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THE SECRET SOUND OF NILS FRAHM • Flitting from orchestral to electronica via the spooky sounds of the glass armonica, the German audio artist is stretching music—and the instruments that make it—to its absolute limit
FORCING CANCER TO REVEAL ITS PRESENCE • If you can’t prevent an illness, the next best thing is to detect it as early as possible, and to target the treatment where it will be most effective. But cancers are very good at evading even the most expert eyes, so medtech firm Earli is working on a way to make tumors announce themselves as they appear—and even provide directions
CRIMES AGAINST NATURE • One spring morning in 2015, Teemu Teeri was getting off a train in Helsinki when he spotted a chimera in the bushes. Few people would have looked twice at the petunia with blossoms in a vivid shade of orange. But Teeri, a botanist, recognized the plant as a survivor of an old moral panic.
HOW TO TURN PLANT-BASED GOO INTO PLASTIC GOLD • It could get easy and cheap to swap oil-based plastics for ones made from protein and plants
DIGITIZING THE DAILY CATCH • Seafood is a truly global market, but how fish are caught and sold hasn’t kept pace with the appetite for data—until now
EMBRACE CHATTER BLOCKING • The live chats of the AOL days are now in our pockets and are do-not-disturbingly inescapable, while the workplace-led culture of never really being OOO on Slack sets unhealthy expectations around availability. Someone needs to bring back the AIM Away Message
A FATHER’S QUEST FOR AN ACCESSIBLE GAME CONTROLLER • Andreas Karlsson finally found a hero in retro controller maker 8BitDo, to help his disabled son keep on playing
ESSENTIAL KIT FOR HUNTING AN ANTINEUTRINO • In Gran Sasso, the LEGEND-200 project is trying to explain why there is so much more matter than antimatter in the universe
IDLENESS AS AN EARNING STRATEGY • Getting paid for doing nothing? Seems like crypto has finally delivered a future we can all get behind. But yes, there’s a catch
FIXING FASHION’S WASTE-LINE • Josephine Philips wants to stop the mass clothing chuck-out by making it easy to mend and tailor our old and new outfits
FOR AI ART, JUST ADD HUMANITY • Craiyon’s algorithms can bring your wildest imaginings to life
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EUROPE’S 100 HOTTEST STARTUPS • LISBON DUBLIN BARCELONA LONDON PARIS AMSTERDAM BERLIN STOCKHOLM HELSINKI TEL AVIV
BERLIN • Look out, London—Berlin is fast catching up in all areas, from sheer volume of funding raised by startups to its rapid transition into a center for deeptech, Web3, and AI firms
AMSTERDAM • Amsterdam continues to punch well above its weight, combining tech powerhouse status with being one of the most livable cities on the continent
LISBON • The reinvention of the Portuguese capital is picking up speed—it’s still great for young, hungry, local entrepreneurs, but a slew of government incentives is making it an attractive base for new arrivals
BARCELONA • Barcelona is a global hub for investors, startups and larger companies seeking sunnier climes and a business-friendly atmosphere
STOCKHOLM • A city famed for friendliness has an equally equitable startup scene—and that network of founders supporting founders has resulted in a slew of impactful and progressive firms taking the lead
LONDON • The fallout...