Issue No. 5 | 2019

News of tomorrow

Aerial view of green summer forest with a road. Captured from above with a drone © Ekaterina Kondratova / Shutterstock

15.03.2019 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

Finland's ambitious plans: "We want to build world's smartest road"

Finnish businesses and local government have a bold plan. They want to build the smartest road in the world. LED-light poles, base stations, and antennas will create a 5G network with uses ranging from self-driving cars to helping avoid moose collisions.

The responsibility for a sustainable digital future

On March 12, 2019, Tim Berners-Lee’s ground-breaking invention, the "World Wide Web" becomes 30. The internet has already changed our lives forever. But to ensure the next 30 years of a networked world we must take control of our digital future.

Smart cities: How much are we willing to sacrifice our privacy?

Smart cities promise to improve citizens' lives through innovative technologies. But are we really ready to live in a smart city? What parameters are we willing to accept in order to make our futuristic dreams a reality?

There will soon be a whole community of 3D-printed homes

Over the past year a team of engineers and materials scientists tested the design of a machine that can 3D print the frame of a small house in less than a day. Later this year, it will begin printing a neighborhood of more than 50 homes in Latin America.

Aus alt mach neu

Was einst eine Shampoo-Flasche war, könnte mal zu einem Bauelement werden. In Kolumbien werden aus Plastik- und Gummiabfall bereits Wohnhäuser gebaut. Die Bauteile aus Plastik lassen sich wie Lego-Steine zusammen stecken.

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