Category Archive: 5.) The Economist

The German village that produces five times more energy than it needs | The Economist

Why be just a dairy farmer when you can be an energy farmer too? Thanks to an ambitious adoption of renewable energy techniques, residents of Wildpoldsried in Bavaria no longer need fossil fuels. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The Disrupters is an original series exploring how major industries – from …

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Oil and gas companies are facing major technological disruption

Pressure to reduce carbon emissions is putting the future of fossil fuel giants in jeopardy. Their survival plans involve carbon storage and floating wind farms. Meanwhile, one small German village is showing how large companies aren’t always essential. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Over 80% of the world’s energy needs …

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How does a floating wind turbine stand up?

It is not just utility companies racing to respond to the rise of renewable energy. Oil and gas giant Statoil is building on four decades of offshore experience to erect its first floating wind farm. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The Disrupters is an original series exploring how major industries …

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Change is in the air for oil and gas companies

Pressure to reduce carbon emissions is putting the future of fossil-fuel giants in jeopardy Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The Disrupters is an original series exploring how major industries – from music and cars to hospitality – are currently being disrupted by the latest wave of digital innovation. As well …

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Do boxers’ headguards protect them from concussion and injury? | The Economist

Male boxers will not wear headguards at the Olympic Games in Rio. According to a study by the sport’s governing body, there are fewer cases of concussion when headguards are not worn. However, a new imaging technology known as diffusion MRI could spot signs of potential brain injury at an early stage. Click here to …

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How to make Donald Trump look presidential | The Economist

The Republican party’s challenge was to make Donald Trump look presidential. Whether they succeeded is up to the voters Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The Republican Party had a challenging task at the party convention – Make Donald Trump look presidential. They started by projecting an America dangerously distressed in …

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A monarchist and a republican go head to head | The Economist

British republicans are stuck in the minority. See both sides to the argument: Graham Smith, who campaigns against the monarchy, and Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, the chairman of the British Monarchist Society. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The …

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The music industry and the digital revolution

The music industry has come a long way since Radiohead allowed fans to pay what they wanted for an album. But there is still plenty of digital disruption going on. Tech companies such as Kobalt provide an alternative route for musicians to find fans and manage their money—without having to rely on a record deal. … Continue...

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Radiohead’s experimental business model changed the music industry

How Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” album release broke the mould in the music industry Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 The Disrupters is an original series exploring how major industries—from music and cars to hospitality—are currently being disrupted by the latest wave of digital innovation. As well as enjoying privileged access into …

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What if everyone had a personal drone? | The Economist

The elation of flying is the stuff of dreams. But what if personal drones could make our dreams come true? The Economist’s resident cartoonist KAL lets his imagination fly. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 For more imaginary scenarios in the fields of politics, business, technology and history, visit http://worldif.economist.com/ Check …

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The biggest street mural in the world | The Economist

Alfredo shows off the street art of Buenos Aires. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Passport is an original travel series for the intellectually and culturally curious, exploring some of the most exciting city destinations in the world. The insiders’ guide to each city follows at the shoulder of three local …

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Carnival at night in Buenos Aires | The Economist

Barbara Aguirre shows us a traditional Argentine street festival—a murga. The performance is steeped in the history of the country. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Passport is an original travel series for the intellectually and culturally curious, exploring some of the most exciting city destinations in the world. The insiders’ …

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Discover Buenos Aires: slabs of meat, Malbec and polo | The Economist

Tour Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital, with a street artist, a polo player and a dancer. Buenos Aires, an insiders guide takes you to discover the hidden secrets of the city by asking the locals. Here are some top tips for experiencing Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 …

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Pilar in Buenos Aires is the world capital of polo | The Economist

Polo player Santiago Tanoira explains that in Argentina, polo isn’t just for high rollers, and it goes hand in hand with hundreds of years of Gaucho tradition. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Passport is an original travel series for the intellectually and culturally curious, exploring some of the most exciting …

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Which Europeans are the happiest? | The Economist

We asked Londoners a simple question: which Europeans are the happiest? The answer is not what you might think. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter:...

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A musician’s perspective on what Britain gets from EU membership

Tim Redmond conducts London’s Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. No fewer than 42 of its 109 musicians come from EU member states. Redmond reflects on how a vote for Britain to leave the EU might impact upon the orchestra. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Ahead of Britain’s referendum on EU membership on …

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Brexit has no plan B for agriculture | The Economist

Not all farmers think that their problems stem from EU directives. Pedigree farmer Lynsey Martin offer her personal perspective on the question facing Britain. She shares The Economist’s view that Britain should remain in the EU. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 In our “On Diary” series, three Britons share what …

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Many young voters in the EU referendum feel both British and European | The Economist

Ahmed Ali has just returned to his home in Britain after helping to set up a friend’s coffee shop in Berlin. He could become one of more than 300,000 Britons who work in other EU countries. This is his personal perspective on Britain’s EU referendum. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 …

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Sri Lanka’s heritage art of batik inspired a fashion label | The Economist

Designer Sonali Dharmawardena runs one of Sri Lanka’s fashion labels from her traditional workshop in Colombo. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Passport is an original travel series for the intellectually and culturally curious, exploring some of the most exciting city destinations in the world. The insiders’ guide to each city …

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Discover Colombo: travel in the fastest-growing city in the world | The Economist

The capital of Sri Lanka is forging a new identity. Once this island nation was known for its long-running civil war, but now a fashion designer, a celebrity chef and an Australian expat will show you why its capital has become the fastest growing city destination in the world. See what they love about this …

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