Lars Jaeger August 22, 2015 , 0

A real "game changer" - superconductivity at room temperature

In the recent x years, our world has changed more dramatically than in any other comparable long period of human history. Any number greater than 25 for the variable “x” would make this statement true. And we can quickly name why that is: Because of the natural sciences and the technologies that spun out of […]

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Lars Jaeger August 9, 2015 , 1

Science and Ethics – On physics losing its innocence 70 years ago

It is rare for physicists to pay a great deal of attention to an historical discussion or anniversary. In these early days of August 2015, this is different. They and many other people commemorate the 200,000 people killed in one of the most controversial military operations in history – and many more in the following […]

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Lars Jaeger August 1, 2015 , 0

Future key technologies and the experts’ concerns – On the evolutionary dynamics of the scientific-technological progress in the case of AI

When scientists feel inclined to make a public appeal, we are well advised to listen carefully. Only a few months ago, the two renowned science journals “Science” and “Nature” printed two such statements, each by leading bio-scientists calling for a legislative framework around the latest technological possibilities to manipulate the DNA in human embryonic cells. […]

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