appropriately enough,the L -shaped residence is called Gap House and is located in London's Notting Hill neighborhood. The family home also boasts environmentally-friendly heating and rainwater recycling.
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Markus Lüpertz Turns 70 | euromaxx
Lüpertz is one of Germany's most renowned artists of the second half of the 20th century. Markus Lüpertz is also known for producing controversial sculptures.
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Seeing the funny side of the German language | DW English
False friends, ridiculous grammar and never-ending nouns. German is by no means an easy language, but it has its funny side too, as we find out in this week's episode of Meet the Germans. Rachel Stewart is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic - from beer to nudity to complicated grammar - and heads out to get some tips from the Germans themselves. Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/MeettheGermans. And don’t forget to comment with your own experiences! For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/english ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIgOXM2JEQ2Pv2d0_PVfcg
Views: 35832 DW English
Stuttgart - The State Capital | Discover Germany
Stuttgart is the largest city in Baden-Württemberg, it's the state capital and an economic and cultural center. Anyone planning to visit Stuttgart should definitely make time for a few cultural highlights. More Discover Germany: http://www.dw.de/program/discover-germany/s-7856-9798
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Graphene - the material of the future | Tomorrow Today
The EU has pledged a billion euros for research into graphene at a consortium of institutions across the continent. The amazing material is strong, flexible, an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. Some say graphene may well revolutionize computing, telecommunications, and engineering. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/tomorrow-today/s-3062-9798
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Potsdam - Sanssouci Palace & Gardens | Discover Germany
There are more than 30 palaces in Berlin and Potsdam. Many are large and magnificent. But visitors are drawn to one smaller building in particular: Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam Find out more: www.dw.de/discover-germany-the-travel-guide-2014-09-13/e-17850279-9798
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The History of Berlin | Euromaxx
The German capital dates back 775 years. We take a look at the famous landmarks, including Potsdamer Platz, the Nicolai quarter, the famous Ku-Damm promenade and Unter den Linden, the central boulevard which leads to the Brandenburg Gate.
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Stasi Files: The Lives of Others | Journal Reporter
DW-TV reporter Georg Matthes is searching through the files of the former East German secret police.
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Handmade in Germany - A Shoe for Life | Made in Germany
A climbing boot can contain up to 180 different parts. Bavaria-based Hanwag is an outdoor footwear specialist, with production still done by hand and according to traditional methods.Making a pair of mountain boots can involve up to 200 steps, from punching out the leather parts to threading the laces. The resulting product, however, can last a lifetime.
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Future of the ISS: Russia to stay on board until 2024 | Tomorrow Today
Russia has pledged to continue its support for the International Space Station for another nine years. But after 2024, Moscow wants to go it alone, uncoupling its modules to form its own national space base. As the Russians are the only ones currently capable of ferrying astronauts to and from the ISS, NASA will have to be ready to carry out its own manned space flights by then. More tomorrow-today at: http://www.dw.de/program/tomorrow-today
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A seafarer’s tale: Loneliness and danger | Life Links
Fighting pirates, a girl in every harbor - those are the tales of adventure and romance we associate with seafarers. But Jeroen’s works on a large cargo ship and it couldn’t be more different. Find out more at www.dw.de/lifelinks
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The Business of Recycling | Made in Germany
Germans are world champions when it comes to sorting and collecting waste. Germany already exceeds the European aim of reusing 4 kilograms of waster per inhabitant. Recycling trash and electrical waste already means the German economy saves seven billion euros of raw material imports a year. In Germany about two million tons of electrical waste are collected and recycled by companies such as Alba. Report by Maria Lesser
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Royal Umbrellas | euromaxx
Swaine Adeney Brigg of London has been selling umbrellas since 1750,and got its royal warrant from Queen Victoria in 1893. The Brigg brolly achieved international fame when wielded by John Steed in The Avengers TV series. But they're not that cheap so what makes them different from more ordinary umberellas?
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Happy Cheap Houses | Euromaxx
Swedish architect Tommy Carlsson set out to design homes that are affordable for average earners and came up with the 'Happy Cheap House'. We get to see one of his buildings as a family from the outskirts of Stockholm shows us around. More from Euromaxx at http://www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
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Belgian Delicacy -- Moules Frites | euromaxx
Moules Frites or mussels and chips is a very popular dish in Belgium. Belgians eat on average about four kilos of mussels every year -- that's four times the EU average. Ten percent of EU mussel production ends up on Belgian plates even though Belgium makes up only about 2 percent of the EU-population!
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