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Start-up of the week: Tinder for carpoolers

”Your sneak preview of the future” is the slogan of Innovation Origins, and that’s just what we will highlight with our Start-up of the Week column. Over the past few days, five start-ups of the day...

In Spain: A child, a book and a tree

Your life is complete once you have brought a child into the world, written a book and planted a tree. That’s apparently a good Spanish custom. My daughter Laura was born on 4 May 2003. Three...

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...

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...

A Christmas Tree from Uber

Uber is already known in Eindhoven as the fiercely competitive taxi service that handles all interaction and payments via an app. But as a young company, you shouldn’t focus on just one...

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