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C - Smithsonian Institute

110 years of air freight – an uneven race and lots of silk

  • 事实

The age of air freight began 110 years ago. A plane of the famous aviation pioneers, the Wright brothers, took to the skies with silk and clearly won a race against an express train in Ohio.

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Día de muertos in Mexico: Between two worlds

  • 事实

At All Hallows’ Eve, Mexico shows off its liveliest side. Traditionally, on the Día de Muertos (the Day of the Dead), they remember their dead. We took a look at this morbid celebration.

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“...a way to ease the burdens of logistics workers...”

  • 见解
  • 成功事例

We spoke with Arne Jörn, COO of Ottobock, about artificial intelligence in prosthetics design, recognizing patterns of movement and the use of exoskeletons in logistics.

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1,000 tons of fibers across the Iron Silk Road

  • 成功事例

Organizing a block train consisting of a total of 46 forty-foot containers from Linz, Austria to Qingdao, China on behalf of the international fiber manufacturer Lenzing? No problem!

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From learning exoskeletons to thought-controlled drones

  • 见解

“Wearables” – small, internet-connected computers that are worn directly on the body – simplify everyday activities and leave users free to work with their hands.

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Untangling track gauges: not all railway tracks are the same

  • 事实

It is widely known that, around the world, railway tracks have different widths. But how did this happen and what do horse hindquarters and Roman chariots have to do with any of it?

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