Science & Technology


Why the Real Thing Will be Worth Less than its Digital Twin

As a sequel to ’80s cult film Blade Runner is scheduled for US release this fall and will probably reach this side of the Atlantic shortly thereafter, one can’t help but think that companies such as Google have been working with virtual versions of us all along. Those feed on […]


Who are you and how many? 1

We are  covered in microbes, but what are microbes? Microbes are tiny, invisible to the eye, microscopic organisms like bacteria and fungi that are constantly crawling all over us from the day we’re born – if we’re lucky. Recent studies have shown that microbes could be important for our health, our relationships, and […]


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Broaden your Horizon – a World of Superlatives and Nanoscopes

“One thing I liked about being in microscopy is it gets you out of your box constantly because there’s such a diverse range of applications.“ Eric Betzig Nobel prize laureate Eric Betzig brings it to the point: Looking at an actual process can make us learn a lot. Why is that so? […]


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Smart skin

Everything in the future will be pretty smart. (Hopefully, we will still be too…) The latest trend, after smart watches, smart glasses, smart homes and smart cars, is smart tattoos. So far, they are designed to be a temporary solution. The big difference to all the other smart things that you step […]


7 Billion Humans on a Spinning Rock

Imagine you are a superintelligent being, formed by trillions of minds, transcending space and time. By a lucky circumstance you materialize near a planet. You find life on the planet and start to observe some 7 billion humans on their spinning rock called earth. What would you think about humanity and what would […]