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Thursday, February 21, 2019
multilingual children
Do multilingual children have an advantage? Perhaps; but the ability to learn languages may be inborn. Either way, stakes are high and consensus is rare Today’s world has become “hyper-diverse,” with 244 million migrants worldwide in 2015 qualifying as the fifth largest “country” on earth. Through globalization and mobility, cultures mix, and not just in the neighborhood. Often it’s right at...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A new way of documenting species digitally – cybertaxonomy – allows more intricate research and the images can be shared all over the world The new guy, Ommatoiulus avatar (or O. avatar for short), is a tiny species of European millipede, just two to three centimeters in length, identified this summer by a team of Austrian and Danish scientists. The...
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 –...
For many music students from around the world, Vienna is the place to be. They honor the traditions of the past and invent new ones In Japan, Vienna is the Ongaku no Miyako , “the capital of music,” and that’s where Mayu Kotari wanted to be. A pianist from Tokyo, Kotari has been living, studying and performing in Vienna for...
skiing
Skiing is deeply embedded in Austrian identity. In spite of climate change, technology has made the sport smarter and safer International families who come to Austria are often amazed to discover that a winter ski week is built into the school calendar. Throughout the month of February, the dates are conveniently staggered in the various Federal States to balance out...
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