Singing in the clean room
Team initiative for the Science Year
“Who sings at the craziest place?” asked the “Science Year” initiative as they looked for vocal talents in summer 2018. The staff of Forschungszentrum Jülich did not tarry long and took part in the campaign “Sounds like teamwork” with the song “Unser Stammbaum” (Our family tree) by the band Bläck Fööss. The fact that three institutes opened their hallowed halls of research for the music video was well received not only by the viewers. Not even the protagonists from Forschungs-zentrum Jülich get a regular chance to be in a true clean room laboratory.
World literature on YouTube
Classics in a nutshell
Goethe’s “Faust” in 9 minutes or Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” in 11 minutes? Dramaturge Michael Sommer offers the hefty, several-hundred-page tomes of world literature short, crisp and “to go”. On his YouTube channel “Sommers Weltliteratur to go”, he stages the classics everybody knows from their German classes back at school with the help of Playmobil in such a way that literature amateurs will be able to have their say and that even die-hard connoisseurs get their money’s worth.
Tweets from Antarctica
Homemade frozen foods
Eggs for breakfast, plus a slice of bread with honey or chocolate spread? What is standard procedure for Central Europeans is a great challenge for the crew of the Concordia Research Station in Antarctica – at least if they want to eat in the open. At temperatures around -70 degrees Celsius, every meal turns into frozen food within seconds. Station manager Cyprien Verseux shows what this looks like on his Twitter page in an impressive fashion, providing insight into life in the freezing cold.
Images: Simon Stålenhag/Radical Ocean Futures, Hanno Schiffer, Video: Sommers Weltliteratur to go