Berlin Veteran Ivo Betke on the Future of Tech, Employment

In a city where start ups and new apps pop up faster than a retweet, eight years is an eternity to belong to a tech community that achieved international preeminence only in the last four years. But Ivo Betke has a David Bowie kind of staying power. In the time he’s worked in Berlin, Betke […]

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What We’re Reporting On Now

  There’s no dearth of science stories on any given day in Berlin. To narrow the scope, berlinSCI tries to feature people whose research or initiatives uniquely cross cultural, economic, and social boundaries.   In the next few months, we profile a company that created software that can search globally 10,000 patents in one minute. […]

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The Photographer with a Natural Edge

David Zentz is a photographer. More than that, he is versatile storyteller. In pictures, he captures Adolf Kiefer, the oldest living Olympian, taking laps at a pool near Chicago. Keifer competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and is the first man to break the 1-minute mark in the 100m backstroke. In other images, Zentz shows […]

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In Asylum Cases Involving Female Genital Mutilation, the Medical Community Is Often Out of Reach

    The entire clitoris and labia is cut off, the area sewed up, and a small hole remains. Nearly 140 million women and girls worldwide are estimated to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), also described as female genital cutting or circumcision, a procedure that can involve the partial or total removal of the […]

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berlinSCI News Briefs: Bill Gates in Berlin; Ancient Dogs; Syphilis Cases on the Rise in Germany

  UPDATE 18.2.2014 @0:40 UTC: berlinSCI News Briefs may now be found on our blog.   Bill Gates at Research Gate Microsoft founder Bill Gates came to Berlin last week and made a stop at the offices of Research Gate, a social network for scientists. Gates has contributed more than $35 million to the company and its Web site, a platform […]

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At Falling Walls Berlin, the ‘Academy’ Award Goes to…

  It wasn’t Hollywood. It wasn’t glamour. But that didn’t stop the robot (all of them) from taking home a virtual ‘Oscar’ for best performance in a science informational video. The audience at Falling Walls Berlin, a three-day conference showcasing the work of internationally known experts,  released a synchronized “ahhhhhh” watching a clip of Myon, a modular humanoid, move without taking direction from […]

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