Biohackers are capable of far more than making rabbits glow: Do-it-yourself biologists are making valuable contributions towards COVID-19 research while also creating works of art using bacterial cultures. Sometimes, however, their interest is purely self-serving.
With its virtual supermodels, a digital model agency is set to shake up the fashion industry; the stylish avatars have already been featured in major campaigns. The idea came from a fashion photographer who grew tired of the industry while he was doing Barbie doll makeovers.
Spatial augmented reality uses real-time projections to expand our perception of our three-dimensional world, creating perfect illusions of fantasy. Researcher and pioneer Martin Fröhlich demonstrates just what this technology is capable of.
Creaholic has ingenuity in its DNA: In the 1980s, the company’s founders were involved in the invention of the Swatch watch. Today, the innovative minds from Switzerland’s watch metropolis Biel develop new products and services in collaboration with other companies. An interview with the co-founder Marcel Aeschlimann.
Researchers have come up with the vision of a pumped storage power plant of a special kind. Their idea involves a type of cable car that can be used to transport sand or gravel up mountains in order to generate electricity when required by transporting it down the mountain again.
The hand is our ultimate multi-purpose tool. Accordingly, a prosthesis designed to replace it must be extremely sophisticated. But this does not necessarily have to be the case. As a solution developed by a start-up in Zurich shows: A simpler approach is possible.
Travelling to the past or future is a fascinating concept: But is time travel even feasible and would it be like it has been depicted in so many movies? Philosopher and physicist Norman Sieroka provides the answers.
From London to Sydney in just four and a half hours – this is the dream of the UK Space Agency (UKSA). A special propulsion system that is intended to make this flight at supersonic speed possible is targeted for the 2030s.
The factory of the future: Humans use brain-machine interfaces to control production processes through the power of their minds. This vision was presented to the public on the campus of the EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne within the framework of the “Mental Work” project. At the same time, a unique data set was collected.
Exactly 50 years ago, humans set foot on the moon for the first time. The next destination is Mars. Many scientists believe that it will not take us another 50 years until we are able to take our first steps on the red planet.