Science & Technology

The freedom of
your insignificance
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This is us. Existing inside an endless haze of new born stars, merging galaxies and fading suns. And here you are, reading this, your smartphone battery running low, you’re running late to the next appointment, all the while time is running backwards inside of black holes and collapsing universes. What […]

Bletchley Park: The Colossal Code Cracking Computer

We create heroes.  We need someone with whom to identify in every story.  In World War II we have heroes in Churchill, Roosevelt, and De Gaulle.  There are countless small victories in which soldiers held a bridge, saved a piece of art, or rescued a family.  In the case of […]

The smelly mystery of the human pheromone

Should we all reduce our showering and perfume usage? Perfumes, shower gel, showers, detergents all strip away or mask our natural bodily smells and add synthetic ones. But similar to other animals, humans convey information through bodily smell and most of us are unaware of how much information that is […]

About blue lights and suicide

Red makes the heart beat faster. You will often find these and other claims made for the effect of different colors on the human mind and body. In addition to such common claims, the physiological mechanisms underlying human color and light perception have been known for some time. But it […]

What do Wien Energie and Blockchain have in Common?

The buzz around the blockchain technology has been going on in the media already for a while. But over the past few months, foreign and local newspapers alike have flooded us with some more blockchain-specific headlines, including…   “Wien Energie gets on the blockchain” (Engerati, February 2017)  “BP, Eni Trading […]

An insight into the future

Imagine you are a tourist: strolling around, looking at all those impressive sights and enjoying the wonderful scenary. Beautiful, isn’t it? But, what if you could have more in that same view? Something that is not reality, something that is beyond reality, additional to reality, something that is augmented reality…? […]

What’s left to explore?

There is a widespread saying nowadays that goes “We are born too late to explore the world and too early to explore the universe”. That pessimistic saying seems at first kind of true, every bit of land is already charted and the first manned spaceships to explore the universe won’t […]

Fighting Loneliness:
An Interview with Karen Dolva

  “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” Honoré de Balzac Karen Dolva, co-founder of the No Isolation company, tackles different kinds of loneliness. So far she has taken it upon herself to help children with longterm illnesses and seniors. But she also challenges […]

Randomized living – interview with Max Hawkins

Can chance make us step outside the bubbles that we live in and explore different perspectives? What started as a question soon grew into “Randomized living”- a lifestyle dictated by various randomized computer programs and apps. Last weekend, computer scientist and artist Max Hawkins came to Vienna to share his […]