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Lars Jaeger January 11, 2020 , 0

Climate and Weather - Can we now detect climate change in the daily weather?

The average temperatures on earth are rising. There must no longer be any dispute about this, as satellite measurements have shown us too clearly for many years. The increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration by one percent per year is also undisputed. This corresponds to 36 gigatons the global industrial society emits. A connection between the […]

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“Quantum Economics” - A commentary on Anders Indset's new book

“Quantum healing”, “quantum resonance”, ”quantum consciousness” – the list of expressions and promises that come with the prefix “quantum” is long. The occupation with quanta has in recent years developed into a flourishing business. Great promises are made here, from miracle healings, the perfect love relationship, to the discovery of the last secrets through a […]

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Intellectual Integrity II - The virtues of science in the fight against populist programs

It is sometimes quite banal experiences, conversations or incidents that open our eyes to the drama of social developments. A professionally esteemed colleague at work who doubts the theory of evolution (“There must be a grand plan behind all the beauty and majesty of nature”), internet bloggers who loudly proclaim that Einstein’s theory of relativity […]

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On intellectual integrity - The importance of social endorsement of the scientific method

I have written many times about the astonishing contradiction of our times that more and more people live a life in highest comfort, total safety and with an unprecedented degree of health into old age, and at the same time think that the state of the world is bad and getting worse. Both possess the […]

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A highlight of 20th century’s science - The confirmation of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity 100 Years ago

Equipped with data and analyses, a team of astronomers led by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington stood in front of an overcrowded room at the Royal Society in London on the evening of November 6th, 1919 and outlined its measurement results. About half a year earlier their members had observed and photographed a total solar eclipse […]

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Lars Jaeger October 19, 2019 , 1

Will another old promise of science soon become reality? - News from research on nuclear fusion

The “Fridays for Future” demonstrations are reaching new climaxes, the coalition in Germany decides on a multi-billion climate package, and at the global climate summit in New York government representatives and CEOs of multinational corporations and their PR strategists are trying to make a name for themselves as well-meaning climate protectors. It appears that the […]

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Google's new quantum computer - Are we experiencing a Sputnik moment in information technology?

The quantum computer – a term that to most people seems to be as weirdly bizarre as excitingly futuristic is pushing its way into the sphere of public attention. It combines the technological omnipotence of digital computing with the awe-inspiring complexity and abstraction of the most important physical theory of the 20th century. It promises […]

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Daring more future - How we all benefit from technical progress

An amazing contradiction shapes our time. More and more people live a life with highest comfort, in almost total safety and with an unprecedented level of health into old age. At the same time, most people think that the world is in a bad state and that it is getting worse. One could say: heaven […]

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Lars Jaeger August 3, 2019 , 0

Yet again researchers bump into an ethical borderline: On the breeding a human-animal chimera for the purpose of creating substitute organs

The spectacular accounts from science and research do not break off. From increasingly powerful artificial intelligences, genetically modified CRISPR babies, new quantum technologies, prolonging life by modifying our genes, super-medicines, meat from 3D printers to miraculous nanomaterials – the reports about the rapid technological and scientific progress do not find an end. Philosophers, politicians and […]

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Lars Jaeger July 19, 2019 , 0

The moon landing 50 years ago – The immense possibilities arising upon science and politics having a mutual vision

The landing of the first humans on the moon on 20 July 1969 was one of the most moving moments of the 20th century and the television broadcast of the “Apollo 11” mission its first and largest global media event. Up to 600 million people worldwide watched Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the […]

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