Category: Austria

Start-up of the Day: Surfing against the current

Up Stream Surfing brings surfing into the city. All it takes is a river whose current has a velocity of one meter per second and a bridge. It is based on a pulley block system and uses the resources...

Ancient wood helps reconstruct glacier formation

At the University of Innsbruck there is a marked expertise in dendrochronology, also known as tree-ring dating research. The aim of science is to date wood and to draw conclusions about...

Raising awareness of age discrimination

Perceptions regarding opportunities in old age are culturally embedded, says Americanist and cultural scientist Ulla Kriebernegg. She criticizes the predominantly negative images of old age and...

Raising awareness of age discrimination

Perceptions regarding opportunities in old age are culturally embedded, says Americanist and cultural scientist Ulla Kriebernegg. She criticizes the predominantly negative images of old age and...

Plants with deep roots could utilize dry soil

Roots of plants grow either horizontally or deep into the soil. Two plant hormones determine the direction of growth: auxin and cytokinin. This finding was discovered by an international team of...

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Debris-covered glaciers as result of global warming

The Alps are strongly affected by global warming, even more than other places. The rise in temperature is one hundred percent above the global average. One consequence is the shrinking of glaciers,...

Algae as a valuable renewable raw biomaterial

The sea is home to the most successful bacteria on our planet. Marine bacteria’s relevance in the global nutrient cycle is well documented. It is only its chemistry that had not yet been...

New sensors improve mind-controlled prosthetics

Biomechatronic engineers at the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) have developed capacitive sensors for mind-controlled prosthetics, thereby significantly improving their quality. The prosthetics...

Best read: when click stats predict the future …

Last week was one of the best in the history of Innovation Origins in terms of the number of visitors. Our articles have been read more than 25,000 times on our website. Soon we’ll be hitting...

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