The Underestimated Power of Markdown

In the realms of technology and writing, there often lurk unsung heroes. These crucial elements may not always be in the spotlight, yet they are indispensable in our daily lives. One such silent hero is Markdown. This lightweight markup language has proven to be a powerful tool for efficiently creating and sharing content.

by Sven Reifschneider • 24 January 2024

Current Affairs

A Century on the Airwaves: 100 Years of Radio Broadcasting in Germany

One hundred years ago, when the first radio signal was broadcast from Berlin, it did more than introduce a new medium — it laid the cornerstone for a technological and cultural revolution. Today, radio and everything that has emerged from it are ubiquitous and omnipresent. A look at its evolution.

by Sven Reifschneider • 29 October 2023


Late Summer in Wetterau: A Meteorological Retrospective on Remarkable Weather Phenomena

This year, Wetterau paints a diverse portrait of climatic shifts. From extreme heat, striking thunderstorm fronts, to dry spells, there emerges a trend surpassing mere weather events.

by Sven Reifschneider • 13 October 2023


How My Weather Station Detected the Volcano Eruption in Tonga

In an ever-more interconnected world, a weather station in one's own backyard can provide astonishing insights into global events. Discover how my personal weather station captured a monumental natural event on the other side of the planet.

by Sven Reifschneider • 29 June 2023


In the Shadow of the Jungle: The Discovery of Red Pandas

My last expedition was about discovering this unique place, meeting its inhabitants, and the profound changes they've brought into our lives. It's the story of a community that, despite its uniqueness, shows deep connection with us and demonstrates how valuable cooperation and a shared pursuit of knowledge can be.

by Sven Reifschneider • 16 June 2023


The Dark Side of Shift Work: An Overdue System Overhaul

Shift work - these two words invoke discomfort and unease in many people. But what makes shift work so unattractive, and why is it especially problematic in Germany? Dive into a world that for many is a necessary nightmare.

by Sven Reifschneider • 15 June 2023


Inclusive Urban Planning for Children and Adolescents

In a world increasingly oriented towards consumption and cars, there is often little space left for people, especially children and adolescents. Inclusive urban planning, which meets the needs of younger generations, is crucial for a livable future.

by Sven Reifschneider • 01 June 2023

Current Affairs

EU Plans for Streaming Fees

A blow to net neutrality: The EU is planning streaming fees that threaten net neutrality. But there are better solutions: State funding for internet infrastructure could secure fair access for everyone.

by Sven Reifschneider • 16 May 2023

Current Affairs

30 Years of the World Wide Web

Join me in exploring the incredible journey of the internet and its impact on the world. Discover how the digital revolution has transformed our lives and what the future holds. Accompany me on this thrilling retrospect!

by Sven Reifschneider • 01 May 2023


The Beginning of the New Blog

This is my new blog, which I will regularly fill with new content. But what can you expect?

by Sven Reifschneider • 10 October 2022