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How to counteract climate change

“(…) Combatting climate change by capturing carbon isn’t just about saving a polar bear or a glacier. It’s about saving human lives.” – Jennifer Wilcox As fossil fuel consumption increases relentlessly, global greenhouse gas emissions also continue to rise. According to several estimates, a person  produces more than 20 tons […]


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’s left to explore? 1

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 […]


Interview with Jake Roper: science communication and sparking curiosity

Jake Roper is a science communicator and host of the YouTube channel Vsauce3, where he explores issues such as time travel paradoxes, space travel, the bioelectrogenesis powers of the Pokémon character Pikachu, and everything else in between. After his TEDxVienna talk at our On The Edge conference, he answered a […]


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? […]