GIC News Archive

3-D Printers Replicate Reformation-Era Artifacts

Mar 23, 2017 |
3-D Printing

One of the most symbolic objects of the Reformation is the indulgence chest - a wooden artifact used by the Catholic Church to collect payments for indulgences. One of these historic chests is located at the Luther House Museum in Wittenberg, Germany, but today's 3-D printing technology is bringing replicas of Reformation-era artifacts like this one to the United States.

New Book Reveals Fun Facts about Germans

Mar 9, 2017 |

In a new book titled "One in Three Germans Iron their Underwear", author and filmmaker Christian Heynen has exposed a plethora of facts that expose the average German, from their cleaning habits to their driving habits.

Ute Lemper Performs "Songs for Eternity" in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance

Feb 9, 2017 |
Ute Lemper

On the eve of February 8, Ute Lemper's songs from the Holocaust echoed through the rooms of the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., taking listeners on a trip to the ghettos and concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The concert was sponsored by the German Embassy in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Toy Drones Make an Appearance at the 68th Annual Toy Fair in Nuremberg

Feb 2, 2017 |

Multicopters, often also referred to as drones, have been becoming increasingly popular not only with adults, but also with children and teenagers. These "toys" are a highlight at the 68th annual toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany.

Essen Named 2017 European Green Capital

Jan 26, 2017 |

The German city of Essen has been named the 2017 European Green Capital for transforming itself from a leader in steel to a leader in environmental protection. In a ceremony held on January 21, the title was handed over from the Slovenian City of Ljublijana - the 2016 winner - to the city of Essen.