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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
genetic modification
Fertility specialists have made a breakthrough that could eradicate a rare deadly disease. So why isn’t the world celebrating? After several miscarriages and the deaths of two children at an early age, a Jordanian woman finally gave birth to a healthy boy this summer. A cause for private celebration? Undoubtedly. But this boy has already made headlines around the world. The...
vienna science research
The city that brought forth Wittgenstein, Freud and Schrödinger, Vienna is again a hotbed of ideas and scientific research When refugee scientists Paul E. Lazarsfeld (sociologist at Columbia University) and Oskar Morgenstern (economist at Princeton) returned to Vienna in the late 1950s, they were appalled by research center. Vienna was also a hotspot for the the lack of intellectual potential. “No...
technology
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Amazone Echo
The first home automation hub, Amazon Echo raises lots of questions about how much we want to depend on artificial intelligence Entering our living room six weeks ago, I found my tech-savvy husband installing another addition to our already quite impressive set of technical devices. Another speaker for our apartment’s state-of-the-art sound system? An air humidifier (my second guess)? A...
science taking tube
Trips from Vienna to Bratislava are routine. But if the Hyperloop project has its way, they may soon become the most exciting commute on the planet Outside Bratislava’s old Market Hall, the pale yellow cobblestones glow in the searing heat. Inside, it is minds that are overheated and aglow, as dozens of programmers hack into their notebooks, trying to find...
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Computer intelligence in music
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Pioneers Festival
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Medical Apps
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