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Vienna
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Pioneers Festival
“This is not a conference. This is a festival!” the main stage emcee Daniel Cronin, co-founder of AustrianStartups, told the packed “Arena” audience during the opening ceremony of the Pioneers Festival – one of Europe’s top expos for innovative technology. Throughout the two days of keynote speeches, workshops and discussions, Cronin implored the “boys and girls” in attendance to...
A group of gifted high schoolers will defend Austria’s “physical” fitness at the International Young Physicists’ Tournament in early July The Austrian team’s enthusiasm is palatable as it gears up for tournament, the culmination of a year’s worth of effort. Success is celebrated with high fives and cheers. No, this is not the European Football Championship. This challenge is about...
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 –...
Dealing with stress
One study divides how we cope with anxiety into four categories: Guardians, Integrators, Drivers and Pioneers. Which one are you? “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles,” remarked Charlie Chaplin’s title character in Monsieur Verdoux, the 1947 murder mystery. For those of us who slave away at the daily grind, we can only hope for the alleviating...
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...
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...
Crystalline Mirror Solutions
In the Austrian success story of gravitational waves, detecting something tiny can be a huge leap forward On February 11, 2016, the last of Albert Einstein’s scientific predictions was officially confirmed. Now, a hundred years after the physicist had predicted their existence in his theory of general relativity, researchers found evidence of “gravitational waves” – waves caused by massive cosmic cataclysms...
A new way of documenting species digitally 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 authors of the...
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