Sound videos are all the rage right now. ASMR videos get millions of clicks on YouTube. Fans swear by their calming effect. One study by the University of Sheffield suggests that the 'brain tingles' from ASMR videos have physiological benefits.
The current trends in automation known as Industry 4.0 are dependent on robots with artificial intelligence. Mohammad Wasil, an AI researcher from Indonesia, is helping to develop intelligent industrial robots in Germany.
Botond Roska wants to restore eyesight to people who are blind. The Hungarian-born neuroscientist has developed a gene therapy that makes damaged retinas light-sensitive again. He’s just received the 2020 Körber European Science Prize for his work.
What do water fleas reveal about how well a body of water is doing? A scientist from Indonesia is studying the tiny creatures in Lake Constance and observing how they adapt to their environment – meaning also to human influence.