Science & Technology


Who are you and how many? 1   Recently updated !

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   Recently updated !

“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   Recently updated !

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 […]


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Are we suboptimal bots?
A conversation about technology and myth

Technology is developing at an incredible pace. When we think about how social media impacts our democratic elections, how our smart home devices are listening in on us or how wearables are measuring our every movement, we have to acknowledge that we have crossed the creepy line a long time […]


I’m in the weird part of the internet again…

“I’m in the weird part of the internet again…” is a comment commonly read on very niche Youtube videos, hidden reddit threads or any other website that seems out of the norm in any way. But what exactly brings us to these incredible online spaces? Usually, it’s boredom. We start by looking […]


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Machine Societies

OUT THERE, in a not so distant future lays a hypothetical point in time, when machines will have reached a status of intelligence and versatility so that they can improve themselves better and faster than humans can do. This point is frequently called singularity. What comes after singularity? After singularity, machines will very […]


What’s out there? Searching for life in the universe

Are we alone in the universe? Every one of us has thought about this question at least once in his life. Looking at the infinite amount of stars in the sky and realizing that we are just one of the trillions of planets in the universe, it is almost impossible […]