Open Science - On new ways of communication and scientific hygiene

On July 5, 1687 one of the most important books in the history of Science was published, the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton. Already more than a year earlier, in April 1686, had the work been presented to the Royal Society, which had finally agreed on 30 June of that year to publish […]

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The ordinariness of the revolutionary - How scientific developments enable us to take a brief look at a possible future

Recently the Japanese Bank Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ announced that it would soon start testing a humanoid robot in customer service in order to cope with the expected increased flow of foreign customers during the Olympics in Tokyo in five years time. Almost simultaneously the computer entrepreneur Bill Gates articulated his concern about the developments […]

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Lars Jaeger February 8, 2015 0

Research behind the walls of a monastery - Where genetics originated 150 years ago

The regular readers of newspapers know that major scientific breakthroughs receive nowhere near the level of public interest enjoyed by such events as the presentation of the new iPhone, the discussions around the complacent posturing of a newly elected Greek government, or the annual rendezvous of a self-proclaimed world’s elite in Davos. And this even […]

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