CHILDREN’S FILM ON PHOTOVOLTAICS
Fox and hare make you smart
When the two photovoltaics researchers Nelli Hambach and Florian Seidler were looking for a way to present their work to young visitors at Forschungszentrum Jülich’s Open Day, it quickly became clear: the two needed to pool their talents. The result is a children’s film for which the passionate watercolourist Hambach drew the pictures and amateur singer Seidler wrote and recorded the story. The result was so well received that there are now plans to publish the film as a children’s book.
Award-winning Instagram channel
Climate policy short and sweet
What does the climate crisis have to do with me? How important is nuclear power? Which politicians do not do their (climate) homework? WDR’s Instagram channel Klima.neutral addresses pressing issues of the climate crisis in varying themed weeks. The motto “explaining simply, but diversely and along with the stories” does not just appeal to us: the entertaining content also won over the jury of the K3 Prize for Climate Communication. Klima.neutral came second in the Swiss competition.
AI modifies images
Choose a style
How would you look if a famous artist like Edvard Munch or Marc Chagall had painted you? Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), you can try it out: upload a photo to the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) website and the AI technique “Neural Style Transfer” will take over. The intelligent algorithms modify the picture in such a way that the style of another picture is imitated. Different works by well-known artists are available to choose from. The complex calculation is carried out by an artificial neural network running on computers at the Supercomputing Centre.
Photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hermann_von_Helmholtz.jpg (gemeinfrei)