Africa
Beeping*
05
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The Ethnologist Primus Tazanu from Basel studies the role of modern media for the social lives of people in Africa and for Africans living abroad.
That is one of eight inspiring research projects being funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Take a front seat and watch reports of researchers working on projects around the world.
Save the Forests
of Madagascar*
02
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The Biologist Peggy Giertz from Hamburg accompanies a training program for students in the endangered natural habitat of Madagascar.
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That is one of eight inspiring research projects being funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Take a front seat and watch reports of researchers working on projects around the world.
Dig for Gold,
Reap Poison?*
01
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Soil scientist Peter Felix-Henningsen analyses how toxins from gold mining get into foods in Georgia.
That is one of eight inspiring research projects being funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Take a front seat and watch reports of researchers working on projects around the world.
Understanding
the ABC of Algae*
04
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The chemists Caroline Kurth and Andrea Bauer from Jena are decoding the biochemical means of communication of algae.
That is one of eight inspiring research projects being funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Take a front seat and watch reports of researchers working on projects around the world.
Featuring
Reglindis*
06
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The founder figure Reglindis stands for eleven young researchers of the Naumburg Kolleg, who investigate the secrets of Naumburg Cathedral.
That is one of eight inspiring research projects being funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Take a front seat and watch reports of researchers working on projects around the world.
Shark Skin
for Speed*
03
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Engineer Björn Feldhaus from Aachen and his team want to apply the riblet structure of shark skin to technical surfaces.
That is one of eight inspiring research projects being funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Take a front seat and watch reports of researchers working on projects around the world.
Was it
Murder?*
08
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The Archaeologist Susanne Friederich from Halle examines a mysterious multiple grave dating back some 4,000 years BC.
That is one of eight inspiring research projects being funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Take a front seat and watch reports of researchers working on projects around the world.
Who Can Still
Speak Daakaka?*
07
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The social anthropologist Soraya Hosni from Berlin is documenting the South Pacific language Daakaka, which is in danger of dying out.
That is one of eight inspiring research projects being funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Take a front seat and watch reports of researchers working on projects around the world.
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sciencemovies presents: eight fascinating research projects supported by the Volkswagen Foundation

Dig for Gold,
Reap Poison?
01
Soil scientist Peter Felix-Henningsen analyses how toxins from gold mining get into foods in Georgia.
Shark Skin
for Speed
03
Engineer Björn Feldhaus from Aachen and his team want to apply the riblet structure of shark skin to technical surfaces.
Africa
Beeping
05
The ethnologist Primus Tazanu from Basel studies the role of modern media for the social lives of people in Africa and for Africans living abroad.
Who Can Still
Speak Daakaka?
07
The social anthropologist Soraya Hosni from Berlin is documenting the South Pacific language Daakaka, which is in danger of dying out.
Save the Forests
of Madagascar
02
The biologist Peggy Giertz from Hamburg accompanies a training program for students in the endangered natural habitat of Madagascar.
Understanding
the ABC of Algae
04
The chemists Caroline Kurth and Andrea Bauer from Jena are decoding the biochemical means of communication of algae.
Featuring
Reglindis
06
The founder figure Reglindis stands for eleven young researchers of the Naumburg Kolleg, who investigate the secrets of Naumburg Cathedral.
Was it
Murder?
08
The archaeologist Susanne Friederich from Halle examines a mysterious multiple grave dating back some 4,000 years BC.