2013

You’re a smart person: a believer in science, an acolyte of technology, a 21st century citizen. So answer this: Could you, and you alone, make something as simple as a pencil?

Wired: Why You Aren’t as Creative as You’d Like to Think

Only 12 people walked on the Moon, but the new project of the artist and dissident Ai Weiwei invited everybody from all over the world to leave their mark

BBC Mundo: leave your personal mark on the Moon with Ai Weiwei

A breathe of fresh air far from the pessimism in the news

AECC Asociación Espanola de Communicación Científica: FALLING WALLS CONFERENCE: when science breaks down walls

Al Hayat: The Future of Technology at the Falling Walls Conference

At Falling Walls ideas for a better future are presented in a kind of sci-Slam for international researchers. We explain the most exciting projects.

Berliner Zeitung: Save the world with resurrection plants

On Saturday the fifth "Falling Walls Conference" took place at Radialsystem

Bild: this is how we want to make the world better

The "walls" that this conference will tear down are those of the human rights violations, hunger, diseases, extreme poverty.

der freitag: Robot or Nobot

A report from an impressive conference, which shows what our future depends on. Overcoming disciplinary boundaries. Democratize exclusive knowledge.

Change X: the Walls can fall

There are around 100 million blood donations worldwide per year. But they are still associated with risk of diseases and not always sufficiently available.

der tagesspiegel: blood for the world

Beating cancer, curing depression, protecting copyright in the digital age - the world is full of geniuses that have not yet materialized their ideas.

Deutsche Welle: How young scientists contribute to "break down'' the Berlin wall

A virtual moon, where every artist can participate: This is the basic idea of ​​the art project "Moon" by Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson. The two artists see their platform as a sign for freedom in the information age.

Deutschlandradio Kultur: A Moon of Expression

The supercomputer defeated Garry Kasparov at chess. Will it be a better cook than Pierre Wynants? We went to Berlin for a four-course tasting dinner.

De Standard: Culinary Computing

Some diseases kill little by little the cells in the brain. Nowadays the symptoms can be slowed down with special training programs.

Die Welt: Computer games can protect against Alzheimer

"Short and nice" is not really a strength of science - but it needs to be.

DRadio Wissen: Science in Three Minutes

To commemorate the historic falling of Berlin walls on 9th November 1989, Falling Walls Foundation continues the tradition of helping walls fall to advance innovative and sustainable social impact. This year was the fifth year of Falling Walls initiative.

Modern Ghana: Falling Walls Advance Innovation, Sustainability And Social Impact

Cynora is the winner of the first science startup competition at Falling Walls 2013, a high-powered exchange of ideas held each year on 9 November, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Venture Village: This is the future: Scientists, startups and artists at Falling Walls Berlin

In commemoration of the wall and its limitation of intellectual freedom, the Falling Walls Foundation together with sponsors and Federal Minister Johanna Wanka invites scientists from around the world.

Oskar FM: Falling Walls 2013: The greatest minds on the planet in one room

Schizophrenia is considered incurable. Now an American psychiatrist has developed a new method for the symptoms of the disease. It is based on computer games.

Zeit Online: defeat the voices in your head with computer games