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Thursday, May 17, 2018
robot art
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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
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emotion nostalgia
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marshall plan
With an entire continent in ruins, the Marshall Plan planted the seeds for a peaceful, prosperous EuropeAs 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...
rodent vr
Virtual reality is only for tech enthusiasts? Get ready to see fish, mice and fruit flies join the VR craze with scientists from Austria and GermanyFor generations, scientists and sci-fi fans have inspired each other to (boldly) go where no one has gone before to better understand the world around them. Now, real-world science has taken another page right out of...
bicycle bike birthday travel
While we no longer ride out with a lamp and a whistle, cycling today has become a part of life"I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like” are the lyrics of a famous Queen song. Freddie Mercury may never have ridden his bike through Vienna, although he played here often enough, but he...
Homesickness
Previously dismissed as a sign of immaturity, homesickness is now seen by researchers as playing a vital evolutionary role.All it takes is the balmy smell of lilac, the savory taste of pierogi, or the buzzing cacophony of rush hour, and once again, you feel that familiar twinge: homesickness. The triggers are as specific as the experience is universal. Pointedly...
crazy love addiction
Recent research poses that love could be “treated” like an addiction. Are we really going to medicalize l’amour?Most of us know the pleasures of a bar of dark chocolate, the oldest aphrodisiac, while sip- ping an espresso at the end of a long day, releasing bursts of good feeling. But, nothing compares to abandoning yourself to the arms of...
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