Science & Technology


Coffee – A Wake-Up Call

The warm and welcoming smell of roasting coffee fills the living room.  The aromas of honey and chocolate are pervasive as the sun shines in and friends discuss the various tasting notes. The fruity and sugary notes of the honey processed pacamara, a coffee varietal derived in El Salvador, provide […]


About reading music and hearing books

Listen closely Usually when we think about combining music and text, it’s often in form of an opera. As I am not really a fan of the opera and honestly mostly don’t understand what they are singing about, who they are singing to and why they are singing (I am […]


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Checkit!
Conscious drug checking
in Vienna

A project worth checking out in the heart of the sixth district in Vienna: Checkit! is a drug-advice center offering integrated drug checking and prevention work. Founded in 1997 at the peak of the Gazometer Raves, it established its drop-in shop homebase ten years later in Gumpendorferstraße 8, 1060 and has […]


Trick Yourself Into a Good Mood

Off days – we all get them. For some reason, or no reason at all, we wake up on the occasional bad day and ask ourselves: Why bother showering? Why bother making lunch? Why bother leaving the house? Why bother turning on the TV? Why bother going to the bathroom? So what most […]


Patents:
Ideas worth saving

Working on an invention requires energy, time and emotion. It occupies each and every aspect of your life, tests your limits and pushes you forward on a professional and personal level. Eventually, it results into your very own piece of full-hearted mental and physical work; your very own piece of intellectual property. But […]


Are you ready for an Adventure?

As you might know, our next TEDxViennaSalon event is just around the corner. We know that you love our conferences and this time we have something truly special for you. We’ll extend the TEDx phenomenon beyond the conference format and offer something entirely new – we are taking you on […]


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Exploring the World of Chatbots

Did you already have a productive conversation with a chatbot? This blog post gives a short introduction to how bots have developed from funny games to serious business. Today Chatbots are starting to make an impact on our world. Recently the story of Microsoft’s Xiaoice, a Chinese language chatbot, surfaced. Reports are […]