Category Archives: Science and technology

  1. Two wheels, two centuries: Happy 200th birthday to the bicycle

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    06/12/2017 by Douwe Blaauwe

    Two hundred years ago, Karl von Drais rode his invented two-wheeled vehicle from Mannheim to a coaching inn about five miles away, which took him a little more than an hour.

  2. ‘Paralyzed man moves hand’

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    03/29/2017 by Julia van der Doesch

    A man paralyzed from his shoulder down has regained use of his hand with the aid of an experimental device that works by decoding his brain signals and then transmitting them to sensors in his arm.

  3. ‘Latest drones on exhibition in Japan’


    03/25/2017 by Julia van der Doesch

    Japan Drone 2017, one of the country’s biggest commercial drone events, is underway. The exhibition showcases the latest in drone technology. Our correspondent reports from Chiba in eastern Japan.

  4. Watch “Michelle Thaller on Science Denial” on YouTube

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    03/16/2017 by Julia van der Doesch

    Thaller is the assistant director for Science Communication at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

  5. ‘The Physics of Light’

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    03/10/2017 by Julia van der Doesch

    Light is electromagnetic radiation within a certain portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

  6. ‘App creates selfies with dead relatives’

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    03/03/2017 by Julia van der Doesch

    An app that lets people speak to avatars of dead relatives and take selfies with them is being developed in South Korea. The BBC’s Chris Foxx asked Eun Jin Lim from Elrois, the company making it, whether people might find the idea strange.

  7. ‘Bodies in motion: finding the source of pain’

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    02/28/2017 by Julia van der Doesch

    They measure movements with sensors, infra-red cameras and 3D analysis.

  8. What is an exoplanet?

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    02/21/2017 by Saeed Ramzan

    Exoplanets have been making waves over the last 20 years, and now as technology advances, we may be about to meet some strange new worlds beyond our solar system.

  9. Daniel Dennett – Philosophy, Memes, Memetics

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    02/16/2017 by Douwe Blaauwe

    Dennett is referred to as one of the “Four Horsemen of New Atheism”, along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens.

  10. The Milgram Experiment 1962

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    02/14/2017 by Douwe Blaauwe

    The Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram.


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