Germany: Communist Memorabilia Helps Dementia Patients in East Germany
A retirement home in eastern Germany has seen the health and wellbeing of dementia patients vastly improve after surrounding them in memorabilia from communist East Germany.
Two rooms at the home have been meticulously refurbished and kitted out to look exactly as they did 60 years ago in what was then the German Democratic Republic - and they are proving a huge hit with residents.
Australia: Researchers Develop Energy-Saving Smart Glass
Researchers on Australia's Gold Coast are developing "smart window" technology that could see the mass production of low-cost, energy-saving glass.
With rising electricity costs, the new technology could also lead to a huge reduction in energy bills.