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April 18, 2016
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Science-Fiction im Realitäts-Check

Freiburger Forscher besprechen in einer Filmreihe den Wahrheitsgehalt von Zukunftsfantasien Ein Roboter mit Bewusstsein, manipulierte Erinnerungen oder mit dem Gehirn ferngesteuerte Avatare: Diese Ideen aus Science-Fiction-Filmen erscheinen mit dem heutigen technologischen Fortschritt in Reichweite. Wie aber sehen das Forscherinnen und … Continue reading

November 20, 2015
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‘Future Visions’ anthology brings together science fiction – and science fact

To the casual observer, the kind of technological breakthroughs Microsoft researchers make may seem to be out of this world. Their research is a blueprint for the future of technology, in areas such as – but not limited to – … Continue reading

February 23, 2014
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Die Utopie ist tot – lang lebe die Utopie!

Was in älterern filmischen und literarischen Darstellungen als Dystopie erschien, ist zum Teil heute Realität. Günter Hack diagnostiziert in der FAZ das Ende der Utopien. Doch vielleicht hat gerade das Internet das Potential, sich selbst neu zu erschaffen und neue … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
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Mind over mechanics

How thoughts can control a flying robot It’s a staple of science fiction: people who can control objects with their minds. At the University of Minnesota, a new technology is turning that fiction into reality. In the lab of biomedical … Continue reading

January 14, 2013
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IBM Social Sentiment Index Predicts New Retail Trend in the Making

Analytics points to the “Birth of a Trend,” steampunk aesthetic to pervade pop culture in 2013 ARMONK, N.Y. – 14 Jan 2013: National Retail Federation Convention – Based on an analysis of more than a half million public posts on … Continue reading

August 20, 2012
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Experiment Would Test Cloud Geoengineering as Way to Slow Warming

Even though it sounds like science fiction, researchers are taking a second look at a controversial idea that uses futuristic ships to shoot salt water high into the sky over the oceans, creating clouds that reflect sunlight and thus counter … Continue reading

August 17, 2012
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Good Vibrations

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley Researchers Record First Direct Observations of Quantum Effects in an Optomechanical System A long-time staple of science fiction is the tractor beam, a technology in which light is used to move massive objects – recall … Continue reading

February 19, 2011
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Replacing Body Parts Now More Than ‘Science Fiction’

If Dr. Laura Niklason has her way, vascular surgeons will someday be able to pull human veins off a shelf, whenever they want, to save lives. Niklason is a pioneer in the science — and art — of tissue-engineered replacement … Continue reading