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Curiosity Stream

Maybe you’ve also already watched everything of conceivable interest on Netflix and Hulu, and even a few things you’d never admit to having watched. Here’s an alternative recently recommended by a friend: Curiosity Stream. Currently only 12 bucks a month. There’s a bunch of stuff from mushrooms, to the microbiome, various animals, diseases, tech,...

Keep calm…

I do not wish to share in the latest panic, but instead urge people to keep their nerves – and common sense. I have created a graphic contribution on the topic, and t-shirts and a few other items with the design can be bought on Society6 and Redbubble. Hopefully the humour won’t go unnoticed,...

Microscopic success

I guess even small victories have to be celebrated. My bio-concrete experiment is moving extremely slowly, but it is moving. On a microscopic scale, to be precise. Sometimes I have a hard time understanding things that are so small I cannot see or touch them, but luckily we have instruments that go a long...

“A kick ass woman in tech”

One of the great aspects of being involved with a space like Genspace is that it attracts a really interesting array of people. The latest addition to Genspace's team is Ashley Jane Lewis, who's a Maker and Youth Educator. One of her foci is the empowerment of girls and other marginalised groups in tech,...

Science by smell

One of the unexpected paths I went down over the course of the last two weeks was to judge the success of a current experiment by smell. A bit over a week ago, I started my bio-cementation experiment using a bacterium that can synthesise urea and calcium ions into calcites – a natural cementation...

Resortecs

First off, “Disruptive Materials” at Interzum 2019 was fantastic. My thanks again to everybody who was part of the organisational team and those who supported my project. I will upload some images soon. At the congress I met a super smart young man called Cedric Vanhoeck, founder of Resortecs. He and his team developed a...