Produced by Markus Meyer-Gehlen
May 05, 2019
Ride a Roller Coaster with No Wheels, No Track
Virtual Reality had a fantastic year in 2016, with the release of several anticipated VR glasses, including the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Gaming and technology fairs presented the new toys proudly, but the boom quickly declined, leaving the technology to only niche applications. Now, a southeastern Chinese city has opened an entertainment park that intends to show VR's potential as a future technology. Markus Meyer-Gehlen reports.
April 28, 2019
London Startup Says Lobster Shells Provide Plastic Alternative
The world has a love-hate relationship with plastic: It’s as convenient as it is problematic. Because it degrades incredibly slowly, plastic waste pollutes the oceans and endangers wildlife. But for sturdy, cheap and sterile packaging, we simply lack good alternatives. A London startup wants to change that, with some help from lobsters. Markus Meyer-Gehlen reports.
April 04, 2019
Spring Breakers Prefer Washington
Each Spring, many high schools around the country arrange for students to visit the nation’s capital. With a break from classes, the students have a chance for some 'hands-on' lessons about the nation's history and government, as well as a chance to explore the many sights and attractions the city has to offer. Markus Meyer-Gehlen caught up with one group from the mid-western state of Missouri.
March 19, 2019
Climate Protest the Latest Youth Action for Social Change
In every generation, young people have led movements for social change. Some were successful, others were not. The latest student movement to make headlines began last year, as students skipped classes on Fridays to pressure world leaders to take action on climate. Their coordinated global protest this past Friday was the largest to date. Markus Meyer-Gehlen has more on youth activism.