Science and Society

Besides great stories from our research teams, we will explore broader questions of the role of science and scientists in society.

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COVID19 – you – me – us, and science

21.08.2020

​Changes!The only constant in life is change.The last few months were crammed with changes! Changes within, changes outside, changes in the workplace, changes in relationships, changes in nature…
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The Lockdown Gave My Friend an Out-Of-Body Experience

21.08.2020

How does the COVID-19 lockdown affect our brains? What is the worst that could happen?Dazed and confused (from Unsplash)Over one Skype video group chat, an overseas friend of mine told me a funny…
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Energy Engineering: The Blueprint of Our Sustainable Future

30.04.2020

Our planet is on the brink of climate catastrophe! Scientists warned us of "untold suffering due to climate crisis", according to The Guardian, if greenhouse-gas emissions are not reduced drastically…
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GMO: The Misunderstood Forbidden Fruit

23.01.2020

You would have thought that anyone would gladly embrace food that can improve public health. But that is not always the case: In developing countries such as China and Bangladesh, governments and…
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Socio-economic impact of research: CEITEC introspects on the matter

23.01.2020

Creating ‘Impact’ is a tricky call! The methods to discern the immensity of an impact are even trickier.   Especially when it comes to basic science, many a time, the impacts are impalpable…
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What Threat does the Anti-Vaccination Movement pose?

16.10.2019

Humanity has been in combat with disease ever since the dawn of time. Whether it was our body’s natural responses or our crafted intervention to thwart diseases, we have had many triumphs over the…
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Us and Plastic: Modern Day Fairytale turned ugly

16.10.2019

Many of us are guilty of ordering take-out food and buying plastic-bottled water too often.In fact, you may even be munching on your lunch with plastic utensils at this very moment! Not judging, but…
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A Match Made In Heaven: Why Are Academia and Industry Getting Together?

01.07.2019

Do you know that academia and industry have been collaborating increasingly in the last decades (1)?​Types of collaborations range from industrial internships and job positions for researchers,…
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AI as a boon in driving the STEM innovation revolution

01.07.2019

Artificial intelligence has become an integral part of our daily lives, from voice recognition to monitoring your health. Scientists are increasingly investing time in improving AI applications for…
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