science


Navigating through the jungle of information using AI

The problem of being overwhelmed and trapped in a flood of information is not only inherent in our daily modern lives, but a challenge faced in research and development in general. Could AI help us out with this debacle? But first, it is important to understand what the actual issues […]


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Why (we do not need to learn more hard facts).

Why? The parade question nowadays. Asking why has become the synonym for an enlightened, well-balanced and youthful life. Being bored by the explanation of why butterflies are colorful is almost a neo-bohemian sin, which when vocalized on social platforms will be rectified by verbal stoning. Always keep on asking why! Today […]


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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? […]


Emotional science – researchers in the cloud

How do we view science? What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word “science”? Most likely, a lot of people would say that the words “rationality” or “objectivity” are the first terms that they would think of. But softer words, such as “emotional” or […]


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Coffee House Readings #11: The Laws of Medicine

Does medicine have universal laws that doctors and patients can count on? It oftentimes seems like this is not the case. And still, there’s an apparent need for it. This 1.5 hour read is a book that even busy interns can manage to squeeze into their around-the-clock working schedule. And […]


Carrie Poppy TEDxVienna OUT THERE

Ghostbusters, religious groups and homeopathy

Prior to her talk at last week’s TEDxVienna, I had the opportunity to interview LA-based investigative journalist, podcast host, comedian, and animal rights activist Carrie Poppy. What can I say? I was blown away by her warm, candid and down-to-earth personality. Read for yourselves. Hi Carrie, you have won awards […]


Citizen Science – New explorers out there.

“From the oceans to the soil, technology is changing the part that amateurs can play in research.” Nature. Nowadays, participation of amateurs in science is for research, what crowdfunding is for the start-up scene – an amplification of capacity. Digitalization has empowered a process called citizen science. In a nutshell, […]