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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Biomedical research in Vienna is revealing the secrets of life, as two research institutes make breakthroughs in cancer treatment The announcement came in April, with the publication of a cutting-edge biomedical application of a technology named “SLAMseq” in the prestigious journal, Science. Stefan Ameres of IMBA – Research Institute of Molecular Biotechnology – had laid the groundwork during research on...
To the late chef Anthony Bourdain, “Life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is not a life worth living.” Vegetarians, he wrote in Kitchen Confidential, “are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for – the pure enjoyment of food.” Bourdain was...
Vienna has been shaping its stretch of the Danube for 500 years. But only in the 19th century was it possible to alter Vienna’s riverscape and revamp public health In the 1800s, Vienna was just beginning its emergence as a world city, as the population exploded from 230,000 in 1800 to over 2 million by 1910. Vienna was overcrowded, dirty...
In our age of e-commerce, it is the mobility of things that has become ever more important. Logistic companies aim to tackle the problem with new technologies. Since Darius the Great’s failed attempt to conquer Greece in 492 B.C, the problem of “last mile” – the complexity and inefficiency of delivering freight on the final leg of its journey –...
robot art
As robots and AI pervade our living rooms and workplaces, will they also hold the mirror up to our lives? Art is in the eye of the beholder, except in the art world, where value often has little to do with beauty, or even meaning. An artist’s story, their body of work, or a piece’s topicality can make all the...
facebook
The threats to democracy are not a side effect, but inherent to the platform’s business model. An early investor outlines a campaign to do something about it. My story with Facebook began in early 2006. Mark Zuckerberg, then only 22, was looking for advice. I had been a technology investor for more than two decades and had no stake in...
technisches museum wien exhibition urban future
The Technisches Museum Wien invites us to explore our past imaginings of what was to come, and how we dare to dream today Vienna’s Technical Museum is in the business of making predictions: for instance, that our future will be urban, our vehicles electric and our power more renewable. But they also understand the limits; so much can happen that...
emotion nostalgia
Science is coming to grips with a complex emotion that was once dismissed as sentimental or downright pathological. It was a way to survive: “We used our memories to temporarily alter our perception of the state we were in. It was not a solution. But the temporary change in perception allowed you to persevere just a bit longer,” a concentration...
marshall plan
With an entire continent in ruins, the Marshall Plan planted the seeds for a peaceful, prosperous Europe As the Second World War finally ground down to an end in Europe, Austria lay devastated, its economy in shambles, its territory carved up by the victorious Allied powers into zones of authority for the U.S., France, Britain and the Soviet Union. At the...
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