YouTube CHANNEL maiLab
Smart science explanations
Whether maternity, dieting or alcohol – drawing from everyday topics and worries, Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim explains difficult scientific contexts to a young audience with wit and great competence. The chemist, who holds a PhD, received the Grimme Online Award 2018 in the Knowledge and Education category. Her YouTube channel “maiLab” is not only cool and funny, but also clever and informative. In short: it is an outstanding example of contemporary science journalism, according to the jury. And not only the experts were enthusiastic – the audience award also went to “maiLab”.
Radical Ocean Futures
Visions of the future of the seas
What does our future look like? Hardly any question is so difficult to answer. There are of course scientific studies that develop such scenarios. However, we often cannot really imagine the abstract depictions. The “Radical Ocean Futures” project, which describes the future of the oceans in short stories, can help. The project uses so-called science fiction prototyping, the linking of scientific facts with creative speculations. At the heart of the project are four scientifically based “Radical Ocean Futures” – elaborately illustrated short stories about how oceans could develop.
ONLINE GAME “Handy Crash”
Life cycle of a smartphone
They are our constant companions and we can hardly imagine what our everyday life used to look like without smartphone, tablet and co. But how are the devices produced? What raw materials are used, and what happens to all the electronic waste that is generated year after year? The online game “Handy Crash” pursues these questions and, between little games, explains what’s going on in the global mobile phone industry.
Image: Simon Stålenhag/Radical Ocean Futures