1. Submarine Cables

    June 01, 2015
    Living in the age of Wi-Fi, we float on an illusion of wireless communication, yet over 95 per cent of international communication is routed via submarine fibre optic cables. Data and voice transfer over such cables is not only cheaper but also much quicker than satellite transmission.
  2. Non Shop City

    February 10, 2015
    Is it possible to imagine a city without shops? If current trends in retail continue, it’s a scenario that seems very likely. Everywhere in the retail-saturated, online shop-obsessed world, the presence of brick-and-mortar stores is waning fast, while digital commerce booms.
  3. Land Under

    January 20, 2015
    Natural resources are hot. And as supplies on dry land become exhausted, countries around the world hastily work to secure exploitable offshore territory.
  4. Independence Day

    January 19, 2015
    Throughout history, the borders of Europe have constantly changed. Unfortunately, shifting borders are usually the outcome of conflict, as exemplified by the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Yet armed conflict is avoidable, as shown by the emergence of the post-Soviet states and the peaceful divorce of Czechoslovakia in 1993.
  5. Angels & Demons

    December 24, 2014
    TD wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, and a healthy and successful 2015!
  6. IKEA - The Empire on which the sun never sets

    October 10, 2014
    IKEA is a multinational empire that penetrates with its wide range of products from Ålesund till Zorg (IKEA-language) the last corners of the countries it 'conquered'. Like the British Empire introduced its political system and its laws in all colonies in order to get control of governance, IKEA does the...
  7. Believe, Know & Feel

    October 09, 2014
    While future thinking arises always afresh from the here and now, its origins stem from immemorial human desires. Future fictions of the "Great Escape", "Ideal Beauty" or "Immortality" are as old as human beings yet the way to approach them, continuously changes.
  8. Fortress Europe

    October 08, 2014
    The tragedy of 3 October 2013, the day that more than 360 people died when their boat sank off the island of Lampedusa, was a clear signal that something is fundamentally wrong with Europe’s borders. Sailing from Libya, these migrants were attempting to reach the Italian island.
  9. Flight Information Regions

    August 25, 2014
    A flight information region (FIR) is a specified airspace within which an aircraft receives basic levels of air-traffic service, including information about weather and potentially conflicting traffic. The term 'flight information region' – the world's largest regular division of airspace – was formalized in the Chicago Con­vention*, which was signed...
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