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Along Came the AI

Bender, David, Marvin, Cylons, Chappie, Major, KITT. All these are characters that can elicit a sense of joy, hope, comfort but also caution. They also are all artificially intelligent. Story by: Sunjay Jude Fernandes As we move into an era of machines capable of learning from their surroundings, the assistance we receive makes us more accepting of their intelligence. But ...

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Podcast and Chill

As a researcher, a number of hours are dedicated to reading scientific journals. There are the cutting-edge papers you need go over to stay updated, the articles you must review, and of course your own thesis which you look through over and over until your brain shuts down. If you are a student, then there is the never-ending stream of ...

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Self-Driving Cars

Last month, the already-innovative company Uber launched its first self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, USA. Goodbye sharing economy, hello robot-driven market. It joins companies such as Tesla, Google and Ford in the race for the ultimate autonomous car. The car that will not only calculate the shortest route to work, or control your cruising speed on the highway, but allow you ...

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The Sokolov Effect

To explain the Sokolov effect, and why it has been mainly forgotten by society, we first have to understand the life of the man that gave it its name. Vasily Sokolov was born in 1884 in Minsk (current capital of Belarus). Son of Andrei Ilya Sokolov, bourgeois descent, and Maria Orlov, youngest daughter of an influential nobleman. He had a ...

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The March for Science

On April 22, something truly remarkable happened. Scientists and non-scientists alike marched in protest in more than six hundred locations around the world, including Stockholm. Never before have the advocates of science been so united, and so public in their concern. What prompted this extraordinary event? Story by: Matthijs Dorst The troubled history of Science Let’s take a step back. ...

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The Significance of Pride in One of The World’s Most Progressive Countries

On the last Friday of July,  Queerolinska raised the rainbow flag at Karolinska Institutet, marking the start of Pride Week. In a matter of days, Stockholm will transform, and the (in)famous Swedish reservedness will be replaced by the glorious song and celebration befitting the hosting of EuroPride 2018. All around Europe, plenty of progress has been made concerning LGBTQ+ rights ...

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IGEM Stockholm rocks Boston: A gold medal, a nomination and countless memories

The 15 students of iGEM Stockholm have spent most of 2017 researching bacteria, raising money, talking to biotech companies, designing logos, collaborating, organising seminars and much more. After 10 months of hard (but fun!) work, they finally got to reap the reward at the final conference in Boston where they were awarded a gold medal for an excellent research project ...

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Where did my creativity go? … and how do I get it back?

Creativity, noun. Stems from the adjective creative. It is common knowledge that creativity describes the ability to produce ideas and items with originality and artistry. Yet, creativity is much easier defined than executed. Story by: Anna Boystova & Isabelle Wemar A prime example of this, is that we began this article with a definition of the word creativity, rather than ...

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