How Germany is approaching quantum computing

Dusseldorf Until now, the world of quantum computing seemed to be ordered in binary form. The US on one side, China on the other. Both countries regularly report new breakthroughs in quantum computing development. In the future, their computers should be able to solve problems that high-performance computers fail to solve. In Europe, on the … Read more

This is how WhatsApp shopping should work

Dusseldorf For many retailers, WhatsApp was a lifesaver when they had to close their stores in lockdown. The traditional Schäffer department store in Osnabrück, for example, equipped each department with its own smartphone so that employees could stay in touch with customers via the chat app. Bicycle dealer Rose Bikes from Bocholt was even able … Read more

German companies are making ground

Jet of Lilium (illustration) The air taxi should eventually fly autonomously over cities like New York. (Photo: lilium) Munich Most inventions related to air taxis still come from the US. But German companies are rapidly gaining ground in this all-important future sector. This was the result of a special assessment by the German Patent and … Read more

Proptech startup from Munich finds new investors

lCasavi founders (from left) Peter Schindlmeier, Oliver Stamm and David Klötzer The company wants to become the market leader in Europe. (Photo: Casavi) Munich The coronavirus pandemic has also given the rather conservative real estate industry a boost in digitization. During the lockdown, many property management companies and housing companies, which were still working a … Read more

Johannes Vogel: FDP politicians on the lack of start-ups

Berlin The German start-up scene is weakening: while more than 400,000 new companies were founded in 2011, in 2021 there were just under 240,000. The federal government wants to introduce a new startup strategy through cabinet next week and, crucially, work against the trend with a better funding landscape. However, there are already doubts about … Read more

Elizabeth Holmes’ ex-boyfriend convicted of fraud

Theranos had promised to revolutionize the health industry with cheap blood tests. A wide range of medical tests should be possible with just a few drops of blood. At one point, Theranos was valued at $10 billion. In reality, the technique never worked. Balwani faces up to 20 years in prison, as does Holmes, the … Read more

Impact start-up SPRK uses artificial intelligence to fight food waste

Alexander Piutti Founder Alexander Piutti wants to use SPRK’s technology to prevent food surpluses. (Photo: SPRK) Dusseldorf It doesn’t matter when you walk to the supermarkets: Both barbecued meat and potatoes for stew are always available in large quantities. However, not everything is bought with the same frequency. When it rains, less roast meat goes … Read more

How Sono Motors plans the production line

Munich The solar cells span the entire car – over the roof, door, tailgate and fender. Sono Motors installed a total of 456 half-cells in the Sion prototype. They are intended to give the excellent electric car additional power when parked without having to connect a cable. On average, the sun provides energy for 112 … Read more

Former vice president Balwani was convicted of fraud

Theranos had promised to revolutionize the health industry with cheap blood tests. A wide range of medical tests should be possible with just a few drops of blood. At one point, Theranos was valued at $10 billion. In reality, the technique never worked. Balwani faces up to 20 years in prison, as does Holmes, the … Read more

Former vice president Balwani was convicted of fraud

Theranos had promised to revolutionize the health industry with cheap blood tests. A wide range of medical tests should be possible with just a few drops of blood. At one point, Theranos was valued at $10 billion. In reality, the technique never worked. Balwani faces up to 20 years in prison, as does Holmes, the … Read more