Lars Jaeger October 28, 2018 , 0

The Woman Who Explained Nuclear Fission - On Lise Meitner's 50th Death Anniversary

With Donna Strickland in 2018 only for the third time a woman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, after Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963 (only the economists have less Nobel Prize laureates, but the Nobel Prize for Economics has only been awarded since 1969). The most well-known physicist, who remained […]

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Lars Jaeger October 27, 2018 , 1

Attacking the liberal order and our democracy - When technologies are being abused by authoritarian states

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg stresses at every opportunity the total transparency, he and his company are dedicated to. “We bring the world closer together” is his motto. In reality, however, Facebook is a covert surveillance company that earns its money by collecting and selling detailed records of our private information. What kind of customer they […]

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Nobel Prize for Economics 2018 - The economic importance of technological innovation and the environment

With the announcement of the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Economics, the annual and ever- anticipated process of Nobel Price announcements has come to an end. The prize for economics is the only one awarded for a social science instead of a natural science. Its discipline deals with processes in which many factors […]

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Lars Jaeger October 3, 2018 , 1

Eradication of entire species – What has become possible with Gene Drive and CRISPR

The genetic modification of not only the characteristics of individuals, but the permanent genetic manipulation of entire populations is one of the biggest dreams – or, depending on the reading nightmares – of geneticists. The effects would be enormous: For example, insects such as tsetse flies or mosquitoes could be modified throughout their entire species […]

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