It finally happened (probably) — the first CRISPR baby is here

It had to happen at some point. You did not need to be a prophet to predict the birth of the first CRISPR baby. More than two years ago, in May 2015, the science journal Nature in an article entitled the same asked the question: “Where in the world could the first CRISPR baby be […]

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With artificial intelligence to the top of the world - the examples of China and Germany

The term “artificial intelligence” (AI) is more than 60 years old (it was coined by John McCarthy at a conference in Dartmouth in 1956). But only in the last five to ten years has this field evolved into a future key technology with ever more powerful impact on our lives. Increasingly, it deals with tasks […]

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A forgotten female pioneer of quantum physics - The mathematician and philosopher Grete Hermann

Those who are more concerned with the early development of quantum theory will quickly realize that the pioneers of modern physics appear to be a pure men’s club: Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, Max Born, Paul Dirac, Enrico Fermi, later Richard Feynman or Freeman Dyson, to name only […]

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